Very curious...When the Democrats turned him down, they said they will have a 'high-ranking' Catholic there. I can't help but wonder if that fell through, or if they never really had one.
Democrats have reversed course and are allowing Timothy Cardinal Dolan to deliver the benediction at the Democratic Party’s convention, as he will also do this week at the GOP convention in Tampa, Florida.
Previously, in a slight to Catholics, pro-abortion President Barack Obama rejected Cardinal Dolan’s similar offer of a prayer at the Democratic convention. Dolan told Democrats he would be “grateful” to deliver a blessing in Charlotte, according to the New York Post, but Obama turned him down.
Dolan — considered the top Catholic official in the nation, as head of the Archdiocese of New York and president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops — tipped off Democrats a few weeks ago that he had agreed to deliver the prime-time benediction at the Republican convention in Tampa and offered to do the same for Democrats.
After the initial rejection, Democrats, perhaps seeing they were alienating Catholic voters from the party and Obama’s re-election bid, relented.