In this news article, a former Catholic leader attacks Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco, saying that, “He can continue to be the aggressive, outspoken leader of the American Catholic bishops in their effort to prevent civil gay marriage, or he can be the shepherd of his flock. He can’t be both, and if he tries, he will fail.”
I don’t see where the two missions are mutually incompatible. If his flock is the Roman Catholics of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, is he expected to shepherd his flock toward denial of the Sacrament of Marriage between a man and a woman?
Note how the biased NBC News writer throws in a gratuitous mention of the Archbishop’s DUI arrest. Regettable, certainly, and beautifully, contritely admitted by the Archbishop- but in no way relevant to the topic of the article. It seems to be a clear attempt to defame the Archbishop and impugn his moral character…perhaps to cast doubt on the validity of his position on homosexual “marriage.”
God bless Pope Benedict XVI in his wise appointments of the Archbishops of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Long may he reign!