Archives for January 2014

Patriarch calls to prevent ‘any attempt’ to legalize same-sex marriage

The following comes from a Jan. 28 story on RT.com. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has asked for a state-level ban on legal moves to allow same-sex marriage, noting that this position was based on the very nature of Christianity. Speaking before upper house members, Patriarch Kirill said that the move would protect the family as a public institution. “In a … [Read more...]

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California’s version of Obamacare a success?

The following comes from a Jan. 27 story in California Political Review. I’m pretty amazed at how long the CA media have gone along with the idea that the state’s version of Obamacare is doing well. I wrote about Covered California in Sunday’s U-T San Diego: “… the state’s version of Obamacare has reduced the number of Californians with health insurance while doing a … [Read more...]

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10th Walk for Life

On Saturday, January 25, the 10th annual Walk for Life West Coast was held at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. The event, the second-largest pro-life event in the United States, was the biggest yet. Life News headlined its coverage “60,000 pro-lifers line the streets of San Francisco during West Coast Walk for Life.” Although organizers of the Walk did not give a estimate of … [Read more...]

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News from the trenches

The following comes from a Jan. 25 email. Today had beautiful weather downtown, but unfortunately it was extremely busy for PP. We had four Prayer Warriors who offered prayers for the workers and customers. A woman in her 60s walking her dog came up to me and told me that I should be ashamed of myself because this "was a woman's right, because it was her body,” and I … [Read more...]

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Kmiec as protégé of Pope Francis

The following comes from a story dated Feb. 3 in the Weekly Standard. Doug Kmiec has had an amazing political journey. Today a chaired professor at Pepperdine Law School, Kmiec has traveled nearly the full gamut of public life: He worked in the Office of Legal Counsel under both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and pursued an active career teaching law, at Notre Dame and … [Read more...]

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Abortion romantic comedy Obvious Child so cool

The following comes from a Jan. 20 story in the Sundance Review. At last year’s Sundance, Lake Bell’s wonderful In a World stuck to the conventional tenets of a romantic comedy while featuring the feminist theme of a woman trying to make it in the sexist industry of trailer voiceovers. At this year’s Sundance, Gillian Robespierre’s equally winning Obvious Child, an entry in … [Read more...]

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Sacramento’s Bishop Soto gets second-in-command

The following comes from a Jan. 24 item in the Sacramento Bee. Bishop Jaime Soto got an assist from the Vatican on Friday when Pope Francis appointed Monsignor Myron Cotta of Fresno as second-in-command of the growing Sacramento Catholic Diocese. Cotta, who grew up on a dairy farm in Merced County, will officially be ordained auxiliary bishop – or vicar general – on March … [Read more...]

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