By CAITLIN ESCH The soft tenor of the shofar, a ram’s horn trumpet, sounded faintly in the streets outside Sha’ar Zahav, a progressive Reform synagogue in the Mission District. The horn marked the congregation’s celebration Wednesday of the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. More than 150 members of the LGBT and heterosexual congregation gathered for Shacharit,...
You’d better watch your mouth as you approach the corner of 16th and Dolores Streets. Three churches, a Jewish synagogue and a day care center make it the holiest intersection in San Francisco. “If the Home makes a few children happier and the influence of the Sisters moulds the lives of some into men and women of gentleness of heart,...
On the traditional beginning of the Christian holy week, Mission Loc@l found hundreds of parishioners before churches—prayer books and palm crosses in hand. By MADELEINE BAIR
Change brings back memories for two churches expelled.
Ministers trained in domestic violence counseling will be blessed in a ceremony Friday evening at Mission Dolores.
Our religion reporter spent a Saturday learning about Café Gratitude's sacred commerce philosophy.
The faithful bring their statues, prayers and petitions.
"They see that there's a party in other houses but none in their own."
Comunidad San Dimas works to keep incarcerated Mission youth from returning to gang life.
A Buddhist monk struggles to find financial support for her work in single room occupancy hotels and shelters. En Español
Santa Muerte, called Mexico's "holy death cult," is growing—and spreading. Followers in the Mission District of San Francisco say they pray to la Santa for health, work and love.
Will it take miracles to lead Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha to be named the first Native American saint before controversial Father Junipero Serra? En Español
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On the thirtieth anniversary of his assassination, the Mission remembers the priest who spoke for the voiceless. En Español
Lent is a time for the "Latino community to recharge its battery," said parishioner Robert Huerta.