Skip to comments.San Francisco Set to Welcome New Roman Catholic Archbishop with Pomp and Protests
Posted on 10/04/2012 6:53:03 AM PDT by marshmallow
SAN FRANCISCO The installation of a new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco a backer of Californias same-sex marriage ban is drawing support and concern as the 56-year-old priest assumes the ceremonial seat at St. Marys Cathedral during a Mass Thursday.
Such inductions have not historically been cause for much interest or angst in San Francisco, where the population of church faithful is smaller than in many major U.S. cities. But attention is intense this time.
Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, a native Californian who served as bishop of neighboring Oakland for the last three-and-a-half years, has a nationwide reputation as a fierce defender of the Catholic Churchs positions on homosexuality in general and same-sex marriage in particular.
His stance, a key factor in his rapid, decade-long ascension from auxiliary bishop to archbishop, has endeared him to fellow Catholic conservatives who have long regarded the Bay Areas gay-friendly parishes as wayward sheep in the flock.
More liberal Catholics and other faith communities that welcome gay, lesbian and transgender members, however, are worried about that part of Cordileones resume, reflected in his experience as one of the early engineers of Californias voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in 2008 and since 2011 as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee charged with opposing efforts to legalize gay unions.
Those concerns prompted Marc Andrus, the Episcopal bishop of California, this week to write an open letter to his parishioners stating that while he planned to attend Thursdays ceremony and to work with the new archbishop on issues such as immigration reform, he would also welcome into the Episcopal fold Catholics who may find themselves less at home with Salvatore Cordileones installation.
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I am looking forward to him publicly excommunicating those California politicians who’s Catholic faith has lead them to support abortion. But I won’t hold my breath.
When you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Because of the MSM obsession with the homosexual agenda, they think that is the main reason why Cordileone was selected to be the new archbishop.
The Catholic church needs a military security lay organization for all sorts of reasons.
Its main mission would be to travel to oppressed Catholic communities around the world to provide self-protection advice and plans, as well as legal advice. There are many things such communities could do to protect themselves from violence, so that they don’t have to defend themselves from violence. But they need expert advice to know what to do.
Its secondary mission, which would apply here, would be to provide on site security and intelligence gathering services for situations where there is a strong possibility of anti-Catholic activities, from vandalism, protests, attempts to disrupt services, to much worse.
When possible, they might act in concert with local authorities, if they are sympathetic, or independently, if they are not.
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Buh-bye. Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.