NYC Welcomes Archbishop Dolan

The Catholic community of New York City welcomed Archbishop Timothy Dolan with open arms last night, the eve of his appointment today at St. Patrick's Cathedral to serve as the nation's top figure in the church. Retiring Edward Cardinal Egan, 77, looked on as Dolan, 59, ceremoniously took the reins. "Using a blue hammer, Dolan pounded on the bronze doors six times," the New York Port reports. Then he paused and knocked another three times just to be sure he was heard. A roar of laughter erupted in the church."