By now you will have no doubt figured out that I am not the biggest fan of Cardinal Dolan. Though I really don't know all that much about him, his failure on the St. Patrick's Day Parade thing left me quite indignant.
And now here's a talk or homily or something on his site (to which NewAdvent links) which I will point to as perhaps a near-perfect instance of rhetorical fraud, and tends to confirm the things I have been feeling about him for a while.
In sum, he says nothing while seeming to say so much. It is perfect in that it attempts to win over conservatives while not doing anything to alienate liberals. Yes, he mentions that word 'contraception' twice in the first bit and yet never actually says it is objectively against Church teaching. A lie of omission? It looks like a very carefully crafted effort to be adamant about being adamant about nothing.
Can't one be chaste while using contraception? One might infer that from Dolan.
Am I wrong? For your consideration...