Catholic Church | Gay Marriage | News | Salvatore Cordileone | San Francisco

Salvatore Cordileone Jokes About DUI, is Installed as SF Archbishop as Gay Groups Protest: VIDEO


Protests were held (photos here) on Thursday as the Catholic Church installed drunk-driving Prop 8 architect Salvatore Cordileone as Archbishop of San Francisco. After giving a sermon, Cordileone, joked about his DUI, to which he pleaded guilty this week, Reuters reports:

Cordileone"God has always had a way of putting me in my place," he said. "With the last episode in my life, God has outdone Himself."

Cordileone spent about 11 hours in a San Diego jail cell in August after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. On Monday, he pleaded guilty to driving with alcohol in his system, said Gina Coburn, spokeswoman for the San Diego City Attorney. Cordileone has been particularly outspoken in Church opposition to same-sex matrimony as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, a role that has put him at odds with many Bay Area Catholics.

He also led Church support for the 2008 voter-approved California state constitutional amendment, Proposition 8, that banned gay marriage.

Watch the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence make a statement this week, AFTER THE JUMP...

Feed This post's comment feed


  1. What more effective way is there to protest than to dress like messed up Cirque DeSoleil clowns in drag? That's how to be taken seriously. Oh the humanity! Cue Rick's diatribe in 3, 2, 1...

    Posted by: AJ | Oct 5, 2012 9:00:17 AM

  2. Of course he hates gays. He is Catholic. The Vatican chooses to wage war against us every day and what do we do...nothing. None of our gay friends in the media speak out against this disgusting organization. None of our straight allies talk about how unacceptable it is for this morally bankrupt institution to continue. I left this pedophile protecting, gay hating and AIDS spreading (condoms do prevent AIDS padre)organization a long time ago. I can only hope more do the same.

    Posted by: Isaac | Oct 5, 2012 9:10:37 AM

  3. Don't the sisters trivialize their stance by dressing thus? I think so. As for Cordileone, I think he loves the Vatican more than he loves America.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 5, 2012 9:54:12 AM

  4. Let's hope God is not done putting this butthead in his place. There's plenty more work to be done!

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 5, 2012 10:00:14 AM

  5. Go Sisters. Too bad some people don't get you.

    As for Miss Archie Bishop of San Francisco, if that ain't a gay face then I don't know what is.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 5, 2012 10:25:07 AM

  6. Wouldn't the nun-dudes be more appropriate in New Orleans ? Even...rather cool ? The whole colorful exotic satirical Catholic thing..

    Posted by: Yupp | Oct 5, 2012 11:55:30 AM

  7. lordy his gayface is pretty gosh-darn intense too

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 5, 2012 12:03:14 PM

  8. Oh, so now it's god's fault that he's a drunk. Nice taking-of-responsbility a$$hole.

    Posted by: David R. | Oct 5, 2012 7:24:50 PM

Post a comment


« «Hannity Offers Romney the Chance to Explain His '47 Percent' Comment in First Interview After Debate: VIDEO« «