Some California Churches Hold Indoor Services After Supreme Court RulingSome California churches opened their doors to worshippers on Sunday, after the state revised its guidelines for houses of prayer following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that lifted a ban on indoor services during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Newsom to Revise Indoor Church Guidelines Following Supreme Court RulingGov. Newsom’s office said Saturday it will issue revised guidelines for indoor church services after the Supreme Court lifted the state’s ban on indoor worship during the coronavirus pandemic but left in place restrictions on singing and chanting.
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Parts of California Ban on Indoor WorshipA divided Supreme Court blocked California's COVID-related ban on indoor worship services in a late-night order Friday but allowed other restrictions affecting houses of worship to remain in place.
Authorities Investigate Early-Morning Explosion at Anti-Gay SoCal ChurchThe FBI and local police are investigating an explosion early Saturday at a Los Angeles-area church that had been the target of protests for its anti-LGBT message.
South Bay Church Racks Up Huge Fines Defying County COVID OrdersLeaders of Calvary Chapel are locked in a protracted and costly legal battle with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. On Thursday, the church had a chance to defend its actions in a San Jose courtroom.
Bay Area Rain Dampens Parishioners but Not Spirits at Outdoor Christmas ServicesSome outdoor Christmas Day masses were canceled because of the rain but those that held services said it's a reflection of one thing the coronavirus pandemic has taught them: flexibility.
Online or In-Person, Bay Area Christians Worship Together on Christmas Eve2020 has changed how we celebrate the holidays but, Thursday night, people were still coming together to worship and celebrate on Christmas Eve.
5 Charged With Felony Vandalism for Defacing Junipero Serra Statue in San RafaelFive people arrested for damaging and tearing down a statue of Saint Junipero Serra last month at the Mission San Rafael Arcángel now face felony vandalism charges.
Coronavirus Test Site At Oakland Church Detects Unexpected Infection Rate In Black PopulationA COVID-19 testing event at a church in Oakland Saturday morning was looking for people who are infected but it also highlighted the importance of discovering the people who aren't.
San Francisco Archbishop Performs Exorcism in San Rafael at Felled Serra StatueArchbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco performed an exorcism Saturday at Mission San Rafael Arcangel where protesters had toppled a statue of Father Junipero Serra, saying the ceremony was to drive out evil and defend the image of Serra.
'Faith and Blue' Brings Together SF Archbishop With East Palo Alto Community for Social Justice DialogueThe San Francisco Archbishop went to church in East Palo Alto Saturday, not to preach but to listen.
Glass Fire Evacuees Gather at Napa Hotel for Prayer, Mutual ComfortA prayer service in Napa was held for evacuees of the Glass Fire Saturday as they struggled to deal with the disruption in their lives.
Bay Area Restaurants Celebrate Rosh Hashana With Special Meal KitsThe Jewish new year may look different in the age of COVID-19 but restaurants across the Bay Area are trying to preserve tradition with special meal kits.
South Bay Baptist Pastor Fined for Violating Ban on Indoor Church ServicesA Santa Clara pastor posted a video this week after being slapped with $10,000 in fines for violating the health order.
San Francisco Priest Stirs Controversy, Downplays Pandemic Calling Virus Reports 'Largely Unreal'A Bay Area Catholic priest is stirring up controversy about politics, the coronavirus and the media.