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

Jul 24, 2020

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

The seal of Ventura County, California.

St. Junipero Serra could soon be removed from California county seal

Jul 21, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

A proposal to remove St. Junipero Serra from Ventura County’s official seal is unwarranted, and elected officials need to know... Read more

San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura, Ca.

Pope Francis makes mission founded by St. Junipero Serra a minor basilica

Jul 15, 2020

Pope Francis has elevated a California mission church founded by St. Junipero Serra to the rank of minor basilica. The... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Indoor events, public Masses again suspended by California governor’s order 

Jul 14, 2020

With coronavirus cases spiking in California, the governor has issued new orders banning indoor events including public Masses in much... Read more

The small prayer shrine Audrey Ortega placed at the former site of a statue of St. Junipero Serra. Courtesy photo.

Catholic builds a shrine to St. Junipero Serra on the site of destroyed Sacramento statue

Jul 8, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

After rioters pulled down a statue of St. Junipero Serra in Sacramento on July 4, a local Catholic told CNA... Read more

The statue of St. Junipero Serra outside the California State Capitol.

St. Junípero Serra statue destroyed at California state capitol

Jul 5, 2020

On the evening of Independence Day, a crowd in Sacramento tore down a statue of St. Junipero Serra, set fire... Read more

St. Junipero Serra statue, San Juan Capistrano.

San Juan Capistrano Mission relocates St. Junipero Serra statues for protection 

Jun 25, 2020

Two statues of St. Junipero Serra have been moved from a Catholic mission and church in southern California amid fears... Read more

Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.

St. Junipero Serra statue torn down in San Francisco Park

Jun 20, 2020

A statue of Catholic missionary St. Junipero Serra was toppled in a San Francisco park Friday, along with statues of... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

Ahead of Pentecost, Supreme Court backs California coronavirus limits on churches

May 30, 2020

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of California’s limits on the number of people who may attend a church service,... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

LA archdiocese announces reopening plan

May 27, 2020

By Matt Hadro

After California relaxed public health restrictions on churches, the nation’s largest diocese announced its plan on Tuesday to resume public... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, Ca.

California churches can reopen at 25% capacity

May 26, 2020

Churches in California can begin holding services again at a limited capacity, the state announced on Monday.  Read more

California can't omit churches from re-opening plans, Justice Department says 

May 20, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's efforts to lift some anti-coronavirus restrictions cannot single out churches for stricter treatment than other similar... Read more

Govenor Gavin Newsom of California.

California church sues over governor's reopening plan

May 14, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A protestant church in California is suing the state for ordering churches to remain closed while some businesses can reopen... Read more

Kolbe Academy prepares to distribute food in Napa, California. Courtesy photo.

Hunger in 'wine country' - How one Napa Valley Catholic school is helping needy families

May 2, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A small Catholic school in Napa, California is drawing on community support to run a weekly food pantry for its... Read more

California Capitol Building.

California legislature likely to skip controversial abortion, parental consent bills

Apr 28, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Several controversial bills proposed in the California legislature, including two backed by Planned Parenthood, will likely have no chance to... Read more

California state capitol.

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

Feb 24, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Family at sunset, Stock image via Shutterstock.

Californian families talk progressive but look traditional, study finds

Jan 15, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Saddleridge Fire, Los Angeles County.

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

Oct 15, 2019

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

California state capitol.

California expands statute of limitations for childhood sex abuse

Oct 14, 2019

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

The California capitol.

California Catholic Conference asks governor to veto college abortion bill

Sep 16, 2019

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