The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco will reconsider its practice of permitting gays to adopt children through its social service agency after receiving an e-mail yesterday from its former archbishop, now a top Vatican official, opposing such adoptions.
Another one bites the dust.
Levada said those placements involved ''prudential judgments" about the needs of the children, church teachings, and the mission of the agency.
When they want to break the laws and rules of Christ's Church they call their permisson slips "prudential judgments".
That's exactly the same logic Planned Parenthood uses to tell children their "needs" overrule church teachings.
Monkey see, monkey do.
''The reasons given in the document, as well as the potential scandal for the faithful should an archdiocesan agency act contrary to the clear teaching of the church's magisterium, require that a Catholic bishop follow this clear guidance from the Holy See in his oversight of Catholic diocesan agencies," he wrote.
The Holy See gave Boston "clear guidance", when Hehir and O'Malley didn't like the prudential judgment of the Holy See, they got their own group of laity to give them their prudential judgment instead of the Holy See.
I don't think people realize the potential impact of usurping the system of tapping the prudential judgment of Peter Meade and the schismatics instead of what's written in the rules.
Hours before receiving Levada's e-mail, in an interview with the Globe, the spokesman for the San Francisco Archdiocese had defended the practice of allowing gay adoptions.
The diocese had to "defend" their practice because a group of men loyal to the Magisterium protested, they're kicking up a regular Phamphlateer Stinkeroo, making it impossible for the Bishops and their schismatics to carry on "business as usual".