Archives for June 2015

Supreme Court redefines marriage throughout US

Ominous sign for religious liberty

  The following comes from a June 26 Catholic News Agency article: In a wide-reaching decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right and that states must recognize same-sex unions. By a vote of 5-4, the court ruled June 26 that states must recognize same-sex “marriages” under the 14th Amendment, and recognize … [Read more...]

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Fracking and the Franciscans

Are arrangements based on self-interest and competition inherently destructive?

The following comes from a New York Times opinion piece by David Brooks: Pope Francis is one of the world’s most inspiring figures. There are passages in his new encyclical on the environment that beautifully place human beings within the seamless garment of life. And yet over all the encyclical is surprisingly disappointing. Hardest to accept, though, is the moral … [Read more...]

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Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust to gather at tonight’s Hollywood film premiere

Pro-life youth to advocate on behalf of Sofía Vergara's preborn daughters

The following comes from a June 25 Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust story: HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 25 -- On June 25 at 6:00 p.m., over 75 high school and college-age youth will converge upon the Hollywood & Highland premiere of Magic Mike XXL to advocate for the preborn daughters of actress Sofía Vergara and her former fiancé Nick Loeb. Vergara is expected to attend … [Read more...]

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California Republican legislators give thumbs-up to ‘LGBT’ agenda

Thomasson: "What were these Republicans thinking when they voted against families and for sexual tyranny?"

The following comes from a June 23 SaveCalifornia.com press release: Sacramento, California -- A leading pro-family organization in California is appalled that more than a dozen Republican state legislators have voted against natural family values. On June 22, there were 15 Republicans who joined with the majority of Democrats in two houses of the California State … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Gomez letter credited with stalling euthanasia bill

California 'right to die' bill stalls in Assembly Health Committee

The following comes from a June 24 San Jose Mercury News article by Jessica Calefati: SACRAMENTO -- The state Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday postponed a key vote on legislation that would allow adults with a terminal illness to seek medication from a doctor to end their lives, raising doubts about the fate of the hotly contested bill. Democrats representing the Bay … [Read more...]

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Urgent: help stop the abortion app

Anything wrong here? Bill would let people order abortifacients on their phones

The following is an alert issued by the California Right to Life Committee: SB464 – an Internet App to Order Abortifacients It has come to my attention that SB 464 authored by Senator Ed Hernandez and sponsored by a large assortment of Planned Parenthood agencies would authorize Planned Parenthood to develop an internet application allowing people to self identify and … [Read more...]

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Where is Father this week?

A snapshot of retreat week for Diocese of Orange’s Men in Black

The following comes from a June 22 Orange County Catholic article by Monsignor Mike Heher: The first part of June each year the priests of the Diocese of Orange go on retreat. Parishes that usually have daily Masses are forced to have communion services or find visiting priests to celebrate the Masses. Parishioners may wonder what their priests are doing. Here’s the answer: … [Read more...]

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We don’t use the word ‘fetal’ too much

Story behind Gordie Howe recovery

The following comes from a June 22 story on LifeNews. Hockey legend Gordie Howe was in the headlines this year for his remarkable recovery from a stroke after a stem cell treatment in Tijuana, Mexico. Initially the reports indicated that Howe was treated with “adult” stem cells, and so the implication was that his treatment was non-controversial. But Brent Schrotenboer, of … [Read more...]

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Avoid strange abbreviations

Said she would not abort if child had heartbeat

The following was sent on Saturday, June 20 by a sidewalk counselor at Planned Parenthood, First and Grape streets, San Diego. Seemed to be busy this morning and barely anyone accepted information. My approach lately has been to kindly say, "I have no idea why you are here, but if you are considering abortion, this may be helpful information." I have found it to be a good … [Read more...]

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Christian student group back on CSU campuses

After yearlong ban, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship allowed back on Cal State campuses following negotiations

The following comes from a June 19 Intervarsity press release by Gordon Govier: (Madison, WI) -- InterVarsity’s 23 chapters on 19 of the California State University (CSU) campuses will once again be recognized student groups, according to CSU and InterVarsity. InterVarsity chapters were not recognized at CSU campuses for the 2014-2015 academic year. “Following substantive … [Read more...]

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