We have $163,080 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

the low-key family

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Jan 09, 2008

He's divorced. He's had a highly publicized adulterous affair with the wife of a subordinate. He canceled a trip to Rome to protest Church teaching against same-sex adoption. He has unilaterally approved marriage licenses for homosexual couples, and issued a proclamation honoring a gay porn producer. But after he won re-election, San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom decided that his inauguration day should begin with Mass at the famous Mission Dolores Basilica. It was planned as a "low-key" event, the mayor's staff said; a family affair.

Family, Your Honor? What family? What's a family?

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($163,080 to go):
$200,000.00 $36,919.72
82% 18%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 4 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Jan. 11, 2008 2:46 PM ET USA

    It's time for the bishop of San Francisco to speak up about the mayor and his lack of conformity to Catholic teaching. The mayor evidently feels he is exempt from the rules of the Church; and, ostensibly, the bishop must think so,too.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 10, 2008 7:40 AM ET USA

    Kinda makes me wanna sing "Gather Us In" so that I may have the courage to enter the song.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 09, 2008 8:39 PM ET USA

    ANd the Archbishop, if he were to do his job and set a proper example, would prohibit such a thing from happening. But he probably won't

  • Posted by: - Jan. 09, 2008 5:10 PM ET USA

    You forgot to say: "We are an Easter people."

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Gay Vatican official who 'came out' may influence Synod in a way he didn't expect--or want 16 hours ago
Another serial killer? Blame 'religious rage.' 19 hours ago
At Synod's opening session, evidence of a different dynamic 21 hours ago
Preparing for the Synod on the Family October 2
Making sense of the Pope's message to America–including the Kim Davis meeting October 2

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope issues new rules to streamline annulment process CWN - September 8
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5