Q: What is the greatest threat posed by allowing gays and lesbians to marry? A: The better question is: What is the great good in protecting the public understanding that to make a marriage you need a husband and a wife? I can illustrate my point with a personal example. It's very beautiful. But across the lake, as the streets go from 1st Avenue to the city limits at th Avenue, those blocks consist entirely of inner city neighborhoods plagued by fatherlessness and all the suffering it produces: youth violence, poverty, drugs, crime, gangs, school dropouts, and incredibly high murder rates.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Defends His Plans To Speak At Anti-Gay Rally
Outspoken gay marriage foe installed as San Francisco archbishop | Reuters
In this city that helped give birth to the gay rights movement, the backlash has been fierce. A top concern is that gay teachers could be fired. She spoke at a candlelight protest that drew more than people outside St. The archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, made the changes this month and has been under fire ever since. Technically, what he has done is to change the handbook that covers the faculty members in the schools in his jurisdiction, which are in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties and which educate 3, students. The new language about not challenging church teachings takes effect Sept.
Archbishop Cordileone states case against gay marriage
A traditional theologian, he is known for his willingness to celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Cordileone has become known for his outspoken opposition to same-sex marriage. He then furthered his studies in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University , earning a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology , a type of post-graduate degree, in
The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco has sparked controversy by demanding teachers lead their public and professional lives consistently with church teachings on homosexuality, same-sex marriage, abortion, birth control and other behaviours he describes as evil. The document states that all administrators, faculty and staff, including non-Catholics, will be required to refrain from saying or doing anything publicly that contradicts church doctrine. That has prompted criticism from within the school community and among gay rights activists.