Archives for July 2017

Famous Catholic commentator to speak at SF’s “Vocation Parish”

George Weigel to speak at Star of the Sea Church

California Catholic Daily exclusive. On Thursday, July 27, the well-known author, columnist and television personality George Weigel will make a special appearance at Star of the Sea Church in San Francisco. Mr. Weigel, one of the best known lay figures in the English-speaking Catholic world, is in the Bay Area for the Seventh Annual Napa Institute Conference. The conference … [Read more...]

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Could a California bill make Catholic conduct codes illegal?

AB 569, pushed by pro-abortion groups like NARAL, would prohibit employers from requiring codes of conduct that interfere with 'reproductive health care' choices

Pro-abortion groups are lobbying for a California law that Catholic leaders warn would open employers like Catholic schools to lawsuits for asking teachers to follow their codes of conduct. “The bill unmistakably targets religious organization employers in the state, and goes further, inviting expensive litigation that could take years to sort out,” the California Catholic … [Read more...]

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Vatican article says main obstacle for Pope Francis is bishops, priests

Antiquated image of priesthood and old theology are responsible for hostility towards pope

On the heels of one controversial Vatican article alleging an “ecumenism of hate” between conservative Evangelicals and Catholics in America, another potential eyebrow-raiser emerged Saturday claiming that the “main obstacle” to implementing Pope Francis’s vision is “closure, if not hostility” from “a good part of the clergy, at levels both high and low.” The term “high and … [Read more...]

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Why they hate George Delgado and the abortion-reversal pill

Photo of his Catholic art appears in Marie Claire

The following comes from a July 21 story in the Weekly Standard. George Delgado, M.D. is a family-practice physician in San Diego, California. His credentials seem quite respectable: He’s a 1988 graduate of the University of California-Davis’s medical school, and he has admitting privileges at Scripps Mercy Hospital, a well-regarded San Diego facility, and the Palomar Health … [Read more...]

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Christians didn’t start the war on religious liberty

Archbishop Chaput answers Rome's foes of Catholic-Evangelical alliance

The following comes from a July 18 story in Catholic Philly. History is full of great quotations that people never said. One of the best lines comes from Vladimir Lenin. He described Russian progressives, social democrats, and other fellow travelers as “useful idiots” – naïve allies in revolution whom the Bolsheviks promptly crushed when they took power. Or so the … [Read more...]

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Two Cuban priests celebrate Mass for Ladies in White

Persecuted group meets at home

The following comes from a July 20 story on Breitbart.com. Following 109 Sundays in which the Communist Cuban government had denied them entry to their local church, the Ladies in White dissident group received two Catholic priests to celebrate Mass in their headquarters on Monday. The two priests, Fathers José Conrado and Castor Álvarez, led what those in attendance … [Read more...]

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CA bishops like Jerry Brown’s cap and trade

See as in line with Pope Francis

The following comes from a July 21 release from the California Catholic Conference. The Legislature has officially recessed for the summer this week, but not before moving on a key piece of environmental legislation. On Monday, lawmakers gave a bi-partisan nod of approval to AB 398 (Garcia, D-Coachella), the extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program through the year … [Read more...]

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