Cardial Timothy Dolan will be making an appearance at both conventions.

He was already slated to deliver the closing prayer at the Republican Convention on Thursday. Now he will do the same for the Democrats on Thursday of their convention next week.

“Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, has accepted an invitation to deliver the closing prayer at next week’s Democratic National Convention. As was previously announced, he will also be offering the closing prayer at the Republican Convention on Thursday of this week,” said Joseph Zwilling spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York.

It was made clear to the Democratic Convention organizers, as it was to the Republicans, that the Cardinal was coming solely as a pastor, only to pray, not to endorse any party, platform, or candidate. The Cardinal consulted Bishop Peter Jugis of the Diocese of Charlotte, who gave the Cardinal his consent to take part in the convention that will be taking place in his diocese.”

Traditionally the Bishop in the host city has delivered a closing prayer, but in both instances the Bishop’s have stepped aside for Cardinal Dolan.

Dolan’s original acceptance of an invitation to speak at the RNC caused concern for the Democrats, because Dolan has been at odds with the Obama administration over their policy of requiring religious organizations and businesses to provide contraception to employees as part of the Affordable Care Act. The Catholic Church argues that it is an infringement on their 1st Amendment rights.

It will be interesting to see if Dolan, who is incredibly politically savoy, weaves any political wisdom into his speeches. The official stance from the Archdiocese of New York has been that the church doesn’t endorse a candidate, and they made it clear when they accepted the RNC invitation that he’d also accept one from the DNC.