Skip to comments.'They're Serious and They're Not Going to Back Down': Archbishop Cordileone, Heads to San Francisco
Posted on 09/24/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT by marshmallow
I believe that the Archbishop was chosen precisely because he is up to this kind of challenge.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Catholic Online) - A weekend article in the Los Angeles Times expressed the surprise of some in the main stream media over Pope Benedict's superb choice to Shepherd the faithful of San Francisco. ArchBishop Salvatore Cordileone will be installed on October 4, 2012, the Feast of the patron of the City, Francis of Assisi. This Bishop is ready, as was Francis, to assume the work of rebuilding the Church. He understands, as did that great Saint, that the Church carries forward in time the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the world.
The article, entitled, "In San Francisco, Prop. 8 backer to head Catholic Church" began with these words: "The announcement by Pope Benedict XVI has been dubbed the "Bombshell by the Bay." Next week, a key player in the passage of Proposition 8 - a man who has decried the "contraceptive mentality" of modern life - will become the leader of the Catholic Church here in the city that thrust same-sex marriage onto the national stage, the birthplace of the Summer of Love."
A quote was chosen by the writer, apparently to underscore the shocked tenor of her piece. It was taken from Father Thomas J. Reese, a senior fellow at Georgetown University's Woodstock Theological Center: "Even in a city like San Francisco, they're willing to appoint someone who has a high state and national profile on this issue. They're serious and they're not going to back down." Of course, the "they" Father Reese refers to is the Holy See. My response is to say, "thank God for this "they" - "they" are a gift sent from heaven just in the nick of time for our....
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God Bless him.
It is ESSENTIAL for all good Catholics to pray for this man DAILY.
Cordileone - not a tame lion.
Sounds like good news.
And I would remind any Catholic bashers who visit that it’s good for EVERYONE to have a healthy Catholic Church in our country, doing its proper job.
We all need to work together to fight our real enemies.
On Sunday April 24th 1994, Pope John Paul II recommended this prayer be used by all Catholics as a prayer for the Church when he said:
'"May prayer strengthen us for the spiritual battle we are told about in the Letter to the Ephesians: 'Draw strength from the Lord and from His mighty power' (Ephesians 6:10). The Book of Revelation refers to this same battle, recalling before our eyes the image of St. Michael the Archangel (Revelation 12:7).
Pope Leo XIII certainly had a very vivid recollection of this scene when, at the end of the last century, he introduced a special prayer to St. Michael throughout the Church. Although this prayer is no longer recited at the end of Mass, I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world."'
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host - by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen and God willing to that!
We are at the edge of the battle between Good and Evil, right here on our shores, in our times. I’m convinced of it.
Time to chose a side. Followers of Christ on one side, the Prince of Darkness and Lies on the other.
Amen! This is excellent news!
Ooh, I love that!
How we pray that spines are stiffened
with truth, honor and integrity to the
I think Archbishop Codileone already has a spine — however, I also believe that he is going to need loads and loads of prayers.
I had left a window open to this thread from this morning, because I had DrO read it. St Francis and his Feast (sometimes Oct 3.) are very special to him.
Now I just find your ping, dear STAR.
Arch Bishop Cordileone is going into Sodom and Gomorrah, but he knows that. Pray for him daily, you betcha..
So true ..
God bless him with unrelenting courage
and calm in the face of the evil and
nasty people who’ll persecute and
move heaven and earth to damage and
Hugs to you and Dr.O!