Archives for June 2015

In praise of Laudato Si

"Climate change is a moral issue"

The following comes from a June 24 Sacramento Bee article by Bishops Stephen E. Blaire, Xavier Ochoa, and Jaime Soto: With the release of his encyclical, Pope Francis has issued a moral challenge to all people of the world. As the Catholic bishops of three dioceses in Northern and Central California, we join our voices with his in calling for urgent action to care for “our … [Read more...]

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San Francisco high school students to learn gay advocacy

LGBT studies course at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts may be first nation

The following comes from a June 22 CBS San Francisco story:  A San Francisco high school may be the first in the country to offer an LGBT studies course.   The course at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts will cover terminology, and the broad history of LGBT issues. “We’ll look at what it’s been like for gay men, what it’s been like for lesbian women, what … [Read more...]

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A win in San Francisco

How did Chinese church get city to side with them?

The following comes from a June 22 Pacific Justice email: Dear Friends, You might find this hard to believe, but we recently achieved a great outcome for one of our church clients ... in San Francisco! You read that correctly—a church … in the heart of the Bay Area … represented by Pacific Justice Institute … secured a unanimous decision in its favor from a local … [Read more...]

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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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