Salvatore Cordileone, San Francisco's New Archbishop, Slapped With DUI

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Gay marriage is bad, but drinking and driving is okay?
Salvatore Cordileone, who was named Archbishop of San Francisco's Archdiocese in late July, allegedly took one too many sips of the Blood of Christ before getting behind the wheel this weekend.

The newly minted leader was reportedly arrested for driving under the influence in San Diego at 12:26 a.m. Saturday, the San Diego Union-Tribune first reported.

Cordileone, who has been a bishop since 2002, is currently the bishop of the Oakland diocese, but is scheduled to take over in San Francisco in October. The move spurred controversy in the city because Cordileone helped create Prop. 8, the ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage in California in 2008. At that time, Cordileone served as auxiliary bishop of San Diego, his hometown.

But over the weekend Cordileone was pulled over on College Avenue near Montezuma Road, which is near the San Diego State campus. Not a bad place to be on a Friday night -- if you are in college.

He was booked on a misdemeanor DUI charge, and posted bail just in time for Sunday mass. 

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efahling
efahling

Newly-appointed San Francisco archbishop Coridileone has now spent more time in jail (12-hours for alleged DUI) than Jesuit Fr. Jerold Lindner of Los Gatos, California. The Jesuit Order has paid $3 million to settle sex abuse lawsuits naming Fr. Lindner.

jmadi38876
jmadi38876

"...took one too many sips of the Blood of Christ"? Sounds like you "journalists" have taken too many sips of the Liberal Kool-Aid.

japhy.734mvn
japhy.734mvn

"According to the future San Francisco archbishop, the incident occurred after he had dinner in San Diego with some of his friends and a priest friend who was visiting from overseas.

His mother, who lives near San Diego State University, was also at the dinner. While the archbishop was driving his mother to her house, which is located near San Diego State University, he passed through a DUI checkpoint the police had set up."

(Source: http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/US.php?id=6053)

 

But I guess that doesn't make for an interesting story for the SF Weekly.

matthew.gagliardi
matthew.gagliardi

This Is bona fide anti-Catholic bigotry, and not journalism. Muslim leaders oppose gay marriage just as Catholic leaders do. If you wrote a piece with clever zingers alluding to the Koran, it would never have even seen the light of the interwebs. I guess Catholics and gays have some common ground when it comes to facing socially accepted, systematic ridicule,

ludwig
ludwig

I understand why the Bishop got in trouble with civil authorities but the wine in the cup is regarded as sacred and must be used up. That is a principal of religious doctrine of the Catholic and other churches for over 1000 years.  IF the bishop wishes to press the issue --it is possible that he can claim restriction of his religious freedom although civil law is geared to the safety of the public on this issue and that may outweigh the right of religious freedom.   That said I cannot believe and I defending this homphobe.

japhy.734mvn
japhy.734mvn

"allegedly took one too many sips of the Blood of Christ before getting behind the wheel this weekend"

 

Who alleges this? The author of the article? What information has been provided about where and what the bishop was drinking?

wordless
wordless

Lead by example, seems to be a lost metaphor.  The Bishop is guilty of poor judgement and should be punished at the highest level, no one is above the law.

Even little children know, that you don't say one thing and do another.

 

Clockwork
Clockwork

"Blood of Christ". You and the editor that allowed your statement should be fired.

mrericsir
mrericsir topcommenter

 @Clockwork No, the article is correct; Catholics believe that sacrament wine is literally Christ's blood.

Clockwork
Clockwork

@mrericsir I know and I believe. It is a totally disrespectful comment by the author.

mrericsir
mrericsir topcommenter

 @Clockwork If you admit that it's true, maybe you should grow a pair instead of bitching that the author accurately described reality.

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