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San Francisco archbishop-elect charged with drunken driving
Fox News ^ | August 27, 2012

Posted on 08/27/2012 3:28:58 PM PDT by NYer

SAN DIEGO –  The Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence, San Diego police said Monday.

The Rev. Salvatore Cordileone was taken into custody after being stopped early Saturday at a police checkpoint near the San Diego State University campus, said Detective Gary Hassen, a police spokesman. He declined to comment on whether Cordileone took a sobriety test or reveal his blood-alcohol content.

The stop was made at 12:26 a.m. on the outskirts of the campus, an area populated by college housing, modest restaurants and low-slung apartment buildings.

There was no record of Cordileone being in custody on Monday. The San Diego city attorney's office, which prosecutes misdemeanor DUI offenses, said it had not received a report on the arrest.

The San Francisco archdiocese did not immediately respond to phone and email messages seeking comment.

Cordileone is a 56-year-old native of San Diego, where he was raised and ordained as a priest in 1982. In July, Pope Benedict XVI selected him to replace Archbishop George Niederauer, who is retiring in October. Cordileone was most recently bishop of Oakland and several years ago, he was an auxiliary bishop in San Diego.

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1 posted on 08/27/2012 3:29:01 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 08/27/2012 3:30:23 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

He was sipping some Holy Water and it turned into wine. It’s not a DUI, it’s a MIRACLE!!!


3 posted on 08/27/2012 3:30:57 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

No live boy, no dead girl. Just a bit o’ the grape.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 3:36:01 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Just a little late night practicing with the chalice.. He’s a real firebreather in these parts, especially in San FRansicko.


5 posted on 08/27/2012 3:39:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NYer

I had such high hopes for him to stop the erosion of the church there. Niederauer was a disaster. Oh well.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 3:40:25 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: NormsRevenge

“Real firebreather”

You’ve heard his sermons?


7 posted on 08/27/2012 3:42:06 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Fully clothed, too. Pretty mild as these incidents go.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 3:44:18 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
Fully clothed, too. Pretty mild as these incidents go.

You must be thinking of Randy Travis. At least he was getting material for new songs. Pulling a "randy" wouldn't work for sermon material, at least not until some years had passed.

9 posted on 08/27/2012 3:46:47 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: NYer

Oh no. He’s the great hope of conservative Catholics in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pray for him, and that this isn’t what it initially appears to be....


10 posted on 08/27/2012 3:49:47 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: NYer

That’s new.

I thought the left would attempt a sex scandal but a DUI charge is easier.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 3:52:14 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Yossarian

He was probably coming from dinner some place...it doesn’t take much to be charged with DUI in SF.


12 posted on 08/27/2012 3:54:45 PM PDT by livius
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To: NYer

They were probably LYING IN WAIT for him! He’s a CONSERVATIVE....he MUST BE DESTROYED!!!


13 posted on 08/27/2012 4:05:32 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NYer

He wasn’t even taken into CUSTODY!!! Isn’t that what they do when someone is drunk???? SOmething is FISHY!!!


14 posted on 08/27/2012 4:07:24 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

No, actually I wasn’t thinking of Randy Travis, but he did get arrested again last night. He was fully clothed, too.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 4:12:31 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: NYer

I bet he wasn’t wearing his blacks, police are usually partial to clergymen.


16 posted on 08/27/2012 4:13:30 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: NYer

Being the Arch-bishop in Gaytown would drive me to drink too.


17 posted on 08/27/2012 4:14:24 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: crusadersoldier

Sit tight. There are precious few details and he has many enemies.


18 posted on 08/27/2012 4:16:46 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: livius
He was probably coming from dinner some place...it doesn’t take much to be charged with DUI in SF.

He was arrested at 12:30 am, in San Diego.

19 posted on 08/27/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

perhaps this one...?

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57494087-504083/ore-priest-in-underwear-chased-boy-down-the-street-after-alleged-sex-assault-police-say/


20 posted on 08/27/2012 4:24:43 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: NYer

A funny (or not so funny) thought just occurred to me.

Why don’t all the DUIs of ministers or teachers make headlines like this?


