Washington, Colorado and Oregon are now among the U.S. states that have legalized the process of converting human bodies into soil, a procedure the Catholic Church said fails to show “respect for the body of the deceased.”
San Francisco socialite Ann Russell Miller spent her early adult years chairing benefit galas, vacationing on yachts along the Mediterranean. But when her husband died, Miller took vows of silence and poverty to become Sister Mary Joseph.
An app developed by Catholic Extension helps sisters to address the spiritual and mental health needs of Latino immigrants in their neighborhoods.
This is the South Central Los Angeles church where 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, grew up singing in the youth choir, taking her sacraments and reciting her poetry.
Latino voters this election season were instrumental in helping flip the state of Arizona blue for the first time since 1996, but in Florida and Texas more Latinos than expected voted for President Donald Trump.
Catholic churches in California have been resuming baptism, First Communion and Mass services outdoors after a series of COVID-19 closures shut down indoor church services in most of the state.
Private and public schools alike will not be allowed to reopen their campuses if they are located in counties that remain on the state’s monitoring list.
California Native people prayed at a makeshift altar before activists took down the statue of Serra, the 18th-century Franciscan credited with spreading the Catholic faith but also seen as part of an imperial conquest.
While Serra is credited with spreading the Catholic faith across what is now California, critics say he was part of an imperial conquest that beat and enslaved Native Americans.
The statue of St. Junipero Serra is the latest to be either defaced or forcibly removed by people protesting against monuments that depict the country's colonial and racist past.