Huzzah for SF Abp. Cordileone!

A group of eight California legislators, Democrats, sent this absurdity to the Archbishop this week. It’s cloaked in euphemism and makes no logical sense. In response, His Excellency sent this, and says:

…would you hire a campaign manager who advocates policies contrary to those that you stand for, and who shows disrespect toward you and the Democratic Party in general? On the other hand, if you knew a brilliant campaign manager who, although a Republican, was willing to work for you and not speak or act in public contrary to you or your party – would you hire such a person? If your answer to the first question is “no,” and to the second question is “yes,” then we are actually in agreement on the principal point in debate here.
Now let’s say that this campaign manager you hired, despite promises to the contrary, starts speaking critically of your party and favorably of your running opponent, and so you decide to fire the person. Would you have done this because you hate all Republicans outright, or because this individual, who happens to be a Republican, violated the trust given to you and acted contrary to your mission? If the latter, then we are again in agreement on this principle.
My point is: I respect your right to employ or not employ whomever you wish to advance your mission. I simply ask the same respect from you.

Exactly. Courageous bishops. We need them, and they need our prayers. And the Archbishop deserves our support and three “Huzzahs” for defending Catholic identity in the most vitriolic and pagan region of the country. He’s holding the line against powerful forces that do not fight clean. They don’t just want to win; they want to destroy. Thanks be to God, for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (who appointed the Archbishop), and for Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

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2 thoughts on “Huzzah for SF Abp. Cordileone!

  1. Amazing, lovely man. His use of the term “mission” to describe both what politicians do with their policies, and what churchmen do with their policies, can help reframe the terms of this debate.

    Secular Progressives get away with saying they are not a religion, but they are a religion. They have an answer to the question “how then shall we live”, which they promulgate with their policies, and enforce with their “laws that teach”.

    Don’t even get me started on their dodge which begins with an accusation that their opponents are not arguing in good faith, are “just being political”! Everything is political, as it bears on the question of “how then shall we live together“, in a polity.

  2. Pingback: Tuesday, February 24, 2015: First Week of Lent | The Quarterdeck

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