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S.F. archbishop stands firm in face of pressure on morality clauses
S.F. archbishop stands firm in face of pressure on morality clauses

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone is holding firm in the face of controversy that has erupted since he unveiled new morality clauses earlier this month for employees at high schools under his control. The clauses included in a new handbook call on teachers, staff and administrators to comport themselves publicly and privately with Catholic teaching and ask them to "affirm and believe" that masturbation, pornography and homosexual acts are "gravely evil." Same-sex marriage and contraception are similarly described. Cordileone's pointed language on sexual teaching has triggered a backlash from parents,  students and policymakers who have...

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