Coronavirus Impact: Catholic Easter Week Services Go Virtual During Current OutbreakNestled in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Diocese of San Jose announced Thursday that traditional Holy Week ceremonies will have a definite non-traditional look this year.
Coping With Coronavirus, A Bay Area Catholic Church Offers Drive-Up ConfessionsA Pleasanton pastor is keeping the sacrament of confession personal -- though decidedly not up-close. Penitents can see their priest from the comfort of their car in the parking lot outside St. Augustine Catholic Church every Saturday during the coronavirus lockdown.
Bay Area Catholic Bishops Lift Mass Obligations For Seniors, Tell Ill Parishioners To Stay HomeCatholic Church officials in the Bay Area have urged the faithful to stay home if they are ill amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus Affecting Church Traditions; East Bay Pastor Worries Easter Service In DoubtAll across the Bay Area on Sunday morning, people gathered at churches and places of worship. But amidst fear of the coronavirus, some of the usual traditions have been put aside.
San Francisco's Historic Mercy High School To CloseSan Francisco's historic Mercy High School, one of the last remaining all-girls Catholic schools in the city, will cease operations at the end of the school year on June 1, school officials have announced.
San Jose Church Targeted In Theft Holds Toy Giveaway After Community Steps UpA San Jose church targeted by thieves over the holiday season made hundreds of kids in need happy, thanks to community members.
State Law Allows New Suits Against Sexual Predator Priests, Diocese Of OaklandTwo survivors of child sexual abuse alleged to have happened at the hands of priests in the Catholic Diocese of Oakland during the 1970s filed lawsuits on Tuesday.
VIDEO: Couple Steals Donations Meant For Kids In Need From San Jose ChurchAs the faithful pray for the birth of Jesus at Our Lady of Guadalupe in San Jose, they will also be praying for the two people caught on camera stealing money meant to buy toys for children in need.
Priest's Car Crash Reveals Cash Stolen From Santa Rosa Parish Little did the emergency workers treating Father Oscar Diaz after car crash in Santa Rosa last week know the hidden secret they would find in the back of the vehicle.
Clergy Abuse Survivors Question Kamala Harris' RecordSurvivors of clergy abuse and their attorneys say that Harris' record on fighting sex abuse within the Catholic Church is relevant as the U.S. senator from California campaigns for the presidency.
Catholic Church Fights Bill To Force Priests To Report Sex Crimes Heard In Confession
San Jose Bishop Patrick McGrath Announces RetirementBishop Patrick J. McGrath announced Wednesday that he's retiring as the bishop of the Diocese of San Jose after serving for 20 years.
List Of 44 Sacramento-Area Priests Accused Of Sex Abuse ReleasedA Northern California newspaper has released a list of more than 40 Sacramento-area priests accused of sexual abuse.
Bay Area Residents Mourn Victims In Sri Lanka Bombings On Easter SundayThe victims in the Sri Lanka bombings weighed heavily on the hearts of worshipers at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on Easter Sunday.
Livermore Priest Accused Of Sexual Assault Had Prior AccusationsA Catholic priest accused of sexual assault in the East Bay also has some serious allegations from his past.