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Appointment of Anti-Gay Archbishop An Attempt To “Rein In” San Francisco Gays

It’s very difficult to know why a particular appointment is made of a certain bishop to a certain diocese by the Vatican. But in this instance, it’s very difficult not to see this as a signaling of an attempt to rein in the diocese, particularly on hot-button issues like homosexuality and same-gender marriage.”

Vincent Pizzuto, associate professor of religious studies at the University of San Francisco, gives his perspective on the appointment of notoriously anti-gay bishop and noted lush Salvatore Cordlieone as archbishop of notoriously gay-friendly San Francisco to The New York Times.