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

Jun 30, 2018

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'

Jun 19, 2018

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

May 16, 2018

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

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Could a California bill ban Christian teaching on homosexuality?

Apr 22, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

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

Mar 19, 2018

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

Mar 7, 2018

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

Jan 24, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Dec 13, 2017

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

Dec 8, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Nov 14, 2017

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

Commentary: Redefining gender while California burns

Oct 20, 2017

By JD Flynn

California is still burning.  Read more

California bill seeks to punish 'misgendering' with jail time

Sep 2, 2017

By Mary Farrow

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

Aug 8, 2017

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?

Jul 21, 2017

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

Jun 8, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

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

May 23, 2017

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

Apr 4, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

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

How California Catholics hope to fix the teacher deficit

Mar 28, 2017

The California Catholic Conference has announced that it is sponsoring a bill to help attract and retain teachers in response... Read more

Across California, pro-lifers to rally in January 2017

Jan 5, 2017

January 21. That’s the date when Californians will come together at three events across the state for pro-life advocacy and... Read more

California religious colleges dodge a bullet. But what's next?

Aug 16, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

A bill that threatened to defund California religious colleges that do not accept same-sex marriage and gender ideology has been... Read more