Wednesday, March 28, 2012

In Prime Time, The Dolan Factor

As his ongoing Neo-Porporato Tour -- and, even more, the Stateside bishops' continuing battle for religious freedom amid the looming Federal contraceptive mandate -- wends on, earlier tonight the USCCB president, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, took to the country's highest-rated program on cable news: Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor....

As an average nightly viewership approaching 3 million tuned in, Dolan's latest TV turn is the second high-profile intervention in as many days by a top American hierarch on religious liberty and Catholic witness in the nation's public square, following yesterday's release of A Heart on Fire, an eBook by Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Chaput OFM Cap.

Selling for 99 cents, the 6,200-word treatise cracked Amazon's Top 100 bestsellers in its first day of publication.