Archives for March 2012

“How dare the government”

Californians rally against contraception mandate By Gibbons J. Cooney Special to California Catholic Daily Hundreds of Californians joined their counterparts at more than 140 locations nationwide on Friday, March 23, at “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rallies held to protest the Obama Administration’s contraception mandate. Across the country, more than 50,000 people … [Read more...]

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“Stronghold for censorship”

Christian groups at San Diego State lose appeal over policy forcing them to admit atheists if they want official recognition The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a ruling by a federal appeals court that found constitutionally acceptable a policy at San Diego State University denying recognition to a Christian sorority and fraternity that required their members to share their … [Read more...]

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You can cancel that trip to Rome

Controversial speakers prompt Vatican to call off conference, among scheduled participants was head of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine By David Kerr Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) -- A controversial scientific conference which featured pro-embryonic stem cell researchers and was sponsored by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life has been canceled, just … [Read more...]

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“He couldn’t even call her”

Planned Parenthood, Orange, 40 Days for Life vigil News from the Trenches The following report comes to us from Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life in a March 21 e-mail. A young man, who was waiting outside Planned Parenthood for his girlfriend, approached the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. He said his girlfriend was four months pregnant but didn't want the baby because … [Read more...]

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“Penance and pilgrimage”

'Bike for the Unborn' planned this summer in Southern California, riders and sponsors sought By Kevin J. Jones Denver (CNA) -- Organizers are encouraging cyclists to sign up for a 250-mile bike pilgrimage in Southern California to raise money for pro-life organizations and pray for change in America. “We're asking for divine intervention, and even a Pentecost on our … [Read more...]

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San Carlos Cathedral, Monterey

Churches Worth Driving To Name of Church: San Carlos Cathedral Address: 500 Church Street, Monterey, CA 93940 Phone number: (831) 373-2628 Website: www.sancarloscathedral.net Mass times: Saturday vigil, 4 p.m. Sundays, 7:30, 9 & 10:30 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. 8:15 a.m. rosary follows the morning Mass. Children’s Liturgy of the … [Read more...]

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“Pro-abortion infomercial”

College pulls funding for one-sided ‘reproductive justice’ forum after pressure from pro-life activists A state community college in the metropolitan Sacramento region has pulled its support of a campus “reproductive justice” forum scheduled this afternoon because all the panelists represent a pro-abortion point of view and the event’s sponsors refused to include anyone with … [Read more...]

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Drop dead or we’ll kill you

Obama Administration rule forcing Catholic colleges to cover contraception, abortafacients in student health plans draws fire By Michelle Bauman Washington, Mar 21, 2012 (CNA/EWTN News) -- Representatives of Catholic colleges voiced disappointment in a new federal rule finalizing the requirement to include student health plans in a controversial new contraception mandate. … [Read more...]

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For sale

Orange diocese expects to sell pastoral center to help cover expenses of Crystal Cathedral acquisition The Diocese of Orange will likely sell its Marywood Pastoral Center to help cover the costs of acquiring the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, the March edition of the diocesan newspaper Orange County Catholic reports. “It is anticipated that the Marywood property that … [Read more...]

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“A little history is in order”

Communications director for state’s bishops traces attempts to impose ‘pro-choice ideology’ to ACLU's 'Reproductive Freedom Project' The following item was posted March 12 on the blog of the California Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state’s bishops. It was written by Carol Hogan, the conference’s director of pastoral projects and communications. In the … [Read more...]

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