Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Four Months After Becoming Archbishop San Francisco Magazine Interviews Salvatore Cordileone

San Francisco Magazine has a pretty decent interview/article on the Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone who was installed as San Fran's newest Archbihop just October. See The Archbishop of No

I suspect the Archbishop might not be thrilled with the title. He is no matter the Archbishop of No when defending certain Christian doctrines but I suspect he also preaches an rather positive affirmative Catholicism too. I also think the article could have been aided by a few more LAY voices in the Archdiocese that support him.

That being said its a pretty fair article I think from the secular local press there. The Archbishop is in a tough spot. Certain factions of  Catholic Progressives will never be happy with him because of his stance on sexuality issues. Many Catholic conservatives I suspect will get impatient with him because they don't understand he has to pick his battles and progress will not be overnight.

One part of the article made me think of something I observed this weekend on social media.

in fiercely liberal, proudly gay San Francisco—than from the safety of a more conservative precinct. Cordileone knows that here his views aren’t just out of step—they can trigger deep hate. On his first day of work, as Cordileone headed toward the steps of the archdiocese office, a man rushed at him and shouted obscenities in his face. “I didn’t say anything. I didn’t look at him,” Cordileone says. I ask Wesolek, the archdiocese’s spokesperson, about other threats. They mostly come by email, he replies, and then turns to Cordileone. “We don’t even bother you with it. People will write emails and say ‘We hate you’ or ‘The church is the devil.’ That kind of stuff. It’s normal.” Cordileone notes that in San Francisco, he is more aware of his surroundings. In Oakland, he would frequent Yoshi’s (he’s a jazz fan and a saxophone player). Maybe he’ll head to the new SFJazz Center here, he says with a wry laugh, but “in my cap and sunglasses .

This past weekend the San Francisco had a very successful March For Life that was I watching. Later that evening on the twitter a man proudly proclaimed that he saw the Archbishop in a restaurant and loudly told him to F*&* Off and gave him a piece of his mind.

I do wonder sadly how much of a common occurrence that is for Cordileone.


Mark Spears said...

I don't approve of anyone verbally attacking the so-called "archbishop" in a restaurant or any other public place. But it was the man who calls himself "pope", the head hate-monger himself, who publicly declared war upon us just this past December, and vowed that the Roman Catholics will never stop fighting against us. That behooves us to rise to his challenge and just as the Roman Catholics fight against us, we must fight against these hate-mongers with all that is within us. We must never again cower in the darkness of a closet and let the hateful bigots stack us up and burn us as faggots. The so-called "pope" made his hatred, and determination to wage war against us perfectly clear, and we must engage the Roman Catholic bigots tit for tat. In spite of the vow that Roman Catholics will never stop fighting against us, I am sure that the day will come that they will sue for peace. It will be them who ask for terms to just live and let live. Just last week, I was amazed to read that they Boy Scouts of America announced that they were changing their policy against homosexual members and leaders. I expected that to take years longer. Victory is coming faster than I ever imagined. I don't expect victory from the Supreme Court in the upcoming session because most of them are hateful bigoted Catholics. But they know that if they pander to their constituents, they will go down in history in the same esteem as those who gave us the Dred Scott decision. They might have the vanity to do the right thing and rule for equality just so they will not go down in history as the hateful bigots which they usually show themselves to be.

Andy said...

Mark, the drama is being laid on a little thick.

"It is sometimes claimed that the modern slang meaning developed from the standard meaning of "faggot" as "bundle of sticks for burning," presumably with reference to burning at the stake. It is true that supposed witches and heretics were burnt to death in some parts of Europe, and were often accused of deviant sexual behaviour. However, any association of faggots with executions had long become a historical curiosity by the time the slang sense of the word arose in twentieth-century America. Moreover, burning was never prescribed as a punishment for homosexuality in either Britain or America. This explanation is therefore considered to be an urban legend."


Mark Spears said...

Well, Andy, you say that I am "laying on drama", but did you not read the speech of your so-called "pope". This hate-mongering old bigot had the unmitigated gall to say that we who are honest, open, upright homosexuals, just going about our daily lives with honor and dignity, and simply petitioning our governments for equality, are somehow a terrible threat to children. This unfounded accusation, based on nothing but nothing but his hatred and bigotry, comes from the head of the largest, most heinous, worldwide pedophile syndicate which has ever existed. For centuries, child rapists have found solace, sanctuary, and protection from the Roman Catholic so-called church, but actually a hate group and pedophile/organized crime syndicate. If you deny that the Catholics burned homosexuals then I suspect that you deny the Nazi holocaust against the Jews and homosexuals also. Even to this day, with the whole wide world knowing what they are, the Roman Catholics are still covering up and hiding pedophiles in their retirement facilities. We should have declared war upon them long before the so-called "pope" declared war upon us. But we had just made our petitions to our own governments for equality, choosing to try to live and let live with religious organizations. But they want a fight, so we must fight against them with all our stength, and exploit their every weakness until we get full recognition of equality.

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