Archives for September 2014

At CALPERS choice means no choice

Abortion or Plan B

The following comes from a Sept. 25 email sent by a Cal Catholic reader. It is open enrollment time at CALPERS (Calif. Public Employees Retirement System).  All the health care plans available provide for abortion.  Some of health care plans provide for surgical and chemical abortions (e.g. Kaiser, Blue Shield of California, and Sharp Health Plan).  All the rest do not … [Read more...]

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Christ Cathedral – the transformation

Video and interactive map

  The following comes from a Sept. 24 posting on Whispers in the Loggia. The rollout is on – three years since its $57.5 million acquisition, the centerpiece plans for Crystal Cathedral's transformation into the seat of the 1.3 million-member diocese of Orange are being released at this hour at the Garden Grove site. Currently slated for dedication as Christ … [Read more...]

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Southern Baptist leaders cut ties with Orange County LGBT-affirming church

La Mirada church took ‘third way'

The following comes from a Sept. 24 story on ReligionNews.com. The Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee voted unanimously Tuesday (Sept. 23) to break ties with New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., after determining it was condoning “homosexual behavior.” “We believe that, following the lead of Pastor Danny Cortez, New Heart Community Church has … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood – almost in Calexico schools

Agreement pulled from agenda

The following comes from a Sept. 26 story in the Imperial Valley Press. [Ed. Imperial County (where Calexico is located), though heavily Democratic in voting behavior, registered the highest percentage in the state (67%) in favor of Prop 4, which would have required parental notification in a minor’s abortion.] Supporters and opponents of a memorandum of understanding … [Read more...]

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Gates zooms in on anti-Common Core Catholics

‘We are concerned about strident attacks’

The following comes from a Sept. 24 story on Eag News. A Washington, D.C., organization funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—which has invested millions of dollars to develop and promote the controversial Common Core school standards—is contacting Catholic school leaders in an effort to reverse declining support for the Common Core and to oppose The Cardinal … [Read more...]

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10 reasons parents hate Common Core

Only white moms hate crappy curriculum?

The following comes from a Sept. 24 story on The Federalist. This is the year new national Common Core tests kick in, replacing state tests in most locales, courtesy of an eager Obama administration and the future generation’s tax dollars. It’s also the first year a majority of people interviewed tell pollsters they’ve actually heard of Common Core, four years after … [Read more...]

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Christians purged

Corrie ten Boom deleted from school library

The following comes from a Sept. 23 story on Fox News, It’s hard to imagine that any school would have a problem with a book about a Christian family that helped Jews escape the Holocaust. But Springs Charter Schools in Temecula, Calif., not only had a problem with The Hiding Place, they also took issue with any other book that was written by a Christian author or … [Read more...]

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