Archbishop Gomez calls on Congress to pass Dream Act

“We are talking about people who have grown up in this country since they were young children. America is all they know”

Too many young people are threatened with deportation because their parents brought them to the U.S. without documentation, and Congress needs to pass the Dream Act to help them, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has said. The proposed legislation “would permanently lift the threat of deportation that right now hangs over the heads of more than one million young people who … [Read more...]

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Neurologist: Jahi McMath is alive

In sworn affidavit, Dr. Alan Shewmon tells court that videos demonstrate that girl declared dead three years ago is alive and her condition is improving

It’s been more than three years since 13-year-old Jahi McMath was declared dead after something went terribly wrong following throat surgery at Children’s Hospital Oakland. Her family has never accepted the declaration and has kept her on life support ever since — and in a new twist, a prominent neurologist says recent videos of the girl show she is alive, with a partially … [Read more...]

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San Francisco Planning Commission approves Planned Parenthood flagship clinic

Unanimous vote came despite testimony from pro-life opponents

Despite testimony from pro-life opponents, the San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved a Planned Parenthood Northern California proposal for a central “flagship” clinic on Bush Street near Van Ness Avenue. Operations at the two-story clinic in a former auto body shop at 1522 Bush would include surgical and medical abortions, contraception and other family … [Read more...]

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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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Stockton bishop to visit 20 parishes between August and October

Forums are requirement of bankruptcy settlement, bishop "to meet with anyone about abuse that is alleged to have occurred in parishes or schools"

Non-Monetary Undertakings of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockton Required Forums in the Settlement of Bankruptcy 2017 Weeknight Forums, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday August 8 St. Mary’s High School Wednesday August 9 St. Anne, Lodi Friday August 11 Cathedral of the Annunciation Wednesday August 16 Church of the Presentation Friday August 18 St. Luke, Stockton … [Read more...]

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