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Redwood City Suspends Opening Prayers At Council Meetings After Pastor’s Controversial Words

The city council in Redwood City has put opening prayers on hold after a local pastor stunned the council with some strong opening words at this week’s meeting.

07/31/2015

Rev. Albert Macklin of the New Sweet Home Church in East Palo Alto sits in the pews after his church was robbed on July 21, 2015. (CBS)

Burglars Steal From Blind East Palo Alto Pastor’s Church

A church on the Peninsula finds itself in dire straits after burglars cleaned it out. The incident is an especially painful blow for the pastor, who is blind.

07/21/2015

Governor Jerry Brown addressing climate summit at the Vatican. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Says World Has Reached ‘Tipping Point’ On Global Warming At Vatican Climate Summit

At 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.

07/21/2015

Father John Coleman, and Jose de la Torre, the bystander who helped him as he was being brutally attacked outside a church in East Palo Alto. (CBS)

89-Year-Old Priest Beaten In Front Of East Palo Alto Church, Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

An elderly priest was assaulted with his own cane in the parking lot of an East Palo Alto church earlier this week by a suspected methamphetamine user.

07/16/2015

Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.

Lawmakers Stall California Doctor-Assisted Suicide Bill Amid Religious Fight

Legislation that would have allowed terminally ill patients to legally end their lives in California stalled Tuesday amid fierce opposition from religious groups.

07/07/2015

Rick Imirowicz (L) and his husband Terrance Health hold hands to pose for a videographer after their wedding ceremony at All Souls Unitarian Church on the first day same-sex couples are legal to wed under a new law March 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. The District of Columbia has become the sixth in the nation to recognize same-sex marriage. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Texas’ AG: State Workers Can Deny Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Over Religious Objections

Texas’ conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a “lawless ruling” and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.

06/28/2015

'Everest' Vacation Bible School Program e-Brochure (Courtesy Group)

1 Million Vacation Bible Schoolers In ‘Everest’-Themed Church Program Sold Before Deadly Earthquake

Call it the Hand of Providence or an awkward coincidence, but this summer more than 1 million children are attending a Mount Everest-themed Vacation Bible School program produced and sold months before the 7.8 magnitude quake struck Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring over 23,000.

06/25/2015

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience at St Peter's square on May 13, 2015 at the Vatican. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Saint Mary’s College President: Pope Francis Connects Poverty, Ecology In Climate Change Manifesto

Dr. 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.

06/22/2015

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience at St Peter's square on May 13, 2015 at the Vatican. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis’ Encyclical On The Environment Gets Early Praise From Bay Area Catholics

Pope Francis on Thursday issued a strong warning on climate change in his latest document, urging the world to deal with the problem now. The document, called an encyclical, has received early praise among Catholics in the Bay Area.

06/18/2015

Police on the scene of a fatal church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015. (CBS)

Gunman Opens Fire In South Carolina Church, Authorities Say 9 People Dead

Police were searching for a suspect after a gunman opened fire Wednesday night at a church in downtown Charleston. Nine people died in the shooting, authorities say.

06/17/2015

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