Cardinal Dolan on Michael Sam: “Bravo”

In a pre-recorded interview on “Meet the Press” to air this Sunday, Cardinal Dolan of New York told David Gregory that he had no judgement for gay NFL player Michael Sam.

From the interview:

DAVID GREGORY: Michael Sam, from your home state, the football player, revealed that he was gay, first in the NFL.  And you saw the celebration from the President, the First Lady, and they were saying what a courageous step that was.  How did you view it?

CARDINAL DOLAN: Good for him.  I would have no sense of judgment on him.  God bless ya.  I don’t think, look, the same bible that tells us that teaches us well about the virtues of chastity and the virtue of fidelity and marriage also tells us not to judge people.  So I would say, “Bravo.”

Cardinal Dolan also said that Pope Francis would probably meet with victims of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, and that he “would be surprised if he did not.”

For the full interview, watch “Meet the Press” this Sunday.