Okay, the following is pure speculation, but take it for what it is. Why did Levada’s order to Catholic Charities San Francisco come down today? Notice that the media outlet that broke the story was the Boston Globe, not a San Francisco newspaper.
Here’s what I think happened. The Globe was preparing a story on SF CC’s policy of allowing adoptions in order to show a contradiction in application of the Church teachings. Then they could say, Boston CC says that it can’t allow gay adoptions because Rome says so. But the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the doctrinal watchdog, allowed gay adoptions in his archdiocese when he was there. That’s hypocritical. So after the Globe contacted the SF CC for an interview—which they said they did today only hours before the Levada email—according to my speculation, Levada was alerted and he responded quickly via email to try to knock the legs out from under the Globe‘s story.
Plausible? Yeah. Possible? Yes. Did it happen that way? I don’t know.
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