SHOWDOWN

New Archbishop Slams Gay Marriage

New York Governor David Patterson unveiled a gay marriage bill today, and New York's new Archbishop Timothy Dolan fired the opening salvo. "You can bet I will be active and present and, I hope, articulate," Dolan said in his first press conference, adding that he will not mince words when it comes to other controversial topics. Dolan also addressed the Catholic Church's need to reach out to immigrant communities and persuade more Catholics to attend on Sundays. One of Patterson's colleagues in Albany criticized the timing of the gay marriage bill as "disrespectful" to the Archbishop.