Alleged victim of sex abuse by the local clergy is writing a book
Local churches let you get right with God without the hassle
Faced with lingering sex abuse complaints, the Salesians of St. John Bosco take their lumps in court
Week of Wednesday, January 18, 2006
But he couldn't dodge a determined process server
As he prepares to be deposed in San Francisco next week, former S.F. Archbishop William Levada may have to come clean about a priestly child molester he protected in Portland.
We pay tribute to those who love enough to write
Anti-cult crusader Ford Greene and the town of San Anselmo are staging a nasty public fight over Greene's strident anti-Bush political signs. But is that an old religious enemy we see behind the curtain?
Week of Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Did the Koret Foundation slash funding for an accomplished Hebrew academy because its dean filed a lawsuit against wealthy philanthropist Richard Goldman? Don't ask Koret.
Against the odds, an Oakland theologian -- most famous as a critic of Pope Benedict XVI -- takes his inclusive notion of Christianity global
Week of Wednesday, August 17, 2005
How hard can it be to tell a health club from a religion?
Tom Cruise has been getting into all sorts of weird confrontations, all over the place. But he's still your Tom Cruise, right? Take quiz, find out.
Pope Benedict XVI named him Roman Catholicism's top doctrinal watchdog -- even though, as San Francisco archbishop, William J. Levada resolutely looked away from sex-abuse complaints against a renowned priest and legal scholar
Week of Wednesday, April 13, 2005
A visit with Honduran Cardinal Rodriguez, who is often mentioned as a contender to become the next pope. For good reason.
Week of Wednesday, February 9, 2005
S.F. Archbishop William Levada doesn't want the public to know about decades of alleged sexual misconduct by his clerics. But why are district attorneys in San Mateo, Marin, and San Francisco helping him keep secrets?
A quest for lost furniture yields a rich portrait of Orthodox Judaism
Right-wingers are targeting liberal pastors -- including at least one in S.F. -- who favor gay marriage
In newly unsealed court documents, S.F.'s archbishop makes an eyebrow-raising comment in the case of a pedo-priest
Two Berkeley exhibitions follow Buddhism around the world
At the 10th annual Pugtacular celebration, some people will do anything for a pug
A priest removed from his church following allegations of sexual abuse appeals to the Vatican
S.F. Archbishop Levada wants an embattled priest to leave his post at a Belmont parish. The cleric refuses to go.
Lawyers for hundreds of sex-abuse victims have California's Catholic dioceses in a dire financial bind. Can church leaders finagle an escape, or are they ...
Sex-abuse victims may be no-shows at Archbishop Levada's upcoming public apology to them.
Week of April 2, 2003
Santa Rosa's charismatic Catholic bishop got busted shaking down a priest for sex. But he had friends in high places -- and they served him well.
Amazonian space babes, satanic holiday celebrants, and an extremely Elvis Xmas
Catholicism isn't the only religion with sexual abuse scandals. Three S.F. women are working to expose cases within the Orthodox Church.
Michael Lerner has won many followers with his ideas for world peace. But if all he is preaching is the Golden Rule, why is he so controversial?
Why a drop in tourism could mean unexpected trouble for local arts groups
Icky flicks, modern pagans, and disturbed piano-duos
Kao Saephanh says he is a typical teenager. But most 15-year-olds aren't learning how to talk to the spirit world and perform animal sacrifices
A provocative theory called "intelligent design" claims evolution is hogwash. But it's not the usual religious zealots leading the latest attack on Darwin. It's scientists and professors at Cal.
"Sophie Calle: Public Places -- Private Spaces"
The "used-car rabbi" gets probation instead of jail, but the question of what he did with millions of dollars in donations remains unanswered