OK, so the AOH knuckled under to economic pressure. Cardinal Dolan took, IMHO, a weak, almost non-existent stance on the matter. I thought he should have withdrawn religious support, and just declared it to be a secular parade, not affiliated with the church or its teachings, despite the name. Bottom line – would St. Patrick want his name to be associated with the parade? I’m sure he has not been thrilled with the behavior of some of the attendees. I’m pretty confident now that he’s not happy about having groups endorsing sinful behavior marching down Fifth.
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