The California Conference of Catholic Bishops asked people of all faiths to join in prayers for rain as reservoirs in the state dipped to historic lows after one of the driest calendar years on record.
A beloved priest who was killed in the Humboldt County city of Eureka was beaten to death with a wooden stake and a metal gutter pipe, his autopsy shows.
California’s governor has vetoed a bill that would have allowed some sex abuse victims who are now barred by the statute of limitations to file lawsuits against private institutions who employed their abuser.
An obscure Catholic mystic from the Santa Cruz Mountains who died in 1957 could be California’s first official saint as the Catholic Church started the arduous process on canonization on Tuesday.
Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.
The same Milpitas church that was vandalized a week ago was the target of a break-in and attempted burglary Sunday night, Milpitas police said.
A man in the buff allegedly destroyed thousands of dollars worth of property at a Milpitas church Wednesday morning, police said.
The Roman Catholic bishop of Stockton is warning parishioners that his diocese might run out of money before it has paid damages to all of the people who have sued over clergy sex abuse.
The Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco said on Monday that he endorsed the immigration reform bill currently under consideration in Congress, but opposed a gay rights amendment that could be added to the legislation.
Pope Francis Friday appointed the Rev. Michael Barber to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Oakland.