Swimming against the tide of moral relativism and political correctness of some high ranking Catholic Ordinaries, Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco, whose patron Saint is Saint Francis, threatens the nuclear option, not for destruction, but to save innocent unborn children and the souls who promote abortion on demand. WOW! A bishop concerned about the salvation of souls in the post-Vatican II Church! How pre-Vatican II can you get!
From Catholic Culture and Philip Lawlor:
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has once again challenged those politicians—and his fellow bishops—with an op-ed that appeared in the Washington Post. Decrying the continued slaughter of the unborn, he wrote:
As a faith leader in the Catholic community, I find it especially disturbing that so many of the politicians on the wrong side of the preeminent human rights issue of our time are self-professed Catholics.
Archbishop Cordileone named names (Biden, Pelosi), and he pointedly mentioned the precedent that was set in 1962 when Archbishop Joseph Rummel of New Orleans excommunicated three segregationist leaders. Perhaps most important, from a pastoral perspective, he mentioned the happy ending to that story: “Two of the three later repented and died Catholics in good standing.”