U.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.
A local military family says the government shutdown is threatening to cancel their daughter’s baptism.
A $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 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.
The 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.
A 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.
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.
Attorneys for four alleged victims of sexual abuse by a defrocked Catholic priest spoke out Thursday about a nearly $10 million settlement that was reached with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Catholics in Los Angeles will hear an apology from Archbishop Jose Gomez as they attend mass on Sunday morning.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has said the names of church leaders who made key decisions on how to deal with cases of sexual abuse by priests will not be blacked out in some 30,000 soon-to-be-released pages of confidential personnel files.
The L.A. District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that they will be reviewing the documents.
Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files.
It is time to end the tax exempt status of religious organizations that advocated for a partisan candidate.
The sexual abuse at St. Anthony’s, including Van Handel’s own account of his crimes, is included in more than 4,000 pages from the confidential files of nine Franciscan religious brothers who were accused of abuse. The internal files, coupled with an additional 4,000 pages of sworn testimony obtained by the AP, are the largest release of a religious order’s files to date and paint one of the fullest pictures yet of a pervasive culture of abuse that affected generations of students at the seminary dedicated to training future Franciscans.
San Diego police now say they have no immediate plans to interview Kobe Bryant after a man claimed he was injured by the Los Angeles Lakers star during a confrontation at a church.