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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 Says Divorce Can Be ‘Morally Necessary’ For Some Couples

In sharp contrast to generations of Catholic teachings, Pope Francis reportedly conceded Wednesday that some couples are simply better off divorced.

06/25/2015

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

Saint Mary’s College President: Pope Francis Connects Poverty, Ecology In Climate Change Manifesto

Dr. James Donohue, president of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, takes a closer look at Pope Francis’ encyclical where he calls for action on climate change and the environment.

06/22/2015

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Global Warming Turning Earth Into ‘Immense Pile Of Filth,’ Pope Says In Radical Manifesto

Francis framed climate change as an urgent moral issue to address in his eagerly anticipated encyclical, blaming global warming on an unfair, fossil fuel-based industrial model that harms the poor most.

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

Freitas Memorial Gymnasium at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, CA.  (Wikimedia Commons)

5 Nuns From Marin Catholic High School Walk Out Of Class In Protest Of Gay Rights Group

The five nuns walked out last Friday to protest the sponsors of a program intended to protect gay and lesbian teens from bullying.

04/22/2015

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San Jose Priest Accused Of Pocketing Thousands From Parishioner Donations

A Catholic priest in San Jose has been charged with fraud and tax evasion for allegedly diverting thousands of dollars in donations from parishioners into his personal bank account during a three-year period.

04/21/2015

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (Archdiocese of SF)

Bay Area Catholics Rally Around Archbishop, Say He’s Unfairly Portrayed

The controversial head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco has some very public critics, but now he has some equally public defenders. A new group of San Francisco Catholics has formed to support Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

04/17/2015

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

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Parents’ Message To San Francisco Archdiocese: Catholic School’s Leaders ‘Not A Good Fit’

Parents from a Catholic school in the city’s Richmond District are asking the San Francisco Archdiocese to show two controversial school leaders the door.

03/26/2015

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