Religion

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.

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Pope Francis, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)/SF Archdiocese)

Over 100 Local 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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Court Cuts Damages To $2.8M For Woman Molested By Fremont Jehovah’s Witnesses Member

A state appeals court in San Francisco Monday upheld a $2.8 million compensatory damage award for a woman who was molested as a child by an adult member of the North Fremont Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregation.

04/14/2015

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Lawsuit Challenging New Jersey Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy Dismissed

A judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging New Jersey’s ban on gay conversion therapy was upheld Monday by a federal appeals court.

04/13/2015

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Obama Calls For End To Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy For Kids

President Barack Obama is calling for an end to psychiatric therapy treatments aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and transgender youth.

04/09/2015

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Pew: Numbers Of Religiously Unaffiliated Projected To Rise In U.S., Fall Worldwide By 2050

Pew projects all of the major religious groups, with the exception of Buddhists, will have higher percentages of the world’s population, which is expected to be 9.3 billion people by the middle of the century.

04/02/2015

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12 Stats Showing Young Adults ‘Unfriending’ Jesus Christ This Easter

Jesus Christ, whether believed to be God incarnate, a prophet or just a man, is undeniably polarizing, controversial, or inspiring for billions, and with that in mind, researchers set out to determine how Jesus is viewed this Easter, 2015.

04/02/2015

Rev. Robert Schuller sings Christmas songs with performers at President's Park on the Ellipse near the White House 02 December 2004  (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Robert H. Schuller, Crystal Cathedral Megachurch Founder Dead At 88

Robert H. Schuller, the founder of one of the first megachurches, Crystal Cathedral in Orange County has died.

04/02/2015

A religious cross is seen as the moon is illuminated by sunlight reflected off the Earth during a total lunar eclipse, one of four so-called 'blood moons', on October 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The first in the current tetrad of blood moons fell on Passover and the current eclipse occurs on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the fifth day after Yom Kippur, leading some religious people to believe that it is a prophetic sign of the end times of civilization. This blood moon appears 5.3% larger than the last one on April 15 because it occurs right after the perigee, the closest point in its orbit to the Earth. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Blood Moon With Total Lunar Eclipse & Eerie Biblical Message Rising Over U.S. Easter, Passover Weekend

Get ready to feast your eyes on an extra special and rare total lunar eclipse Saturday morning that has some Christians worried this Easter weekend.

04/01/2015

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Joins San Francisco In Boycotting Travel To Indiana Over Religious Freedom Law

As the firestorm grows over a new Indiana law that critics say could be used to discriminate against the LGBT community, Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland said the city won’t fund business travel to the state because of the measure.

03/31/2015

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