Religion

Rick Imirowicz (L) and his husband Terrance Health hold hands to pose for a videographer after their wedding ceremony at All Souls Unitarian Church on the first day same-sex couples are legal to wed under a new law March 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. The District of Columbia has become the sixth in the nation to recognize same-sex marriage. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Texas’ AG: State Workers Can Deny Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Over Religious Objections

Texas’ conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a “lawless ruling” and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.

06/28/2015

'Everest' Vacation Bible School Program e-Brochure (Courtesy Group)

1 Million Vacation Bible Schoolers In ‘Everest’-Themed Church Program Sold Before Deadly Earthquake

Call it the Hand of Providence or an awkward coincidence, but this summer more than 1 million children are attending a Mount Everest-themed Vacation Bible School program produced and sold months before the 7.8 magnitude quake struck Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring over 23,000.

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 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

Police on the scene of a fatal church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015. (CBS)

Gunman Opens Fire In South Carolina Church, Authorities Say 9 People Dead

Police were searching for a suspect after a gunman opened fire Wednesday night at a church in downtown Charleston. Nine people died in the shooting, authorities say.

06/17/2015

A stained glass window at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. (Courtesy: Grace Cathedral)

Grace Cathedral Extensively Restoring Large Stained Glass Window

Standing nearly four stories tall and almost ninety years old, one of the Grace Cathedral’s largest stained glass windows is in serious trouble.

06/09/2015

Tafatolu Congregational Church in East San Jose. (CBS)

3 Accused In Embezzling Scheme Involving Bingo At San Jose Church

Three people have been charged for an alleged embezzlement scheme involving at a San Jose church that went on for years.

06/05/2015

Usaama Rahim was fatally shot by police near Boston on June 2, 2015. (CBS)

Oakland Imam Seeks Answers After Brother Investigated For Threats Was Killed By Boston-Area Police

On Tuesday, Usaama Rahim was fatally shot by authorities near Boston. Sources told CBS News that officials has been tracking Rahim for the past 2-3 weeks.

06/02/2015

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

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: God Will Judge You On Whether You Cared For Earth

Pope Francis warned the rich and powerful on Tuesday that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest exhortation on the environment ahead of his eagerly-awaited encyclical on climate change and its effects on the world’s most vulnerable.

05/13/2015

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