Saturday, July 28, 2012

B16's "Bombshell By the Bay"

Rocco Palmo, "B16's 'Bombshell By the Bay' -- Marriage Chief Cordileone to Rock San Francisco" (Whispers in the Loggia, July 27, 2012):
Depending on how one looks at things, this Friday morning brings either the most courageously bold -- or stunningly brazen -- American appointment in the seven-year reign of Pope Benedict XVI.

. . . Now, finally, the dust has cleared... and even for a city well-accustomed to seismic activity, the ecclesial Richter Scale both by the Bay and well beyond is about to record a right whopper.

. . . at Roman Noon the pontiff named Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, 56 -- the San Diego-born head of the neighboring Oakland church since 2009, and lead hand behind the US bishops' national effort to defend the traditional definition of marriage -- to succeed Archbishop George Niederauer, who reached the retirement age of 75 in June 2011. Read more >>
Related:[Hat tip to J.M.]


Rachel said...

I was very excited to see (from the comments in the post you linked to) that the traditional Carmelite nuns in Valparaiso, Nebraska are making their new foundation in Oakland. Bishop Cordileone had been hoping to persuade them to come to his diocese, and now they'll be in his territory and no doubt offer up prayers and sacrifices for him!

Anonymous said...

This is very good news regarding Bishop Salvatore Cordileone. We will soon be headed up to the bay area in the somewhat near future to visit family who are members of that diocese. His lionhearted strength is indeed what we need.

I have a question regarding Bishop Cordileone. I have no doubt that he is a strong pro-lifer, however does anyone know if he has been equally outspoken regarding the evils of abortion?