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Vatican Fires Priest Who Came Out As Gay On Eve Of Worldwide Bishops MeetingThe Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.
Gold & Silver Chalices, Saint's Relic Stolen From Catholic Church In San FranciscoGold and silver chalices and a cross with a saint’s bone embedded in it were stolen from a Catholic church in San Francisco’s Mission District earlier this week, police said Wednesday.
Ex-SF Archbishop, Now High-Ranking Cardinal Arrested On DUI ChargeA former San Francisco archbishop and one of the highest-ranking American officials of the Roman Catholic Church has been arrested in Hawaii on suspicion of drunken driving.
San Francisco Catholic Schoolteachers Ratify Contract With Archdiocese By Narrow MarginMembers of a Bay Area Catholic schoolteachers’ union ratified a new contract Wednesday with the Archdiocese of San Francisco, church officials said.
Gov. Brown Says World Has Reached 'Tipping Point' On Global Warming At Vatican Climate SummitAt a climate summit at the Vatican, Gov. Jerry Brown said the world may have reached a tipping point on global warming and that humanity must reverse course or face extinction.
Pope Francis’ Encyclical On The Environment Gets Early Praise From Bay Area CatholicsPope Francis on Thursday issued a strong warning on climate change in his latest document, urging the world to deal with the problem now. The document, called an encyclical, has received early praise among Catholics in the Bay Area.
San Francisco Catholic School Teachers Protest Revised Morality Clauses Offered By ArchbishopTeachers from four high schools operated by the archdiocese rallied Wednesday afternoon in front of the chancery office, calling for a rejection of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's latest revision of the teacher handbook.
San Francisco Archbishop Won't Attend Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage, Made Appearance Last YearArchbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said he will not attend a march in Washington, DC rallying same-sex marriage opponents, days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears a crucial case.
Over 100 Local Catholic Leaders Sign Open Letter Urging Pope Francis To Oust San Francisco Archbishop CordileoneMore than 100 local leaders are calling on Pope Francis to replace San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone in an open letter that will appear in Thursday's San Francisco Chronicle.
Gov. Brown Won’t Comment On San Francisco Cathedral Controversy, Worries About Decades-Long Homeless ProblemGov. 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.
San Francisco Saint Mary’s Cathedral Drenches Homeless With Water To Keep Them AwayKCBS 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.
San Francisco Catholic Students Slam Morality Clauses In Latest Protest, Say Archbishop Is Out Of StepWearing black t-shirts with the hashtag #teachacceptance, students in high schools administrated by the Archdiocese of San Francisco once again voiced their displeasure Thursday night with Archbishop Salvatore Cordelione and his proposed morality clause.
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