The left's PR battle against the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco

The libertine left’s bullying of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco continues (in fairness, the moral climate there isn’t any worse than here in Chicago).

From Catholic World News:

More than 100 prominent Catholics signed a full-page advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle urging Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

The paid advertisement charged that Archbishop Cordileone has created ‘an atmosphere of division and intolerance’ in the city, and his policies seem ‘closer to persecution than evangelization.’….

The complaint against Archbishop Cordileone focused on his effort to ensure that Catholic-school teachers do not undermine the teachings of the Church.

The archdiocese’s official response is a good one:

The advertisement is a misrepresentation of Catholic teaching, a misrepresentation of the nature of the teacher contract, and a misrepresentation of the spirit of the archbishop. The greatest misrepresentation of all is that the signers presume to speak for ‘the Catholic Community of San Francisco.’ They do not.

The archdiocese has met with a broad range of stakeholders. Together, we have engaged in a constructive dialogue on all of the issues raised in this ad. We welcome the chance to continue that discussion.

Of course, the left’s idea of dialogue is “Agree with us or else!”  Leftists talk about promoting dialogue and tolerance, but we know their true colors by their actions.

An interesting side note:

A priest gave a homily in recent weeks in which he talked about an incident that occurred when he was in San Francisco some time ago.  The priest, wearing his clerical garb, was simply walking on the sidewalk when a man starting yelling angrily at him from across the street.

The persecution of Christians – perpetrated by the left, not the church – in the United States is well underway, and I fear it will only get worse in the coming years.

The libertine left’s bullying of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco continues (in fairness, the moral climate there isn’t any worse than here in Chicago).

From Catholic World News:

More than 100 prominent Catholics signed a full-page advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle urging Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

The paid advertisement charged that Archbishop Cordileone has created ‘an atmosphere of division and intolerance’ in the city, and his policies seem ‘closer to persecution than evangelization.’….

The complaint against Archbishop Cordileone focused on his effort to ensure that Catholic-school teachers do not undermine the teachings of the Church.

The archdiocese’s official response is a good one:

The advertisement is a misrepresentation of Catholic teaching, a misrepresentation of the nature of the teacher contract, and a misrepresentation of the spirit of the archbishop. The greatest misrepresentation of all is that the signers presume to speak for ‘the Catholic Community of San Francisco.’ They do not.

The archdiocese has met with a broad range of stakeholders. Together, we have engaged in a constructive dialogue on all of the issues raised in this ad. We welcome the chance to continue that discussion.

Of course, the left’s idea of dialogue is “Agree with us or else!”  Leftists talk about promoting dialogue and tolerance, but we know their true colors by their actions.

An interesting side note:

A priest gave a homily in recent weeks in which he talked about an incident that occurred when he was in San Francisco some time ago.  The priest, wearing his clerical garb, was simply walking on the sidewalk when a man starting yelling angrily at him from across the street.

The persecution of Christians – perpetrated by the left, not the church – in the United States is well underway, and I fear it will only get worse in the coming years.