Supporters of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone have moved their May 16 picnic to a different venue in the city.
An independent autopsy by a medical examiner from a neighboring county showed the man was shot six times in the back as he ran from undercover police.
"The church has told us that it honors all civil rights and labor rights. You cannot profess social justice if within your own walls you refuse to practice it."
The signees of an open letter to Pope Francis are the "bedrock of the archdiocese," one of them said at a press conference Thursday morning.
Star of the Sea School in the San Francisco archdiocese has become a kind of war zone between the majority of school parents and Star of the Sea Parish's two priest leaders -- Fr. Joseph Illo, administrator, and Fr. Patrick Driscoll, associate pastor.
The priests began their assignments there last August as part of a plan to establish an oratory, or a kind of fraternity where diocesan priests live in community.
Fr. Joseph Illo has introduced several changes to Star of the Sea School since his arrival, including banning girls from serving at the altar during Mass.
One high school student said accepting his sexuality was difficult enough, but language such as "grave evil" is "offensive and damaging."
Part one of five: San Francisco's Most Holy Redeemer Church has a reputation for being an accepting parish. But it's also one of the nation's most distinctive.
Part two of five: San Francisco's Most Holy Redeemer parishioners take some pride in being a Francis-like parish well before Francis.
Part three of five: What does it mean to be identified as a predominantly "gay" parish like San Francisco's Most Holy Redeemer? Apparently, it's a double-edged sword.