WILLIAM JOSEPH CARDINAL LEVADA
An examination of William Joseph Cardinal Levada offers a window into the Roman Catholic Church at its highest levels.
“As Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Levada is the principal defender of all the moral and theological doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church, sometimes acting as chief prosecutor against members of the Church who have strayed from those values. As the most influential position in the government of the Church apart from the Holy Father himself, Levada is considered the highest ranking American in the institution.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Joseph_Levada ) Levada was recommended by Cardinal Bernardin as an official in this body many years ago : “From 1976 to 1982, Levada was an official of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican, having been recommended by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Joseph_Levada ) This is the same Bernardin described at http://www.puritans.net/news/boysclub082405.htm .
Has Levada followed in the footsteps of Bernardin? Consider this quote from http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/27/BAG4OEU9HU1.DTL&hw=most+holy+redeemer&sn=001&sc=1000 :
“Most Holy Redeemer's priests
baptize children of same-sex couples, and a large contingent of parishioners
marches every year in
And consider this information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Joseph_Levada:
“Some critics have criticized how Levada
dealt priests who had committed sexual abuse in
Like father, like son, the Roman Catholic Church remains essentially the same from generation to generation.