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A statue of Father Junipero Serra stands in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 30, 2015.      (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

California Senator Wants ‘Controversial’ Missionary Statue At US Capitol Replaced With First Woman Astronaut Sally Ride

A California legislator has proposed replacing missionary-priest Junipero Serra’s statue from the U.S. Capitol with one of astronaut Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman in space.

02/13/2015

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)

Married And Don’t Want Kids? Pope Francis Says You’re Selfish

There’s no need to read between the lines of the latest comment hurled from the Vatican. Pope Francis called childless couples “selfish” Wednesday while speaking to his usual audience at St. Peter’s Square.

02/12/2015

Father Aidan McAleenan at a boxing boot camp. (CBS)

Oakland Priest Learns Boxing, Gets Large Donation For Church

Father Aidan McAleenan is pastor of St. Columba’s Catholic Church in Oakland. At Christmastime, he was contacted by a stranger who said he wanted to donate some money.

02/05/2015

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War On LGBT Community: ISIS Executes 5 ‘Gay Men’ In 1 Month

The self-proclaimed Islamic state has reportedly hurled a man believed to be gay off a Syrian high-rise as part of their continued war on the LGBT community.

02/05/2015

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LGBT Catholics Embraced By San Jose Diocese In Light Of Pope Francis’ Progressive Stance On Gay Community

At St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in San Jose, the sign says all are welcome. But sometimes that’s a tough sell for members of the LGBT community.

02/04/2015

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Gay Sex, Adultery, Masturbation, Porn Are ‘Gravely Evil': SF Archbishop Clarifies Sexual Morality For School Staffs

Archbishop Cordileone said the changes do not contain anything essentially new, but are intended to clarify existing expectations for Catholic teachers.

02/04/2015

Tuesday night yoga at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. (CBS)

Spiritual, Yoga Worlds Collide At San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral

Every day, people across San Francisco stream into chic yoga studios. But once a week at Grace Cathedral, there’s a yoga gathering unlike any other.

02/03/2015

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Why An Atheist Feels Guilty About His $100,000-Per-Year Bible App Business

A Salt Lake City businessman and self-proclaimed atheist is making six figures selling the Bible in Apple’s app store.

02/03/2015

Two altar-boys light a candle. (Photo credit: JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Boys Only: SF Catholic Priest Says Girls Not Allowed To Serve At Altar In His Church

A priest at a San Francisco Catholic church has both his supporters and critics over his decision to only allow boys to serve at the altar leaving girls to serve in other ways he’s deemed as more appropriate.

01/27/2015

A car flies the gay pride flag in protest past the Mormon Conference center during the 179th Semi-Annual General Conference of the Mormon church on October 3, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many gay-rights organizations have criticized the church because of its stance on Proposition 8 in California and its opposition to gay marriage.  (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Mormon Leaders Call For Measures Protecting LGBT Rights

Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a “balanced approach” in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.

01/27/2015

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