Sent to the Chron: The Chronicle's editorial on Archbishop Cordileone’s pathetic attempt at forcing medieval theology on 21st century catholic teachers (Wrong city, wrong century, February 5) is very timely. However, your attempt to exonerate the current boss man in the Vatican ( “…forward thinking Pope...” ) is way off the mark.
There is no way on God’s green earth that the Pope does not condone Cordileone’s edicts. The Pope has absolute control over his underlings, what they say, and where they are assigned. If Francis had any qualms about what the reincarnation of Gregory IX was doing in this diocese, Salvatore would be history.
The Pope’s retention of Cordileone is absolute proof that the Catholic church is still mired in the 13th Century and has zero intention of ever modernizing. How anyone continues to support the Catholic church is beyond my comprehension. And I guess I’m going straight to hell too.