William (aka Bill the Godfather)

William (aka Bill the Godfather)

Friday, July 27, 2012

San Francisco Catholics Get A Jolt

Pope Benedict XVI sent tremors through a city known for sitting on an earthquake fault line when he today appointed Salvatore Cordileone, 56, as the new head of the San Francisco Archdiocese. Cordileone is currently the head of the diocese of Oakland and has a reputation as one of the more conservative Roman Catholic bishops in the United States. As the bishop of Oakland he has been a staunch champion of Roman Catholic doctrinal orthodoxy and tradition including the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass. He was also a vocal supporter of Proposition 8 and has characterized homosexual marriage as being of demonic origin.

The new archbishop, who is known for running a tight ship in matters of church discipline, will be taking the helm in one of the most culturally and politically left leaning cities in the United States. That liberalism has on multiple occasions manifested itself at the parish level in San Francisco with a widespread tolerance of doctrinal dissent.

It goes without saying that the reaction in San Francisco has been less than enthusiastic and in some cases downright chilly.

If I believed in karma I would say the man must have done something especially horrible in a previous life to deserve such a podvig. May God support him in his new assignment.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

You've done so well so far without rattling off Russian mumbo jumbo, please don't start now. And it's podvig, by the way.

Matushka Anna said...

My goodness, that was snarky, Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Matushka,

The self-professed tolerant are scared to death when someone express a different view from them.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

Snark is not a different point of view. It's just bad manners.

Gregory Valentine said...

Anonymous,

If you are the same person who frequently post here, I must say you need to learn some manners, or just keep your comments to yourself. No one here is interested in this kind of posting. Thank you.

Fr. Benedict Crawford said...

Meanwhile, back on topic, I for one was delighted to see this appointment. An outstanding choice, podvig or otherwise.

Visibilium said...

Perhaps the Archdiocese will serve Chick-fil-A products at the first meet-and-greet.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

If they do (and its not on Friday or Wednesday) I might show up. They make a terrific chicken sandwich.

Anaxagoras said...

I agree. I like their batter the best out of all the fast food choices.

Anonymous said...

Sick.

musculars said...
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Stephen said...

I have an i-pod, if that helps. And if you don't know what a vig is, let's do some business together.

Alice Linsley said...

May Christ our God grant Archbishop Cordileone strength and grace to serve in this mission.

Michael said...

Salvatore Cordileone! It has a "Godfatherish" ring to it!

Come to think of it, that may be just what San Francisco needs in an Archbishop! No doubt several of their clergy need to be made "offers they can't refuse"!