Cardinal Dolan speaks at packed Milwaukee Theatre
Milwaukee -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Milwaukee's former archbishop, spoke to an estimated crowd of 4,000 at the Milwaukee Theatre, Thursday evening.
His speech was part of the Pallium Lecture Series, which he helped start ten years ago. Dolan's speech was sprinkled with humor but his theme was "Who Do People Say that I Am?: Jesus Christ and His Church."
"This growing sentiment that we can have Christ without his church causes a committed Catholic to shutter and yet, it's happening," said Dolan.
Dolan felt the number one pastoral problem is that people don't see the connection between Christ and the church. In order to do something about that he said it's important to stress a new model that church is our spiritual family, Catholics need to defend attacks against the church and they need to "fess up" to the sinful side of church.
"We might get mad at our supernatural family at times we might be scandalized by it or confused by it," he said. "So what, it's the same with our human family. Don't we get mad at our human family? You ever met my brother Bob?"