Cardinal Dolan celebrates Mass with inmates

Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrated Thanksgiving Mass with dozens of inmates Monday at the Orange County Jail.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrates Thanksgiving Mass with dozens of repentant inmates at the Orange County Jail today.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrates Thanksgiving Mass with dozens of repentant inmates at the Orange County Jail today. (11/21/16)

GOSHEN - Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrated Thanksgiving Mass with dozens of inmates Monday at the Orange County Jail.

The cardinal celebrated the one-hour Mass and communion with nearly three dozen inmates at the correctional facility in Goshen.

The service is part of an annual tradition this time of year for the cardinal, who says it's what Jesus would do.

"Our prisoners are God's children made in his likeness, and so many are in here praying. They're of faith. Most are extraordinarily contrite for what they did. They're seeking God's grace and mercy through the sacraments," he said.

After Mass, Cardinal Dolan said he would be taking some time off for the holiday and celebrating Thanksgiving with his mother in Missouri.

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