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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (Archdiocese of SF)

San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese Won’t Classify Teachers As Ministers, Has Not Dropped Morality Clause Proposal

The Catholic Archdiocese in San Francisco is backing away from a plan to designate teachers as ministers, but has not announced plans to withdraw another controversial proposal for high school teachers to adhere to a morality clause in their contracts.

02/24/2015

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

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Pope Francis Compares Transgender People To Nuclear Weapons In New Book

Pope Francis is making waves in the LGBT community again with his most recent comments comparing transgender people to nuclear weapons, saying both do not “recognize the order of creation.”

02/20/2015

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

SF Archbishop Answers Disapproving Letter From Lawmakers After Clarifying Sexual Morality For School Staff

The archbishop of San Francisco sent a letter to California lawmakers on Thursday asking them to respect his right to hire people who uphold Catholic teachings.

02/20/2015

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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Vatican Gives Gay Catholic Group Unprecedented VIP Treatment

The Vatican did something it has never done before by giving a group of U.S. gay and lesbian Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis’ weekly general audience Wednesday.

02/18/2015

(CBS)

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

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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

(CBS SF)

LGBT Catholics Embraced By San Jose Diocese In Light Of Pope Francis’ Progressive Stance On Gay Community

At St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in San Jose, the sign says all are welcome. But sometimes that’s a tough sell for members of the LGBT community.

02/04/2015

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