Archbishop Cordileone Defends Teacher Morality Clause in Open Letter to Legislators

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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, archbishop of San Francisco, has issued a measured, respectful, yet strong response to an open letter from eight California legislators.  The legislators had demanded that the archbishop revoke an archdiocesan policy which requires teachers in Catholic schools to be respectful of Church teachings.Archbishop Cordileone is known as a lover of the Church, and a staunch defender of Catholic teaching.  In his role as chairman of the United States Conference of Cath … [Read more...]

Church Vs. State: Six Court Cases To Watch

The year 2015 has begun with some high-profile legal cases pitting the Church against the State.  The following six cases will impact Church/State relations, and should be of particular interest to concerned Catholics. 1.  CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALTIES On Friday, January 23, the Obama Administration was required to pay $570,000 to cover attorney fees for Conestoga Wood Specialties, costs incurred in its federal lawsuit challenging the Obama administration abortion-pill mandate. The mandate forces … [Read more...]

U.S. Bishops Respond to News that the Supreme Court Will Discuss Same-Sex “Marriage”

On Friday, January 16, the U. S. Supreme Court agreed to consider whether marriage between two individuals of the same sex should be legal in all fifty states.  The Justices will review a November 2014 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which upheld the constitutionality of marriage laws in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.That same day, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for th … [Read more...]


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