On August 4, the Conference of California Catholic Bishops issued a statement to their flocks on Proposition 8. It closed with these words:
"And finally, we strongly encourage Catholics to provide both the financial support and the volunteer efforts needed for the passage of Proposition 8. "
Why do our bishops expect their flocks to listen to them when they are not only ignored, but defied, by their own priests and employees?
Here's a page from the website of the California Secretary of State that tracks campaign finance. It shows a donation of $100 to DEFEAT Proposition 8, made by Cameron Ayers, SJ, the Pastor of St. Agnes parish in San Francisco. Click on the image for a larger view:
This is not totally unsurprising. During Fr. Ayer's pastorate, he led his flock at the 2005 San Fancisco "Gay Pride" parade.
And here's a page from this morning's "SF Gate" the website of the San Francisco Chronicle. They had a story today with an interactive feature that allowed you to search for who is giving to the "Yes on 8" and "No on 8" campaigns. This page shows a donation of $500 to DEFEAT proposition 8 made by Brian Cahill, Executive Director of Catholic Charities. Click on the image for a larger view.
This is not surprising at all. During Mr. Cahill's tenure (which thankfully ends this year), Catholic Charities:
a) installed a "married" lesbian as their treasurer;
b) had male transvestite and same-sex "marriage" activist "Donna Sachet" entertain at their parties;
c) embarked on the disastrous partnership with Family Builders by Adoption, which is being dissolved in June 2009.
So while our bishops (including our own Archbishop George Niederauer) are spending their time, talent, and treasure to defend marriage, and encouraging us to do the same, they are being undercut by these guys in their own dioceses.
This is pure unadulterated scandal. Why the hell do they tolerate it?
For more information on homosexual infiltration of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, go to "Homosexual Activism in the Archdiocese of San Francisco"
Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney