CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra forces Little Sisters back to court

The Little Sisters of the Poor are expected back in court Thursday to ask for protection against a lawsuit seeking to end the religious order’s exemption from the HHS contraception mandate. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and California Attorney General

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2019-06-05T16:00:14-08:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |11 Comments

Attorney general expands scrutiny to all California dioceses

Xavier Becerra, the California Attorney General, has asked all 12 dioceses in California to preserve files and documents that concern their compliance as mandatory reporters of child abuse to local law enforcement. In addition, the Attorney General’s Office has asked

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2019-05-13T21:00:31-08:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |2 Comments

Now Calif. and Pennsylvania go after Little Sisters of the Poor

The following comes from a Jan. 10 story from Catholic News Agency. The Little Sisters of the Poor are back in court this week, as two states are challenging their religious exemption from the HHS contraception mandate. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh

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2019-01-11T20:53:06-08:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Did California launch a Catholic priest sex abuse probe?

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday that his office will begin collecting reports from California residents about clergy sex abuse, a likely first step in the state opening an investigation of Catholic priest abuse similar to a scathing grand

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2018-11-09T20:44:27-08:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |6 Comments

Daleiden lawyers found in contempt of court

David Daleiden’s two criminal defense attorneys were found in contempt of court for releasing video footage that exposed callous discussions of dismemberment abortions and selling body parts after a federal gag order barred publication.   The judge in the case

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Charges re-filed against pair who exposed baby-parts scandal

State prosecutors have filed new, more specific invasion-of-privacy charges against two antiabortion activists for secretly recording conversations at national meetings of abortion providers, after a San Francisco judge dismissed most of the initial charges. David Daleiden, leader of a group

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“Standing up for the transgender community”

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a friend-of-the–court brief supporting transgender rights for veterans in the case Fulcher v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The brief defends a veteran’s right to health

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2017-06-29T09:52:01-08:00June 29th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |5 Comments

Birds of a feather?

The University of San Francisco (USF) today announced the lineup of speakers and honorary degree recipients at the university’s eight commencement ceremonies, taking place Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 20. Over 2300 graduate and undergraduate students will participate in

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California’s travel ban to North Carolina remains in effect

California will keep its travel ban to North Carolina despite the Tar Heel State’s recent quasi-repeal of HB2, commonly known as the "transgender" "bathroom bill," which barred gender-confused people from using opposite-sex public restrooms and locker rooms across the state.

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2017-04-14T10:06:37-08:00April 14th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Attorney General Becerra files suit in support of Planned Parenthood

The following comes from an April 6 story in the Los Angeles Times. The action by Becerra comes exactly one week after he appeared on the dais with Archbishop Gomez  at the Cesar Chavez Foundation banquet at the Biltmore Hotel.

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2017-04-08T18:18:42-08:00April 9th, 2017|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: , |8 Comments