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A Christian holding a crucifix praying beads (Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

Instructor Reportedly Quitting Over Oakland Catholic School Morality Pledge

Teachers at Catholic schools in the East Bay were recently asked to sign a morality pledge covering their lives beyond the school walls as part of their next contract. As a result, it now looks like at least one member of the staff at Bishop O’Dowd High School won’t be returning next year.

05/16/2014

Father Hector Cora (St. James Parish/Diocese of Sacramento)

NorCal Roman Catholic Priest Arrested For Alleged Statutory Rape Of Teenage Girl

A Roman Catholic priest in Northern California has been arrested for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl he befriended while working at a Davis church.

05/12/2014

A Christian holding a crucifix praying beads (Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

Catholic School Teachers At Diocese Of Oakland Required To Sign Morality Pledge Covering Personal Life

A spokesman for the Diocese of Oakland told the San Francisco Chronicle teachers are being required to sign a new contract by Friday that says they conform to church teachings outside the workplace.

05/09/2014

Canonization Ceremony

Francis Presides Over Historic Day Of 4 Popes At Canonization Ceremony

Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square.

04/27/2014

Pope John Paul II performs communion at Candlestick Park in 1987. (CBS)

On Eve Of Sainthood, Remembering Pope John Paul II’s ’87 Bay Area Visit And Conservative Legacy

More than a quarter century after making his lone trip the Bay Area, Pope John Paul remains an influential figure as he sits on the verge of sainthood.

04/24/2014

Mud Cracks

Catholic Bishops Seek Prayers To Relieve California’s Dry Spell

The California Conference of Catholic Bishops asked people of all faiths to join in prayers for rain as reservoirs in the state dipped to historic lows after one of the driest calendar years on record.

01/07/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013. (CBS)

New Limo Regulations Proposed In Wake Of Deadly San Mateo Bridge Fire

A memorial service was held Friday at the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco for the five women who died in last week’s limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge.

05/10/2013

Rev. Michael Barber

Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop Of Oakland Diocese

Pope Francis Friday appointed the Rev. Michael Barber to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Oakland.

05/03/2013

James A. Donahue

Saint Mary’s College Introduces First Lay President

Saint Mary’s College of California introduced its new president, Dr. James Donahue, in a special ceremony on Tuesday. He is the first lay person to serve in that position in the college’s 150-year history.

03/27/2013

This file picture taken on December 29, 2012, in St.Peter's square at the Vatican shows Pope Benedict XVI saluting as he arrives to the ecumenical christian community of Taize during their European meeting. Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013 announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman told AFP, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries. (Alberto Pizzolio/AFP/Getty Images)

California Cardinal Tainted In Abuse Scandal To Vote On Pope Benedict Successor

Leaders of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, question why Cardinal Roger Mahoney is still being allowed to select a new pope.

02/11/2013

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