Archives for June 2017

“I just couldn’t go through with it”

A save from the abortion clinic in the fourth week of June

Dear Pro-life friends, Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. The notes below may come from one or more locations during the week. Report from the fourth week of June, 2017 There was a … [Read more...]

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About more than a cake

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal from Colorado baker with religious objections to same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal from a Colorado baker with religious objections to same-sex marriage who had lost a discrimination case for refusing to create a cake to celebrate such a union. The case will be a major test of a clash between laws that ban businesses open to the public from discriminating based on sexual orientation and claims of religious … [Read more...]

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Supreme Court rules in favor of religious liberty

In 7-2 decision, justices say Missouri can't discriminate against religious pre-school in playground resurfacing program

The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a clear win for religious liberty, ruling in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church against the state of Missouri.   The 7-2 decision is a victory against state-sponsored discrimination. Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the majority, said, “The exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it otherwise qualified solely … [Read more...]

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Problems at Oakland Diocesan Cathedral Center remain unresolved

Water intrusion, sagging floors and issues with doors and cracking drywall

This communication is an update regarding the investigation of the design and constructions issues of the Diocesan Cathedral Center. As reported last fall, the Catholic Cathedral Corporation of the East Bay board of directors approved a plan recommended by our expert consultants for additional testing and inspection of Cathedral Center buildings. Completed in December of 2016, … [Read more...]

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To understand Pope Francis, you have to understand the Jesuits

“You’re always looking for what is the spirit of the law: why does the law exist, what it is, what is it trying to do?”

Discernment is one of the words Pope Francis repeats most, especially when speaking to priests and seminarians. He often expresses his desire for greater formation in discernment – a concept that may seem obscure without an understanding its importance to the Pope's Jesuit formation. “When a Jesuit says 'discernment,' they’re employing a term that has a very rich spiritual … [Read more...]

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St. Felicitas statue shot in San Leandro

Suspect resisted arrest

The following comes from a June 26 article in the Catholic Voice of the Oakland diocese. A San Leandro resident is facing felony charges in the June 10 shooting of a statue of St. Felicitas on the grounds of the San Leandro parish. No students or parishioners were present at the time of the shooting. Eric Mullen, 34, faces a preliminary hearing on June 26 on charges … [Read more...]

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Judge: Facebook posts by Orrick’s wife not important

Federal judge signals likely ruling against David Daleiden on recusal motion

The following comes from a June 22 story in Courthouse News. A federal judge indicated Thursday he will likely nix an anti-abortion activist’s push to disqualify a judge who was weighing contempt charges against him for violating a court order. “Your facts don’t fit into any of the cases I’ve seen where a recusal makes sense,” U.S. District Judge James Donato told … [Read more...]

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I can’t handle more than one child right now

Parents of a three-year old share concerns about new pregnancy in front of the abortion clinic

Dear Pro-life friends, Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. The notes below may come from one or more locations during the week. Report from the third week of June, 2017 The counselors were … [Read more...]

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Pro-life talk at Google headquarters was a hit

Within 24 hours, online video of presentation surpassed a similar speech given by the head of Planned Parenthood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzzfSq2DEc4 A pro-life activist walks into Google’s headquarters and delivers a speech so compelling that within 24 hours, the online video of it surpassed a similar speech given by the head of Planned Parenthood. It may sound like the start to a far-fetched joke, but on April 20th, pro-life speaker and activist Stephanie Gray did just … [Read more...]

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Archbishop John Quinn dead at 88

Retired San Francisco Archbishop John R. Quinn, who led the archdiocese from 1977-95, died June 22 just six days after leaving hospital for skilled nursing care

Retired San Francisco Archbishop John R. Quinn, who led the archdiocese from 1977-95 and was internationally known for his leadership on social justice and his scholarly writing on the theme of diversity in a unified global church, died June 22 at age 88, the archdiocese announced. After a long hospitalization at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Archbishop Quinn had moved to the … [Read more...]

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