"Lady Bird" has been celebrated as a coming-of-age drama and a fresh take on feminism. But it is also a film that portrays Catholic nuns and priests in a positive light, a big departure from the usual negative portrayals in Hollywood films
Rev. Billy Graham will be laid to rest on Friday, March 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The funeral took place at the Billy Graham Library, where the evangelist will be buried next to his late wife, Ruth, in a memorial prayer garden.
Congregations throughout Sacramento observed Ash Wednesday on street corners and in sanctuaries. Sacramento’s Roman Catholic Bishop Jaime Soto presided at a Wednesday liturgy and a distribution of ashes on the north side of the Capitol.
This year, Valentine’s Day coincides with the beginning of the Lent season, on Ash Wednesday. Some Christians and Roman Catholics are supposed to fast and to avoid drinking wine, or eating meat and chocolate.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday released surveillance video of two people suspected to be involved in the vandalism of an Orangevale synagogue, which is being investigated as a hate crime.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the West Sacramento-based grocer over claims by a Jehovah’s Witness courtesy clerk at a Chico store. Jennifer Webb claims she was fired after taking time for a religious meeting.
Despite a campaign against it, a West Sacramento house of Islamic worship received city approval to remain open. Along with opposition, plenty of community support was voiced during a Planning Commission hearing.
The imam of the Islamic Center of Davis apologized for a sermon he delivered last week, which included a prayer asking for the destruction and annihilation of those responsible for closing the Al-Aqsa mosque. His remarks were condemned by critics as anti-Semitic.