The following comes from a Feb. 24 release from the San Francisco archdiocese.
In response to the San Francisco Chronicle’s story this evening regarding the meeting today between the Chronicle’s editorial staff and Archbishop Cordileone, Fr. Piderit, Vicar for Administration and Moderator of the Curia, who was present at the meeting today, said:
“The Archbishop has not repealed anything. He is adding explanations, clarifications, and material on Catholic social teaching, via a committee of religion teachers he is establishing. The committee is to expand some areas of the material to be included in the faculty handbook, and clarify other areas by adding material. Nothing already planned to go in is being removed or retracted or withdrawn.
With respect to the use of the word “ministers,” the Archbishop only said that “ministers” is no longer being considered. That is all the Archbishop said. The word currently being used is “ministry.” Nonetheless, the Archbishop did say that he would work hard to find language that satisfies two needs. One is the need to protect the rights of the teachers in the Catholic high schools to have complaints fairly treated. The other is the right of the Archdiocese to run Catholic schools that are faithful to their mission. Language must be identified that meets both needs. Even if a substitute for “ministry” is found, the substitute must guarantee that the teachers in the Catholic archdiocesan high schools promote the Catholic mission of the institutions.”
Read the Feb. 24 Chronicle story here, updated on Feb. 25.
As soon as a bishop or priest begins asserting the truth about the teachings of the Church, they will get a lot of push-back from those who have been undermining the same teachings with impunity. Dissent, if not dealt with, becomes its own
image of normality unless challenged. Archbishop Cordileone has done what he is now doing since his ordination. He’s not going to change, but neither will the dissenters who have held sway for a long time.
Keeping the Church Catholic, gee, why is that so controversial? Remember the good old days, when people who didn’t like it just left? Now they stay and try to remake the Church into their own images. Talk about self worship!
This has a video of the meeting.
Call the Archdiocese and leave a note of support for the Archbishop. He is standing alone before Satan and his Dark Angels and the going must be simply awful. The general number is 415-614-5500 and a message will be taken. You can also email.
Let the Archbishop know that his efforts are most appreciated, and that, respectfully, he is asked to “hold fast” even in the teeth of unrelenting attack. If anything, the only additional “ask” might be to add more TLMs to the parishes around San Francisco.
It must be very lonely for the Archbishop. He seems like a good and decent man, one who is gifted by the Holy Ghost to shepherd his people. Wow, what a concept, actually living his Faith as a bishop.
This is a very difficult time. Support his Excellency.
Thanks for this information on how to support the Archbishop. I will let people know. God Bless.
I would think that since the court used the word “ministers” that the archbishop might not want to stray from how the court used the term.
Let’s also face it. The drum beaters and the press don’t want any restrictions on anything they do – they want to be like their Catholic university counterparts with “academic freedom” (aka, freedom to ignore and criticize the Church, the Magisterium and our rich traditions).
There is absolutely NOTHING NEW.
For those who do not know Church moral teaching: read the “Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition”.
Let us remember that this issue is truly about SEX and nothing else.
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Those who do not adhere to the mission of any PRIVATE school, and works there is a hypocrite.
For those who want to accurately know about Catholic Church teaching, go to:
“What Catholics REALLY Believe SOURCE”
Everyone go to Maddie’s link and read what Michael Voris has posted. Very true insight.
No, it’s not ALL about sex. It is all about the collision of the GOOD with the EVIL.
#1 We will honor the god we choose in the way we want.
#2 We will use the name of our god for anything we want, taking it in vain, or for our entertainment.
#3 We will not keep holy “your” sabbath. We will make our own sabbath.
#4 We will not honor our fathers and mothers. We are in charge now.
#5 We will kill [and call it choice and compassion] or we will break windows and smash reputations.
#6 We do not “believe” in adultery. We do what we want with whom or whatever we want whenever.
#7 We will not steal. [Taking your careers, your business income, your businesses and livelihood is not theft it is JUSTICE.]
#8 We will not lie. There is no truth so how can we lie anyhow?
#9 We will not covet our neighbor’s wife. [It is not his wife we are after anyway.]
#10 We will not covet our neighbors goods. We don’t need to covet, we will own it all in time.
CJ they do not care about the Commandments. All they care about is sex.
Nope. They care about other things. They do care about the Commandments (they bother them very much). Pride (violation of the First Commandment) is probably what they care about the most. To suggest it is “all about sex” misses the point.
If they cared about God’s Commandments, and the words of Jesus – “if you love Me you will keep My Commandments” – they would not choose to live a lifestyle of Mortal Sin on an ongoing basis.
They do not care about God and His Commandments. They do not love Jesus.
They care about their own Mortal Sins – that they love and purposely choose to continue committing.
And they want everyone’s approval and joining in their sins.
Does anybody know if Carondelet High School is included on the list of high schools to get a new handbook? Does anybody have a link to the current and/or proposed language? CHS could use some help from the Bishop
No that’s the Diocese of Oakland.
As I understand it, there are four high schools owned and operated by the Archdiocese. These are the ones where the Archbishop is requiring certain language in employment documents.
As I further understand it, there are also several Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese which are NOT owned by the Archdiocese.
Is the Archbishop requiring the same language at these institutions??
This could get really interesting.
According to the Code of Canon Law, the Bishop has the responsibility and authority for anything “Catholic” within his Diocese.
I don’t know the answer to your questions, but
According to the Code of Canon Law, each Diocese Bishop has the responsibility and authority to oversee everything “Catholic” within his own Diocese – whether the Diocese owns it or not.
The Diocese Bishop can remove the ability to use the name “Catholic” for any school or organization that violates the Faith.
The Doctrine of the Faith can be found in the “Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition”.
It is a civil CRIME of FRAUD to advertise and take money for something, and deliver something different.
This applies to schools as well, since they advertise themselves as ‘Catholic’ and people pay $$$$$ tuition.
There is an expectation based upon advertising that they teach and adhere to the Catholic Faith.
Therefore they must adhere to the CCC in entirety. This includes by example so as not to cause scandal against the Faith.
The Knives are Out – and the Tolerance Gaystapo is looking to fillet the Arch-Bishop & the ChurchL
Attacks on Abp. Cordileone Led by San Francisco PR Firm
San Francisco, Calif., Feb 27, 2015 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sam Singer’s public relations firm spun a Chevron oil refinery disaster in California and fought back a legal ruling in Ecuador that could have awarded billions of dollars to indigenous people for the company’s alleged pollution damage to the Amazon.
Now he’s been hired to attack San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. He even wants Pope Francis to do his work…
“A revolution is brewing in S.F. Catholic Church against Archbishop Cordileone morality clauses,” he said in a Feb. 13 tweet referring to the controversy over standards for Catholic high school teachers.
The San Francisco-based Singer Associates, Inc., in its biography of Singer, said that the firm’s founder has been described as “one of the most powerful people in the San Francisco Bay Area” for “his ability to impact the news for his clients.”
Singer told the newspaper SF Weekly that “concerned parents” are paying for his services in their dispute with Archbishop Cordileone…
Wonder how long it will be before he is called on the Vatican carpet and told by the big boys to cease and desist? How long will it be before he is shunned by the wolves?