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Sun May 29, 2022, 11:39 AM

San Diego Bishop McElroy named by Pope Francis as a cardinal (instead of Cordileone)

https://apnews.com/article/abortion-pope-francis-religion-san-diego-455583360c31fe2b90fe558a8815c5c8

San Diego Bishop McElroy named by Pope Francis as a cardinal
By DAVID CRARY

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, one of Pope Francis’ ideological allies who has often sparred with more conservative U.S. bishops, was named by the pope on Sunday as one of 21 new cardinals.

The San Diego diocese said McElroy will be installed by Pope Francis on August 27 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Among his notable stances, McElroy, 68, has been one of a minority of U.S. bishops harshly criticizing the campaign to exclude Catholic politicians who support abortion rights from Communion.

“It will bring tremendously destructive consequences,” McElroy wrote in May 2021. “The Eucharist is being weaponized and deployed as a tool in political warfare. This must not happen.”

In selecting McElroy, Francis passed over the higher-ranking archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone. Earlier this month, Cordileone said he will no longer allow U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to receive Communion because of her support for abortion rights.

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Reply San Diego Bishop McElroy named by Pope Francis as a cardinal (instead of Cordileone) (Original post)
dalton99a May 2022 OP
MagickMuffin May 2022 #1
MagickMuffin May 2022 #2
Hekate May 2022 #3
keep_left May 2022 #4
Kingofalldems May 2022 #6
LeftInTX May 2022 #5
UTUSN May 2022 #7
keep_left May 2022 #8

Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2022, 12:21 PM

1. Actions Have Consequences



Poor Salvatore Cordileone. He got passed over for his personal views.


Everybody laugh NOW!

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Sun May 29, 2022, 02:08 PM

3. Score one for Pope "who am I to judge?" Francis wanting to keep his religion out of US politics

That is a big slap across the face to the Archbishop.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2022, 04:22 PM

4. I can't wait to see the expressions on the faces of the EWTN radtrads...

...especially the perpetually smug visage of EWTN "news" anchor Raymond Arroyo. He's going to have a much more difficult time keeping that smug look plastered on now that their culture warrior archbishop just got pantsed. Cry harder, Ray.

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Response to keep_left (Reply #4)

Sun May 29, 2022, 08:45 PM

6. What a deceitful bastard he is.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2022, 08:42 PM

5. Ha!!

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Mon May 30, 2022, 09:51 AM

7. Hip hip, Francis. Now put a bridle on Leonard LEO who stacked SCotUS with wingnut Catholic fundies

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https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/09/21/what-drives-leonard-leos-campaign-to-remake-the-courts/
Meet the Man Who Vets Trump’s Supreme Court Picks

…. The man at the Federalist Society who has helped shepherd the confirmation process for Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh is Leonard Leo. In other words, he has already played a major role in giving conservatives their majority on the Supreme Court. So it is important to know what drives his commitment to remake the courts. ….

Even as Leo counseled Trump on judicial picks, he and his allies were raising money for nonprofits that under IRS rules do not have to disclose their donors. Between 2014 and 2017 alone, they collected more than $250 million in such donations, sometimes known as “dark money,” according to a Post analysis of the most recent tax filings available. The money was used in part to support conservative policies and judges, through advertising and through funding for groups whose executives appeared as television pundits. ….

You might call it a coincidence that Leo is Catholic and all of the Supreme Court justices he has been involved with since the 1990s have been Catholic – with the exception of Gorsuch, who was raised Catholic but attended an Episcopal church after he married an Anglican. At this point, the two women who appear to be in contention for nomination by Trump (and put forward by Leo and the Federalist Society) are also Catholic. What is of concern, however, is not their religion, but how it influences their view of the role of the courts. For example, while a professor at Notre Dame, Barrett said that a “legal career is but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God.”

Given what we know about Leo, that is probably a sentiment he would endorse. He currently serves on the board of the Catholic Information Center—as have Attorney General Bill Barr and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone. Founded by Opus Dei, it is akin to the Protestant group Jeff Sharlet wrote about in his book, “The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.” Leo even went so far as to launch the Catholic alternative to that group’s National Prayer Breakfast. ….

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #7)

Mon May 30, 2022, 10:57 AM

8. Yeah, I had a feeling Drumpf was sucking up to the Catholic radtrads, and now there's proof.

Drumpf made a number of remarks over his term about his deference to the radtrad fanatics, but I had no idea there was someone like Leo at the Federalist Society, which had always been more focused on installing "Neanderthal justices" (Ted Kennedy's term) than anything else. If anything, the Federalist Society seemed like one of the more secular right-wing "think" tanks, or at least generically Protestant. Clearly many of us were mistaken.

The Catholic Information Center had quite a role in politics in recent years, including very public conversions of Robert Bork, Laura Ingraham, Newt Gingrich, Robert Novak, and others I can't recall. The CIC is basically a front for Opus Dei, although I'm not sure you can call it a "front" when it's as open as it is about its affiliation. The CIC is located on K Street, which is some of the most expensive real estate in the US, if not the world.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216710987#post1

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