New York, NY (CBS News) - Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared on "CBS This Morning" to discuss Pope Francis, his recent, wide-ranging interview, and what he brings to the papacy.
Dolan, who as head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken a lead role in voicing the U.S. church's opposition to contraception and gay marriage, said the church isn't the only one obsessed with such issues today's culture is.
"Every pope has a different strategy," Dolan told "CBS This Morning." ''What I think he's saying is, 'Those are important issues and the church has got to keep talking about them, but we need to talk about them in a fresh new way. If we keep kind of a negative finger-wagging tone, it's counterproductive. "
He said that while Francis had sent shockwaves throughout the church, clearly it was necessary.
"Every day I think, 'Thank God he was elected.' ... Every day I say, 'This man is batting a thousand.'"
Contributing: Associated Press