Santa Clara University President Kevin O’Brien Celebrates Inaugural Day Mass For President-Elect Joe BidenPresident-elect Joe Biden began his inauguration day Wednesday with a mass at The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle officiated by Santa Clara University President Father Kevin O’Brien.
Oakland Bishop: Return To Normal Worship Will Take 'Quite Some Time'The leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland has told pastors and parishioners that reopening churches for worship will be approached in a deliberative manner and that it "will be quite some time" before returning to familiar ways of worship.
Coronavirus Update: Worshipers Gather Virtually On Big Week Of Religious CelebrationsFor many religions, this would be a big week to celebrate and come together, but many have to adjust to the new way of worship online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Better Together: Congregations Adapt To Holy Week, Passover During Coronavirus PandemicThe week before Easter is considered one of the holiest times by a number of faiths, but this year it is occurring under the unprecedented threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Priests Told To Shorten Mass; Bay Area Temples To Live Stream Services While he didn't order that Sunday mass be cancelled, San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Friday asked priests within the archdiocese to shorten services as much as possible and to give abbreviated homilies to lessen parishioners chances of exposure to the coronavirus.
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.
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.
East Bay Irish Priest Details Heartbreak As He Comforts Friends of Victims In Berkeley Balcony CollapseFather Aidan McAleenan spent the initial hours after the tragedy comforting victims and their friends at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
On Eve Of Sainthood, Remembering Pope John Paul II's '87 Bay Area Visit And Conservative LegacyMore 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.