Coronavirus Update: Federal Judge Says He'll Deny Bid To Open California Churches In PandemicMore than a week after a Richmond pastor was cited for violation of the shelter in place order for staging an Easter service, a federal judge on Wednesday said he will deny a bid by three Southern California churches to hold in-person church services during the pandemic.
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.
Bay Area Rabbi Makes 'Seder To Go' Kits To Celebrate Passover Amid Coronavirus PandemicA Bay Area rabbi is helping his Jewish community celebrate Passover while social distancing from home.
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 Impact: Catholic Easter Week Services Go Virtual During Current OutbreakNestled in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Diocese of San Jose announced Thursday that traditional Holy Week ceremonies will have a definite non-traditional look this year.
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.
Coronavirus Update: Diocese Of Oakland Cancels Daily Masses During Shelter-In-PlaceEven though religious services were exempt from the shelter-in-place order, the Diocese of Oakland has temporarily cancelled all daily masses as a precaution to prevent the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.
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.
Bay Area Catholic Bishops Lift Mass Obligations For Seniors, Tell Ill Parishioners To Stay HomeCatholic Church officials in the Bay Area have urged the faithful to stay home if they are ill amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Yes In God's Back Yard: Bay Area Lawmakers Seek To Allow Affordable Housing On Church LotsParking lots at houses of worship could soon be part of solving California's affordable housing crisis under proposals introduced in the state legislature.
San Mateo Pastor Accused Of Threatening To Shoot Up Former CongregationA San Mateo pastor was arrested Thursday after allegedly threatening to shoot members of another church, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
San Francisco Judge Strikes Down Trump Healthcare Religious Refusal RuleA U.S. judge in San Francisco on Tuesday struck down a new federal rule that would have allowed health care workers ranging from ambulance drivers to receptionists to refuse to provide care for religious reasons.
Glide Memorial Church Celebrates 90th Birthday Of Founder Rev. WilliamsThe congregation at Glide Memorial Methodist Church, a ray of hope in the Tenderloin District for over 50 years, wished the church's founder a very special happy birthday on Sunday morning.
Tracy Police Make Arrest In Fatal Stabbing Of Sikh Man Parmjit SinghPolice in San Joaquin County say they have arrested a man suspected in the stabbing and killing of a Sikh man who was on nighttime walk at a Central Valley park.
FBI Investigation Sought In Fatal Stabbing Of Sikh Man In TracyMembers of the Sikh community on Wednesday asked the FBI to investigate the death of a 64-year-old man who was killed during a nighttime walk at a Central Valley park.