San Francisco, Calif., Jan 9, 2008 / 02:32 am
The mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, has made the news in the past for conducting an extra-marital affair and catering homosexual groups. His support for these groups puts him at odds with the Catholic faith, but according to the California Catholic Daily, he has chosen the historic Mission Dolores Basilica for a family Mass on Tuesday, to celebrate his inauguration to his second term in office.
Mayor Gavin Newsom, who is divorced, is scheduled to attend Mass with his family. Following the Mass, Newsom will be sworn into office by his father, a retired judge, at San Francisco City Hall.
Last year Newsom admitted to an affair with the wife of one of his closest aides. He claimed he had a drinking problem and the affair happened during his divorce from his first wife. Newsome entered a rehabilitation program, while his aide resigned.
The mayor canceled a 2006 trip to Rome for the installation of former San Francisco Archbishop William Levada as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, saying it was in protest of the Catholic stance against adoptions for homosexual couples.