Catholic Church

Pope's Apology Doesn't Change Opinions On Canonization Of 18th-Century Missionary Junipero SerraPope Francis' apology for the Roman Catholic Church's crimes against indigenous peoples has not softened opposition among some California Native Americans to his decision to canonize 18th-century Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra.
Catholic Church Helps Defeat 'Death With Dignity' Proposal In Calif. SenateThe Catholic Church, often out of step with California's liberal Legislature, notched a prominent win at the statehouse this week defeating a proposal to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.
Historian Weighs In On Pope's Surprise Decision To Canonize A Controversial Californian FriarHistorian Weighs In Pope's Surprise Decision To Canonize A Controversial California Friar
Accuser Infuriated By Monsignor's Exoneration By Catholic ChurchA man who accused a high-ranking Roman Catholic monsignor in Los Angeles of molestation said Wednesday he is furious that an internal Vatican tribunal recently exonerated the priest.
Man Caught On Camera Vandalizing NoHo Catholic ChurchLos Angeles police are looking for a man who vandalized a Catholic church in North Hollywood.
Pope Francis Orders Survey Of Catholics On Hot-Button Social IssuesU.S. bishops are among those the pope is asking to find out from their parishioners how they feel about abortion, same-sex marriage, divorce and birth control.
Local Military Family Says Government Shutdown Is Threatening To Cancel Daughter's BaptismA local military family says the government shutdown is threatening to cancel their daughter's baptism.
Board Reinstates $10,000 Reward For Witnesses In Catholic Church Arson CaseA $10,000 reward to pay witnesses who helped convict a man for setting a fire that destroyed a Catholic church in Hacienda Heights has been reinstated by the Board of Supervisors.
Pope Warns Church Must Find New Balance Or It Might 'Fall Like A House Of Cards'Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church's moral structure might "fall like a house of cards" if it doesn't balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make it a merciful, more welcoming place for all.
Religious Order Files Reveal Decades Of LA AbuseThe files include one case of a priest who later admitted to having sexual contact with more than 100 boys while serving in several Southern California parishes for years.
Man Sentenced To Prison For Church Arson, Ordered To Pay $8.9M In RestitutionA Hacienda Heights man convicted of setting fire to a local Catholic church was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay damages Friday, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office.
Man Convicted Of Arson In Catholic Church Fire Los Angeles County prosecutors say a man has been convicted of setting fire to a catholic church and causing more than $3 million in damage.
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