Salvatore Joseph Cordileone (born June 5, 1956) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and the archbishop of San Francisco, California.
Cordileone is chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Defense of Marriage. He has become known for his outspoken opposition to same-sex civil marriage and LGBT adoption.
A conservative theologian, he is known for his willingness to use the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite of Mass.
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Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone Quotes
“To legalize marriage between two people of the same sex would enshrine in the law the principle that mothers and fathers are interchangeable or irrelevant, and that marriage is essentially an institution about adults, not children; marriage would mean nothing more than giving adults recognition and benefits in their most significant relationship.”
“Our bodies have meaning. The conjugal union of a man and a woman is not a factory to produce babies; marriage seeks to create a total community of love, a ‘one flesh’ union of mind, heart and body that includes a willingness to care for any children their bodily union makes together.”
“There is a problem here — an injustice, really — in the way that some people are so often identified by what they are against. Opposition to same-sex marriage is a natural consequence of what we are for, i.e., preserving the traditional, natural understanding of marriage in the culture and in the law.”
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