Bishop Cordileone explains what happened...
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.It could happen to anyone. The big lesson here? Like I said yesterday, "Don't drink and drive."
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. - CCD - land of fruit and nuts.
Crazy people are already spewing conspiracy theories about this. The man was stopped at a DUI check point - that's it. I'm sure he will be installed as Archbishop - as ordained. Not to worry.
Just don't drink and drive.
Photo: Bishop Cordileone saying the EF Mass. Conspiracy theory #2: He was set up by the Novus Ordo, Spirit of Vatican II, Lavender Mafia crowd, who work for the San Diego police department.
*I blame the mother. What?