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News, The Snitch Sex Abuse Victims Seek International Criminal Court Charges Against Former SF Archbishop

Sex Abuse Victims Seek International Criminal Court Charges Against Former SF Archbishop

Victims of clergy sex abuse have named a top Vatican official with roots in San Francisco as part of a small group of Catholic Church officials who should be investigated for crimes against humanity in a formal complaint lodged this…
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News, Matt Smith A Secrecy Fetish

A Secrecy Fetish

Was Kamala Harris merely sloppy when she failed to disclose a crime lab scandal and the criminal backgrounds of police who were trial witnesses? Or does she have a policy of "When in doubt, keep secrets"? SF Weekly's attempts to…
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News, The Snitch Chronicle: Popemobile Industry Feeling God's Wrath

Chronicle: Popemobile Industry Feeling God's Wrath

In the newspaper business (now an oxymoron), there's nothing quite as jarring as placing the wrong photo next to a story. We've given the San Francisco Chronicle a ribbing for this before, and, this morning, the paper earned it again.…
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Pollution Absolution

Leave it to the Vatican to place itself on the wrong side of yet another great moral divide. In 1517 Pope Leo X offered indulgences in exchange for donations to rebuild St. Peter's Basilica. This July, the Holy See announced…
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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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News, Feature The Reformation of Matthew Fox

The Reformation of Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox sat silently, meditating, centering himself in the near-darkness of the Castle Church. Throngs of tourists surrounded him. They'd come to see the site where, half a millennium ago, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to a door, launching the…
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