Skip to comments.San Francisco’s Newly Installed Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Calls for Spiritual Renewal
Posted on 10/06/2012 4:37:39 PM PDT by marshmallow
During his installation, the new shepherd apologized for his DUI arrest, as protesters and supporters marked the arrival of the states leading proponent of Prop. 8.
SAN FRANCISCO Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was installed Oct. 4 as the ninth archbishop of San Francisco during a solemn and subdued ceremony that drew more than 40 episcopal leaders and 250 local clergy.
Outside the cathedral, a small group of protesters known as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence men dressed as women religious marked the occasion with media interviews attacking the new archbishops strong public opposition to same-sex marriage, while a much larger group of about 100 well-wishers, organized by the Neocatechumenal Way, celebrated his arrival with signs applauding his stand.
But while news reports highlighted the controversy stirred up by the Vaticans appointment of a prominent leader of the 2008 Proposition 8 effort to bar a redefinition of marriage under state law, the citys archbishop focused on the task of rebuilding the faith in a low-key homily that set aside hot-button issues.
Francis, Rebuild My House
The installation was held on a fitting day in the liturgical calendar: the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of San Francisco.
Archbishop Cordileone pointed to the saints holiness and efforts to reform a Church in disarray as an example for all local Cathoilcs to emulate.
Francis, rebuild my house. These words which our Lord spoke to St. Francis from the cross in the Church of San Damiano are certainly well known to us. And repair that little delapidated structure he did, zealously and within a short time. He did not build a new one, but he repaired an old one; he did not tear out the foundation, but he built upon it, said Archbishop Cordileone as he stood before the.....
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It is now up to him whether Peloci can receive Communion.
Renewal doesn’t have anything to do with doctrine or teachings. It has to do with the spiritual renewal of
one’s relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
It doesn’t even have to do with morality. It has to do
with committing oneself to renewal in the Word of God. (The Bible has teachings everyone who doesn’t make excuses can understand.) Renewal in one’s spirit through the Word of God then produces adherence to moral teachings. You start renewal with yourself and God then begins to work in your spirit. No one needs a degree to understand that.
“Rebuild my Church in San Francisco” based on the morals of the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church has stood against (and will continue to stand against):
embryonic stem cell research
And for life from the womb to the tomb and the sanctity of the Sacrmanet of Matrimony.
We’re praying for you Archbishop Cordileone (Heart of the Lion.)
AMEN!! AMEN!! AMEN!!
embryonic stem cell research
But not drunk driving, eh???