21 posted on 08/27/2012 4:39:09 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

This from the Arch-Diocese of San Francisco:

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO
OFFICE OF THE AUXILIARY BISHOPS
ONE PETER YORKE WAY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109-6601 (415) 614-5611 FAX (415) 614-5613

To: Clergy of the Archdiocese of San Francisco

From: Most Reverend William J. Justice
Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy
Reverend Monsignor James T. Tarantino

Date: August 27, 2012

RE: Statement regarding Archbishop Cordileone

Archbishop-designate Cordileone has asked that we share with you the following statement which he issued this afternoon:

“While visiting in San Diego this past weekend, I had dinner at the home of some friends along with a priest friend visiting from outside the country and my mother, who lives near San Diego State University. While driving my mother home, I passed through a DUI checkpoint the police had set up near the SDSU campus before I reached her home, and was found to be over the California legal blood alcohol level. “I apologize for my error in judgment and feel shame for the disgrace I have brought upon the Church and myself. I will repay my debt to society and I ask forgiveness from my family and my friends and co-workers at the Diocese of Oakland and the Archdiocese of San Francisco. I pray that God, in His inscrutable wisdom, will bring some good out of this.”

We ask you to keep Archbishop Cordileone in your prayers during this difficult time, as we know you will.


22 posted on 08/27/2012 5:11:31 PM PDT by choirboy
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To: NYer

Partying with SDSU coeds?


23 posted on 08/27/2012 5:13:21 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than professors, politicians and preachers.)
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To: NYer

Several problems with this. First of all, doesn’t he warrant a driver? Second, he was born and raised in California, so he should know the rules about DUI. If anything, he should have refused the BAT and lost his driver’s license. He will anyway.

In California, though refusal *can* result in being put in jail for 48 hours, but typically that is only done for falling down drunks.


24 posted on 08/27/2012 5:17:41 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Ann Archy

Re #13; This does sound like a political hit. But we all know that LEOs can not be corrupted.


25 posted on 08/27/2012 5:23:57 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Salvation

Isn’t this guy much higher in the church than just being a preacher or teacher?

Isn’t he something of a national figure?


26 posted on 08/27/2012 5:32:29 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: GSWarrior

No, he was driving his mom home from dinner with friends.


27 posted on 08/27/2012 5:51:41 PM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: NYer
Professional hazard, that's all.


28 posted on 08/27/2012 5:56:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: NYer

He shoulda flashed his badge.


29 posted on 08/27/2012 5:57:16 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (I made a prank call...pretended I was a mime.)
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To: NYer

Another scene from a film by Luis Bunuel.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 6:01:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: NYer

Sounds like a political hit.


31 posted on 08/27/2012 6:18:21 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: NYer; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition
News for the alphabet challenged:


32 posted on 08/27/2012 6:26:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: ansel12
I know, however many issues you and I actually agree on, that you are no fan of Roman Catholicism. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is actually a star, however. He says Traditional Masses when asked. He cracks down on any sympathy posing in the pews in favor of gay anything. You can bet your bottom dollar that he is an eloquent enemy of babykilling. He was willing to take on the cesspool that is the San Fransicko Archdiocese of predecessors John Quinn and George Niederauer. He earned a verrrrry conservative reputation in the Oakland Diocese.

Understanding full well that you are a principled Reformed Christian, you should nonetheless pray for Archbishop Cordileone and give him some sympathy. He is likely no more impressed with Mittler than are you or I.

I also understand that you were properly correcting another poster on his/her factual error as to place of arrest. I just thought I might politely and respectfully head this off at the pass.

33 posted on 08/27/2012 6:55:04 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline/Tomas de Torquemada Gentleman's Society: Roast 'em!)
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To: ansel12
He was arrested at 12:30 am, in San Diego.

He is from San Diego and he was taking his mom home after dinner with friends. He has owned his fault, a man can do no more.

34 posted on 08/27/2012 7:01:50 PM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: irishtenor
The Rev. Salvatore Cordileone was taken into custody after being stopped early Saturday at a police checkpoint near the San Diego State University campus, said Detective Gary Hassen, a police spokesman. He declined to comment on whether Cordileone took a sobriety test or reveal his blood-alcohol content.

I don't want to say I told them so, but....

On the surface, (arch)Bishop Salvatore Cordileone looks promising, but Niederauer looked promising, too and look how he worked out.
-- Alex Murphy, July 27, 2012

35 posted on 08/27/2012 7:18:20 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: pbear8

I only corrected someone who thought that he was coming home from dinner, in San Francisco.

I live in San Diego, I know where he is from, and that it was 12:30 am.


36 posted on 08/27/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: BlackElk

All that because I corrected the time and the city?

You have no idea what I feel about Catholicism, you know that I don’t like Catholic voters being a democrat voter group, what conservative would.

Head what off at the pass, just how arrogant and hostile are you to post something like all that to someone, for no reason?

Your presumptions and lack of restraint, are really something to behold.


37 posted on 08/27/2012 7:26:15 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: NYer

Good people stumble sometimes like anybody else. I think he handled it as well as anybody could.


38 posted on 08/27/2012 8:34:28 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: NYer
More material for late night comedians and the Church's enemies.

