Analysis: How Dolan at the RNC Will Affect the Catholic Vote

Cardinal Timothy Dolan will be offering a benediction at the Republican National Convention next week on the same night Mitt Romney will accept his party's nomination for President.

Dolan heads the New York Archdiocese and the U.S. Conference of Bishops, putting him at top of the hierarchy of the American Catholic Church.  Dolan’s spokesman said the appearance is not an endorsement.

WNYC’s Amy Eddings spoke with David Gibson, a writer for Religion News Service and the author of The Coming Catholic Church and The Rule of Benedict about how Dolan’s presence at the GOP convention may affect the Catholic vote.