Cardinal Timothy Dolan Delivers High Praise For SCOTUS Ruling Against Cuomo: ‘Our Churches Are Essential’

Cardinal Timothy Dolan tossed out some major praise concerning the Supreme Court ruling that came down on the side of the Roman Catholic diocese of Brooklyn, which is a huge victory for religious liberty.

“I’d like to congratulate [Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio] and the @BrooklynDiocese on their victory for religious freedom in the U. S. Supreme Court. Our churches are essential,” Dolan posted on Twitter. Dolan serves as the archbishop of New York. “While we have been and will continue to adhere to all safety protocols to protect our communities, it is also important to protect that fundamental Constitutional right, religious liberty.”

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via Daily Wire:

“I have said from the beginning the restrictions imposed by Governor Cuomo were an overreach that did not take into account the size of our churches or the safety protocols that have kept parishioners safe,” DiMarzio said of the ruling.

Late on Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a religious liberty case brought against him by the Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish congregations.

In a 5-4 ruling late Wednesday night, the Supreme Court backed a religious challenge to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions limiting attendance at religious services. The majority ruling blocks enforcement of the restrictions while the applicants pursue appellate review. The ruling highlights the lack of evidence that the applicants — the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, two Jewish synagogues, and an Orthodox Jewish organization — have contributed to the spread of the virus and questions the rationale of the specifics of Cuomo’s restrictions, which limited services to just 10 and 25 occupants for red and orange zones, respectively.

The Constitution does not simply disappear because of a pandemic. This is a truth the vast majority of Americans seem to have forgotten.

It’s terrifying to see so many people in this country willing to trade liberty for security. Especially since there is no real security that can be provided against a virus. It’s all just an illusion meant to manipulate the masses into being compliant.

I certainly hope more individuals rise up and take hold of the importance of worship services, in person, and how they can provide hope and help for those who desperately need it.


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