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'They're Serious and They're Not Going to Back Down': Archbishop Cordileone, Defender of Marriage, Heads to San Francisco Comments

A weekend article in the Los Angeles Times expressed the surprise of some in the main stream media over Pope Benedict's superb choice to Shepherd the faithful of San Francisco. ArchBishop Salvatore Cordileone will be installed on October 4, 2012, the Feast of the patron of the City, Francis of Assisi.  This Bishop is ready, as was Francis, to assume the work of rebuilding the Church for the sake of the world into which she is sent to ... Continue Reading

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  1. Fr. Tim
    2 years ago

    I wish I could serve under the good Archbishop.
    Sounds like he could use one or two extra hands to help his mission.

  2. cminca
    2 years ago

    I tried to post a more particular statement about the denial of communion to ONLY the LGBT community. Let me assure you that Mr. Fernandez's remark is spot on.

  3. DLL
    2 years ago

    Marriage in this world is based on Tradition. To break a Tradition is a problem,the problem! It is like changing the rules of Baseball so that there is no Home Plate anymore,or a foul ball becomes a fair one. Run the bases backward who cares. The rules are not important? How about Basketball,Football,Hockey,so that there are no goal posts anymore,so the sports have no goal. What becomes the point of it all when a team concept,or a sense of family concept, is completely changed? There becomes no point in playing the game any more,as the sense of family or a team concept for a winning way,is completely destroyed. The goal in a Family is to have a man and a woman get along,love each other,till death parts them,have and bring up a baby that was fathered and mothered by that couple. The children are the fruit of any marriage. SCORE! A family established in love,as the traditional winning way for any set of parents,between themselves and their children and vice versa. The end game of a "Gay Marriage" is a complete change in the way the game is played so that there might as well be no game at all. A game with no rules is chaos. What is the point of playing a chaotic game? It is like playing in a symphony with no score,so everyone can play their own instrument any way that they want to. The rules of the game are unique to that game and for that reason the rules are simply the rules. The rules must be protected and then the game is fun. The rules change and the game is no fun,not worth the training or the effort. Tradition protects the effort. Then the game of "Traditional Marriage"is still fun! Tradition is not so bad after all! I vote to protect "Traditional Marriage"! Why not!

  4. Emma
    2 years ago have us confused with the secular community. There is not one authentic member of our church who expects Caesar to do Christ's Work! That is why we rejoice in welcoming true men of God coming to the forefront to lead us. Whether men in the political arena choose to pass laws or not, bothers me little. My Master taught long ago that his world was not this world. Whatever laws "Caesar " imposes will not change what Christ's Church stands for. That is something those who live lives separated from God cannot understand. We will not turn against our church. We will not go against our God. Much as 1st century Christians were frowned upon by governments of their time and continued to live their faith, so shall we. No matter what laws are passed, they won't change our beliefs. We stand united in Christ. What god do you serve? Because, admit it or not, every man serves "some " god. Who or what is yours? Are you sure, absolutely sure, that your god is the one you should be bowing before? Think very hard about that.

  5. vance
    2 years ago

    This is a serious blessing from God. No better place than San Fran Sicko.

  6. Daniel
    2 years ago

    cminca, I have recently pointed out, and you highlight what I am about to "say", there is nothing civil about homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Those promoting same-sex marriage, and homosexuality, are anything but civil. But they claim that the issue is a civil-rights issue. Really?

  7. JeanCatherine
    2 years ago


    Will be praying for you because you need it.

  8. abey
    2 years ago

    How can they, the Liberals, the media & their Propagandists talk about "ages" when they have not been able to raise their feet, "a foot over the soil".

  9. Robert Burford
    2 years ago

    The "they" word reinforces my understanding that we are are still directed by the Holy Spirit with Popes and Bishops who are inspired by the word of God and are not afraid to speak out as in Eziekiel 33: 7-9. It was announced at church the new year of Faith beginning October 11th called by Pope Benedict to renew our faith and the purpose as I see it is to renew our commitment to Catholic values and basically tell it like it is. Archbishop Cordileone will do this.This renewal is so important in an election year. Both choices for president are unacceptable. Do I choose the economy or principals of faith? Renewal will help.

  10. cminca
    2 years ago

    It will certainly be fun to watch when the Supreme Court strikes down both Prop 8 and DOMA.

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