Romney Endorsement in Church Bulletin Angers Catholics

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Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of New York His Eminence Timothy Dolan gives the benediction during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC, which concludes today, nominated U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate.CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 06: Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of New York His Eminence Timothy Dolan gives the benediction during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC, which concludes today, nominated U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images2012 Getty Images

Two weeks ago Catholics who attend Manhattan's Church of St. Catherine of Siena received an unusually scandalous bulletin in which Rev. John Farren turned over his page to six former ambassadors to the Vatican, who made the case for supporting Mitt Romney. The Times reports that more than 20,000 people signed a petition to Cardinal Timothy Dolan protesting the endorsement and the church was reported to the IRS for potentially violating its tax-exempt status. Churchgoers have yet to weigh in on Dolan slipping coded political digs into his DNC benediction around the same time.