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posted Friday, April 17, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 16
Fire our Archbishop, San Francisco Catholics ask Pope
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Fire our Archbishop, San Francisco Catholics ask Pope

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

More than 100 leaders of San Francisco's Roman Catholic community have signed an open letter to Pope Francis, asking the pontiff to replace the city's ultra-conservative Archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone.

The letter, which ran as a full-page ad in the April 16 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle, charges that Cordileone created 'an atmosphere of division and intolerance' within the Catholic community by his emphasis on strict traditional morality.

According to the Chronicle, the letter to the Pope caps 'months of dissent within the archdiocese' provoked by Cordileone's insistence that Catholic school teachers and staff sign a 'morality clause' agreeing that sex outside of marriage and same-sex sexual relations are 'gravely evil.'

The morality clause is mean-spirited and 'sets a pastoral tone that is closer to persecution than evangelization,' the letter charges.

Cordileone is known in California as 'the father of Prop 8' - the 2008 ballot initiative that attempted to ban same-sex marriage in the state - and is a longtime ally of NOM.

Nibbi Brothers construction executive Larry Nibbi, one of the signers of the letter to the Pope, said the archbishop 'is just causing a lot of discord, especially with the young people in the diocese.'

'The crux of our worry is that the faithful are going to become very disenchanted and stop going to church because they don't like the message, and the message is not the way they lead their lives,' Nibbi said.

Among the other charges against Cordileone are:

o That he appointed a priest to Star of the Sea parish 'who marginalizes women's participation in the church by banning girls from altar service.'

o That the same priest provided elementary-school children at Star of the Sea parochial school with a pamphlet about sexuality that asked whether they had masturbated, engaged in sodomy, or had an abortion.

o That the archbishop ignores advice from his own priests in favor of 'a tiny group of advisers recruited from outside the diocese and estranged from their own religious orders.'

o That he endangers the long-term stability of the archdiocese by adopting a 'single-issue agenda' against same-sex marriage.

According to someone the Chronicle identified as 'a source familiar with the drafting of the open letter to Francis,' the signers first considered running the ad weeks ago.

They held off while they appealed to church officials, including the papal representative in Washington, to address their concerns. When nothing came of that, they went ahead with the ad.

An advance statement by the archdiocese called the ad 'a misrepresentation of Catholic teaching, a misrepresentation of the nature of the teacher contract, and a misrepresentation of the spirit of the archbishop. The greatest misrepresentation of all is that the signers presume to speak for 'the Catholic Community of San Francisco.'

'They do not.'

Nevertheless, the letter is signed by a Who's Who of prominent San Francisco Catholics and church donors, including Nibbi, Brian Cahill, the retired executive director of Catholic Charities; former city commissioner and Boudin Bakery executive Lou Giraudo; retired Swinerton Builders Chairman David Grubb; businessman and former political consultant Clint Reilly and his wife, Janet; San Francisco attorney Michael Kelly; Charles Geschke, chairman of Adobe Systems and former head of the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco Board of Trustees; and Tom Brady Sr., father of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Cordileone was appointed to his post in 2012 by conservative Pope Benedict XVI, after serving as Bishop of Oakland, California. He has a Doctorate in Canon Law from Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University.

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