Catholic Church

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience at St Peter's square on May 13, 2015 at the Vatican. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis’ Encyclical On The Environment Gets Early Praise From Bay Area Catholics

Pope 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.

06/18/2015

Teachers rejecting so-called "morality clauses" protested in front of the Chancery office of the Archdiocese of San Francisco on May 20, 2015. (CBS)

San Francisco Catholic School Teachers Protest Revised Morality Clauses Offered By Archbishop

Teachers 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.

05/20/2015

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone addresses attendees at the March For Marriage rally against same-sex unions, July 19, 2014. (CNN Newsource)

San Francisco Archbishop Won’t Attend Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage, Made Appearance Last Year

Archbishop 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.

04/22/2015

Pope Francis, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)/SF Archdiocese)

Over 100 Local Catholic Leaders Sign Open Letter Urging Pope Francis To Oust San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone

More 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.

04/15/2015

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)

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

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 Students Slam Morality Clauses In Latest Protest, Say Archbishop Is Out Of Step

Wearing 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.

03/12/2015

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)

Over 350 Catholic School Teachers Call On San Francisco Archbishop To Drop Morality Clauses

More than 350 teachers in high schools administrated by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco signed a letter urging Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to drop proposed morality clauses from the teacher handbook.

03/03/2015

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)

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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