Crowd on Golden Gate bridge assails singing ban in churches
Even before Newsom's July 13 ban on indoor worship

Hundreds in California gathered at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus ban on singing in churches.

Between 300 and 400 people gathered for two hours

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Crowd on Golden Gate bridge assails singing ban in churches
Even before Newsom's July 13 ban on indoor worship
2020-07-15T13:51:18-07:00

L.A. archdiocese: take Mass outdoors
“These Orders are discouraging and disappointing"

Parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been told to “discontinue indoor Masses and other liturgical services” after new statewide restrictions on indoor activities aimed at slowing the summer spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were announced Monday by California

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L.A. archdiocese: take Mass outdoors
“These Orders are discouraging and disappointing"
2020-07-14T16:08:03-07:00

“This is open discrimination”
Russian Orthodox prelate in San Francisco criticizes Gov. Newsom on liturgical restrictions

The following is an open letter to Gavin Newsom, Governor of California from His Eminence Kyrill Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America in light of the decree issued by the Governor of California that forbids

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“This is open discrimination”
Russian Orthodox prelate in San Francisco criticizes Gov. Newsom on liturgical restrictions
2020-07-14T13:53:52-07:00

A pessimistic look at church re-openings after Covid-19
Father Illo: I think we'll be down to 5-10 percent

Father Joesph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea in San Francisco,  gave a 14-minute homily of Sunday, July 12. A 15-second excerpt: Our

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A pessimistic look at church re-openings after Covid-19
Father Illo: I think we'll be down to 5-10 percent
2020-07-13T13:20:03-07:00

San Gabriel tribal chief grieves, others suspect arson
Paintings, mission’s bell tower, museum unharmed in weekend blaze

The fire that ravaged Mission San Gabriel Arcángel church in the predawn hours of Saturday, July 11, left behind a haunting scene. In a matter of minutes, the mission’s 230-year-old roof was nearly

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San Gabriel tribal chief grieves, others suspect arson
Paintings, mission’s bell tower, museum unharmed in weekend blaze
2020-07-13T11:23:37-07:00

Navy reverses itself on indoor religious services
June 24 order no longer in effect

The United States Navy has revised its policy prohibiting active service members from attending in-person religious services. Those who disobeyed and attended church services had risked court-martial…. On June 24, the Navy issued

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Navy reverses itself on indoor religious services
June 24 order no longer in effect
2020-07-10T12:23:51-07:00

Biden says he’ll end exemption for Little Sisters of the Poor
Would reverse Trump executive order

Former vice president Joe Biden pledged on Wednesday to reinstate Obama-era policies that would require the Little Sisters of the Poor to ensure access to birth control and abortifacients for employees in violation of their religious

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Biden says he’ll end exemption for Little Sisters of the Poor
Would reverse Trump executive order
2020-07-10T07:23:34-07:00

Laywoman builds shrine at site of destroyed Serra statue in Sacramento
Audrey Ortega, a parishioner at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament: "The city has to decide: are we going to pretend like this isn't happening?"

After rioters pulled down a statue of St. Junipero Serra in Sacramento on July 4, a local Catholic told CNA that she felt compelled to clean the spot where the statue once stood, to pray there,

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Laywoman builds shrine at site of destroyed Serra statue in Sacramento
Audrey Ortega, a parishioner at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament: "The city has to decide: are we going to pretend like this isn't happening?"
2020-07-09T12:22:16-07:00

City attorney comes after Archbishop Cordileone
Public Masses at St. Francis of Assisi, Saints Peter and Paul, priests without masks

San Francisco’s city attorney is coming down hard on Catholic Churches that he says are gathering illegally indoors, without face coverings. In a seven-page cease-and-desist letter, City Attorney Dennis

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City attorney comes after Archbishop Cordileone
Public Masses at St. Francis of Assisi, Saints Peter and Paul, priests without masks
2020-07-02T10:49:07-07:00
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