(RNS) California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra on July 30 refiled charges against Naasón Joaquín García, months after a California appeals court dismissed García’s criminal case on procedural grounds.
(RNS) — While the government can't tell people what to believe, it can restrict their actions. That includes restricting religious practices during a pandemic.
(RNS) — Instead of the in-person stadium event, Harvest ministries will stream a cinematic crusade titled ’A Rush of Hope,‘ a film that will be released on Labor Day weekend.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — This Sunday service was held amid a new round of closures that are in effect in California as COVID-19 cases have surged.
(RNS) — ‘We believe that Rep. Ted Yoho’s recent actions and words as reported in the media are not reflective of the ethical standards expected of members of our Board of Directors,’ Bread for the World’s statement reads.
(RNS) — The Christian advocacy group called the Florida congressman's 'non-apology' insufficient, in a statement to Religion News Service on July 23.
(RNS) — Movement chaplains are providing spiritual and emotional care to activists before, during and after a protest or demonstration.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — 'Though our return to our beloved campuses will be delayed for now, we will return,' said Paul M. Escala, superintendent of Catholic schools for the archdiocese.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — ‘We cannot eliminate the risk of COVID-19 in our communities, but we can reduce it by being flexible, consistent and vigilant,’ said Paul M. Escala, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Los Angeles Archdiocese.
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (RNS) — The fire has not only ignited Catholics to stand in support of the church, but also caused concern among Native people and scholars who fear the flames destroyed Indigenous artifacts and the structure itself, which was built by the Tongva people.
(RNS) — Spurred by lockdowns, funeral homes, green burial conservations and houses of faith are innovating to adjust to a new normal of death care.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — As Californians once again reckon with their statues of Serra, Native people and Indigenous scholars say it’s time for their voices to be heard and their existence to be recognized.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — ‘We cannot say that immigrant lives matter, if we can’t say that Black Lives Matter.’
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The California Catholic Conference said Serra was ‘a man ahead of his times who made great sacrifices to defend and serve the indigenous population.’
(RNS) — In California, statues of Junipero Serra — who led the Catholic Church's missionary efforts among Native Americans on the West Coast — are coming into question.