Sunday, August 07, 2005
[M]inutes before [Archbishop William] Levada began the procession to the altar at St. Mary's Cathedral he was handed a subpoena requiring him to give a deposition concerning sex abuse cases against clergy members in another archdiocese.Why did we almost miss it? Well, it might have had something to do with the headline:
Levada, of Long Beach, Calif., will leave later this month for his new appointment as head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the post held by former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before he was elected Pope Benedict XVI. In his role, Levada will help shape Catholic doctrine and play a major part in determining the church's response to claims of priestly sexual abuse.
San Francisco Archbishop Celebrates Last Sunday Mass Before Taking Vatican Post