As my pastorate ends on July 1 and as I move from San Francisco, I do so with a heavy heart, but I will have happy memories of the six years spent at SS Peter & Paul.
I have been blest with the friendship and love of so many in the parish and out of it. I have had the opportunity to hear from Catholics, and non Catholics not just in San Francisco but all over the world. I believe I have brought light and peace to many. I apologize for any I might have offended.
I have boldly supported our Holy Father and the magisterium of the Church and urged my fellow priests to do the same.
I grieve over the divisions in our Church, which I perceive as a concerted effort to democratize an institution which is not and can never be a democratic organization.
My prayer for San Francisco is that our schools and universities, and in particular our seminaries, adhere completely to the teachings of our Catholic faith. We will be blest with good priests when we deserve to have them!
I will do what I can to stem the tide of socialization of our country, which limits the freedom granted to us by our forefathers.
I will certainly not diminish my effort to support life from its conception to its natural end, and marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Pray for me as I take up new duties at the Salesian High School, Richmond, Calfornia, in the Diocese of Oakland.