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Catholic Church

Mud Cracks

Catholic Bishops Seek Prayers To Relieve California’s Dry Spell

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.

01/07/2014

Rev. Eric Freed, St. Bernard's Church, Eureka (www.saintbernards.org)

Coroner Says Eureka Priest Was Beaten To Death With Stake, Pipe

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.

01/07/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Vetoes Sex Abuse Bill

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.

10/12/2013

Cora Evans (Cal-Catholic.com/CBS)

Bay Area Woman May Become 1st Catholic Saint From California

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.

09/25/2013

Pope Francis I. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Tells Catholic Church To Stop Obsessing Over Gays

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.

09/20/2013

Cross Silhouette

Milpitas Church Vandalized For 2nd Time In A Week

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.

08/15/2013

Michael Vickroy is accused of vandalizing property at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Milpitas on August 7, 2013. (Milpitas Police Department)

Naked Man Accused Of Vandalizing Milpitas Church

A man in the buff allegedly destroyed thousands of dollars worth of property at a Milpitas church Wednesday morning, police said.

08/09/2013

(AP)

Stockton Bishop Says Diocese Is Almost Out Of Cash

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.

06/15/2013

Rev. Salvatore Cordileone

SF Archbishop Endorses Immigration Reform, Opposes Gay Rights Amendment

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.

05/13/2013

Rev. Michael Barber

Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop Of Oakland Diocese

Pope Francis Friday appointed the Rev. Michael Barber to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Oakland.

05/03/2013

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