"Bold," "brazen," "courageous," "combative," "timely" and "bombshell" were among descriptions that greeted the appointment of Salvatore Cordileone to San Francisco.
"The religious fabric of the San Francisco archdiocese has been torn, and it did not need to happen. Intentionally or not, it has been wrenched."
Updated: "The language is softer, but the message is still hurtful and wrong," said a student at one of the archdiocesan high schools.
"I very much like the fact that he's unafraid to stand up for the church's teaching," one supporter said.
California's 71 abortion-alternative pregnancy medical clinics may be forced to inform pregnant women considering their services that publicly funded programs that provide abortion are available to them if a fast-moving bill becomes law.
The Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency Act is needed to ensure all women have knowledge and access to a full range of publicly funded reproductive health care options, according to the bill's authors, Democratic Assembly members David Chiu, of San Francisco, and Autumn Burke, of Los Angeles.
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."
Canonical and court documents from 2003 and 2005 about the ministry of Fr. Joseph Illo have further enraged parents at Star of the Sea School.
"I think [Cordileone is] doing a marvelous job under very difficult circumstances. Taking ads out in the local paper against the archbishop only brings discord and divisiveness."
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.