COMMENTARY: How Lawmakers Are Trying to Control San Francisco’s Catholic SchoolsThe 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.
Over 350 Catholic School Teachers Call On San Francisco Archbishop To Drop Morality ClausesMore 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.
San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese Won't Classify Teachers As Ministers, Has Not Dropped Morality Clause ProposalThe 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.
Lawmakers Want Investigation Of San Francisco Catholic High Schools Over Teacher Morality ClausesTwo 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.
Pope Francis Compares Transgender People To Nuclear Weapons In New BookPope 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."
SF Archbishop Answers Disapproving Letter From Lawmakers After Clarifying Sexual Morality For School StaffThe 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.
San Francisco Catholic School Students, Parents Stage Ash Wednesday Protest Over Morality Clauses In Teacher ContractsOn 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.
Vatican Gives Gay Catholic Group Unprecedented VIP TreatmentThe Vatican did something it has never done before by giving a group of U.S. gay and lesbian Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis' weekly general audience Wednesday.
Pamphlet Handed Out To San Francisco Catholic Elementary School Students Poses Questions About Masturbation, Birth Control, SodomySome parents of students at Star of the Sea School said the topics in the pamphlet were inappropriate for their children.
Lawmakers Urge San Francisco Archbishop To Drop Morality Clauses In Teacher Contracts, Call Plan ‘Divisive’State lawmakers representing the Bay Area are weighing in on the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco’s plans to add a morality clause to high school teacher contracts.
Oakland Priest Learns Boxing, Gets Large Donation For ChurchFather 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.
LGBT Catholics Embraced By San Jose Diocese In Light Of Pope Francis' Progressive Stance On Gay CommunityAt 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.
Gay Sex, Adultery, Masturbation, Porn Are 'Gravely Evil': SF Archbishop Clarifies Sexual Morality For School StaffsArchbishop Cordileone said the changes do not contain anything essentially new, but are intended to clarify existing expectations for Catholic teachers.
Boys Only: SF Catholic Priest Says Girls Not Allowed To Serve At Altar In His ChurchA 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.
Peeved Parishioners Leaving SF Catholic Church Over Ban On Girls As Altar ServersA Bay Area church is now under fire over a controversial new policy saying only boys can be altar servers.