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From left, Dominic Ridsdale, Phil Nagle, Tony Waroley, Stephen Woods and Peter Blenkiron, survivors and relatives of priestly sex abuse, stand in front of the Quirinale hotel in Rome, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Cardinal admits ‘scandalous ‘ response to abuse allegations

ROME — One of Pope Francis' top advisers acknowledges that the Catholic…

 

Michael Keaton, left, and Mark Ruffalo are excellent as investigative newsmen in “Spotlight.” (Courtesy Kerry Hayes/Open Road)

‘Spotlight’ a great, entertaining, relevant journalism movie

It’s possible that veteran newspapermen and women will appreciate “Spotlight” more than…

 

Pope Francis shakes hands with school children as he departs the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington, en route Andrews Air Force Base, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.  (Cliff Owen/AP)

Pope, after blunt talk to Congress, thanks nuns in New York

NEW YORK — Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New…

 

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SF students voice concerns over policy to phase out altar girls at Catholic school

Students at a San Francisco Catholic K-8 school are speaking out for…

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Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerActivists led a protest denouncing the March for Marriage

Fracas grows over SF archbishop’s plans to speak at traditional marriage march

A petition with 30,000 signatures was slipped through a crack in the…

Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerActivists led a protest denouncing the March for Marriage
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGum Gee Lee and Poon Heung Lee stand in the doorway of the Jackson Street home where they've raised seven children and which they will soon be forced to leave. The family

Catholic Diocese enters Mission gentrification debate — as landlord

A pair of small businesses on 24th Street catering to The City's…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGum Gee Lee and Poon Heung Lee stand in the doorway of the Jackson Street home where they've raised seven children and which they will soon be forced to leave. The family
AP File PhotoThe election of a Jesuit pope devoted to the poor and stressing a message of mercy rather than condemnation has brought a glimmer of hope to American nuns who have been the subject of a Vatican crackdown accusing them of having focused too much on social justice at the expense of other church issues such as abortion

Jesuit pope offers hope to some targeted US nuns

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The election of a Jesuit pope devoted to…

AP File PhotoThe election of a Jesuit pope devoted to the poor and stressing a message of mercy rather than condemnation has brought a glimmer of hope to American nuns who have been the subject of a Vatican crackdown accusing them of having focused too much on social justice at the expense of other church issues such as abortion
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMost Holy Redeemer Catholic Church says it recognizes the “importance of drag queens in the gay community

Gay-friendly Catholic church in SF draws heat for drag queen ban idea

Although a gay-friendly Catholic church in The City’s Castro neighborhood is receiving…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMost Holy Redeemer Catholic Church says it recognizes the “importance of drag queens in the gay community

New archbishop could learn from San Francisco

It is hard not to view the Vatican’s appointment of Oakland Bishop…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoOakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone

New San Francisco archbishop was Prop 8 architect

In a move certain to be seen as provocative by some, the…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoOakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone