Archives for 2017

Looks like collusion

Planned Parenthood drafted "video tape law" used to charge pro-life journalists

A public records request made by Operation Rescue has yielded e-mails and other documents that show a close working relationship between Planned Parenthood and the California Attorney General's office, especially when it comes to countering pro-life efforts. Planned Parenthood attorneys often sought meetings and conference calls with members of the Attorney General's Office … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: No research justifies destruction of human embryos

Meeting a group of people suffering from Huntington's Disease, Pope Francis told them that despite their illness, they are “precious in the eyes of God”

Meeting a group of people suffering from a rare disease, Pope Francis told them that despite their illness, they are “precious in the eyes of God” and in the eyes of the Church. Addressing the scientists present in the room, he also said that no research justifies the destruction of human embryos. “In many cases, the sick and their families have experienced the tragedy of … [Read more...]

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Why are we showing up to Mass as if we’ve just rolled out of bed?

Orange diocese offers guidance for all Catholics on proper reception of the Blessed Sacrament

If in fact we truly believe that we are receiving the body of Christ, is there any moment in our lives that could be more important? Why, then, are we showing up to Mass as if we’ve just rolled out of bed? Why are we approaching the person distributing Communion thinking of the big game that afternoon? Why are we (I’ve seen people do it) reaching to take the Eucharist from the … [Read more...]

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“Thou shalt not get caught”

Woodland woman sues Sacramento diocese over alleged sexual assault by priest, diocese says it acted forcefully once it learned there was a problem

Dorothy Small met the new priest at Woodland’s Holy Rosary Catholic Church in April 2014, and almost immediately the Rev. Renerio Sabuga Jr. began inviting her out for bicycle rides or dinner, Small says. Within weeks, she said, the priest – known to parishioners as “Father Jong” – would confide in her with intensely private thoughts. In a matter of months, that stance … [Read more...]

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‘A taste for public policy advocacy’

San Bernardino diocese’s newspaper features photo of young Catholics with pro-abortion state senator

California Catholic Daily exclusive By Claudia Mendoza Catholic Youth Advocacy Day, held in late March at the state Capitol, is sponsored by the bishops’ lobby, the California Catholic Conference, and underwritten in the San Bernardino diocese by Catholic Charities. On May 1, the BYTE, the official news source of the San Bernardino diocese, published a photo of … [Read more...]

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‘The prayer for our times’

Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez: "the rosary seems to be just the prayer we need for our distracted and troubled times"

Recently, the Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about brain research. Researchers are finding that people who use a “personal mantra” — mentally repeating over and over a positive word or phrase that reinforces their values — tend to be calmer, feel more in control and are less likely to get stressed out. I find it fascinating that scientists are confirming … [Read more...]

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Ban on plastic bags hobbles food drive for needy

Food collected for organizations like St. Vincent de Paul charity in Porterville down more than 50 percent from last year because of California’s prohibition on use of plastic bags

Letter carriers from Porterville to Lindsay fanned out Saturday for the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and while the collection was less than last year, local carriers were still pleased. Ray Holdsworth, a letter carrier in charge of the local drive, reported Monday 13,600 pounds of food was … [Read more...]

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