Local faith groups are finding ways to participate in the international dialogue surrounding the high profile murder of three Israeli teenagers and subsequent Israeli military response in the Gaza Strip.

Calling his behavior “a crime and a sin,” local Catholic Church officials will ask the Vatican to defrock a disgraced Davis priest after he pleaded guilty to statutory rape of a teenage parishioner.

The Rev. Dan Madigan, founder of the Sacramento Food Bank, will retire from the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento on Sunday after 50 years as a parish priest.

Fifteen years after three Sacramento synagogues were firebombed, Sacramento's multi-faith community comes together to continue the healing.

The Davis priest arrested in May on suspicion of having sex with a 17-year-old girl faces three felony charges tied to the allegations.

Sri Guru Ravidass Temple wants to replace its existing Sikh prayer hall with a 12,000-square-foot building with gold domes in a rural neighborhood near Dry Creek Road and G Street in Rio Linda. Neighbors have twice shown up before a community planning board to oppose the project, citing concerns about drainage and parking, among other things.

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