Downtown subway service on all light-rail lines will shut down early every night from Friday July 31 until January 2016 to allow for upgrades to radio and emergency communications systems, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization’s blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual Scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue. Units sponsored by churches opposed to the change could maintain the ban if they choose.
Call it the Hand of Providence or an awkward coincidence, but this summer more than 1 million children are attending a Mount Everest-themed Vacation Bible School program produced and sold months before the 7.8 magnitude quake struck Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring over 23,000.
Dr. James Donohue, president of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, takes a closer look at Pope Francis’ encyclical where he calls for action on climate change and the environment.
About 300 people, including some of their fellow Irish students, attended a somber Catholic Mass at Oakland’s cathedral for the six Irish students killed in a Berkeley balcony collapse.
Almost three months ago, KCBS revealed that Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco was drenching the homeless at night to keep them from sleeping in the church alcoves. The Bishop in charge apologized, and the Archdiocese removed the illegally installed plumbing system, under orders from the City.
Teachers from four high schools operated by the archdiocese rallied Wednesday afternoon in front of the chancery office, calling for a rejection of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s latest revision of the teacher handbook.
The number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones” the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday.
A priest had to fend off a robber trying to steal his iPad while he read outside a church in San Francisco.
Maybe it’s the abundance of amazing Sunday restaurant brunches, or the fact that people just can’t find a parking spot, but the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose region is the least church going population in America, and also the most likely to have been to church and then decided not to go back.