Religious Freedom

City attorney comes after Archbishop Cordileone
Public Masses at St. Francis of Assisi, Saints Peter and Paul, priests without masks

San Francisco’s city attorney is coming down hard on Catholic Churches that he says are gathering illegally indoors, without face coverings. In a seven-page cease-and-desist letter, City Attorney Dennis

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City attorney comes after Archbishop Cordileone
Public Masses at St. Francis of Assisi, Saints Peter and Paul, priests without masks
2020-07-02T10:49:07-07:00

Roberts stands with conservatives in 5-4 religious schools decision
Montana gave $150 to parents for scholarship to any qualifying school

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a ban on taxpayer funding for religious schools, in a narrow but significant win for the school choice movement.

In the 5-4 ruling, authored by Chief Justice John

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Roberts stands with conservatives in 5-4 religious schools decision
Montana gave $150 to parents for scholarship to any qualifying school
2020-07-01T04:41:47-07:00

San Francisco Catholics pray rosary at site of Serra statue
At least 50 people, led by Star of the Sea Parish, participated in prayers of reparation

On the night of Friday, June 19, vandals in San Francisco went on a rampage, toppling and defacing statues in the city’s Golden Gate Park. The statues defaced and/or toppled were: President and General of the

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San Francisco Catholics pray rosary at site of Serra statue
At least 50 people, led by Star of the Sea Parish, participated in prayers of reparation
2020-06-24T16:57:28-07:00

Ventura’s anti-Serra mob held off by brave defenders
Spitting, clawing, scratching, brandishing metal stake

Thanks to the presence of a small band of Catholics, a “Tear Down Junipero Serra” event in front of Ventura City Hall on Saturday concluded with the bronze statue of Padre Serra standing unharmed.

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Ventura’s anti-Serra mob held off by brave defenders
Spitting, clawing, scratching, brandishing metal stake
2020-06-23T20:31:02-07:00

Archbishop Cordileone cries out against toppling of Serra statue
Explains how the saint protected Indians from abuse

What is happening to our society? A renewed national movement to heal memories and correct the injustices of racism and police brutality in our country has been hijacked by some into a movement of violence, looting

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Archbishop Cordileone cries out against toppling of Serra statue
Explains how the saint protected Indians from abuse
2020-06-22T11:17:10-07:00

Salinas says New Harvest Christian Fellowship is not enough fun
Court rules in city's favor

A federal court in the San Francisco Bay Area has determined that churches do not contribute to a vibrant and fun atmosphere and therefore may be excluded from Salinas’ downtown area. New Harvest

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Salinas says New Harvest Christian Fellowship is not enough fun
Court rules in city's favor
2020-06-17T09:00:31-07:00

World bishops welcome Trump’s religious freedom order
Put the persecution of Christians “on the front burner”

The content of President Donald Trump’s new executive order to promote religious freedom overseas was greatly overshadowed by the controversy that erupted at the time of its signing June

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World bishops welcome Trump’s religious freedom order
Put the persecution of Christians “on the front burner”
2020-06-16T12:05:48-07:00

Chinese close Catholic nursing homes
"This expulsion feels like death!”

The diocese of Mindong in the southeastern province of Fujian has been suffering severe persecution at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party because most of its priests refused to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.

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Chinese close Catholic nursing homes
"This expulsion feels like death!”
2020-05-29T12:02:05-07:00

San Diego diocese saying June 14 for Sunday Mass, June 8 for daily Mass
Evangelicals not as patient

With Gov. Gavin Newsom set to unveil guidelines early this week for restarting in-person religious services, the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego has begun planning to safely welcome back parishioners. The diocese

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San Diego diocese saying June 14 for Sunday Mass, June 8 for daily Mass
Evangelicals not as patient
2020-05-25T11:28:37-07:00