Salvatore J. Cordileone Archbishop arrived in San Francisco
on the coat tails of an arrest for Driving Under the Influence. There was much talk.
Shortly thereafter, he was in the crosshairs of the press and parishoners when he
came down heavy on the LGBTQ community and teachers at Catholic Schools:
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – More than 350 teachers in high schools administrated by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco signed a letter urging Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to drop proposed morality clauses from the teacher handbook.
According to organizers, 80 percent of the faculty and staff at the affected schools signed the letter. Organizers said they received signatures from 126 teachers and staff from Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, 87 from Serra High School in San Mateo, 74 at Archbishop Riordan and 68 at Marin Catholic.
Later on, a first in Catholic SF circles – a full page ad was taken out in the San Francisco Chronicle:
“Archbishop Cordileone has fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance,” declares a full-page advertisement in today’s edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. “The Archdiocese of San Francisco is threatened by Archbishop Cordileone’s single-issue agenda and cannot survive, let alone thrive and grow under his supervision.”
Now the controversial archbishop steps in it again as he aligns himself with his good pal, Archbishop Vigano – both attack Pope Francis and call for his resignation.Vigano was once the papal ambassador, or nuncio, in the United States, he sided with very Conservative Culture Warriors and used his role in naming new bishops to put staunch conservatives: Sal Cordileone in San Francisco, Denver and Baltimore.
They who are Vouching for Viganò
Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco, Bishop Vann of Diocese of Orange, and Bishop Olmstead of Phoenix all released statements describing Archbishop Viganò as man of “integrity and truthfulness.” Really?
But Vigano found himself”iced out” after the election of Pope Francis.
Known for his ego, short temper and ambition, Archbishop Viganò has clashed with his many superiors who stunted his “ascent” in the church.
Vigano has he has played a key role in some of the most stunning Vatican scandals of recent times.
Cordileone Says: “Moreover, while having no privileged information about the Archbishop McCarrick situation, from information
I do have about a very few of the other statements Archbishop Viganò makes,
I can confirm that they are true.
His statements, therefore, must be taken seriously.”