Archives for September 2012

Catholic parish in Sacramento area puts abortion in front of church

The following email was sent to CalCatholic on September 24. I found this article on KXTV-TV's iPhone App and thought you'd be interested: Sept 20 'Pro-life' sign outside of Citrus Heights church sparks controversy The bells of Holy Family Catholic church echo from above, but below, an anti-abortion sign makes an even louder statement. "Even though, it's not a … [Read more...]

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HHS mandate allows minors free contraception, sterilization

The following comes from a September 25 story posted with the Catholic News Agency. Minor children on their parents’ health care plans will have free coverage of sterilization and contraception, including abortion-causing drugs, under the controversial HHS mandate – and depending on the state, they can obtain access without parental consent. Matt Bowman, senior counsel … [Read more...]

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Prop 8 judge: move the strike zone

The following appeared on CNS News September 17. Judge Vaughn Walker, the now-retired federal judge in San Francisco who nullified California’s Proposition 8 in 2010, said if judges really are umpires, they must sometimes “move the strike zone” in order to champion social issues like same-sex marriage. “Case by case, what judges do and must do is take account of the … [Read more...]

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Fight for souls waged in California parishes

This email was sent to California Catholic Daily on September 24 from the San Jose diocese. I was surprised to find out that a member of the “Interfaith Council” (not a diocesan Office, but a third-party secular organization, perhaps part of the Valley Interfaith Project) was authorized by Bishop McGrath to speak at SJ Diocese Catholic parishes this past weekend. At Holy … [Read more...]

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Newly uncovered Michael Jackson song tackles abortion

The following comes from a Sept. 21 story on LifeSiteNews.com. The King of Pop is dead, but he has a message from beyond the grave about life: unborn life. This past week, Sony released a 25th anniversary edition of Jackson’s album Bad, which includes several brand new songs that had previously never made it past the cutting room floor. One of these, “Song Groove (a.k.a. … [Read more...]

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New administrator named for Oakland

The following appeared on the internet version of the Oakland diocese paper the Catholic Voice, September 21. Archbishop Brunett will serve in the interim after Archbishop-designate Salvatore Cordileone begins his new post as the archbishop of San Francisco on Oct. 4 and before the appointment of his successor. “Part of my job is to prepare (the diocese) for another … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood celebrates

Planned Parenthood and its allies feted Gov. Jerry Brown over the weekend after he signed two bills opposed by California’s bishops – one that extends a controversial “pilot program” that allows non-physicians to perform abortions and another that permits non-physicians to provide hormonal contraceptives to patients Brown is a self-identified Catholic who, as a young man, … [Read more...]

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