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Archbishop of New York gets Twitter account, uses first tweets to reference Tim Tebow, Joe Torre

May 9, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT

Cardinal Dolan Mass of Thanksgiving AP

Just so you have this straight, John Dolan was a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1893. Timothy Dolan is a Cardinal in New York today. The latter plays without a glove, but he does have a uniform (pictured). And both the Cardinals and the Cardinal are now on Twitter.

Cardinal Dolan just got his Twitter account on Tuesday, as a matter of fact, and here was his first tweet:

Hey everybody. It’s Timothy Cardinal Tebow. I mean Dolan. I’m on Twitter. And I’m live on Town Hall on SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel 129.

Tim Tebow joke. Cute. I have a feeling Jesus was funnier, though. The Bible cut out all the jokes from the Sermon on the Mount.

Here’s Cardinal Dolan’s third tweet:

Matt Lauer, Joe Torre, my mom and 20 listeners asking questions- a great Town Hall on Catholic Channel 129. Thanks for joining me on twitter

A social media-savvy cardinal in New York is a must these days, I suppose. And so far, Cardinal Dolan’s tweets are fairly innocuous … oops. Spoke too soon. His latest:

Every person or institution will eventually let us down. Our ultimate trust must be in God and we will never be disappointed.

Even the Jets? Even Tim Tebow? How can you say that? (Throws football, knocks off giant Archbishop hat).

Sorry Cardinal Dolan: nobody slams Tim Tebow on my watch. Unfollowed.

  1. teamcanter - May 9, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Hey Rick, got any articles written about Jews or Muslims? Oh that’s right, you and your lefty friends only make fun of Christians! Don’t worry, I’m a Christian and used to it by now. I appreciate your blog and check it everyday for hilarious stories. Keep up the good work, it would be nice if you kept your religious beliefs to yourself since this is a sports blog, but to each his own. God Bless.

    • allmyteamsareterrible - May 9, 2012 at 8:25 PM

      relax Francine.

      • michiganhockey11 - May 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

        I believe the line was, ‘lighten up Francis’, but teamcanter has a point.

      • teamcanter - May 10, 2012 at 5:28 PM

        Haha that’s what you would think, but I’m a 28 year old guy. All 28 year old guys aren’t liberal, pot smoking, up to their ears in debt and living in their parents basement and voting for Obama

  2. Rick Chandler - May 9, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    When Cardinal Dolan stops including sports in his tweets, I’ll stop including religion in my posts.

    • teamcanter - May 10, 2012 at 5:29 PM

      Do you see Cardinal Dolan ripping on sports?

  3. trbowman - May 9, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    A great town hall on the Catholic channel?

    My god.