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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

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Gay Sex, Adultery, Masturbation, Porn Are ‘Gravely Evil': SF Archbishop Clarifies Sexual Morality For School Staffs

Archbishop Cordileone said the changes do not contain anything essentially new, but are intended to clarify existing expectations for Catholic teachers.

02/04/2015

Two altar-boys light a candle. (Photo credit: JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Boys Only: SF Catholic Priest Says Girls Not Allowed To Serve At Altar In His Church

A priest at a San Francisco Catholic church has both his supporters and critics over his decision to only allow boys to serve at the altar leaving girls to serve in other ways he’s deemed as more appropriate.

01/27/2015

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Peeved Parishioners Leaving SF Catholic Church Over Ban On Girls As Altar Servers

A Bay Area church is now under fire over a controversial new policy saying only boys can be altar servers.

01/23/2015

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