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.
A powerful cross-section of Catholics is asking Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, saying the archbishop has "fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance."
During what one participant described as an "explosive" meeting, the San Francisco archdiocese's Council of Priests addressed Fr. Joseph Illo's changes to Star of the Sea parish.
The "turmoil resulting from the archbishop's proposed changes to the [faculty] handbook" has led to "many of our colleagues ... considering other career options."
Viaducts of encouragement are pouring into Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's office from outside the archdiocese, supporting his new language for teacher contracts.
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About 80 percent of the faculty and staff of the four high schools have signed a petition asking Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to leave the current handbook text in place.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said he has been surprised by the uproar generated by the handbook insertion.
A NCR investigation of websites and online publications found that roughly 52 percent of Latin-rite archdioceses and dioceses have begun to gather information in some capacity.