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SF Archdiocese Denies Crackdown on Drag Queens at Church Events

August 10, 2012 | 4:20 pm

SF Archdiocese Denies Crackdown on Drag Queens at Church Events

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Well, that didn’t take long. When Salvatore Cordileone took over as the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, academics I interviewed said he might pressure churches that welcome lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. They noted that he has campaigned actively against same-sex marriage. That was July 27. Now, reports are surfacing that Most Holy Redeemer, […]

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July 5, 2012 | 3:07 pm

Lynch Acquitted in Priest-Beating Trial

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP and KQED News) — A jury acquitted a man Thursday of assaulting a priest he says molested him more than three decades ago during a camping trip and left him with tormented memories that led to alcohol abuse, depression and suicide attempts. “I’m relieved,” defendant William Lynch said after the trial. […]

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April 6, 2011 | 12:54 pm

Interview: Arcata Man Accuses Santa Rosa, Ireland Dioceses in Church Abuse Scandal

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Last week, four men dropped their initial lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa alleging sexual abuse by one of its priests, Patrick McCabe, in order to file an expanded suit that includes the Archdiocese of Dublin and the Servants of the Paraclete, a religious ministry that treated McCabe for pedophilia. McCabe is being […]

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