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The Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton, California, was vandalized on the morning of Nov. 5, 2023.

California cathedral vandalized with paint; police investigating as possible hate crime

Nov 6, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton, California, was vandalized on the morning of Nov. 5 with white paint splattered... Read more

Sts. Peter and Paul Church in North Beach, California.

Assault at San Francisco Catholic church leads to police pursuit, reported pipe bomb

Oct 30, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The incident began after an individual received Communion but did not consume the host. Read more


‘Wolves in sheep’s clothing’: California diocese warns about imposter priests 

Oct 23, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The two unidentified men are falsely using the names of actual clergymen from Mexico. Read more

Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

‘Each of us is loved’: California bishops’ letter shows Church response to gender ideology

Oct 16, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The joint letter follows other documents and pastoral letters issued by prelates to offer clarity and guidance regarding topics of... Read more

Senator-Delegate Laphonza Butler meets with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in his office on Capitol Hill on Oct. 3, 2023, in Washington, D.C. Butler was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to the vacant Senate seat of California following the passing of Dianne Feinstein.

Newsom’s pick of abortion activist to Senate reveals White House ambitions, experts say

Oct 4, 2023

By Matt McDonald

Laphonza Butler, 44, checks a number of boxes among Democratic interest groups. Read more


California governor signs bills that would penalize schools that refuse to teach LGBT content

Sep 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

One bill would centralize state authority over school curricula by fining schools that restrict books that discuss homosexuality and gender... Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Newsom vetoes bill that would make acceptance of gender identity a factor in custody court

Sep 25, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The California governor vetoed the legislation on Sept. 22 despite the bill receiving overwhelming support from Democratic lawmakers. Read more

Abortion Pill Reversal seeks to counter the effects of the first progesterone-blocking abortion pill, providing an opportunity to save the unborn child.

State of California sues pro-life pregnancy centers over abortion pill reversal drug

Sep 25, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The state’s lawsuit claims that there is no scientific evidence supporting the safety or efficacy of the abortion pill reversal... Read more


Court rules California district can’t bar Christian athletic club from schools

Sep 14, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

According to the ruling, the San Jose Unified School District engaged in a “double standard” when it penalized the group... Read more


Catholic ‘cult’ in California: What do we know?

Sep 11, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Reports emerged earlier this month about alleged sexual abuse that purportedly took place at a commune run by a Catholic... Read more

The California capitol.

‘Gender affirmation’ must be a factor in child custody fights, California Legislature says

Sep 8, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The bill says California courts’ child custody decisions must consider whether a parent affirms a child’s “gender identity or gender... Read more

A school bus with rainbow-colored balloons, a Pride flag, and “love its love” signs drives in the Los Angeles Pride parade in Hollywood on June 11, 2023.

California becomes first state to declare ‘Transgender History Month’ 

Sep 8, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The recognition of the month is meant to “create a culture led by research, education, and scholarly recognition of the... Read more

About 1,000 Californians rallied in front of the state capitol steps in Sacramento on Aug. 21, 2023, to protest a series of bills they say would take away their rights as parents.

California AG sues school district over gender-identity parental notification policy

Aug 30, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The Chino school district’s policy requires parents to be informed if their child seeks to change his or her gender... Read more

Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California.

Thomas Aquinas College reports minimal damage amid tropical storm, earthquake

Aug 22, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Tropical Storm Hilary made landfall in California as the first such storm to hit the state in 84 years. Read more

Immaculata Church on the campus of the University of San Diego.

Analysis: Do California’s Catholic universities have to include abortion in their health plans?

Aug 21, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

While state law mandates coverage of abortion and transgender treatments, insurance industry experts say colleges and universities may have options. Read more


California Jewish families fight for equal rights in education of disabled children

Aug 15, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

After a judge dismissed their case, the families are continuing their suit against a law that allows families with disabled... Read more

About 200 Orthodox Jewish families and individuals showed up for a rally outside a California court building on Friday, July 21, 2023, to express their support for religious liberty for disabled students.

California Jewish families sue state for discriminating against religious disabled children

Jul 26, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Under a California law, religious students with special needs are not allowed to access special funding if they attend religious... Read more

Father Brian Nunes (left), Father Matthew Elshoff, Father Slawomir Szkredka, and Monsignor Albert Bahhuth (right) have been named auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Pope Francis names four new auxiliary bishops of Los Angeles

Jul 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has appointed four new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, bringing the total number of auxiliaries... Read more

California State Capitol.

After bipartisan backlash, California legislators vote trafficking bill through committee

Jul 14, 2023

By Daniel Payne

On Thursday evening the Public Safety Committee voted to pass the bill, with the measure receiving near-unanimous approval. Read more

The California capitol.

Bill to designate child trafficking a ‘serious felony’ stalls in California

Jul 13, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Under state law, “serious” felonies may warrant life in prison or the death penalty. Read more