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San Francisco: How to alienate a Diocese in one announcement? Ask Cordileone

My Way or the Highway – Cordileone’s New Rule Book –
It failed miserably in Santa Rosa – why not try San Francisco?


 What is wrong with this man?
The highly controversial and new-conservative Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco has created a new document for Catholic high school faculty and staff indicating that he believes
  1. Sex outside of marriage,
  2. Homosexual relations,
  3. The viewing of pornography
  4. and masturbation are “Gravely Evil.”
    Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s new document applies to faculty and staff at just four Catholic high schools: Riordan and Sacred Heart in San Francisco, Marin Catholic in Kentfield and Serra High School in San Mateo.      Not San Francisco Mercy High School, not St Ignatius College Prep, or Burlingame Mercy High School…the list goes on.

It states that administrators, faculty and staff  must “affirm and believe” the controversial statements, which will be part of the faculty handbook. Really? Bishop Vasa tried this same agenda in Santa Rosa…people left the church in droves.




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One thought on “San Francisco: How to alienate a Diocese in one announcement? Ask Cordileone

  1. martina2b on said:

    We the faithful will be facing this “last hurrah” from the powerful clergy who are trying to maintain the status quo for a bit longer, I believe. Not until a new Vatican “papal bull” comes out admitting the error in Humanae Vitae about contraception, and affirming that God loves gay people just as much as straight people, will we actually have a “right order” in the Church. And my belief is that the teachings on human sexuality are going to be the heart of the reform of the Church— both the problem of molestation of children, and the hidden sexual scandals of the supposedly celibate clergy. Until we have married deacons, and women who are also helping running the bureaucracy of the Church, we will be stuck with the residue of the “man-boy” homosexuality in ancient Rome, which somehow got accreted to our clergy. We need people to support VOTF. We need people to think about and read some of the best writing coming out from theologians who “get” it. Removing money from the Bishops’ funds is one way to push toward more accountability and transparency. Not giving money to an institution which doesn’t have good rules is a good place to start.

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