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Dining, Distillations Distillations: Hiding Out at Dalva

Distillations: Hiding Out at Dalva

I'd been inside Dalva, in the Mission, for a couple of hours with Jimmy and Arnold. We'd walked through the long dark dive bar that makes up the front of the place and gone into the "Hideout" in the back,…
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News, The Snitch

Mother Teresa Letter Defending Pedophile 'Authentic' and 'Disturbing,' Says Former Nun

Last month, SF Weekly published a cover story revealing that two candidates for Catholic sainthood -- including Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charity order and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize -- had taken steps to protect convicted…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Drug Royalty An insightful look at the suburban drug scene: This is actually a well-written and insightful article. Kudos to the author . Considering the content, subject matter, and location, one…
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News, The Snitch SF Archdiocese Calls <i>SF Weekly</i> Mother Teresa Story a 'Dark Day for Journalism'

SF Archdiocese Calls SF Weekly Mother Teresa Story a 'Dark Day for Journalism'

We'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 urged Jesuit officials to overlook…
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News, The Snitch Did Mother Teresa Protect a Pedophile Priest?

Did Mother Teresa Protect a Pedophile Priest?

That's the subject of the latest SF Weekly cover story, which examines Jesuit records suggesting that Mother Teresa of Calcutta, founder of the international Missionaries of Charity order and winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, asked Catholic Church officials…
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News, Feature Tainted Saint: Mother Teresa Defended Pedophile Priest

Tainted Saint: Mother Teresa Defended Pedophile Priest

Illustration by Robert Hunt. The death of journalist and polemicist Christopher Hitchens last month gave those familiar with his work a chance to revisit one of his more controversial subjects: the Albanian nun Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, better known to…
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News, The Snitch Judge Slams Jesuits for "Sham" Efforts to Control Pedophile Priest Donald McGuire

Judge Slams Jesuits for "Sham" Efforts to Control Pedophile Priest Donald McGuire

An Illinois judge sharply criticized the Jesuit order in a ruling issued yesterday for not taking adequate steps to rein in defrocked priest and twice-convicted child molester Donald McGuire, asserting that McGuire was preying on teenage boys "right under the…
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News, The Snitch Donald McGuire, Pedophile Priest, Was 'Evil and Perverted,' Jesuits Say

Donald McGuire, Pedophile Priest, Was 'Evil and Perverted,' Jesuits Say

Last week, SF Weekly published a cover story showing that several high-ranking Jesuit priests were aware for years that a prominent member of their order, Donald McGuire, was molesting teenage boys in the Bay Area and elsewhere. Despite this knowledge,…
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News, Feature For He Has Sinned

For He Has Sinned

Two decades ago, an 11-year-old boy from the Bay Area was honored with an invitation most devout Catholics would envy. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her work among the developing world's poor, was…
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Music, Bouncer

No sex, no drugs, and Shields & Yarnell. It must be hell.

Hey, sinner: While you've been fornicating, aborting, shooting up, and popping organic grapes in your mouth at Whole Foods without paying, hell has been there, tolling its bells for you. Pope Benedict XVI was kind enough to bring us this…
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Culture, Stagecap

The Mary Magdalene Story

Apparently, Mother Teresa played the albums of local composer, performer, and playwright Katie Ketchum in her healing centers throughout India. Ketchum's last solo show, about American painter Mary Cassatt, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. These…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

For All Signs: On Aug. 11, a solar eclipse will anchor an unprecedented astrological array that some are calling a Cosmic Crucifixion. Mars in Scorpio will oppose Saturn in Taurus, creating one arm of the cross, while Sun and Moon…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): If you've been living in an apartment the size of the inside of a U-Haul truck, I believe you're ready to move. Likewise, if you've been having dreams that your office cubicle is closing in on…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): My expert $450-an-hour advice is that you shouldn't spend a penny for any expert's advice this week. Most of the valuable information you need to gather will come to you via the gossip mill, unreliable sources,…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): The Chinese city of Lanzhou is plagued by stagnant pollution. Its cars and industries pour out a constant supply of waste gas, and the surrounding landscape bottles it up so it can't readily flow away. Solution:…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday august 13 The Dub Factor Through 23 years, a half-dozen labels, and three lead singers, Jamaica's Black Uhuru have done their part to keep reggae on the international radar with huge hits like "Solidarity" and lesser-known gems like "The…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Although you'll never find an advertisement for Coke or Nike within the hallowed confines of this column, you will find lots of hype for more spiritual commodities, like freedom, psychosexual satisfaction, and creativity. I'm just as…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): The next 11 months will be anything but bug-free. Judging by the planetary alignments, I expect that bugs will be your constant companions. This doesn't have to be anywhere near as ghastly as it sounds, though.…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): To achieve the proper levels of humility and compassion necessary for total success this week, you should consider imitating Mother Teresa. You could, for instance, clean the toilets of AIDS patients. That's probably too much to…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Night and the City You're wandering through the Paulist Center Bookstore in Chinatown, flipping through the works of Thomas Merton and Mother Teresa. You're here tonight to sneak into the monthly support group meeting for ex-Catholics and write a column…
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