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.
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.