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Sikh Gurdwara San Jose (CBS)

13 Years After September 11 Attacks, Sikhs Still Targets Of Harassment

In the aftermath of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Sikhs were unintended target of hate crimes, because the attackers thought they were Muslims. Thirteen years later, Sikhs said the attacks have not stopped.

09/11/2014

Indonesian Pentecostal Foursquare Church and Golden Gate Christian Church in San Francisco's Richmond District. (CBS)

Pastor At San Francisco Church Arrested, Accused Of Lewd Acts On A Minor

A pastor at a San Francisco church was arrested by Daly City police Tuesday morning for alleged lewd acts on a minor, police said.

08/12/2014

Archdiocese of Agana

San Francisco Archdiocese Removes Priest From Service Over Allegations Of Past Sex Abuse

The San Francisco Archdiocese has removed a priest from ministering in the city after he was removed from his post in Guam over allegations that he molested two boys four decades ago while serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

07/26/2014

Pope Francis delivers a speech during a meeting with youth of the diocese on July 5, 2014 in Castelpetroso, southern Italy, as part of his one day visit in the Molise region. (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness For Clergy Sex Abuse, Vows To Hold Bishops Accountable For Shielding Pedophile Priests

Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests.

07/07/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

Thousands Join Petition Asking SF Archbishop Not To Attend Traditional Marriage Rally

Thousands Join Petition Asking SF Archbishop Not To Attend Traditional Marriage Rally

Bay Area church and community leaders were delivering thousands petition signatures to San Francisco’s Catholic archbishop Tuesday, demanding that he skip an event celebrating traditional marriage.

06/17/2014

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Former Richmond Police Records Specialist Claims She Was Fired Over Her Religious Views

A records specialist at the Richmond Police Department alleges that some of the department’s top brass discriminated against her due to her religious views and wrongfully terminated her, in part because she allegedly discriminated against a lesbian police volunteer.

06/12/2014

Rev. Salvatore Cordileone

Mayor Lee Asks SF’s Archbishop To Refrain From Speaking At National March For Traditional Marriage

San Francisco’s Roman Catholic Archbishop is one of the headline speakers at a national march for traditional marriage next week in Washington, but local politicians are asking him not to go.

06/11/2014

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

Bishop O’Dowd High School Teacher Among 3 Let Go Over Morality Contract

Instead of signing the morality contract enacted by the Diocese of Oakland, Bishop O’Dowd teacher Kathleen Purcell crossed out portions of it, and will be let go after graduation this year.

05/21/2014

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

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