Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bishop Cordileone Visits Jailed Prolife Pastor

The Contra Costa Times reports that Rev. Walter Hoye, the Oakland pastor who was jailed for holding a prolife sign in contravention of an absurd Oakland law, has been released. We posted about his case earlier.

Further down in the story though, this interesting item:

In jail, he ran bible study groups, counseled other inmates and "led six men to Christ," said his wife, Lori. He also received a visitor Saturday: Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, the Diocese of Oakland's bishop-designate.

"He visited Walter Hoye because he respects Hoye's affirmation of the value of human life," said Diocese spokesman Mike Brown, who declined to say whether Cordileone approved of Hoye's tactics.

Lifenews has more info.