The Daily reports today that at the San Francisco Catholic Charities CYO annual awards dinner tomorrow night (April 11), one of the three honorees to whom Archbishop George Niederauer will present a Loaves and Fishes Award for philanthropy is George Marcus.
The Daily notes -- but the awards dinner article in the San Francisco Archdiocesan newspaper Catholic San Francisco does not -- that Marcus, who heads a real estate investment firm, gave $25,000 to help defeat Prop 73, a pro-life parental notification ballot measure, gave $100,000 to help defeat another such measure, Prop 85 and gave $50,000 for the Prop 71 ballot measure to fund fatal-to-embryonic-babies stem cell experimentation, among other donations.
The San Francisco Archdiocesan newspaper story about the awards dinner is in its current issue http://www.catholic-sf.org/FPArticle213.htm
As the California Catholic Daily reminds us:
"In 2004, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement, saying 'the Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.'"
Why can't our bishops obey their own instructions?
Catholic liberals love not only the pro-abortion politicians but also the pro-abortion rich people.
Don't look now, but what if Archbishop Niederauer is appointed to replace Cardinal Mahony here in Los Angeles in 2011? After all, his good friend Cardinal William Levada occupies the #2 post in the Vatican.
[Note added on April 11: In writing the last paragraph of this post, I somehow managed to completely forget that, of course, Archbishop Niederauer will be 75 in 2011 and so will have to submit his resignation then. Thanks to an anonymous commenter for jogging my memory on this.]
Ay, yi yi.