Muni To Shut Down Subway Service Every Night To Upgrade Equipment DowntownDowntown 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.
Boy Scouts Ends Ban On Gay Adult Leaders; Church-Sponsored Units ExemptedThe 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.
1 Million Vacation Bible Schoolers In 'Everest'-Themed Church Program Sold Before Deadly EarthquakeCall 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.
Saint Mary's College President: Pope Francis Connects Poverty, Ecology In Climate Change ManifestoDr. 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.
Hundreds Mourn Irish Students Killed In Berkeley Balcony Collapse At Oakland ChurchAbout 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.
Snoring, Sermons Mix At SF Catholic Church That Has Become Safe Haven For HomelessAlmost 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.
San Francisco Catholic School Teachers Protest Revised Morality Clauses Offered By ArchbishopTeachers 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.
Less Than Half Of U.S. Now Protestant As Number Of 'Unaffiliated' SoarsThe 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.
Priest Robbed While Reading On His iPad Outside San Francisco ChurchA priest had to fend off a robber trying to steal his iPad while he read outside a church in San Francisco.
San Francisco Bay Area Least 'Church Going' Metro In AmericaMaybe 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.
San Francisco Archbishop Won't Attend Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage, Made Appearance Last YearArchbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said he will not attend a march in Washington, DC rallying same-sex marriage opponents, days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears a crucial case.
San Jose Priest Accused Of Pocketing Thousands From Parishioner DonationsA Catholic priest in San Jose has been charged with fraud and tax evasion for allegedly diverting thousands of dollars in donations from parishioners into his personal bank account during a three-year period.