Archives for November 2015

Torrance fertility doctor implanted mother with stranger’s embryos, performed a secret abortion when he realized his mistake

The couple are now suing for malpractice, claiming he did get consent before performing abortion procedure

The following comes from a November 24 Daily Mail article by Ashley Collman: David and Melissa Pineda say they went to Torrance, California fertility doctor Dr Rifaat Salem in December 2013, after struggling to conceive a fourth child, and two months later Mrs. Pineda was implanted with a set of embryos. But just two days after the procedure, while Mrs. Pineda was on … [Read more...]

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Atheist group threatens city of Stockton

Mayor hosted prayer rally for deceased 6-year-old

The following comes from a November 24 Christian Times article by Sarah Adams: An atheist group is reportedly demanding a California city halt its alleged affiliation with Christianity after the city hosted a prayer rally and planned to host town hall meetings at a local Christian center. The American Humanist Association has reportedly demanded that the city of Stockton, … [Read more...]

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Stories from the parental notification front line

Tragedies and hopes

The following stories are coming into the website of Californians for Parental Rights: November 17 A mother’s testimony The following story was part of conversation with a caller and San Diego talk radio host Roger Hedgecock. Listen to Audio (MP3) [Transcription] Roger Hedgecock: Here’s George. Oh—Georganne—I’m sorry. Georganne in Rancho Bernardo. Georganne, how are … [Read more...]

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Ventura candlelight procession honors canonization of Saint Junipero Serra

Archbishop Gomez gave the homily at Mass attended by 300

The following comes from a November 21 Ventura County Star article by Megan Diskin: The 300 or so people attending a special Mass on Saturday night were led to embrace a time of healing and love at Mission San Buenaventura as they celebrated the recent canonization of Junípero Serra. Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, head of the nation's largest Catholic archdiocese, … [Read more...]

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Pope names first Catholic bishop to oversee Anglican ordinariate

Msgr. Steven Lopes, who was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, serves as an official of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

The following comes from a November 24 Catholic News Agency article by Elise Harris: Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Steven Lopes, a Catholic priest from California, as the new bishop who will head the Anglican Ordinariate in the United States and Canada. He will be taking over for Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson, a former Episcopal bishop appointed by Benedict XVI in 2012 to … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Sarah’s synod

Who was pope when Athanasius was bishop?

The following comes from a November 20 A Shepherd's Voice blog post: The recent Synod on the Family included an event of supreme importance that has been noted by many—the emergence of the sub-Saharan African Church. There is a stark contrast between the incoherence of the infected bishops and the simple and assured clarity of the African bishops. A number of examples could … [Read more...]

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Huntington Beach school district apologizes for use of song about Islam

The following comes from a November 18 OC Register article by Megan Nicolai: HUNTINGTON BEACH – A local school district has apologized after a parent complained about the use of a song about Islam in her son’s seventh-grade social studies class that she said seems to promote the religion. On Tuesday, Nichole Negron posted pictures on a Huntington Beach community Facebook … [Read more...]

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Papal nuncio calls on Jesuit educators to re-affirm their Catholic identity

Archbishop specifically mentions Georgetown University in his address to USCCB

The following comes from a November 17 Cardinal Newman Society article by Justin Petrisek: In an address to U.S. bishops gathered in Baltimore this week, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò called on all Jesuits and their respective schools to show “respect to their great tradition” and take the lead in “re-affirming the Catholic identity of … [Read more...]

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Who’s singing Christmas hymns at LA Planned Parenthood?

Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust now in its 14th year of Christmas Caroling Project

The following comes from a November 18 email from Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust: We invite you to join The Resistance this year for A ProLife Christmas Carol, Saturday December 5th in Los Angeles, CA as we continue to focus on Planned Parenthood. When: Saturday, December 5th Time: Starting at 8:30 a.m. Can't make this one?  Check our website for other planned … [Read more...]

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US cardinal says forces in Middle East are intent on eradicating Christians

Cardinal O'Brien, who ministered to dying troops in Vietnam, suggests American public is 'very blase' about ISIS

The following comes from a November 19 Catholic Herald article by Catholic News Service: When Cardinal Edwin O’Brien was named grandmaster of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in 2011, he found himself embroiled in a war a world away from the jungles of Vietnam where he ministered to dying troops as a young priest. “The forces that are at work now are intent on … [Read more...]

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