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.
Diocese of Santa Rosa Releases List of Clergy Accused of Sexual MisconductThe Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa on Saturday released its list of clergy members with credible allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse.
Funeral Held for Boy Whose Yemeni Mother Sued U.S. To Be With HimFuneral services for a 2-year-old boy whose Yemeni mother sued the Trump administration to allow her to visit the child before he died were held Saturday afternoon in Lodi.
Former Convent in Larkspur Becomes Shelter for Homeless SeniorsThe Marin charitable organization Homeward Bound and Larkspur’s St. Patrick's Catholic Church have teamed up to give homeless seniors a Christmas gift -- a roof over their heads.
Jesuits West Releases Names of 36 Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual AbuseA Jesuit organization on Friday released the names of three dozen priests credibly accused of sexual abuse. Among those listed are seven clergy members who are now at a retirement retreat in Los Gatos.
Thousands in Oakland Walk in Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe PilgrimageMore than 3,000 people walked seven miles to Oakland's Cathedral of Christ the Light on Saturday in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.