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Students and parents staged a protest over proposed morality clauses for Archdiocese of San Francisco teachers at Saint Mary's Cathedral on February 18, 2015. (CBS)

Lawmakers Want Investigation Of San Francisco Catholic High Schools Over Teacher Morality Clauses

Two Bay Area lawmakers are seeking an investigation of working conditions at high schools administrated by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, over the archbishop’s proposed morality clauses for teachers.

02/23/2015

Students and parents staged a protest over proposed morality clauses for Archdiocese of San Francisco teachers at Saint Mary's Cathedral on February 18, 2015. (CBS)

San Francisco Catholic School Students, Parents Stage Ash Wednesday Protest Over Morality Clauses In Teacher Contracts

On Ash Wednesday, one of the holiest days on the Catholic calendar, the students and parents are hoping Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will change his mind on the clauses, as the church heads into 40 days of Lenten reflection.

02/18/2015

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Pamphlet Handed Out To San Francisco Catholic Elementary School Students Poses Questions About Masturbation, Birth Control, Sodomy

Some parents of students at Star of the Sea School said the topics in the pamphlet were inappropriate for their children.

02/18/2015

Serra High School

Lawmakers Urge San Francisco Archbishop To Drop Morality Clauses In Teacher Contracts, Call Plan ‘Divisive’

State lawmakers representing the Bay Area are weighing in on the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco’s plans to add a morality clause to high school teacher contracts.

02/17/2015

Father Aidan McAleenan at a boxing boot camp. (CBS)

Oakland Priest Learns Boxing, Gets Large Donation For Church

Father Aidan McAleenan is pastor of St. Columba’s Catholic Church in Oakland. At Christmastime, he was contacted by a stranger who said he wanted to donate some money.

02/05/2015

Pope Francis delivers a speech during a meeting with youth of the diocese on July 5, 2014 in Castelpetroso, southern Italy, as part of his one day visit in the Molise region. (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis To Canonize Junipero Serra, Founder Of California’s Missions

The Franciscan friar who founded many of California’s missions in the late 1700s will be canonized by Pope Francis during his trip to the United States later this year.

01/15/2015

Pope Francis (R) leads a mass honouring the canonisation of two Canadian saints, having previously celebrated a mass for Saint Jose, in St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on October 12, 2014. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Meeting Of Catholic Bishops Signals Growing Acceptance For LGBT Members

The meeting – known as a synod – was called by Pope Francis to discuss hot-button issues such as same-sex unions, divorce and birth control. No formal decisions were reached Monday, but CBS News reports that the tone of initial reports coming out of the two-day meeting indicate a major shift from condemnation to acceptance, including a call to recognize the positive aspects of civil unions and the potential benefits from establishing commitments from the gay community to the church.

10/13/2014

Giants Playoff Fever

SF Church’s ‘God Is A Giants Fan’ Signs Suggest Divine Intervention In Postseason Success

A church in San Francisco’s Parkside neighborhood is getting into the spirit of the Giants third playoff run in the past five seasons.

10/03/2014

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

Pope Francis delivers a speech during a meeting with youth of the diocese on July 5, 2014 in Castelpetroso, southern Italy, as part of his one day visit in the Molise region. (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness For Clergy Sex Abuse, Vows To Hold Bishops Accountable For Shielding Pedophile Priests

Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests.

07/07/2014

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