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Catholic Church Pays $4 Million To Settle Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

The Catholic Church in Sacramento has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a former high school football coach’s wrongful termination lawsuit.


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Catholic Women Priests Fighting For Right To Preach What They Practice

“I cannot celebrate Mass, I’m not accepted in the formal Catholic Church, in the institutional church, but I’m accepted by God,” Juanita Cordero said.


Pope Francis I leads a mass at St. Peter's Basilica. (Getty Images)

Girl Talks To Pope About Immigration, Then Her Dad Freed

10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to ask Pope Francis for help while her father faced deportation.


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Holy Imposter: Sacramento Catholic Leaders Warn Fake Priest Making Rounds

The Sacramento Diocese says Javier Posada is pretending to be someone he’s not—a Roman Catholic priest or bishop. He invites himself into homes of the faithful under false pretenses and celebrates mass.



Stockton Priest Stepping Down After Fathering Child

The popular and outspoken Stockton priest says it was his decision and his alone to step down from St. Mary’s, saying his focus now is on being responsible for a child.


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Assembly Passes Bill To Allow Sex-Abuse Lawsuits

The state Assembly has approved legislation that would open a one-year window for some victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue private or nonprofit organizations.


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Opinion: Churches Shouldn’t Be The Next Super PACs

It is time to end the tax exempt status of religious organizations that advocated for a partisan candidate.



Judge Allows Victims To Seek Punitive Damages Against Church

For the first time, a judge has ruled that two alleged victims of clergy sex abuse can seek punitive damages in the ongoing suit with the Sacramento diocese.


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TV Tumbles Off Cart, Killing Girl

The 7-year-old was in the conference room at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Colusa AT 1 p.m. Tuesday when she and her brother moved a TV cart that had a large TV on it.


Pope Benedict XVI gestures during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on February 23, 2011. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images

Religious Groups Applaud Pope’s New Book On Jesus

Groups across the religious spectrum have applauded Pope Benedict XVI’s new book, which explicitly states that Jews are not collectively responsible for Jesus’ death.

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