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A detail from St. Joseph with the Child, by Francesco Conti (1681–1760)

With 'message of hope,' consecration of California to St. Joseph coming to multiple churches

“In these very difficult times, we need a message of hope, and all families, marriages, men, women, children, bishops, priests,... Read more

Statue outside Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland, California

Two parishes in the Sacramento diocese vandalized 

Two parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento suffered similar acts of vandalism in the past two weeks.  Read more

Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Los Angeles

Following Supreme Court ruling, California lifts capacity limits on religious gatherings

California lifted all capacity restrictions on religious gatherings on Monday, following the Supreme Court’s ruling over the weekend that the... Read more

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California’s limit on home religious gatherings too strict, US Supreme Court says

California’s coronavirus restrictions on home-based religious gatherings like Bible studies, worship and prayer meetings were more strict than the constitution... Read more

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Supreme Court rejects California county’s continued ban on indoor worship

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a California county’s continued ban on indoor worship services due to the coronavirus pandemic,... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose, Calif. Credit: Iv-olga/Shutterstock.

Supreme Court ruling no barrier to ban on indoor worship, Santa Clara County claims

California’s Santa Clara County has again banned indoor worship, saying its rules to mitigate coronavirus spread are “fundamentally different” from... Read more

Rome, Italy - June 28, 2013: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, of San Francisco, in Rome on June 28

San Francisco archbishop: State can't close churches, 'science' is on our side

Government officials cannot shut down religious services as “non-essential” during the pandemic—particularly when they are contradicting the “science” in doing... Read more

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Supreme Court rebukes California's strict coronavirus rules for churches

California’s strict coronavirus rules banning indoor worship were blocked and revised by a U.S. Supreme Court injunction late Friday night,... Read more

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California bishops challenge state’s extension of statute of limitations for abuse

California bishops are asking a judge to overturn a state law that extends the statute of limitations for sexual abuse... Read more

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Circuit court vacates California church closure decision

Following instructions by the Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday vacated a district court ruling against South Bay United... Read more

California State Governor Gavin Newsom.

Supreme Court vacates ruling on California church closures

The Supreme Court has accepted an appeal by California churches against the state’s coronavirus restrictions, sending the case back to... Read more

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Warning of donor harassment, Trump administration backs foes of Calif. disclosure rule

The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to review a challenge to a California requirement that charitable organizations disclose... Read more

A replica of the Mission Santa Cruz chapel in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Santa Cruz historical commission recommends removing city’s last mission bell

The historical preservation commission of Santa Cruz, California last week advised the city council to remove a replica mission bell... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone performs an exorcism rite outside Mission San Rafael Arcangel in San Rafael, California.

San Francisco archbishop performs exorcism at site of destroyed St. Junipero Serra statue

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco on Saturday performed an exorcism at the site of a destroyed statue of St.... Read more

Father Kyle Faller leads prayers at the site of a destroyed statue of St. Junipero Serra on Oct. 13, 2020.

California Catholics pray, protest at destroyed St. Junipero Serra statue

Catholics in California rallied in a peaceful demonstration Tuesday evening at the former site of a statue of St. Junipero... Read more

Pope Francis prays in St. Peter's Basilica on June 14, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for people affected by California wildfires

Pope Francis expressed his concern Sunday for people suffering from the effects of wildfires in California and South America.  Read more

The door of St. Peter's Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon, Ca.

Catholic cathedral vandalized in California with 'white power,' 'BLM,' and swastikas

A Catholic cathedral in California was defaced overnight, with swastikas, an upside-down cross, and other messages spray-painted on the church’s... Read more

A desecrated statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Holy Family Parish in Citrus Heights, California.

Californa parish prays for vandal after Mary statue beheaded

After its statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was beheaded, a California parish asked Catholics to pray for the vandal... Read more

The restored statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Upland, California. Courtesy photo.

California parish restores vandalized Our Lady of Guadalupe statue

A California parish has restored an outdoor statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, after it was kicked to the ground... Read more

Catholic schools ready for 'vital' in-person education, California's bishops say

Catholic schools in California are taking appropriate measures against the threat of the new coronavirus and authorities should issue waivers... Read more