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Could A California Bill Make Catholic Conduct Codes Illegal?

Sacramento, Calif., Jul 21, 2017 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-abortion groups are lobbying for a California law that Catholic leaders warn would open employers like Catholic schools to lawsuits for asking teachers to follow their codes of conduct. “The bill unmistakably targets religious...

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Calif. Supreme Court Weighs Ballot Measure To Hasten Death Penalty

Sacramento, Calif., Jun 8, 2017 / 11:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A ballot measure intended to speed up the application of the death penalty is now being challenged before the California Supreme Court. For its part, the California Catholic Conference has repeated its warning that a speedy death...

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San Diego’s Bishops: A Brief History

Seen by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542 (Native Americans had “discovered” the area centuries earlier), and settled by St. Junipero Serra with the founding of Mission San Diego de Alcala in 1769, San Diego can rightfully be described as the birthplace of Catholicism in California. Upon...

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San Bernardino Bishop Prays For School Community After Deadly Shooting

San Bernardino, Calif., Apr 10, 2017 / 03:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After two people were killed in a shooting at a classroom in a San Bernardino elementary school on Monday, the city's bishop is praying for the victims and the school community. “I'm praying for the victims&entire school...

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Planned Parenthood Investigators Reject 'bogus' Felony Charges

San Francisco, Calif., Mar 29, 2017 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The undercover journalists whose work appeared to implicate Planned Parenthood officials in the illegal sale of unborn baby body parts now face 15 felony charges in California, but one insists the allegations are phony. David...

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California Priest Found Guilty Of Embezzling Donations

San Jose, Calif., Mar 24, 2017 / 06:38 am (CNA).- A priest in California has been found guilty of diverting $19,000 in donations to his personal account. Father Hien Minh Nguyen, 57, was found guilty on 14 counts of bank fraud by U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman of San Jose, CBS San...

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California’s Travel Ban Against Anti-LGBT States Preventing Students From Sharing Ideas, Competing In Sports

College athletes and graduate students are taking a hit after California banned the use of public funds for travel to anti-LGBT states. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law in September. The Los Angeles Times reported that the new law halted travel funding to at least 18 students from...

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Pope Encourages Popular Movements To Help Stop Dehumanization

MODESTO — Pope Francis gave strong words of encouragement to the more than 600 members of grassroots organizations gathered for the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements conference Feb. 16-19. Pope Francis initiated the first such meeting in 2014 to bring Church and grassroots...

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Archbishop Calls For Unity, Focus On Christ During Immigration Panel

MODESTO — Fear, uncertainty and terror are part of the immigrant experience in Los Angeles, Archbishop José H. Gomez said Feb. 17 during a panel on immigration at a Vatican-sponsored conference. The fear has continued to spread since the election of President Donald Trump, he said, reporting...

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Pope Francis Encourages Meeting Of Popular Movements In California

Stockton, Calif., Feb 17, 2017 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday sent a message of encouragement to the hundreds of religious and community leaders participating in a meeting of popular movements being held this week in California. “It is the Church, the Christian community,...

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Across California, Pro-Lifers To Rally In January 2017

San Diego, Calif., Jan 5, 2017 / 12:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- January 21. That’s the date when Californians will come together at three events across the state for pro-life advocacy and encouragement. San Diego will host its Fifth Annual Walk for Life in the historic Balboa Park at 6th and...

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Maybe You Can Drive My Car

The Los Angeles Auto Show just concluded last week. The vehicles have been taken back to their dealerships and the concept cars back to their secret locations in Detroit and places unknown. I attended the Auto Show this year not because I am not happy with my 2010 Toyota Corrolla, but because I...

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San Bernardino Victims Remembered

During the first anniversary of the Dec. 2 terrorist attack last year in San Bernardino, a Mass of Remembrance and Healing was celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery in nearby Colton. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Rutilio del Riego presided at the liturgy held in the mausoleum’s All Souls...

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Dignity Health’s Inland Empire Hospitals Host Early Thanksgiving Celebrations For Those In Need

More than 150 Dignity Health employees and volunteers served nearly 1,000 traditional Thanksgiving meals, complete with turkey and all the trimmings, to community members in need during two annual events on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 at St. Bernardine Medical Center’s Family Focus Center and at...

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St. Bernardine Medical Center Celebrates 85th Anniversary

On Oct.15, more than 500 loyal and generous supporters of Dignity Health - St. Bernardine Medical Center celebrated the hospital’s 85th anniversary during their annual “Gathering at Twilight” gala. Attendees enjoyed dinner, music and live and silent auctions as part of the fundraising event at...