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California doubles down on rule forcing Catholic nuns to pay for abortion

Facing the threat of major cuts to federal HHS funds, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has said the state will... Read more

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Californian families talk progressive but look traditional, study finds

A new study says that while most Californians support the redefinition of marriage and the family, they choose intact marriages... Read more

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In face of California fire, LA archdiocese expands fund for victims

As a large fire continue to burn in southern California, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has expanded one of its... Read more

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California expands statute of limitations for childhood sex abuse

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law on Sunday a measure extending the statute of limitations for childhood sex abuse... Read more

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California Catholic Conference asks governor to veto college abortion bill

California legislators passed a bill Friday that would require all state universities to offer medication abortions, despite the objections of... Read more

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Pope Francis prays for victims of shootings in U.S.

Pope Francis Sunday remembered the victims, and the families of the victims, of recent shootings in Texas, California, and Ohio,... Read more

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California confession law dropped

A California bill that would have required priests to violate the seal of confession has been withdrawn by its sponsor... Read more

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Historic mission bell removed from California college

A university in California removed a bell last week after a Native American group claimed the historic piece was disrespectful... Read more

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California bishops call Catholics to 'ecological spirituality'

On the fourth anniversary of Laudato Si’, the bishops of California challenged the community to grow in an “ecological conversion”... Read more

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'No priest may obey' proposed law, California bishop says

Bishop Michael Barber, S.J., of the Diocese of Oakland, California, has said he would sooner accept arrest and prison than... Read more

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California advances bill to violate sacramental seal

State senators in California have voted to approve a law that would require priests to violate the seal of confession.... Read more

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California confession bill amended, but still would require priests to violate seal

California’s state senate will vote on a bill that would require priests to violate the seal of confession in certain... Read more

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California confession bill won't stop abuse, but threatens religious liberty, critics say

The appropriations committee of California’s state senate will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill that would require priests to... Read more

Dominican priest: California confession bill threatens all religions

If California moves forward with its proposed law trying to force priests to violate the seal of Confession, it is... Read more

Emails show Planned Parenthood behind California rule to make churches pay for abortions

A 2014 California rule forcing religious groups, including churches, to cover elective abortions for employees was the result of direct... Read more

October 23, 2018- Protestors in Love Park in Philadelphia in response to a Trump administrations memo defining gender as an unchangable biological trait.

Catholic hospital group sued for refusing transgender hysterectomy

A group of five Catholic hospitals in California is being sued by a woman who identifies as a transgender man... Read more

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California AG files to block Title X abortion 'gag rule'

California’s attorney general on Friday asked a federal judge to block a new Trump administration rule designed to strip abortion... Read more

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California bill would remove reporting exemption for priests in confessional

A state senator in California introduced a bill Wednesday which would seek to force priests to violate the sacramental seal... Read more

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Amid lawsuit, firm publishes list of California priests accused of abuse

A Minnesota-based law firm released a report Tuesday compiling the names of over 200 priests from the San Francisco Bay... Read more

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Lawsuit accuses Calif. bishops of sex abuse cover-up

A lawsuit in California is accusing bishops from all of the state’s dioceses, as well as the California Catholic Conference... Read more