Archbishop Dolan sat down for an interview with ABC Local and reflected, but not terribly deeply, on his first year at the helm of the Archdiocese of New York. Amidst the humor and charm, a stark message:
"Whammy number one, more people are coming to church for help. Whammy number two, we have less money to give out," Dolan said.
His predecessor, Cardinal Egan, closed many schools and parishes to help balance church finances. It's a painful process and one that may not be over.
"Will there be future school closings? I wish I could say no. I sure hate doing it, but I'm sure there will be," he said."
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