Will Cardinal Mahony defend Cardinal Levada?
The fight began two weeks ago, when Archbishop Levada, as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, ordered the Archdiocese of San Francisco to stop handing adoptable little children over to pairs of homosexuals.
Last Monday, the Archdiocese's Maurice Healy said, "We've committed ourselves to being in sync with Church teaching." That infuriated Brian Cahill, head of Catholic Charities, who blasted Healy and said his agency's policies had not changed.
Also infuriated was San Francisco's Board of Supervisors, which adopted a blantantly anti-Catholic resolution on Wednesday. They insultingly called the Catholic Church "a foreign country," termed Catholic teaching "hateful and discriminatory," ripped Levada as "a decidedly unqualified representative of his former home city" and urged Arhbishop Niederauer to disobey Levada's command.
Now it is up to Levada and Niederauer to defend the Church, uphold Catholic teaching and save adoptive children from being handed over to homosexuals. It is also up to Cardinal Mahony to back them up firmly and loudly. Let's stay tuned.