Prime Healthcare Services withdrew from the sale Tuesday, saying conditions imposed by California's attorney general were too "burdensome and restrictive."
A new survey shows in stark relief that what some are calling the Great Decline of religion in America continues: Since 2012, the U.S. has about 7.5 million more Americans who are no longer active in religion.
Last week, the 2014 General Social Survey was released. The GSS is the gold standard for sociological surveys. Funded by the National Science Foundation, this multimillion-dollar study gives us the most accurate data on American society -- including religion.
Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Daly of San Jose, Calif., to head the diocese of Spokane, Wash., and Conventual Franciscan Fr. John Stowe to be bishop of Lexington, Ky.
Daly, 54, has been an auxiliary of the San Jose diocese since 2011. Stowe is a vicar provincial for his community and rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio.
The appointments were announced Thursday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
The court also found that U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa, who ruled in the archdiocese's favor, should have stepped aside because of a conflict of interest.
Part one of five: San Francisco's Most Holy Redeemer Church has a reputation for being an accepting parish. But it's also one of the nation's most distinctive.
Part two of five: San Francisco's Most Holy Redeemer parishioners take some pride in being a Francis-like parish well before Francis.
Part three of five: What does it mean to be identified as a predominantly "gay" parish like San Francisco's Most Holy Redeemer? Apparently, it's a double-edged sword.
Part four of five: The AIDS support group at San Francisco's Most Holy Redeemer is not what the parish is best known for locally today.
Part five of five: Each Monday evening, while the nightlife blossoms down the street on Castro, a unique Most Holy Redeemer Church witness unfolds.
We say: In the civil rights struggle, sacrifice is inevitable, but "there are degrees of martyrdom volunteers must offer."