Pope Francis Met With Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis During U.S. VisitA Kentucky clerk who went to jail for defying a federal court's orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses met briefly with the pope during his historic visit to the United States.
Junipero Serra Elevated To Saint By Pope FrancisPope Francis elevates Calif. missionary Junipero Serra to sainthood in first US canonization.
Pope Francis Makes Marriage Annulment Faster, Easier, Cheaper For CatholicsPope Francis announced Tuesday reforms that will simplify and speed up the marriage annulment process and make them cheaper.
NorCal Catholic Hospital To Allow Tubal Ligation After Lawsuit ThreatA threat of a lawsuit has led to an about-face by a Catholic-affiliated hospital in Northern California which had refused to perform a sterilization procedure on a woman as requested by her doctor, citing religious principles.
NorCal Catholic Hospital's Refusal To Sterilize Woman Could Bring Statewide Legal ResponseA Northern California hospital's refusal to sterilize a woman because it violates Catholic principles could be challenged in court in a case with broad impacts for other religious-based hospitals across the state.
San Francisco Catholic Schoolteachers Ratify Contract With Archdiocese By Narrow MarginMembers of a Bay Area Catholic schoolteachers’ union ratified a new contract Wednesday with the Archdiocese of San Francisco, church officials said.
Gov. Brown Says World Has Reached 'Tipping Point' On Global Warming At Vatican Climate SummitAt a climate summit at the Vatican, Gov. Jerry Brown said the world may have reached a tipping point on global warming and that humanity must reverse course or face extinction.
Lawmakers Stall California Doctor-Assisted Suicide Bill Amid Religious FightLegislation that would have allowed terminally ill patients to legally end their lives in California stalled Tuesday amid fierce opposition from religious groups.
Pope Francis Says Divorce Can Be 'Morally Necessary' For Some CouplesIn sharp contrast to generations of Catholic teachings, Pope Francis reportedly conceded Wednesday that some couples are simply better off divorced.
Saint Mary's College President: Pope Francis Connects Poverty, Ecology In Climate Change ManifestoDr. James Donohue, president of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, takes a closer look at Pope Francis’ encyclical where he calls for action on climate change and the environment.
Global Warming Turning Earth Into 'Immense Pile Of Filth,' Pope Says In Radical ManifestoFrancis framed climate change as an urgent moral issue to address in his eagerly anticipated encyclical, blaming global warming on an unfair, fossil fuel-based industrial model that harms the poor most.
San Francisco Catholic School Teachers Protest Revised Morality Clauses Offered By ArchbishopTeachers from four high schools operated by the archdiocese rallied Wednesday afternoon in front of the chancery office, calling for a rejection of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's latest revision of the teacher handbook.