Governor Jerry Brown
Protestors outside the Planned Parenthood on First and Grape in San Diego, August 22. (photo: 2015 Scripps Media, Inc)
Governor Jerry Brown (CNS photo/John G. Mabanglo)
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Daily News Items

CA bishops’ statement on decision by governor to sign assisted-suicide bill

The following comes from an October 5 California Catholic Conference release: The Bishops of California have issued the following statement after Governor Brown signed ABx2-15 (Eggman) the End-of-Life Option Act: “The physician-assisted suicide legislation (ABx2-15) signed today by Governor Brown makes it legal to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to assist terminally ill patients […]

40 Days for Life is working

The following comes from an October 3 email from Helpers of God’s Precious Infants San Diego: Dear Pro-life friends, Please pray for two turn-arounds we had Saturday morning, Oct. 3rd, one at Planned Parenthood at First and Grape, downtown, and one at Family Planning Associates on Miramar Road. Family Planning Associates, Miramar Road – Sat. […]

Governor Brown signs assisted-suicide bill

The following comes from an October 5 LA Times article by Patrick McGreevy: Caught between conflicting moral arguments, Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who want to hasten their deaths. Approving the bill, whose opponents included […]

God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman

[The following comes from an October 4 Catholic World Report story] Below is the full text of the homily Pope Francis delivered today in St. Peter’s Basilica at the opening Mass for the Ordinary General Assembly of Bishops on the Family. Translation by Vatican Radio. “If we love one another, God abides in us and his […]

ACLU files lawsuit to force Catholic hospitals to do abortions

The following comes from an October 2 LifeNews article by Sarah Zagorski: On October 1, the American Civil Liberties Union sued Trinity Health Corporation for refusing to perform abortions on women whose unborn babies were supposedly near death. In a federal lawsuit against Trinity, which is one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, […]

National Life Chain happening tomorrow, October 4

The following is a news release from Christian NewsWire: For location and time in cities and towns (over 1500) throughout  the U.S. and Canada, see On Sunday afternoon, October 4,  Life Chains will again occupy U.S. and Canadian sidewalks. There we will pray and witness on behalf of voiceless fellow citizens—the precious Preborns imperiled […]

Pope held private meeting with same-sex couple in U.S.

The following comes from an October 2 CNN article by Daniel Burke: The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay marriage county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years. Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought […]

There are many churches where we can’t talk about this

The following comes from an September 25 Tidings article by Maria Luisa Torres: For Antonieta Zuniga, a long-time parishioner at Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, her life thus far has dealt her many unexpected blows and heartbreaking twists — in short, she said, “I never thought this would be my life.” Zuniga’s son has […]

EXPOSED: The billionaire Planned Parenthood donor who wants his donations kept very, very secret

The following comes from a September 28 LifeSite News article by Abby Johnson. Johnson is an American pro-life activist and convert to Catholicism who previously worked at Planned Parenthood as a clinic director, but resigned in October 2009 after watching an abortion on ultrasound. Johnson released a book, Unplanned, in January 2011, detailing her work […]

Oregon gunman singled out Christians during rampage

The following comes from an October 1 New York Post article by Chris Perez: The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon community college was forcing people to stand up and state their religion before he began blasting away at them, survivors said Thursday. A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside a writing […]

Pro-life advocate behind shocking Planned Parenthood videos arrested after false complaints

The following is an October 1 LifeNews article by Steven Ertelt: American pro-life activist Troy Newman is on the board of directors of the Center for Medical Policy, which is responsible for the series of 10 videos showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts. This week, he was slated to […]

Why Berkeley health professor sees papal visit as a missed moment

The following comes from a September 28 California Magazine article by Krissy Eliot: As Pope Francis ended his widely hailed U.S. visit yesterday and flew home, he left behind at least one disappointed American: UC Berkeley professor of public health Malcolm Potts. Once again the Pope ignored the urging of family planning advocates such as Potts, […]

Archbishop Cordileone to lead San Francisco’s fifth annual Rosary Rally

On Saturday, October 10, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will once again lead his flock as he bears the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of San Francisco at the Fifth Annual San Francisco Rosary Rally. The rally will be held in the city’s United Nations Plaza at 12 noon. The San Francisco Rosary Rally was reborn in 2011 […]

Catholic sisters work to stop sex traffickers at Super Bowl

The following comes from a September 22 Catholic San Francisco article by Christina Gray: Bay Area Catholic sisters from more than a dozen religious communities hope to tackle the influx of sex traffickers expected at next year’s Super Bowl by educating the hospitality workers serving its Santa Clara venue, the director of the Archdiocese of […]

Kim Davis recounts secret meeting with Pope Francis

 The following comes from a September 30 ABC News article: Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis says a private meeting with Pope Francis has inspired her -– and given her a renewed sense of purpose. “I was crying. I had tears coming out of my eyes,” Davis said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. “I’m […]

Fiorina and Gonzalez to make 10 million calls to California

The following comes from a Sept. 29 release from Religion News Service. Starting last Saturday, September 26, the voices of presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and LA Dodger Adrian Gonzalez may have been coming to your landline. They are asking you via automated calls to “press 1” to request petitions for the currently circulating parental notification […]

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