November 08, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Left to right: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York; Fr. Gregoire Fluet, director of Campus Ministry and Mount chaplain; and Charles Zola, chair of the Division of Philosophy and Religious Studies, associate professor of philosophy, and director of the Mount’s Catholic and Dominican Institute.
More than a dozen Mount Saint Mary College students, faculty, and staff visited with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, at the Culinary Institute of America in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on November 2
The students, from the Mount’s Dominican Scholars of Hope and Campus Ministry, enjoyed a light supper, followed by evening prayer. Afterward, Cardinal Dolan spoke about the problem of evil in the world – especially in the face of natural disasters and the recent attacks on the innocent. The best course of action for Christians, he said, is staying focused on their faith and remembering that Jesus forgave his enemies. The cardinal then answered questions posed by the group.
The event was organized by the University Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New York. Nearly 130 students in total participated. Also in attendance were Bishops Dominick Lagonegro and Peter Byrne, and members of the local Bruderhof community.
This visit was not the first time that students from the Mount enjoyed Cardinal Dolan’s presence. In addition to blessing the college’s Dominican Center three years ago, about 1,000 visitors packed the Kaplan Recreation Center at Mount Saint Mary College in the summer of 2015 for a Mass celebrated by the Cardinal. He also visited the college in August of 2012 to attend a summer gathering of priests.
Mount Saint Mary College students, faculty, and staff enjoyed a recent visit with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York.