Part four of five: The AIDS support group at San Francisco's Most Holy Redeemer is not what the parish is best known for locally today.
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Part five of five: Each Monday evening, while the nightlife blossoms down the street on Castro, a unique Most Holy Redeemer Church witness unfolds.
We say: In the civil rights struggle, sacrifice is inevitable, but "there are degrees of martyrdom volunteers must offer."
The notion of America as a mostly white, mostly Christian country is rapidly becoming a fact for the history books.
"The U.S. religious landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is fundamentally reshaping American politics and culture," said Dan Cox, research director for Public Religion Research Institute.
Commentary: When church ideologues express disdain for contemporary society, it risks losing a generation of Catholics quite unlike anything has before.
Cardinal Edward Egan was best known for administrative acumen that helped solidify the finances of the sprawling New York archdiocese.
About 80 percent of the faculty and staff of the four high schools have signed a petition asking Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to leave the current handbook text in place.
A Pew Research survey released Thursday finds the pope rates a 90 percent "very" or "mostly favorable" rating among U.S. Roman Catholics.
Judge Susan V. Kelley found no evidence supporting the contention that the archdiocese knowingly allowed abusers to work in parishes or other settings where they found additional victims.
For the second time in as many months, a state court has sided with a group of breakaway Episcopalians, ruling that they can keep their property after leaving the national church in 2008 over sharp differences on homosexuality and the authority of Scripture.
Judge John P. Chupp of the 141st District Court in Tarrant County, Texas, ruled Monday that more than 60 parishes in greater Fort Worth can retain their property and remain independent of the Episcopal Church.