It is a dark and dreary time in the City by the Bay.
“Sal the Ultra Conservative” – not really Opus Dei – came to San Francisco and the city quaked.*
His reputation preceded him. The DUI in San Diego did nothing to enhance his image.
He made mistakes and stepped on more toes than a tap dancer on ice skates: Train Wreck.
His buddy over at Star of the Sea was equally alienating and not welcomed by the parish. After too many debacles – egregious errors He was asked to leave.
What happened to Fr Illo? Did they send him to Salinas? Gonzales? Eureka?
No..he was embraced and welcomed at St Mary’s Cathedral by his old pal, Sal.
Sal and House of Cardinal Burke are great friends.
They are calling Catholic San Francisco Foggy Bottoms…and worse.
“Cardinal BurkeIn recent months, critics have described him as an “ultraconservative fanatic,” “anti-Conciliar,” “in conspiracy against the Pope” and even ready for a schism should the upcoming family synod open up unwelcome changes.The criticism has been so defamatory that in Italy several bishops have even refused to host his lectures in their dioceses. Where he has been allowed to give a conference — as recently in some cities in the north of Italy — there are invariably priests who oppose him and accuse him of spreading propaganda against the Pope.”
- “Before coming to San Francisco, Cordileone was best known for helping to raise more than $1m to get California’s same-sex marriage ban on the ballot, while calling changes to the traditional institution of marriage between a man and a woman to be “the ultimate attack of the Evil One”.
“…But the most recent complaints against Cordileone are about his push to increase “Catholic identity” in the four high schools directly under his control in the Bay Area.
After word started to spread in early 2015 that Cordileone planned to impose “morality clauses” on teachers, critics, including parents and students, formed an opposition group called #TeachAcceptance.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board and columnists have repeatedly castigated his position and hundreds turned out at rallies to condemn his actions. Despite that revolt against his leadership, Cordileone is undaunted in his push to recalibrate what Catholic education should be – or about giving his perceptions of what it means to be Catholic in a city that is known for its welcoming tolerance of just about any lifestyle other than overt conservatism….”
What is happening in Northern California?