Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York.

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Cardinal Dolan: My mom is embarrassed to be Catholic

September 14, 2018 - 6:45 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the abuse scandal has his mother embarrassed to be a Catholic.

"Even those that may have come forward decades ago like many of them did, maybe things have just begun to heal. And now they're hearing all this again," he said.

Dolan was referring to a series of scandals surrounding the Catholic church involving allegations of abuse against clergy and coverups by bishops.

"When my mom says -- she's in assisted living -- she said: I'm not going out for lunch, I'm kind of embarrassed to be Catholic." Dolan said, "Boy, when your own mom is saying that..."

The New York diocese has been subpoenaed by the state's attorney general amid a probe into how abuse allegations were handled.