Cardinal Dolan Says Catholic Church Has Been ‘Out-Marketed’ on Gay Marriage

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NEW YORK - APRIL 15: Archbishop Timothy Dolan is seen during his first service and Mass of Installation at St. Patrick's Cathedral April 15, 2009 in New York City. Dolan, 59, the former Milwaukee archbishop, is taking over the nation's second-largest diocese from Cardinal Edward Egan who is retiring after nine years. (Photo by Susan Watts-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Timothy Dolan Photo: Pool/2009 Getty Images

"We've been caricatured as being anti-gay. We’re pro-marriage, we’re pro-traditional marriage, we’re not anti-anybody," said the New York Cardinal during an appearance on Meet the Press. (This isn't the first time he's made this argument.) But, "When you have forces like Hollywood, when you have forces like politicians, when you have forces like some opinion-molders that are behind it, it's a tough battle." On the other hand, until recently, the Church had a long history of successfully selling its agenda to the public, so it seems that the secular PR machine might not be the reason they're losing with this particular issue.