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Cardinal Timothy Dolan: 'I Like Jeb Bush A Lot'

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 01:48 PM

By Greg Richter

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, says he can't say whether he would vote for Republican Jeb Bush for president, but he certainly likes what Bush would bring to the table.

"I like Jeb Bush a lot. Whether I'd be for him for a presidential candidate or not, I don't know personally. But I sure admire him," Dolan said Sunday on "Face the Nation."

Dolan singled out Bush's background on immigration and education in particular. Bush has come under fire from some fellow Republicans for saying many illegal immigrants come into the United States for work as an "act of love" in order to provide for their families.

Despite Dolan's noncommittal words on support for a Bush candidacy, he did say he would like to see the former Florida governor toss his hat in the ring.

"I sure think he'd bring something. He'd be good," he said.

Turning to social issues, Dolan said that he sticks by the traditional definition of marriage: a man and a woman who stay together for life for the purpose of bringing for children.

He would, however, fight for the civil rights of people who in same-sex relationships or others who are "unable to live up to that," he said. He pointed out the rights such people should have for insurance and housing.

"Do I believe that society could be affected negatively if we tamper with the definition of marriage? Yeah," Dolan added. "And that's not just as a man of faith, that's just, as I like to think, a loyal American."

Guest host Nora O'Donnell pointed out that his view is out of step with the majority of Americans, including Republicans.

"You know what, we're used to being out of step," Dolan responded. "Like immigration, capital punishment."

The church's job is to teach what is sees as the truth, even when most people are against them, he said.

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