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.
Reopened Then Shut, Contra Costa County Cancels Indoor Religious GatheringsA rise in coronavirus cases has prompted Contra Costa County to once again cancel all indoor church services just days after they were allowed to reopen.
Richmond Church Cited for Violating Ban on Mass GatheringsAn East Bay church, flouting a state ban on large gatherings this past Easter Sunday, was cited by the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.
Blue Light Shines on Mount Davidson Cross in Easter Tribute to Pandemic Frontline WorkersThe Easter sunrise service at the historic Mount Davidson Landmark Park in San Francisco was canceled but the cross was illuminated in blue light to show support for healthcare professionals and essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Graffiti Vandalism Mars Historically Black Palo Alto ChurchThe pastor of one of the oldest African American churches in the South Bay wants the community to know he's opening his doors to everyone for this Sunday's service after the church was targeted by a vandal over the weekend.
Santa Clara Teen Forced to Remove Hijab Before Boarding Air Canada Flight at SFOA 13-year-old Bay Area athlete traveling with her squash team says she was forced to remove her hijab in the jetway at SFO by an Air Canada agent.
As Ramadan Begins, Bay Area Mosques Step Up Security MeasuresBay Area mosques are stepping up security as they enter Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic religion.
'Father Jay,' Rector of Oakland's Cathedral of Christ the Light, Dies at Age 70The Very Rev. Jay Matthews, the rector of the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland and a fixture in Oakland's Catholic community for three decades, died Saturday night of an apparent heart attack.
4 Oakland Churches to Offer Overnight Parking for Homeless Living in CarsHomeless people living in their cars in Oakland will now have a few new places to park overnight, hassle-free.