Dowd and Cuomo Catholicism

Last week New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd decried the “gall” of Archbishop Timothy Dolan for opposing gay marriage in the state. This week she describes his opposition as “relatively muted.” This seems like a contradiction, but maybe it isn’t. Perhaps even “relatively muted” protests by the Church are galling to her. Dowd interviewed Andrew Cuomo, the New York governor who signed the gay marriage legislation, for the column. He told her about the portrait of Thomas More that hangs in his office and jokes that he hasn’t lost his “head yet”–an odd attempt to compare himself with a saint who was beheaded for orthodoxy by a head of state who wanted the Church to accept his definition of marriage.