Archives for January 2015

Nun on the Bus keynote speaker in Alhambra

Obamacare advocate gets ink in Angelus

Update: Sister Campbell appeared Jan. 27 at Santa Clara University "co-sponsored by the diocese of San Jose. according to website of the Ignatian Center at Santa Clara. The following comes from a Jan. 23 story in Angelus, the online paper of the L.A. Archdiocese. Sister Campbell, who led the Nuns on the Bus, advocated passage of Obamacare. Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, an … [Read more...]

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Will Scouts cave because of judges?

Totalitarian California courts

The following comes from a Jan. 24 story in the L.A. Times. When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised. The issue, which had been roiling through the legal community for the last year, had triggered vigorous debate, giving Kelety, a … [Read more...]

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It’s a scientific fact

Archbishop Cordileone speaks clearly to clouding of the life issue

The following comes from a Jan. 26 story on LifeSiteNews. After House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi repeatedly refused to say last week whether an unborn child at 20 weeks is a “human being,” her archbishop in San Francisco has responded by insisting that “no Catholic can dissent in good conscience” on abortion. CNSNews posed the question to Pelosi on January 22 in light … [Read more...]

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Is this a Catholic church?

Sex-ed, religious liberty, transgender bathrooms, assisted suicide on agenda at Most Holy Redeemer

The following came in a Jan. 27 email from our Bay Area correspondent. On Thursday, January 22, San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer Church hosted a town hall meeting for Equality California, the state’s largest homosexual lobbying group. Equality California is best known for their work in legalizing same-sex marriage in California, but, as executive director Rick Zbur made … [Read more...]

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The freedom to try our best

L.A. archdiocese religious ed change of guard

The following comes from a Jan. 23 story on Angelus, the L.A. archdiocese online paper. Following nearly three decades of service, Sister Edith Prendergast, RSC, will be retiring as director of the archdiocesan Office of Religious Education, effective June 30. She will be succeeded by Father Chris Bazyouros. Previously a parish priest, Father Bazyouros has served at … [Read more...]

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No more men’s and women’s

West Hollywood businesses have less than 60 days to make change

The following comes from a Jan. 14 story on TakePart.com Starting this week, businesses in West Hollywood, California, have 60 days to get rid of the men's and women's signs on the doors of single-occupancy bathrooms and make those places gender-neutral. Bathroom rules are changing thanks to a law passed last year by the city council of West Hollywood, an independent … [Read more...]

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Unapologetic

Father Illo stands up for altar boys

The following comes from a Jan. 26 story on SFGate.com. A Catholic priest, new to San Francisco and no stranger to controversy, has banned girls from acting as altar servers at Mass, a decision that sets his parish apart from all others in the archdiocese. The Rev. Joseph Illo, pastor at Star of the Sea Church since August, said he believes there is an “intrinsic … [Read more...]

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