New San Francisco archbishop must accept homosexuals, says [pro-homosexual] former Catholic Charities director
CWN – October 05, 2012
On the day that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was installed as the head of the San Francisco archdiocese, the former director of the archdiocesan office of Catholic Charities published an op-ed column warning that the incoming prelate should not stress Catholic teachings regarding the sanctity of marriage.
“No one expects him to be silent on church teaching, but he has a choice to make,” wrote Brian Cahill in the San Francisco Chronicle) . He continued:
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.
Cahill went on to say that Archbishop Cordileone should “not surround himself only with orthodox thinkers,” but take counsel from people with other perspectives. In that category he included Archbishop John Quinn, who resigned his post as leader of the San Francisco archdiocese in 1995, at the relatively young age of 66, and has subsequently made several public calls for change in the Church.
Additional sources for this story: Our ninth archbishop of San Francisco (San Francisco Chronicle) www.sfgate.com/default/article/Our-ninth-archbishop-in-San-Francisco-3917863.php