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Mother Of Archbishop Cordileone Blames Herself, And Maybe The Gays, For His DUI Arrest

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s mother, Mary, blames herself for not stopping her son from imbibing too much wine at a party that got out-of-hand, leading to the holy man’s arrest this weekend.

Talking to San Diego’s KMFB, a CBS affiliate, Mother Mary said:

“We were invited to some friend’s house and he loved his wine and they kept filling his glass and filling his glass. And I didn’t want to seem like a bossy mother. [Ed. note: Awww!] I should’ve told him, ‘You’re drinking too much wine.'”

Cordileone was in town for a priest friend of his visiting from Germany and the bishop wanted to show him a good time. And we all know how crazy those parties with a couple clergymen and a nervous octogenarian can get. One minute there’s wine and Parcheezy, everyone’s having a good time then — next thing you know — out comes the eight ball, off come the vestments and someone’s getting led away in a squad car.

Tale as old as time.

Cordileone did manage to eek out a formal apology for bathing a little too long in the blood of Christ, however:

“While visiting in San Diego this past weekend, I had dinner at the home of some friends along with a priest friend visiting from outside the country and my mother, who lives near San  Diego State University. While driving my mother home, I passed through a DUI checkpoint the police had set up near the SDSU campus before I reached her home, and was found to be over the California legal blood alcohol level.

“I apologize for my error in judgment and feel shame for the disgrace I have brought upon the Church and myself. I will repay my debt to society and I ask forgiveness from my family and my friends and co-workers at the Diocese of Oakland and the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  I pray that God, in His inscrutable wisdom, will bring some good out of this.”

Mary Cordileone wishes only the best for her son and is SO PROUD of him becoming an archbishop — handpicked by the Pope himself, she reminds her weekly bridge club every time she gets a chance. Mary just hopes her son’s up for the challenge in San Francisco where “the gays” are of a heartier, more “active” stock:

“Its gonna be a tough job because, you know he’s always preached against same-sex marriages and then the gays are very active there.” [Ed. note: Aww…]

While she may very well be a bigot, how adorable a bigot is she? We just wanna pinch those sunken cheeks — you know, if she wouldn’t hobble away in horror at the very sight of us.

You can check out the genius of Mary Cordileone in the interview below:

San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com

    • hf2hvit

      Yeah, right, you craggly old bitch…he was probably leaving a bath house, disappointed that there were no little boy’s bottoms there.

      Aug 28, 2012 at 10:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neo

      He was drunk and probably just finished having sex with a[nother] minor.

      Aug 28, 2012 at 11:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2nd Class Citizen

      Being an intolerant Bigot, and defying you savior (“Judge not lest ye shall be judged”), is thirsty work.

      Aug 28, 2012 at 11:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      Being black or left-handed or being gay is just as natural. It is a sometimes rare occurrence to fall in Love and to hold that person in your heart and be loved in return … it is something that should be celebrated! If it’s between two guys or two girls — all the better. It takes even more courage to defend that LOVE!

      There is no scientific evidence to prove any of the cross related bogus elements of christianity and other religions. Our early human ancestors; on this earth … go back more than 6 million years … 5,996,000 years before the Greeks, Romans and the Jews. Christianity is basically a 2012 year old fictional cult. In the year 300 AD when Emperor Constantine, who to some was the first pope; went on to fabricate & market Christianity – a fantasy – which turned out to be one of the most hateful & evil concoctions ever perpetrated on the world. The evil writings in Leviticus 18:22 … against gays – depict: “P” … “priestly rules” & expanded by the pope; homophobes and religious frauds … to attack the gay community and never meant to apply to the public — but to priests. Leviticus was written long after Moses — 600BC.

      The pope and churches fully aware that Leviticus 18:22 applies to priests only … refuse to remove this stigma … maliciously persecuting gays. Kids are being bullied into suicide …!

      Aug 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·


      Aug 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • murphy0071

      Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is not wanted in San Francisco. Maybe the Pope can pick another Nazi.

      Aug 28, 2012 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mcflyer54

      Wow, she just outed the Archbishop as the biggest momma’s boy in San Francisco. Wonder what those activist gays will make of that? And momma, look up the word enabler in the dictionary and I’ll bet you’ll see your picture beside the definition. Salvatore is a big boy now and he shouldn’t need his momma to tell him when he’s had enough (or too much) to drink.

      Aug 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • flipper

      Am I the only one who thinks he looks gay?

      Aug 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AndrewIB

      Isn’t she just precious..dear old soul..reminds me sadly of my own deeply religious mother..ultimately we have to, as the gay community accept that we can’t help the stupid, you can’t educate them, you never will, all we can do is let them rant and rave until the finally blow themselves out, die out or get caught with their hands down the alter boys trousers..And to address one comment..yes he does look rather gay doesn’t he..it was a toss up between a job in the church or a line captain in Ice Capades..I suspect he would have much preferred a life in “Ice Capades”.. I cannot a never will comprehend how the church which bases it’s entire ethos on compassion and love can be so utterly hateful to one section of the human race..

      Aug 28, 2012 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaoming

      Maybe he can get a date on the down-low in S.F.

      Aug 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • @leewah

      Could have been worse. The last time a prince of the Church went driving after chugging the vino, he wound up killing a — wait for it — carpenter. No joke.

      This was Bishop Thomas O’Brien of Phoenix, back in 2004. Read: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/18/us/phoenix-jury-finds-bishop-guilty-in-fatal-hit-and-run.html?ref=thomasjobrien

      Aug 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jmmartin

      It’s Corleone, Salvatore Corleone. He’s the Godfather’s grandson.

      Aug 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mcflyer54

      San Francisco … a priest’s prayers have been answered.

      Aug 28, 2012 at 7:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit

      @flipper: GAY FACE!

      Aug 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit

      I bet he spent a lot of time on his knees as an altar boy.
      Now, it’s role reversal…

      Aug 28, 2012 at 9:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      You can want to pinch those cute cheeks all you want.
      What I want is to kick her in the face until she is within
      an inch of her life, so that she can spend the
      rest of her time learning how to eat again. I’ve
      got a zero-tolerance policy for people who mean harm to my family.

      Aug 28, 2012 at 10:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott1111

      I wish someone (Queerty?) would follow-up on the fact that initial news reports described the third passenger in the car as a “young male foreign exchange student” who spoke very little English. This was part of a quote given by the arresting officer, McCullough. All subsequent articles have this deleted and either refer only to Cordileone’s mother or to another person who is only sometimes alluded to as a third passenger–a visiting priest from outside the country or, sometimes, from Germany.

      You can see the remnants of the early article in the short Google-search summaries if you search “Cordileone male foreign exchange student.”. I’m sure someone can also find a cached version of one of the articles if they know how. It was reported by sandiego6.com in this way midday on Sunday.

      Aug 28, 2012 at 11:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Neo

      @scott1111: Hahahaha, nailed it.

      Aug 29, 2012 at 3:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit

      That bitch needs some dick…and the old lady probably does too…

      Aug 30, 2012 at 12:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sidb

      The mother has misassesed her son’s mistake that night. It was not drinking too much wine. It was driving a car after having done so.

      Sep 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • workfairy

      Here’s the link to the original story with the ref to a young adult male. http://my.firedoglake.com/teddysanfran/2012/08/30/young-male-foreign-exchange-student-in-car-with-drunk-sf-archbishop-to-be/#comments

      Mar 29, 2013 at 1:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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