Catholic

5:13pm

Mon February 9, 2015
Arts & Culture

The Spiritual Edge: A woman takes on the Church by becoming a priest

Maria Eitz is a priest for the San Francisco Sophia in Trinity community
Tom Levy

In the dining room of her San Francisco home, Maria Eitz shows off her priestly attire -- a beautiful red, embroidered stole.

It is the only accessory that distinguishes Eitz from the rest of her community. Usually, there is more separation, especially during mass when Catholic priests wear robes. Considering everything else, her wardrobe is a relatively minor deviation. The Vatican bans women from the altar. Yet Eitz is a woman who two years ago became a Catholic priest.

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5:32pm

Thu June 19, 2014
Education

Controversy over new morality clause for Catholic teachers in Oakland

Flickr user enerva

Current Pope Francis has famously said about homosexuality, “who am I to Judge?” But despite his progressive words, the Roman Catholic church does not exactly embrace the cause of same sex marriage.

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