Roman Catholic Church

Pope's Apology Doesn't Change Opinions On Canonization Of Junipero SerraPope Francis' apology for the Roman Catholic Church's crimes against indigenous peoples has not softened opposition among some California Native Americans to his decision to canonize 18th-century Franciscan missionary.
Catholics Throughout Sacramento Region Celebrate Election Of New PopeIt’s a new day for the Catholic Church as the world's 1.2 billion Catholics have a new pope -- the first from the Americas.
Stockton Catholics Gather To Give Thanks To Pope, Pray For Cardinals In RomeMembers of the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton gathered Thursday to pray for the cardinals in Vatican City as they select a new pope.
Catholic Priest Sex Abuse Victim Sees Need For Change At The TopAfter Pope Benedict's stunning announcement Monday that he was retiring as the head of the Roman Catholic Church, many are wondering how the change in leadership will affect the priest sex abuse scandal.
Pope Benedict XVI To Resign As Leader Of Catholic ChurchPope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign Feb. 28 -- the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.
Priest Accused Of Molest Greeted By Cheering Supporters Outside JailA Roman Catholic priest who served parishioners in Woodland and Redding was released from jail Monday night after posting bond.
DA: Catholic Priest Admits To Molesting Teen GirlA Roman Catholic priest who served parishioners in Woodland and Redding has admitted to sexually molesting a teenage girl, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.
California Catholic Dioceses Could Be Exposed To More LawsuitsCalifornia's highest court is hearing a precedent-setting case Thursday that could expose California's Roman Catholic dioceses to another round of clergy abuse lawsuits.