Lawmakers Stall California Doctor-Assisted Suicide Bill Amid Religious FightLegislation that would have allowed terminally ill patients to legally end their lives in California stalled Tuesday amid fierce opposition from religious groups.
Pope Francis Says Divorce Can Be 'Morally Necessary' For Some CouplesIn sharp contrast to generations of Catholic teachings, Pope Francis reportedly conceded Wednesday that some couples are simply better off divorced.
Saint Mary's College President: Pope Francis Connects Poverty, Ecology In Climate Change ManifestoDr. James Donohue, president of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, takes a closer look at Pope Francis’ encyclical where he calls for action on climate change and the environment.
Global Warming Turning Earth Into 'Immense Pile Of Filth,' Pope Says In Radical ManifestoFrancis framed climate change as an urgent moral issue to address in his eagerly anticipated encyclical, blaming global warming on an unfair, fossil fuel-based industrial model that harms the poor most.
San Francisco Catholic School Teachers Protest Revised Morality Clauses Offered By ArchbishopTeachers from four high schools operated by the archdiocese rallied Wednesday afternoon in front of the chancery office, calling for a rejection of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's latest revision of the teacher handbook.
San Francisco Archbishop Won't Attend Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage, Made Appearance Last YearArchbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said he will not attend a march in Washington, DC rallying same-sex marriage opponents, days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears a crucial case.
5 Nuns From Marin Catholic High School Walk Out Of Class In Protest Of Gay Rights GroupThe five nuns walked out last Friday to protest the sponsors of a program intended to protect gay and lesbian teens from bullying.
San Jose Priest Accused Of Pocketing Thousands From Parishioner DonationsA Catholic priest in San Jose has been charged with fraud and tax evasion for allegedly diverting thousands of dollars in donations from parishioners into his personal bank account during a three-year period.
Bay Area Catholics Rally Around Archbishop, Say He’s Unfairly PortrayedThe 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.
Over 100 Local Catholic Leaders Sign Open Letter Urging Pope Francis To Oust San Francisco Archbishop CordileoneMore 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.
Parents' Message To San Francisco Archdiocese: Catholic School’s Leaders 'Not A Good Fit'Parents from a Catholic school in the city's Richmond District are asking the San Francisco Archdiocese to show two controversial school leaders the door.
After SF Cathedral Skewered For Dousing Homeless With Water, Pope Launches Homeless Tours Of Sistine Chapel Just a week after San Francisco Catholic leaders were forced to issue an apology for installing sprinklers to douse the homeless sleeping in St. Mary's Cathedral doorsteps, Pope Francis has gone the other direction, inviting the homeless to tour the Sistine Chapel.
How Much Can Pope Francis Change The Catholic Church During His Papacy?Pulitzer prize-winning historian and author, Garry Wills, on the dichotomy of the Catholic Church under the papacy of Pope Francis and his affect on social change within the church's traditional constraints.
2 SFPD Northern District Officers Trying To Handle Up To 700 Complaints A Month About HomelessLast week St. Mary's Cathedral came under fire for their sprinkler system that doused the homeless as a deterrent. Now
San Francisco Catholic Students Slam Morality Clauses In Latest Protest, Say Archbishop Is Out Of StepWearing black t-shirts with the hashtag #teachacceptance, students in high schools administrated by the Archdiocese of San Francisco once again voiced their displeasure Thursday night with Archbishop Salvatore Cordelione and his proposed morality clause.