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Judge Allows NorCal Catholic Hospital To Deny Sterilization SurgeryA California Catholic hospital is not engaging in sex discrimination by denying a woman's request for the sterilization procedure known as tubal ligation, a San Francisco judge said in a tentative ruling.
Sacramento Lawyer Sues To Remove ‘In God We Trust’ From MoneyThe lawsuit argues the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. money is unconstitutional and violates separation of church and state.
Vatican Fires Priest Who Came Out As Gay On Eve Of Worldwide Bishops MeetingThe Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.
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.
Some Mormons Fear Sunday Night's Super 'Blood Moon' Eclipse Portends End Of DaysA rare lunar eclipse set to happen Sunday night has prompted the Mormon church to issue a statement to followers warning them not to worry about apocalyptic speculation that is running high.
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.
Redwood City Suspends Opening Prayers At Council Meetings After Pastor’s Controversial WordsThe 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.
Burglars Steal From Blind East Palo Alto Pastor’s ChurchA 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.
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.
89-Year-Old Priest Beaten In Front Of East Palo Alto Church, Suspect Pleads Not GuiltyAn 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.
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.

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