SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Blessed Junipero Serra and his fellow Spanish missionaries first brought Catholicism to California in 1769, and nearly a third of the state is today Catholic.
But, despite its Catholic roots, an increasing number of its laws are hostile to families and opposed to Catholic morality, contends Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez and his brother bishops in California. And, while California is arguably the most egregious example, many other states are following California’s lead.
The archbishop made national news in July, when, in his archdiocesan newspaper, The Tidings, he specifically pointed to two such state laws. The first, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry...READ MORE