Man Arrested For Shooting Up San Leandro Church StatueA man has been arrested for opening fire on a religious statue in front of a San Leandro church.
Search For Common Ground As Pope Francis Meets President TrumpPresident Donald Trump and Pope Francis share a trait that adds drama to their first meeting Wednesday: unpredictability.
Former San Jose Priest Convicted Of Ripping Off DonationsA former San Jose priest and head of the Vietnamese Catholic Center has been convicted in federal court of depositing parishioners donations into his personal bank account.
Pope Open To Studying Ordination Of Married Men As PriestsPope Francis says the church must study whether it's possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages.
Pope Francis Extends Permission On Abortion ForgivenessPope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of the "grave sin" of abortion, extending indefinitely the special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy.
Pope Francis Sets Up Vatican Commission On Female DeaconsPope Francis has set up a panel to study whether women could serve as deacons, a role now reserved to men.
Islamic State Attackers Take Hostages, Kill Priest Inside Church In FranceTwo attackers took hostages inside a French church during morning Mass on Tuesday near the city of Rouen, killing an 86-year-old priest by slitting his throat before being shot and killed by police, French officials said.
Pope Francis Creates Commission To Study Adding Women DeaconsPope Francis said Thursday he is willing to create a commission to study whether women can be deacons in the Catholic Church.
‘Spotlight’ Win Renews Calls To Release Names Of Priests Accused Of AbuseAfter the movie “Spotlight” won the Academy Award for Best Picture, advocates for victims of clergy sexual abuse are renewing their call for local Catholic bishops to release the names of accused priests.
Deal Delays Eviction Threat For San Francisco NunsNuns who faced possible eviction from San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin district because of a rent increase have won a reprieve.
Vatican Fires Priest Who Came Out As Gay On Eve Of Worldwide Bishops MeetingThe Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.
Gold & Silver Chalices, Saint's Relic Stolen From Catholic Church In San FranciscoGold and silver chalices and a cross with a saint’s bone embedded in it were stolen from a Catholic church in San Francisco’s Mission District earlier this week, police said Wednesday.