San Francisco Catholics Stage 'Free The Mass' March; Demand Easing Of COVID Limits Placed On Worship ServicesLed by outspoken San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, hundreds of Catholics marched in San Francisco Sunday, demanding city health officials ease COVID restrictions on public indoor religious services.
Newspaper Ad Invites Support For SF Archbishop Cordileone At Family Picnic EventA group of Catholics is showing its support for the embattled Archbishop of San Francisco with a fundraiser and planned family picnic this Saturday, publicized by a newspaper ad.
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.
Married And Don't Want Kids? Pope Francis Says You're SelfishThere'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.
Pope Francis Says Good Catholics Don't Have To Breed 'Like Rabbits'Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."
Meeting Of Catholic Bishops Signals Growing Acceptance For LGBT MembersThe meeting - known as a synod - was called by Pope Francis to discuss hot-button issues such as same-sex unions, divorce and birth control. No formal decisions were reached Monday, but CBS News reports that the tone of initial reports coming out of the two-day meeting indicate a major shift from condemnation to acceptance, including a call to recognize the positive aspects of civil unions and the potential benefits from establishing commitments from the gay community to the church.
Instructor Reportedly Quitting Over Oakland Catholic School Morality PledgeTeachers 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.
PHOTOS: Pope Francis INewly elected Pope Francis I speaks to the waiting crowd from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City & will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics...