Archdiocese of San Francisco

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San Francisco Catholic Schoolteachers Ratify Contract With Archdiocese By Narrow Margin

Members of a Bay Area Catholic schoolteachers’ union ratified a new contract Wednesday with the Archdiocese of San Francisco, church officials said.

08/20/2015

Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave

After SF Cathedral Skewered For Dousing Homeless With Water, Pope Launches Homeless Tours Of Sistine Chapel

Just a week after San Francisco Catholic leaders were forced to issue an apology for installing sprinklers to douse the homeless sleeping in St. Mary’s Cathedral doorsteps, Pope Francis has gone the other direction, inviting the homeless to tour the Sistine Chapel.

03/25/2015

A homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

Gov. Brown Won’t Comment On San Francisco Cathedral Controversy, Worries About Decades-Long Homeless Problem

Gov. Jerry Brown says it is not his place to chastise the Archdiocese of San Francisco for pouring water on homeless people at St. Mary’s Cathedral, which KCBS first reported Wednesday. Brown is expressing concern about how intractable the city’s homeless problem is.

03/20/2015

A homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

UPDATE: SF Archdiocese Apologizes For Water System To Repel Homeless At Saint Mary’s Cathedral

Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco will dismantle a system that pours water on entrance areas of the church frequented by homeless after receiving a formal notice of violation from the city.

03/18/2015

A homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

San Francisco Saint Mary’s Cathedral Drenches Homeless With Water To Keep Them Away

KCBS has learned that Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the principal church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has installed a watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping in the cathedral’s doorways.

03/18/2015

Archdiocese of Agana

San Francisco Archdiocese Removes Priest From Service Over Allegations Of Past Sex Abuse

The San Francisco Archdiocese has removed a priest from ministering in the city after he was removed from his post in Guam over allegations that he molested two boys four decades ago while serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

07/26/2014

Thousands Join Petition Asking SF Archbishop Not To Attend Traditional Marriage Rally

Thousands Join Petition Asking SF Archbishop Not To Attend Traditional Marriage Rally

Bay Area church and community leaders were delivering thousands petition signatures to San Francisco’s Catholic archbishop Tuesday, demanding that he skip an event celebrating traditional marriage.

06/17/2014

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Mayor Lee Asks SF’s Archbishop To Refrain From Speaking At National March For Traditional Marriage

San Francisco’s Roman Catholic Archbishop is one of the headline speakers at a national march for traditional marriage next week in Washington, but local politicians are asking him not to go.

06/11/2014

Jessica Urbina's senior photo that will not be printed in the yearbook nor shown at graduation because of her wardrobe choice. (Michael Urbina)

Bow Tie-Wearing Classmates Support SF Catholic Schoolgirl After Tuxedo Photo Pulled From Yearbook

Students at a San Francisco Catholic school showed up to class Friday wearing bowties and ties in solidarity with a senior who had her yearbook photo pulled because she was wearing a tuxedo.

05/16/2014

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

SF Archbishop Compares Gay Marriage To Male Breastfeeding

San Francisco’s new archbishop Salvatore Cordileone told an English Catholic newspaper that legalizing same-sex marriage was akin to legalizing male-breastfeeding.

01/31/2013

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