Loved ones of Silvia Patricia Tun Cun, 29, and Francisco Gutierrez, 26, both of whom were killed in a car accident on New Year's Day, are asking the public to kick in as much cash as they can to help get their remains back to their families in Central America. The San Francisco Archdiocese is coor ... More >>
Next Thursday, Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone will be installed as the San Francisco Archdiocese's Archbishop. Over the course of his career -- which began at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Calexico, a border town 122 miles east of San Diego, with a population that's 97 percent Latino -- Cord ... More >>
Salvadore Cordileone, Archbishop-elect of the San Franicisco archdiocese who was arrested on suspicion of DUI over the weekend, was driving his mother and some friends home when he reached a sobriety checkpoint near San Diego State University. He was one a 11 people were arrested on suspicion of dru ... More >>
Salvatore Cordileone, who was named Archbishop of San Francisco's Archdiocese in late July, allegedly took one too many sips of the Blood of Christ before getting behind the wheel this weekend. The newly minted leader was reportedly arrested for driving under the influence in San Diego at 12:26 a.m. ... More >>
The Vatican today named Salvatore Cordileone, one of the creators of California's notorious Proposition 8, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, a jurisdiction that spans from Hawaii to Salt Lake City, Utah. Cordileone, bishop of the Oakland Diocese since 2009, will replace ... More >>
District Attorney George Gascón is wasting no time building his case against the protesters who were arrested during Tuesday evening's occupation of the San Francisco Archdiocese building during the May Day strikes. Gascón fired off a statement last night, detailing his intention to charge five of ... More >>
The madness at 888 Turk St. began a little after 5 p.m. Police officers in riot gear had begun erecting metal barricades around the front of the previously-empty Archdiocese of San Francisco building, which protesters had occupied a few hours earlier. Aside from a few demonstrators yelling at poli ... More >>
Update, 5:55 p.m. SF Weekly's Albert Samaha estimates about 70 cops in riot gear, about a dozen on motorbikes, and six axe-wielding firefighters are on the scene. About two dozen bystanders are observing from Jefferson Square Park nearby. No move to storm the building yet following the object-tossin ... More >>
The San Francisco Archdiocese made it very clear they are there to serve God, not the 99 percent. The religious leaders yesterday afternoon ordered police to start rounding up occupiers and arresting them a day after protesters descended on the church's vacant building on Turk Street, pledging to tu ... More >>
Occupy SF is back in action -- and just in time for Easter! The group last night stormed a vacant building that is reportedly owned by the San Francisco Archdiocese, which they plan to turn into a "permanent occupation" for the city's homeless. Now why didn't Gavin Newsom think of that one?The pr ... More >>
Photo courtesy Tyrone CefaluMother Teresa, pictured with Donald McGuireWe've been getting quite a range of reaction to yesterday's cover story on Mother Teresa's links to convicted pedophile priest Donald McGuire. Documents obtained by SF Weekly indicate that the "Saint of Calcutta" might have ur ... More >>
A Menlo Park priest placed on leave following improper conduct with a 17-year-old parishioner has been relocated to a "private" location in San Francisco while an internal investigation of the incident moves forward, according to the Archdiocese of San Francisco.Father William Meyers, pastor of S ... More >>
As long as the pedophile is online, Kamala Harris is there to protect youMatt Smith's column this week revealed how District Attorney Kamala Harris is essentially protecting Catholic pedophiles in her refusal to turn over the San Francisco Archdiocese files on clergy abuse. Oddly, she's also come ... More >>
District Attorney Kamala Harris is going too far in protecting Catholic pedophiles.
Oh bleary eyed passengers on San Francisco's ship of fools: I have to say I'm getting quite the kick out of my vacation. Last week I went a whole six days without thinking of Sean Elsbernd! Honestly, life is too short to think about Sean Elsbernd. I don't know how he does it. Instead ... More >>
Susan StefanskiAngel Gabriel For many single gals in San Francisco, a dude in an angel costume attempting to dispense advice for her pregnancy would seem like a creative ploy for pocket change. Halo headgear a la the biblical Angel Gabriel are optional for the throngs of local ... More >>
Nobody expects Phil Ting!Tomorrow morning, assessor Phil Ting will be arguing in front of the San Francisco Appeals Board that the Catholic Church owes San Francisco up to $15 million in transfer taxes -- one of the largest tax bills in the city's history. The hearing will be held at 1 South Van Nes ... More >>
San Francisco and Catholics just ain't gettin' along these days (if they ever did). We recently wrote about the Catholic Right urging believers nationwide to tell Mayor Gavin Newsom he's responsible for the recent graffiti on Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the Castro because Newsom permits na ... More >>
Faced with lingering sex abuse complaints, the Salesians of St. John Bosco take their lumps in court
The Board of Supes likes to tell the world what to do. The world could care less.
But he couldn't dodge a determined process server
When priests within the Salesian order based in San Francisco were accused of sex abuse, the leaders chose to keep quiet.
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
As the San Francisco Conservatory of Music moves to fancy new digs, its students struggle with a shrinking professional marketplace.
Marin County DA Ed Berberian switches his office's position, agreeing to Catholic Church demands to withhold sex-abuse documents from the press
Week of Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Week of February 2, 2005
A case that the Archdiocese of San Francisco apparently doesn't want you to know about
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?
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.
S.F. Archbishop William Levada styles himself as a leading advocate for openness among Catholic leaders on the clergy sex-abuse issue. So why doesn't he practice what he preaches?
Week of April 2, 2003
After more than 20 years, a new International Hotel is set to rise on the site where riot police evicted elderly tenants during one of the city's most famous protests
GOP candidate sniffs out chances in district elections
Urban singles look for love along the spiritual path