Episcopal cathedral in San Francisco to host “Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite”

"Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite" will have its San Francisco premiere on Nov. 16 & 17 at Grace Cathedral. The piece is an evening-length choral work by singer-composer Holcombe Waller, created to honor those who have suffered persecution due

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San Francisco board votes to remove ‘Early Days’ statue

A controversial sculpture in San Francisco’s Civic Center depicting a vaquero and a missionary standing over a fallen and nearly naked American Indian could be coming down as early as next week following a unanimous vote by the city’s Board

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2018-09-14T12:07:36-07:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Statues turned to face wall, candles flipped in Hanford church

The following comes from a May 30 story on ABC News, Fresno. Leaders and parishioners of a Catholic church in Hanford are devastated after learning their place of worship was set on fire and vandalized Sunday night. Wine was spilled,

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A skeleton, a Catholic relic, and a mystery about American origins

The following comes from a July 28 Atlantic article by Adrienne LaFrance: After 400 years in the Virginia dirt, the box came out of the ground looking like it had been plucked from the ocean. A tiny silver brick, now

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2015-08-02T13:23:07-07:00August 2nd, 2015|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Where there’s a cross, there’s a lawsuit

The following comes from an April 21 LA Times article by Matt Hamilton:  Lawyers for a group of religious leaders complained to a federal judge Tuesday that Los Angeles County continues to display an official seal that includes a Christian

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Scandalous commencement honors announced at eight Catholic colleges

The following comes from an April 22 Cardinal Newman Society article by Kimberly Scharfenberger: At least eight Catholic colleges have announced scandalous speakers or honorees at their 2015 commencement ceremonies, according to The Cardinal Newman Society’s annual review of college

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