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“Being a Catholic doesn’t mean having to choose between doctrine and charity, between truth and love. It includes both. We are grateful to Pope Francis for reminding us of that vision,” he said.

U.S. Cardinal Timothy 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.’”