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N.Y. Times Covers New Archbishop [Cordileone, San Francisco]
California Catholic Daily ^ | 10/10/11

Posted on 10/11/2012 7:24:03 AM PDT by marshmallow

The appointment of Salvatore Cordileone as ninth archbishop of the archdiocese of San Francisco continues to send shock waves far and wide. On Saturday, September 29, the New York Times ran a story titled “San Francisco’s New Archbishop Worries Gay Catholics” by Norimitsu Onishi.

The story began: “At Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the Castro, this city’s largest gay district, about 20 of the faithful gathered for 8 a.m. Mass recently, clustering in the middle pews. Led by a visiting priest from nearby Oakland, the parishioners joined in celebrating the 30th anniversary of a gay couple…. But the appointment of a new leader of the archdiocese here — Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, 56, a rising conservative who led the fight against same-sex marriage in California — has many gay and lesbian Roman Catholics worried about the fate of these sanctuaries.”

The author then went to a few “experts,” for reactions to the Cordileone appointment. Some of them will be familiar to readers of CalCatholic. While their field of expertise may be murky their opposition to the teaching of the Church on homosexuality is crystal clear.

They included Donal Godfrey, S.J., the former executive director of campus ministry at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco and the Reverend Vincent Pizzuto, who is a professor of religious studies at the school. Both men have admitted their homosexuality. The presence of the two in the article underscores the close ties between Most Holy Redeemer and the university.

Godfrey’s current status is as an associate director of university ministry at USF. He had been executive director, but that ended right about the time CalCatholic revealed that a long-time friend of Godfrey’s, Patrick Mulcahey, whom he had interviewed extensively for his book Gays and Grays: The Story of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, had been.....

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TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues; Theology

1 posted on 10/11/2012 7:24:12 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

“Gay Catholics” ? That’s as oxymoronic as “unrepentant musdering Catholics” or “unrepentant fornicating Catholics”.

Gathering the “faithful” ? Got news for this reporter, the faithful don’t engage in homosexual sex. At least not without acknowledging the sin, confessing and repenting.

2 posted on 10/11/2012 2:11:24 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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