I guess time will tell us whether he inadvertently took just one sip too many at dinner or whether he really hit the bottle hard but in a way, it doesn't really matter. All that people will remember is the bishop busted for "drunken driving" as the headline eloquently states.

I know he's human, just as we all are but I'm so tired of bishops apologizing for screwing up.

39 posted on 08/27/2012 9:24:02 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: Revolting cat!
WWJD? Sounds like this cat was a swinger.


40 posted on 08/27/2012 9:37:04 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: ansel12
1. I noted that your post was merely a factual correction.

2. I am not hostile to you at all and have been in recent regular agreement with you on matters political.

3. I am very arrogant but have tended to avoid conflict with Reformed Christians here since we ought to be allied against common political enemies.

4. Truth be known, I am something to behold. So are you.

5. You really ought to weigh and consider why many Catholics are Democrats. There are ancient issues on which the Democrats were right and the Republicans were wrong; i.e., "Rum, Romanism and Rebellion" and "Jobs Available: No Irish Need Apply." and that one's boss voted Republican while the Democrats resisted his efforts to dominate one's self and one's relatives and one's friends. In those days, labor was of the George Meany variety. He attended Mass and Communion every day of his life and refused endorsement of Comrade George McGovern and encouraged unions, just that once, to endorse Nixon though he would not. Those unions were private sector for the most part. Today, labor is run by the very different likes of Richard Trumka. It is a different world but that has not yet occurred to many of my co-religionists.

6. We Catholics do have a social hair trigger in our DNA but an increasing number of us are belatedly willing to concede that we have been well treated in what has always been the essentially Protestant USA.

7. Have you ever seen a comment from me (in recent years at least) on threads dealing with Reformed clergy (especially conservatively inclined ones) in embarrassing circumstances? It is simply none of my business. I privately encourage my Catholic friends that it is none of theirs either. If you are touchy about this sort of thing, so are many of us.

8. You also, IIRC, make the same mistake as the LSM in not distinguishing between apostates brought up to be Catholic (however poorly catechized) and those of us who attend Mass and receive the sacrament of Holy Eucharist at least weekly. The latter group is a lot more Republican and conservative group than you imagine but still equipped with a hair trigger.

41 posted on 08/27/2012 9:43:35 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline/Tomas de Torquemada Gentleman's Society: Roast 'em!)
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To: BlackElk

All that, for what, I don’t know.

You seem to be interested in something from some other thread, some baggage that you drag around about individual posters, even though freerepublic asks members not to do that.


42 posted on 08/27/2012 9:49:51 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Alex Murphy
You think Niederauer "looked promising" in spite of his support of all things lavender at his previous post in Salt Lake City (of all places). If you imagine a relevant similarity between Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and Archbishop George Niederauer whatever you are trying to "tell" us, you don't know what you are talking about.

The Vatican is FINALLY getting about cleaning out the bishops of California and replacing them with Catholics. Gomez replaced Mahoney in Los Angeles and first Vigneron and then Cordileone at Oakland and now Cordileone at San Fransicko. I imagine as with Texas and Illinois and Wisconsin and other troubled areas, the process will continue nationally until Catholicism is restored nationally.

43 posted on 08/27/2012 9:59:08 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline/Tomas de Torquemada Gentleman's Society: Roast 'em!)
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To: ansel12

See #41 beyond which I have no interest in prolonging this particular discussion. I am not going to change my mind and apparently neither are you.


44 posted on 08/27/2012 10:05:00 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline/Tomas de Torquemada Gentleman's Society: Roast 'em!)
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To: ansel12

See #41 beyond which I have no interest in prolonging this particular discussion. I am not going to change my mind and apparently neither are you.


45 posted on 08/27/2012 10:05:12 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline/Tomas de Torquemada Gentleman's Society: Roast 'em!)
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To: BlackElk

I don’t know what you are going on about, we aren’t having a discussion.

I corrected a poster about the time of the arrest, and the city, don’t stalk people.


46 posted on 08/27/2012 10:21:45 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: NYer

Isn’t it about time for some accusations of DUI and anything else they can think of against the new guy in SF as well?

I figure there will be stories about some SBC folks as well before long.


47 posted on 08/27/2012 10:27:13 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: NYer

Look at the responses from your thread NYer.

Why do you put up daily so many anti-Roman Catholic threads?

How does that bring people to the faith? The Remnant is Roman Catholic, you realize don’t you?


48 posted on 08/28/2012 1:51:10 AM PDT by stpio
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To: NYer

...and low-slung apartment buildings.
*************************
What, exactly, is a “low-slung” apartment building?


49 posted on 08/28/2012 1:59:18 AM PDT by octex
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