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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

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

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (California State Assembly)

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Donnelly Slammed Over Comments Tying Rival Kashkari To Islamic Law

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa on Thursday strongly condemned comments by GOP gubernatorial front-runner Tim Donnelly, in which the state lawmaker has tried to tie his Indian-American rival to fundamentalist Islamic law, calling his statements “hateful and ignorant garbage.”

05/08/2014

A letter explaining the head wear ban at Boomers in Livermore. (CBS)

Sikh, Muslim Families Allege Discrimination At Livermore Amusement Park

A Sikh family from Alameda and a Muslim family from Sunnyvale alleged Tuesday that they were barred from riding go-karts at a Livermore amusement park last summer because of their religious head attire.

04/29/2014

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

Bob Sodervick waves a gay pride flag outside of San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mormon Church Leadership Reaffirms Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ stance on homosexuality has softened in recent years, but this marks the second consecutive conference in which leaders took time to emphasize the faith’s insistence that marriage should be limited to unions between a man and a woman, as God created.

04/07/2014

(credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Appeals Court Orders YouTube To Remove Anti-Muslim Film That Sparked Violence

A federal appeals court ordered YouTube on Wednesday to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in many parts of the Middle East.

02/26/2014

The Dalai Lama speaks at an event. (CBS)

Dalai Lama Touts Compassion At Sold Out Santa Clara Event

The Dalai Lama bought his spiritual message of compassion Monday to about 4,000 people inside an arena at Santa Clara University as about 100 protesters made noise outside.

02/24/2014

Pastor John Hyobin, aka Hyo Bin Im

San Ramon Church Pastor Accused Of Hiding Runaways, Sex With Teen

A San Ramon youth pastor has been arrested after allegedly hiding two 17-year-old runaways at his home and having a sexual relationship with one of them, police said Thursday.

02/06/2014

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