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Thu Apr 16, 2015, 12:40 PM


Prominent San Francisco Catholics seek replacement of Archbishop

A number of prominent bay area Catholics have asked the Pope to give them a new Archbishop.

In an unprecedented move, more than 100 prominent Roman Catholic donors and church members signed a full-page ad running Thursday in The Chronicle that calls on Pope Francis to replace San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for fostering “an atmosphere of division and intolerance.”

The plea follows months of dissent within the archdiocese over Cordileone’s emphasis on traditional, conservative church doctrine — including asking high school teachers and staffers at Catholic schools to sign a morality clause that characterizes sex outside of marriage and homosexual relations as “gravely evil.”
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The ad drew swift condemnation from the archdiocese, which said those who signed it don’t speak for San Francisco’s Catholic community.

Here's a link to an image of the letter: http://www.sfgate.com/news/item/Catholics-Ad-38983.php

I wish the church would return to the ancient ways and have Bishops elected by the Diocese instead of imposed by Rome.

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