• Pope's call for a death penalty halt won't work in the US

    Pope's call for a death penalty halt won't work in the US

    • Feb 24, 2016

    Pope Francis called on Catholic political leaders earlier this week to put a moratorium on using the death penalty during the Church’s Jubilee of Mercy, but it’s a rallying cry unlikely to have much of an effect in the United States. “I appeal to the conscience of the rulers, so

  • Katy Perry allies with Los Angeles archdiocese over property sale

    • Jul 2, 2015

    God moves in mysterious ways — particularly when it comes to Los Angeles real estate. And few transactions have proved more mystifying of late than conflicting attempts by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles — and a group of nuns under its supervision — to sell an 8-acre hillside

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  • California's aid-in-dying bill hits a roadblock

    • Jun 23, 2015

    SACRAMENTO — California legislation that would allow dying patients to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs hit its biggest hurdle Tuesday after several Democrats on a key committee expressed reservations prior to a vote. Bill supporters postponed the vote to July 7 after it became clear they did not have

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  • Former church supervisor sentenced for molestations

    • Oct 15, 2014

    LANCASTER, Calif. – Prosecutors say a former youth supervisor at a Los Angeles County church has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for molesting two girls during Sunday services. Jonathan Michael Macy of Lancaster pleaded no contest last month to charges including one count of lewd