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overnor of California Jerry Brown at the Paris COP21, United nations conference on climate change.

California governor vetoes campus ‘abortion pill’ law

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill Sunday that would have mandated that public universities in the state offer... Read more

How Catholic Charities is tackling California's housing crisis

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara has partnered with the local county to launch a shared housing program, connecting renters with... Read more

Critics ask Calif. governor to veto 'shortsighted' college abortion drug bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown should veto a bill that mandates abortion drugs at state university campus health centers, said pro-life... Read more

Concerns surround Calif. bill to require abortion pills at college clinics

A California bill that would require all public university health centers to stock abortion medication has drawn criticism for the... Read more

As assisted suicide law is reinstated, critics say Californians 'deserve better'

A California judge has reinstated the state’s assisted suicide law, making it legal for terminally ill patients to end their... Read more

Stephanie Packer. Screenshot.

Judge rules California assisted suicide law was wrongfully rushed

California’s assisted suicide law was wrongly passed in a special legislative session, ruled a California judge this week.  Read more

California Capitol Building.

Could a California bill ban Christian teaching on homosexuality?

A proposed law in California could have a chilling effect on free speech, warn critics who fear that it could... Read more

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Supreme Court to hear arguments about California abortion law

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, to... Read more

The sculpture Early Days near San Francisco's City Hall, which is to be removed following a March 5, 2017 vote.

In San Francisco, one less space for St Junipero Serra

California missionary St. Junipero Serra will be among the figures removed from a prominent location near San Francisco City Hall... Read more

Turpin abuse case prompts debate on homeschool oversight

A horrifying case of alleged child abuse in a large homeschooling family in California has sparked calls for more regulation... Read more

Thomas fire in California.

Archbishop Gomez: Find God's voice in the flames

While fires in southern California continue to threaten thousands of homes, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles reflected that God... Read more

The Thomas Fire burns on December 8, 2017 in Los Padres National Forest, California.

With prayer and aid, Catholics rally around California wildfire victims

The massive wildfires of California have drawn calls for prayer and assistance from the U.S. bishops, as Catholic Charities affiliates... Read more

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Sacramento bishop leads prayer after northern California shooting

Notifying his fellow bishops of “a terrible shooting” in his diocese, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento led them in prayer... Read more

California bill seeks to punish 'misgendering' with jail time

A new bill in California would punish the ‘misgendering’ of nursing home and long-term care patients with hefty fines and... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles leads Eucharistic adoration at the City of Saints conference, Aug. 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

LA archdiocese hosts youth conference to inspire sanctity

More than 1,600 youth gathered at the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles this weekend for the third... Read more

California Capitol Building.

Could a California bill make Catholic conduct codes illegal?

Pro-abortion groups are lobbying for a California law that Catholic leaders warn would open employers like Catholic schools to lawsuits... Read more

The lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison.

Calif. Supreme Court weighs ballot measure to hasten death penalty

A ballot measure intended to speed up the application of the death penalty is now being challenged before the California... Read more

Ventura softball star: Encountering Christ through service

To a pitcher, a little situation like bases loaded, full count and trying to protect a one-run lead in the... Read more

California Capitol Building.

How a California bill is threatening faith-based codes of conduct

A proposed California law has targeted faith-based employers’ codes of conduct in the name of reproductive health, the California Catholic... Read more