Religion

Two altar-boys light a candle. (Photo credit: JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Boys Only: SF Catholic Priest Says Girls Not Allowed To Serve At Altar In His Church

A priest at a San Francisco Catholic church has both his supporters and critics over his decision to only allow boys to serve at the altar leaving girls to serve in other ways he’s deemed as more appropriate.

01/27/2015

A car flies the gay pride flag in protest past the Mormon Conference center during the 179th Semi-Annual General Conference of the Mormon church on October 3, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many gay-rights organizations have criticized the church because of its stance on Proposition 8 in California and its opposition to gay marriage.  (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Mormon Leaders Call For Measures Protecting LGBT Rights

Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a “balanced approach” in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.

01/27/2015

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates as Letroy Guion #98 of the Green Bay Packers is in anguish after Wilson threw a game winning touchdown pass in overtime of the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Study Shows Most Americans Believe God Rewards Athletes With Faith

A study by a nonprofit which studies religion and public policy shows that a majority of Americans believe God rewards athletes who have faith.

01/23/2015

Star of the Sea Church Sign

Peeved Parishioners Leaving SF Catholic Church Over Ban On Girls As Altar Servers

A Bay Area church is now under fire over a controversial new policy saying only boys can be altar servers.

01/23/2015

(CBS SF)

Milpitas Burger Joint With All-Halal Options Not Just For Muslims

Wayback Burgers in Milpitas is the first Halal franchise for the national chain, and its first Bay Area location.

01/22/2015

Pope Francis (R) leads a mass honouring the canonisation of two Canadian saints, having previously celebrated a mass for Saint Jose, in St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on October 12, 2014. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Says Good Catholics Don’t Have To Breed ‘Like Rabbits’

Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don’t have to breed “like rabbits” and should instead practice “responsible parenting.”

01/20/2015

A member of the Ku Klux Klan salutes during American Nazi Party rally at Valley Forge National Park September 25, 2004 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Did Duke University Cave On Religious Inclusion Over Political Pressure Or Security Threat?

Before it unraveled, a plan to use Duke University’s chapel tower in a call to prayer for the school’s Muslim community was meant to promote religious unity, but things changed course after mounting criticism and the threats against security.

01/16/2015

Pope Francis delivers a speech during a meeting with youth of the diocese on July 5, 2014 in Castelpetroso, southern Italy, as part of his one day visit in the Molise region. (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis To Canonize Junipero Serra, Founder Of California’s Missions

The Franciscan friar who founded many of California’s missions in the late 1700s will be canonized by Pope Francis during his trip to the United States later this year.

01/15/2015

Salvation Army kettle

Salvation Army Denies It’s Anti-Gay After LGBT Website Surfaces Controversial Internal Documents

The Salvation Army, widely known for its homeless shelters, thrifts stores and holiday bell ringers, has many LGBT advocates thinking twice about dropping coins into those red tin coffers.

12/18/2014

A book called "The Great Controversy" is published by a wing of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and has been distributed to thousands of mailboxes in San Francisco and Oakland. (CBS)

Church Spends $250K Mailing Book To Spread ‘Eternal Hope That Jesus Offers’ To Bay Area

A book called “The Great Controversy” has landed in hundreds of thousands of mailboxes all over San Francisco and Oakland this week. KPIX 5 reporter Andria Borba received one of the books and found out what it was all about.

11/21/2014

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