Archbishop Cordileone Ready For Prison But Fears “The Media”

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, 64, was confronted in September by Philip Lawler with the option to defy California Covid-19 restriction even at the risk of being arrested.

The State restrictions are enforced for his Cathedral but not, for instances, for tattoo parlours. Cordileone replied according to CatholicCulture.com (November 13): “Oh, if I thought that’s what would happen, I’d do it.”

However, Cordileone elaborated that he would not expect to be arrested for celebrating public Mass since this would, he believes, cause uproar among [apathetic] Catholics and religious freedom advocates.

He would rather fear “more damaging” ways to punish the Church through using the media who would stir up hysteria over rule violations after politicians would “condemn him” for endangering the public.

The problem with Cordileone's argument: How could media reports which are forgotten after a day be more damaging than eliminating the public liturgy?
He, and all of us, are called to be martyrs if necessary. Do not fear what cannot touch you spiritually. Do what you know is right in the sight of Almighty God and let the chips fall where they may. Eternal life is eternal.
Jesus' disciples are not supposed, but mandated "to bear witness of the light, that all men through him might believe." Who would you trust, Abp. Cordileone who obeys God or Phillip Lawler who obeys Secular power? God bless Archbishop.
6 people are allowed for Thanksgiving, 30 for a funeral. So you can held a funeral for your pet turkey that will pass away on November 26th. Refreshments provided.
Jeffrey Ade
Were getting some "pets!"
Alex A
One of the few "Good Prelates" that can be counted on in a 'crises.'
What difference does he make in reality - not words?