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When it comes to conscience protection for health-care workers, Congress doesn’t...

By RICHARD DOERFLINGER Should doctors and nurses be forced to take part in procedures that violate their conscience? It’s a timely question. New federal regulations...

California ‘confession bill’ viewed as violation of religious liberty

LOS ANGELES — A bill making its way through the California Legislature would make the state the first since 1999 to require priests to...

California bishop asks for prayers after shooting tragedy in his state

  BALTIMORE -- Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, California, asked his brother bishops meeting in Baltimore to pray for the victims of the nation's latest...

Brown vetoes California bill that targeted religious employers’ policies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Religious freedom advocates and pro-life leaders praised California Gov. Jerry Brown for vetoing a bill called the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act...

Catholic high in ‘Silicon Valley’ reaps millions from Snapchat investment

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A California Catholic high school did away with future car washes and pizza kit sales March 2 when the $15,000...

Oakland bishop prays for victims, first responders in warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. — In response to the Dec. 2 fire that erupted in an Oakland warehouse, Bishop Michael J. Barber of Oakland said in...

Cardinal Dolan urges stronger effort to stop physician-assisted suicide

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities has called for increased efforts and “renewed vigor” to stop legalized physician-assisted...

Two bishops call for end to deportation raids

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. bishops have written to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson seeking an end to deportation raids that rounded up more than...

San Bernardino bishop urges prayers for healing after shootings

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — San Bernardino Bishop Gerald R. Barnes urged people to pray for unity and healing after the mass shooting in San...

California bishops decry assisted suicide measure signed into law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's bishops expressed disappointment with Gov. Jerry Brown's Oct. 5 signing of a measure legalizing physician-assisted suicide in the state, saying...

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