Welcome to the end of an extraordinary year in California. It was certainly mixed.
California was honored by Pope Francis when he canonized St. Junípero Serra during his Apostolic Visit in September. But it was also stunned when the Legislature rammed through and the Governor signed a physician-assisted suicide bill during a special session -- even after the measure was defeated though the normal legislative process! (Have you signed the referendum to overturn this “travesty of compassion”?)