Thursday, August 30, 2012
Archbishop Cordileone apologizes
While visiting in San Diego this past weekend, I had dinner at the home of some friends along with a priest friend visiting from outside the country and my mother, who lives near San Diego State University. While driving my mother home, I passed through a DUI checkpoint the police had set up near the SDSU campus before I reached her home, and was found to be over the California legal blood alcohol level.
I apologize for my error in judgment and feel shame for the disgrace I have brought upon the Church and myself. I will repay my debt to society and I ask forgiveness from my family and my friends and co-workers at the Diocese of Oakland and the Archdiocese of San Francisco. I pray that God, in His inscrutable wisdom, will bring some good out of this.
I do not think this disqualifies him as Archbishop of San Francisco. Oh, he will be reminded of it by his detractors and I hope His Excellency takes it with poise and good humor. Something like this could happen to you, unless you totally abstain.