Roman Catholic Church

The Conclave Of Cardinals Have Elected A New Pope To Lead The World's Catholics

Catholics Throughout Sacramento Region Celebrate Election Of New Pope

It’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 Rome

Members of the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton gathered Thursday to pray for the cardinals in Vatican City as they select a new pope.


Chico Chavez was sexually molested by a Catholic priest when Chavez was a child. (credit: CBS13)

Catholic Priest Sex Abuse Victim Sees Need For Change At The Top

After 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 attends the 2012 World Meeting of Families at Meazza Stadium on June 2, 2012 in Milan, Italy. The World Meeting of Families was instituted by Pope John Paul II in 1994 to promote the value of families.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign As Leader Of Catholic Church

Pope 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.


Uriel Ojeda (credit: Sacramento Police Dept.)

Priest Accused Of Molest Greeted By Cheering Supporters Outside Jail

A Roman Catholic priest who served parishioners in Woodland and Redding was released from jail Monday night after posting bond.


Uriel Ojeda (credit: Sacramento Police Dept.)

DA: Catholic Priest Admits To Molesting Teen Girl

A 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.


Earl Warren Building

California Catholic Dioceses Could Be Exposed To More Lawsuits

California’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.