Quotes by: Salvatore J. Cordileone
|His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Salvatore Joseph Cordileone
|Archbishop of San Francisco
||July 27, 2012
||October 4, 2012
||George Hugh Niederauer
||July 9, 1982
by Leo Thomas Maher
||August 21, 2002
by Robert Brom, Raymond Leo Burke, Gilbert Espinosa Chávez
||Salvatore Joseph Cordileone
June 5, 1956 |
San Diego, California
Bishop of Oakland (2009–2012)
Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (2002–2009)
Pontifical Gregorian University
University of San Diego
||In Verbo Tuo
(In Thy Word)
|Coat of arms
Respect for the dignity of the human person is the foundational principle of any just society. From a Catholic perspective, it also forms the foundation of all of our Church's social teachings.
The reality of marriage as the union of a mother and a father is grounded in our very biology.
We believe that marriage, by its very definition, can exist only between a man and a woman. Moreover, study after study - not to mention common sense - show that children fare better in life when raised in a home with a loving father and mother in a stable, committed relationship.
In places where marriage's core meaning has been altered through legal action, officials are beginning to target for punishment those believers and churches that refuse to adapt.
If we misuse the gift of sexuality, we're going to suffer the consequences, and I firmly believe we are suffering the consequences.
I want to focus on the importance of supporting marriage. I always speak about the need to respect everyone's human dignity - regardless of their sexual orientation. I think strengthening marriage is something that benefits everyone.
We Americans can be rightly proud of the fact that the right to the free and unfettered exercise of religion is a primary principle in the vision and founding of our country. It defines us as a people, and has uniquely contributed to making this nation great.
Certainly our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters need to be supported in living out their call to holiness.
The ingestion of brain-altering chemicals - legal or illegal - cannot be categorized as good stewardship of our earthly lives.
Care for life and physical health, with due regard for the needs of others and the common good, is concomitant with respect for human dignity.