Early on Ash Wednesday morning, February 22, 2012, Cardinal Dolan handed out food to the hungry on the St. Francis of Assisi Church food line in Midtown Manhattan. Having just returned from Rome and the ceremonies surrounding his elevation to Cardinal, Dolan remarked: "When I stand before the last judgement, the fact that I'm wearing red [of a Cardinal] won't amount to a hill of beans. The fact that we shared our bread with the hungry -- that's what's going to count."
The humble event was covered by a variety of local news media – see below for video, audio, and photo coverage of Cardinal Dolan’s first order of business as a prince of the Catholic Church.
New York 1: (Video) Cardinal Dolan makes Ash Wednesday rounds
ABC 7 New York: (Video) Cardinal Dolan back in NYC for Ash Wednesday
CBS New York: (Audio) Cardinal Dolan to lead Ash Wednesday Mass on first day back in NYC
NBC New York: (Video) Ash Wednesday busy day for Cardinal Dolan
New York Post: Cardinal Dolan feeds hungry on Ash Wednesday
Huffington Post: Cardinal Dolan feeds hungry on Ash Wednesday at St. Francis Breadline
Newsday: Cardinal Dolan begins Lent feeding Manhattan’s poor
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