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How California Catholics hope to fix the teacher deficit

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

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?

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

This California bill could hurt poor students at religious schools

Religious students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be most affected by a California bill threatening state-backed student grants to schools that... Read more

Inspired by Pope Francis, California legal clinic offers free services

Free legal counsel and advice may sound too good to be true, but in the Diocese of Oakland, it’s a... Read more

Florida Department of Corrections execution chamber.

California bishops urge voters to reject the death penalty this fall

On Thursday, the bishops of California announced their support of a state ballot measure that would end the use of... Read more

Doctor Death? A sinister one-stop-shop opens in California

You can’t put a price on most things in life. But you can, apparently, put a price on death -... Read more

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The pro-life law that was killed in California

Churches and other organizations in California will be forced to buy insurance plans that cover abortions due to the Obama... Read more

In 'shocking' move, California churches forced to cover abortions

The Obama administration has rejected a challenge to the State of California’s requirement that health care plans include abortion coverage.... Read more

With assisted suicide legal, LA archbishop calls for end of life care

Assisted suicide will change California for the worse, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said on Wednesday, adding that Catholics... Read more

A participant at the LA Mass kicking off a novena for the elderly and terminally ill. Archdiocese of Los Angeles/Dima Otvertchenko.

LA archdiocese prays novena as assisted suicide law looms

California’s assisted suicide bill will go into effect on June 9, and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is fighting back... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass for the canonization of Saint Junipero Serra at Washington D.C.'s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Sept. 23, 2015.

Pope Francis: Imitate Saint Junipero Serra, be trailblazers for Christ

Pope Francis made history Wednesday by performing the first-ever canonization on U.S. soil, of St. Junipero Serra.  Read more

A statue of Bl. Junipero Serra outside Mission San Antonio de Padua in Monterey County, Calif.

How Junipero Serra fought the death penalty for a California native

Blessed Junipero Serra’s love for the natives of California extended even to those who killed one of his friends and... Read more

California State Capitol.

California legislature withdraws physician-assisted suicide bill

The California state legislature has abandoned efforts to pass a measure that would legalize physician-assisted suicide – for now.  Read more

The statue of Father Junipero Serra inside the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.

Bl. Junipero statue in the Capitol is safe – for now

An effort to remove the statue of Bl. Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the... Read more

The statue of Bl. Junipero Serra inside the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.

California legislators renew push against Junipero Serra, saint and Hispanic 'founding father'

A statue of Franciscan missionary and saint-to-be Father Junipero Serra has stood in the U.S. Capitol since 1931, but its... Read more

The statue of Bl. Junipero Serra at the Mission San Miguel in California.

History, truth, and politics: Researcher seeks to clear the record on Junipero Serra

California missionary Father Junipero Serra’s canonization is “long overdue,” says a university professor concerned that the priest’s history has been... Read more

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Archbishop Gomez: OneLife LA event affirms life near Roe v. Wade anniversary

OneLife LA, is meant to be a family-friendly celebration of the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception... Read more

OneLife logo. Image courtesy of OneLife event.

Pro-life event designed with a California audience in mind

It’s not going to be sunny and 70 degrees in many places in the United States on Saturday, Jan. 17,... Read more

Loyola Marymount University.

Calif. abortion mandate deemed a 'flagrant violation' of civil rights

The California government “directly targeted” two Catholic universities and violated federally guaranteed civil rights by ordering their health insurance plans... Read more