The measure goes into effect, Jan. 1, 2017; it affects four schools still using the “R-word.” They will be allowed to phase out materials such as uniforms because of cost concerns.
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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A letter written by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and signed by Roman Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Sikh faith leaders claimed the defeated bill crossed “a legal and ethical Rubicon.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the Legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church.
California children will no longer be able to skip the shots normally required to attend school because of their parents’ religious or personal objections.
(RNS) Right-to-die legislation inspired by patient advocate Brittany Maynard passed a milestone in California Thursday when the state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to legalize physician-assisted dying.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Unvaccinated children who do not have a medical exemption would have to study at home or in organized, private home-schooling groups.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis’ decision to celebrate Mass at a “celebration” of Junipero Serra is a very public sign that the pope does not seem bothered by the controversy that Serra’s sainthood has sparked.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) The bill, introduced in the wake of a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland last year, was pulled before it could come to a vote in the Senate education committee last week.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A California lawmaker wants to replace a bronze statue of soon-to-be saint Junipero Serra with a monument honoring Sally Ride, the nation’s first female astronaut.