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Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez (PA)

Gov Jerry Brown has not indicated whether he will sign the bill that would legalise assisted suicide in the state

Gov Jerry Brown (PA)

Gov Jerry Brown was speaking ahead of meetings organised by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on climate change

An Aymara indigenous woman walks past a poster of Francis in La Paz, Bolivia (AP)

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Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez

Archbishop Jose Gomez said legalisation of assisted suicide is wrong response to a public health crisis

Archbishops Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia processes with fellow bishops outside the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark (CNS)

It is worth remembering that the American Church predates our own restored English hierarchy by some 70 years

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, of San Francisco (AP/Patrick Semansky)

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone responds to criticism of sexual morality clauses in teachers’ handbooks

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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Protesters outside the Supreme Court building in Washington earlier this year (CNS)

DOMA ruled unconstitutional while initiative barring same-sex marriage in California sent to lower courts

Supporters of gay marriage rally outside a federal courthouse in San Francisco (Photo: CNS)

If Prop 8 is overturned the implications for American society will be grave indeed. Thankfully one organisation, the Ruth Institute, is putting up a fight

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaks at a rally following the judgement (AP Photo/Adam La)

Cardinal condemns Prop 8 judgment

Cardinal Francis George says it is tragic that a federal judge has overturned the ‘clear and expressed will of the people’