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New archbishop in gay-friendly Bay Area strongly opposes same-sex marriage

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 I really don't think this is a positive move.  And he was recently arrested for drunk driving??  Wow.   

 

Following his installation as the religious leader of more than 500,000 Catholics in the largely gay-friendly Bay Area, Cordileone, 56, delivered a sermon and spoke about his recent arrest after failing a sobriety test at a police checkpoint.

 "God has always had a way of putting me in my place," he said. "With the last episode in my life, God has outdone himself."

Cordileone spent about 11 hours in a San Diego jail cell in August after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. On Monday, he pleaded guilty to driving with alcohol in his system, said Gina Coburn, spokeswoman for the San Diego City Attorney.

Cordileone has been particularly outspoken in Church opposition to same-sex matrimony as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, a role that has put him at odds with many Bay Area Catholics.

 He also led Church support for the 2008 voter-approved California state constitutional amendment, Proposition 8, that banned gay marriage.

 Same-sex marriage, which the majority of Catholics support, according to a report from the Public Religion Research Institute,will likely be a key issue in the upcoming elections. President Barack Obama voiced his support of gay marriage earlier this year.

 Other bishops, such as Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, N.J., have also expressed strong opposition to gay marriage. Myers urged Catholics who support same-sex marriage to refrain from communion, NPR reported. In Maryland, the Archbishop of Baltimore co-hosted a fundraiser to fight gay marriage in that state, according to NPR.

 For his part, Cordileone wants to deny communion to Catholics who are in an active gay relationship.

 While taking his place as the archbishop of San Francisco and two other area counties, Cordileone called the drunken driving incident a "regrettable mistake."

 Pope Benedict appointed Cordileone to preside over the Archdiocese of San Francisco in July.

 "The archbishop is an advocate for immigrants and an opponent of the death penalty, but he comes here perceived as a one-issue bishop," Brian Cahill, former San Francisco Catholic Charities executive director, wrote in an editorial published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday.

 "He can continue to be the aggressive, outspoken leader of the American Catholic bishops in their effort to prevent civil gay marriage, or he can be the shepherd of his flock. He can't be both, and if he tries, he will fail."

 Cordileone said his grandfather settled in San Francisco 100 years ago.

 "If someone had told him that his grandson would become the archbishop of this place, I'm sure he would think they were out of their mind," he said. "I'm sure there are people who think that today."

 About 2,000 people, including 40 bishops, attended the installation and mass in the Cathedral of St. Mary. Outside the church, dozens of supporters carrying welcoming banners mixed with protesters, including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence -- a group of gay male activists who dress as nuns.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/05/14243683-new-archbishop-in-gay-friendly-bay-area-strongly-opposes-same-sex-marriage?lite 

 

 

by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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grandmab125
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:12 PM


Quoting Ziva65:

I wouldn't really expect anything else of a Catholic priest, hes just holding to what the church believes. Having worked int eh city for years, my G and L friends didn't attend the Catholic churches there anyway, it was mostly Episcopalian or Presbytarian.

However, the drunk driving thing is pretty bad... seems to me in his position, he should be removed. A little too much communion wine? :)


Have you never driven even a little bit drunk?  Should everyone who has gotten arrested for a DUI lose their job?  Ridiculous statement.

grandma B

lga1965
by Ruby Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:13 PM

 You're welcome! 

You  know, I'm pretty sure that men who want to be a celibate Priest or Archbishop,whatever, in the church are NOT heterosexual. How many heterosexual men would want to remain celibate their whole lives?

Quoting grandmab125:

 

Quoting lga1965:

 Yah, he's probablly gay himself so he's trying to fake people out by saying he doesn't believe in same sex marriage. He's too obvious,.

A drunk man of the cloth. Grrrrrreat.


As expected.  We can always count on you for an ignorant, stupid, nasty remark.

 

Ziva65
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:14 PM


Quoting grandmab125:

 

Quoting Ziva65:

I wouldn't really expect anything else of a Catholic priest, hes just holding to what the church believes. Having worked int eh city for years, my G and L friends didn't attend the Catholic churches there anyway, it was mostly Episcopalian or Presbytarian.

However, the drunk driving thing is pretty bad... seems to me in his position, he should be removed. A little too much communion wine? :)


Have you never driven even a little bit drunk?  Should everyone who has gotten arrested for a DUI lose their job?  Ridiculous statement.

No- I haven't. However, I see that someone like that is held to a higher standard. Not only is it against what the church would preach, he is a "shepard over others"... It's not "everyone"... "ridiculous" perhaps by your standards, not by mine. :)

grandmab125
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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Quoting 12hellokitty:

Interesting how it's acceptable to mock Catholics...

Quoting candlegal:

yes but until you see them,  you haven't seen it all.  I remember a couple of years back they interrupted a Sunday Mass and went in to receive communion.   It was a pretty big story at the time

Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

 The Sister's of Perpetual Indulgence? A group of gay male activists who dress as nuns? I have heard it all now.


 

Of course it is....  Their day is a bust if they can't find something in one of the three categories to post an "anti" on...Christian, repub or cons.  Oh, but don't touch the Muslim religion.

grandma B

Ziva65
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:19 PM


Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

 Geez, I haven't heard it all. I don't think much of dressing up in nuns garb to begin with. Why didn't they dress normal, and go and get the wafer and the wine? Protest before church, or after church...outside. I don't think much of those that interrupt holy sacrament and get in the way peoples salvation. It is distasteful to me. Disgusting actually.

Quoting candlegal:

yes but until you see them,  you haven't seen it all.  I remember a couple of years back they interrupted a Sunday Mass and went in to receive communion.   It was a pretty big story at the time

Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

 The Sister's of Perpetual Indulgence? A group of gay male activists who dress as nuns? I have heard it all now.


 

I agree with you. It is mocking the church. I'm not Catholic, but any such mocking is not ok. Sad too, as this is just an outragous extreme.

grandmab125
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:21 PM


Quoting lga1965:

 You're welcome! 

You  know, I'm pretty sure that men who want to be a celibate Priest or Archbishop,whatever, in the church are NOT heterosexual. How many heterosexual men would want to remain celibate their whole lives?

Quoting grandmab125:

 

Quoting lga1965:

 Yah, he's probablly gay himself so he's trying to fake people out by saying he doesn't believe in same sex marriage. He's too obvious,.

A drunk man of the cloth. Grrrrrreat.


As expected.  We can always count on you for an ignorant, stupid, nasty remark.

 

Oh please, give us a story about how you've actually sat down and discussed with a priest how they can become one and become celibate.  I'm sure you have a fantastic fantasy in your mind about when you did this.  More a$$uming on your part.  Par for the course.

grandma B

kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Are we surprised?  Catholics are opposed to gay marriage. 

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Then maybe the guy should not marry another guy then. 

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:54 AM

 This isnt surprising nor should it be news....its what they do.

wanita61
by Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:05 AM

I wouldn't expect you to understand how anyone can remain celibate because liberals' highest priority is sex. I'm not saying all priests are holy but they have the will and power to resist temptations.

Quoting lga1965:

 You're welcome! 

You  know, I'm pretty sure that men who want to be a celibate Priest or Archbishop,whatever, in the church are NOT heterosexual. How many heterosexual men would want to remain celibate their whole lives?

Quoting grandmab125:


Quoting lga1965:

 Yah, he's probablly gay himself so he's trying to fake people out by saying he doesn't believe in same sex marriage. He's too obvious,.

A drunk man of the cloth. Grrrrrreat.


As expected.  We can always count on you for an ignorant, stupid, nasty remark.

 


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