San Francisco’s conservative Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has found himself in hot water with the city’s famously liberal politicians because of new morality clauses for the archdiocese’s teachers that not only require them to adhere to church teachings in their classroom conduct but also in their private lives. District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell promised to introduce a resolution to express its support for those opposed to the standards. Church leaders counter that their employees should not be working against church teachings.
The controversy comes at a time when parents of students at Star of the Sea Catholic elementary school were upset about preconfession pamphlets students were given that questioned them about killing, sexual practices, and adultery. They were further upset about the parish’s decision to stop training girls to be altar servers.