A soon-to-be appointed San Francisco Archbishop risked the lives of others when he decided to take to the road while blotto. Dreamy-eyed Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone was arrested on Saturday at 12:26 a.m. after being stopped by police. He was booked on a misdemeanor charge and posted bail.
Cordileone, as CBS 5 reports, was a vocal supporter of the Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage. In addition to anti-civil rights initiatives, Cordileone, 56, is also an illogical outspoken opponent of both abortion and birth control. However, he's also all about breaking down stereotypes too. "I've always believed that when people get to know each other, that breaks down stereotypes, prejudices, prejudgments, when people get to know each other on a human level," he explained to KCBS.
He was set to be initiated as Archbishop on Oct. 4, the feast day for St. Francis of Assisi. Cordileone was ordained as a bishop in 2002, after the late Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of San Diego.
No word yet on how he will atone for driving under the influence.
We should also point out that some have associated the Most Holy Redeemer brouhaha— i.e., the Castro Catholic church at the center of the the drag queen controversy—with Cordileone coming to San Francisco. However, the Archdiocese claims the boozy anti-gay man of God has had nothing to do with it since he has yet to take office.