Archives for February 2017

Democrats boot anti-communist State Senator from floor

California State Senator Janet Nguyen removed from Senate floor for voicing opposition to late Sen. Tom Hayden

California State Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), was forcibly removed from the Senate Thursday morning for offering a different perspective on the late Sen. Tom Hayden, a Democrat with a well-known and lengthy history of communist sympathies. The perspective Sen. Nguyen offers is first hand. Her family escaped communist Vietnam and came to the United States in search of … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

St. Joseph Church, Modesto

Name of Church St. Joseph Address 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto, CA 95355 Phone number 209-551-4973 Webpage www.stjmod.com Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (Latin Tridentine), 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Daily Mass: 8 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. Friday, Latin Tridentine Mass at … [Read more...]

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Who is California’s travel ban affecting?

Students, college athletes and academics among those who can't get state funding for trips to 'anti-LGBT' states

UC Davis senior Acacia Keith was excited to present her research on the anti-abortion movement at what would have been her first national conference this spring. The Council on Undergraduate Research conference, which showcases work by more than 3,000 undergraduates, is considered a premier opportunity to make an academic mark and network for jobs and graduate programs. UC … [Read more...]

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Message from Modesto

Popular movements call for sanctuary, disruption; blast racism, ‘all forms of human hierarchy’

Participants in the First US Regional Meeting of Popular Movements issued a “message from Modesto” following a four-day meeting in the California city. Cardinal Peter Turkson and two dozen US bishops attended the meeting, which was cosponsored by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, the US bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and … [Read more...]

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Lenten Speaker series in San Francisco

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption will host weekly talks during Lent

Lenten Speaker Series, Saint Mary Cathedral, San Francisco Saturdays in Lent, March 4-April 8, 2017 10:30 a.m.-12:00 Noon Saint Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco Contact:  Father Driscoll, Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary’s Cathedral 415-567-2020 x 208    frdriscoll@stmarycathedralsf.org  www.stmarycathedralsf.org March 4, 2017 “At the Foot of the Cross—the … [Read more...]

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A new home for Mother Teresa’s sisters in San Diego

New 8000-square-foot convent made possible by Catholic benefactors

Some 18 members of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity lived in three small bungalows that served as their convent in San Diego. Their leader, Sister Ancy, considered expanding the garage, which served as their chapel. “I didn’t have a plan,” she recalled. But Terry and Barbara Caster soon came up with one. Long-time Catholic benefactors, the couple had been close … [Read more...]

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Immigration, the death penalty and the environment

More than 40,000 expected at 2017 Religious Education Congress, which begins today in Anaheim

More than 40,000 people of faith from around the world will attend the 2017 Religious Education Congress (RECongress) – the nation’s largest annual gathering of Catholics – this weekend (February 23-26) at the Anaheim Convention Center (800 Katella Ave, Anaheim, 92802). “I’m excited for this year’s Congress. It’s always a great time for fellowship and prayer,” said Archbishop … [Read more...]

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