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To: Our Most Holy Father Pope Francis
We support the appeal to replace Archbishop Cordileone
As members of the Catholic Community, we respectfully ask you to please replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.
We support the message of the San Francisco Catholics who appealed to you on April 16, 2015 in the San Francisco Chronicle ad. Their message IS our message.
Read the full letter: http://bit.ly/1b1ZLhm
Archbishop Cordileone has fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance.
The Archdiocese of San Francisco is threatened and cannot survive, let alone thrive and grow, under Archbishop Cordileone’s supervision.
Please provide San Francisco with a leader true to our values and your namesake!
Why is this important?
In a letter published in the San Francisco Chronicle April 16, 2015, Catholics appealed to Pope Francis to replace the archbishop with a leader true to Catholic values.
In response to the ad, the archbishops’s reply was "The greatest misrepresentation of all is that the signers presume to speak for the Catholic Community of San Francisco...They do not.”
We want Pope Francis to know that YES THEY DO speak for us!
"Archbishop Cordileone has fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance." say leaders.
"He has forced Archdiocesan high school teachers to accept a mean-spirited morality code that violates individual consciences, as well as California labor laws
He supports a pastor at Star of the Sea parish who marginalizes women’s participation in the church by banning girls from altar service, contrary to your desire to expand women’s roles in the Catholic Church.
He has isolated himself from our community, and brushes aside advice from his priests.
The Archdiocese of San Francisco is threatened and cannot survive, let alone thrive and grow, under Archbishop Cordileone’s supervision."
Full text of the letter is available at: http://bit.ly/1b1ZLhm
The story has been covered at: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Prominent-Catholics-call-on-pope-to-oust-S-F-6202539.php
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