Governor Andrew Cuomo announced “Timothy Cardinal Dolan Week” in a statement this afternoon, additionally proclaiming One World Trade Center had agreed to turn its lights red in honor of the latest holy New Yorker to rise into the Vatican ranks.
Congressman Michael Grimm had previously petitioned One World Trade Center to do the exact same thing for Cardinal Dolan for a week at the end of February, an idea so nice that apparently it’s happening twice.
Mr. Cuomo’s announcement is additionally an official proclamation from New York State.
“It is an honor to designate Timothy Cardinal Dolan Week in New York,” Mr. Cuomo said in a statement. “Cardinal Dolan has quickly become a beloved leader in our state and it is clear that he will continue to have a tremendous impact on the next generation of Catholicism in New York and throughout the United States.”
Cardinal Dolan has been in New York political news a fair amount lately. Right now he is lobbying Albany against an abortion rights bill, in addition to other measures, and over the weekend he revealed Senate Republicans incorrectly assured him gay marriage legislation wouldn’t pass last year.