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Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:41

San Francisco Bishop: God Is 'Mocked in Our Very Streets,' The 'Vulgar and Blasphemous' Celebrated

Written by  Michael W. Chapman

In his sermon on Oct. 7, the archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, said the horrors of the last 100 years -- world wars, genocide, religious persecution, abortion, sexual immorality -- are in many ways "a living reflection of Hell" and a "mocking of God.

" He added that this mockery is even evident in the streets of San Francisco where gay "pride" parades occur and the "exaltation of the vulgar and blasphemous" occurs.

Archbishop Cordileone was appointed to his position as head of the Archdiocese of San Francisco by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. In addition to his duties there, the archbishop is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Defense of Marriage.

Archbishop Cordileone made his remarks on Saturday as he, along with other clergy and thousands of lay people, consecrated the archdiocese to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus. This ceremony was in preparation for the church's worldwide celebration (on Oct. 13) of Mary's appearance in Fatima, Portugal in 1917, a supernatural event that the church says is worthy of belief and to which millions of Catholics are devoted.

Our Lady of Fatima, according to the church, spoke of the reality of Hell and warned of specific events in the 20th century, including the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, World War II, and the spread of communism.

Read more at CNSNews

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