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COMMENTARY: How Lawmakers Are Trying to Control San Francisco’s Catholic Schools

The debate over Archbishop Cordileone’s enforcement of faculty morality guidelines calling contraception, gay sexual relations, and self pleasure “gravely evil” brings up a broader debate about how religious schools across America can stay true to their faith.

03/10/2015

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)

Over 350 Catholic School Teachers Call On San Francisco Archbishop To Drop Morality Clauses

More than 350 teachers in high schools administrated by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco signed a letter urging Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to drop proposed morality clauses from the teacher handbook.

03/03/2015

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Central Valley Family Says Relative Was Among Christians Abducted By ISIS In Syria

A Central Valley couple said they believe their brother was among as many as 150 Christians abducted from a village by Islamic State militants.

02/25/2015

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Crucified ‘Cheetos Jesus’ Parody On SF Muni Bus Stop Raises Eyebrows, Ire

A San Francisco Muni bus stop “advertisement” in the Mission District depicts Chester Cheetah as Jesus, drawn hanging from a rough sketch of a cross with the words, “He Died For Our Snacks.”

02/25/2015

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San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese Won’t Classify Teachers As Ministers, Has Not Dropped Morality Clause Proposal

The Catholic Archdiocese in San Francisco is backing away from a plan to designate teachers as ministers, but has not announced plans to withdraw another controversial proposal for high school teachers to adhere to a morality clause in their contracts.

02/24/2015

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Anti-LGBT Christian Group Lists 6 Bay Area Groups On ‘Bigotry Map’

The fundamental anti-LGBT Christian group American Family Association (AFA) is taking a stab at its nemeses by placing them on a new interactive “Bigotry Map.”

02/24/2015

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)

Lawmakers Want Investigation Of San Francisco Catholic High Schools Over Teacher Morality Clauses

Two Bay Area lawmakers are seeking an investigation of working conditions at high schools administrated by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, over the archbishop’s proposed morality clauses for teachers.

02/23/2015

BRAZIL-POPE-WYD-WAY OF THE CROSS

Pope Francis Compares Transgender People To Nuclear Weapons In New Book

Pope Francis is making waves in the LGBT community again with his most recent comments comparing transgender people to nuclear weapons, saying both do not “recognize the order of creation.”

02/20/2015

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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