Archbishop Dolan on the Jesuits and Ignatian Spirituality

Last week, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, invited me to join him on his weekly Sirius/XM radio show on the Catholic Channel.  A radio show is a natural venue for the archbishop, who, as most American Catholics know by now, is a friendly, warm, and genuinely happy priest.  During the course of the interview, the archbishop shared with listeners his admiration for the Society of Jesus and his appreciation for the gift of Ignatian spirituality in his life.  He also spoke movingly--and quite candidly--about a particularly deep experience he had during an eight-day retreat with a Jesuit spiritual director in Milwaukee.  It's rare to hear a bishop speak so frankly about such a personal experience.  Rare--and refreshing.  You can listen to the whole interview here on our podcast.


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Eugene Palumbo
8 years ago
''He also spoke movingly-and quite candidly-about a particularly deep experience he had during an eight-day retreat with a Jesuit spiritual director in Milwaukee.''

This part of the interview can be found at 22:30.
8 years ago
He know who is he and what he is about. Isn't it just so obvious:is is never about him or what is wrong with the Church. He leads others to him beacause of his love for the Lord.
Martin Gallagher
8 years ago
Thanks for posting this, Fr. Martin - it was a great interview. 

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