Thursday, August 28, 2008

It Was The Least Archbishop Niederauer Could Do
And that's exactly what he did... the least

As disappointed as I am that the American Bishops haven't followed up with actual deeds to their harsh words, I can't say that I'm surprised by this bit of news from the California Catholic Daily; (Emphasis mine) Notably absent from this episcopal chorus was the voice of the bishop from Pelosi’s hometown, San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer. In a Feb. 4, 2007 interview on KCBS radio published in California Catholic Daily, Archbishop Niederauer told radio host Ed Cavagnaro, “Well, I have met on one occasion, with Speaker Pelosi, before she was Speaker Pelosi. It was last year. And I -- we’ve -- exchanged viewpoints on a number of things. At that time, it was last spring, and it was principally about immigration, because that was very much the hot-button topic of the time. We haven’t had an opportunity to talk about the life issues. I would very much welcome that opportunity, but I don’t believe that I am in a position to say what I understand her stand to be, if I haven’t had a chance to talk to her about it."

Now he knows.


Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Go to this site for some good quotes from early Church Fathers:

4:09 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

In other words, he said nothing. What does he mean that he's not ia position to reply to what she said without talking her to her. She spoke in plain English and 2 cardinals and at least half a dozen bishops were able to understand her. Worry about the unlearned or confused layman who is doubting his or her faith because of "His Excellency's" silence.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Al said...

The Latest from San Fran is that Archbishop Niederauer supposedly wants to write a "larger, more thoughtful look on the issue" & will wait to put it out until the next issue of the Diocesan paper on 5 Sept.

Does "cop out, hope it dies away before then so I don't have to say anything" sound like a fair evaluation of his cowardice?

1:09 AM  
Blogger Simplex Vir said...

Al, this is not cowardice, this is dereliction of duty.

9:19 AM  

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