Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square.
More than a quarter century after making his lone trip the Bay Area, Pope John Paul remains an influential figure as he sits on the verge of sainthood.
The California Conference of Catholic Bishops asked people of all faiths to join in prayers for rain as reservoirs in the state dipped to historic lows after one of the driest calendar years on record.
A memorial service was held Friday at the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco for the five women who died in last week’s limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge.
Pope Francis Friday appointed the Rev. Michael Barber to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Oakland.
Saint Mary’s College of California introduced its new president, Dr. James Donahue, in a special ceremony on Tuesday. He is the first lay person to serve in that position in the college’s 150-year history.
Leaders of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, question why Cardinal Roger Mahoney is still being allowed to select a new pope.
The Catholic Diocese of San Jose announced Monday that the pastor who allowed a registered sex offender to volunteer at an elementary school festival last month has stepped down from his position at St. Frances Cabrini Parish.
A woman convicted of embezzling more than $100,000 from Catholic nuns in California may receive forgiveness, but was still facing possible prison time.
If you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan’s drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.