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Confession Exemption Bill Is Pulled After Outcry

| Catholics said a bill that would have required priests to report child sex abuse revealed in the confessional booth violates sacred church canon.

Pitzer College weighs suspension of Israel study abroad

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If the small liberal arts college in Claremont shutters its program, it would be the first academic institution in the U.S. to take such a step.

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Vatican accepts resignation of LA bishop

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Bishop Alexander Salazar was accused of misconduct with a minor while he served as a priest at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Pasadena in the 1990s.

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New OC shrine honors Vietnamese version of Virgin Mary

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The Orange County shrine and statue marks a milestone for the largest Vietnamese community outside of the homeland, including 100,000 Vietnamese Catholics.

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LA archdiocese lists more priests accused of sexual abuse

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The Los Angeles Catholic archdiocese says it will be updating its list of accused priests regularly, instead of waiting another 10 years.

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Angelenos celebrate first ‘Secular Day of the Dead’

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The new event allows participants in Los Angeles who don’t practice religion to celebrate a cultural tradition that many have grown up with.

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One clergy abuse survivor wants more accountability in LA

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After an explosive grand jury report on Catholic Church abuse in Pennsylvania and an FBI probe, survivors in Southern California call for similar accountability.

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CA Catholic bishops target of new church abuse lawsuit

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A new lawsuit alleges Catholic officials across California covered up criminal activity by keeping known and suspected abusers in the ministry.

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