San Jose, Calif., Feb 12, 2021 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- California’s Santa Clara County has again banned indoor worship, saying its rules to mitigate coronavirus spread are “fundamentally different” from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order rece… […]
Washington D.C., Feb 12, 2021 / 10:30 am (CNA).- Government officials cannot close churches as “non-essential” establishments during the pandemic—particularly when they are contradicting the “science” in doing so, the Archbishop of San Francisco wrote […]
Washington D.C., Feb 6, 2021 / 11:04 am (CNA).- California’s strict coronavirus rules banning indoor worship were blocked and revised by a U.S. Supreme Court injunction late Friday night, drawing praise from figures like Archbishop […]
Catholicism first came to northern coastal California, in what today makes up the Diocese of Santa Rosa, both from missionary priests and the Ursuline Sisters of Ohio, who came to establish an all-girls school in […]
Washington D.C., Feb 1, 2021 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- California bishops are asking a judge to overturn a state law that extends the statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims.
The state now allows adult survivors of child sexual abuse to file c… […]
CNA Staff, Jan 25, 2021 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- An appeals court last week ruled for a second time against a California church which challenged the state’s rules barring in-person worship services for much of the state, deciding that a total ban on in… […]
CNA Staff, Dec 28, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- Bishop Alberto Rojas succeeded Bishop Gerald R. Barnes Monday as the bishop of San Bernardino, California.
The Holy See press office announced Dec. 28 that Pope Francis had accepted the resignation of Barnes,… […]
CNA Staff, Dec 3, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- In an apparent victory for religious freedom during state efforts to impose necessary COVID restrictions, the Supreme Court on Thursday vacated the Ninth Circuit’s ruling against California churches.
CNA Staff, Nov 23, 2020 / 04:34 pm (CNA).- The historical preservation commission of Santa Cruz, California last week advised the city council to remove a replica mission bell from a city intersection, saying the bell represents painful history for the… […]
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 20, 2020 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Friday in the case of California churches against the state’s abortion coverage mandate.
“This is an ongoing injury,&rd… […]