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An Archbishop and the Politicians: When Hope Meets Cynicism
Abp. Salvatore Cordileone’s recent letter should serve as a template for all those engaged in evangelizing our ever-increasingly hostile culture
July 08, 2014 04:08 EST
By Alan L. Anderson
Perhaps more often than we notice, our bishops actually model for us the gentle strength and love of Our Lord in delivering the Gospel of Christ to the world in a manner most befitting to their call. Such is the case in the response offered by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco to a letter penned by a group of progressive politicians and gay-rights activists led by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom demanding the Archbishop cancel a speech to be given at the “March for Marriage” sponsored by the National Organization for Marriage on June 19th.  The Archbishop’s letter, when juxtaposed against the letter from Newsom et al., permeated with cynicism, should serve as a template for all those engaged in evangelizing our ever-increasingly hostile culture.
It is easy, when reading the exchange of letters, to focus on the glaringly cynical nature of the points raised by Newsom and company. For example, they twice level the charge against the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) that NOM regularly accuses its critics of trying to silence opposition to same-sex marriage, specifically, and homosexual practice, more generally—this, in a letter with the clear intent of, well, silencing opposition to same-sex marriage, specifically, and homosexual practice, more generally!
Yet, Abp. Cordileone doesn’t Continue reading
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