Churches worth driving to

St. Gianna’s, Tucson

Name of Church St. Gianna Oratory/Holy Family Church Address 338 West University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705 Phone number 520-303-8859 Website http://www.institute-christ-king.org/tucson/ Mass times Latin Tridentine Masses: Sundays, 8:30 at 10:30 a.m. (high Mass) Monday & Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. First Fridays, 8 a.m. … [Read more...]

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Bishops pressure House Majority Leader on DACA

Archbishop Jose Gomez, bishops Jaime Soto and Armando Ochoa publish open letter to U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy urging him to allow House of Representatives to vote on immigration measure

In an open letter to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that was printed in the Bakersfield Californian, Catholic leaders in California urged Rep. McCarthy to allow a House vote on critical legislation that would prevent the deportation of young people who were brought into this country as minors, but who lack formal permission to remain in the United States. The letter was … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals

Consistory scheduled for June 29

Pope Francis on Sunday announced that he will create fourteen new cardinals in a Consistory scheduled to take place on June 29th. In the surprise announcement following his Regina Caeli address, the Pope noted that the places from which the new cardinals come “expresses the universality of the Church, which continues to announce the merciful love of God to all men and women on … [Read more...]

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Troubled abortionist can only make Bakersfield abortion clinic worse

Bakersfield FPA Women’s Health facility has hired abortionist Gorli Harish

The FPA Women’s Heath abortion business in Bakersfield, California, has had its share of problems over the years, but now it is about to get worse. Deteriorating patient safety is already an urgent concern at this abortion business. What started out in 2012 as one or two calls per year for emergency medical transport from FPA, has grown to seven documented incidents last year … [Read more...]

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Appeals court won’t dismiss lawsuit against Daleiden

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rules Planned Parenthood lawsuit against Center for Medical Progress can move forward

A federal appeals court rejected a pro-life effort to have Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) dismissed. The move ensures that the fight will continue over the undercover videos that revealed what many say is the abortion giant’s fetal organ harvesting activities. On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of … [Read more...]

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Vatican issues new rules for cloistered nuns

May 15 instruction requires that individual monasteries have at least five members in order to remain open, membership in a federation

The Vatican published an instruction Tuesday aimed at applying norms established in Pope Francis’ 2016 apostolic constitution on women’s contemplative orders, which emphasizes the need for networks of monasteries in contemplative life. The instruction states that all monasteries of nuns must be affiliated with a federation, or organization, of religious houses. Published May … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood stands to lose millions

Trump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals

The Trump administration is preparing to announce on Friday a far-reaching change in how Title X family planning funds are awarded so that clinics that provide abortion services will no longer be eligible — a move that would effectively defund Planned Parenthood by millions of dollars. Under the proposal to be filed by the Department of Health and Human Services, the $260 … [Read more...]

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Californians for Life endorsements

Comprehensive list of pro-life political candidates in California

John Cox is fervently pro-life. He is polling well and has funds for a successful statewide campaign for Governor.  If there is ONE THING you can do to protect life in our state, it is to elect a pro-life Governor, who can veto all of the terrible attacks on faith, family, and life coming through our extremely pro-abortion state legislature. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: David … [Read more...]

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“Confirmation isn’t a coming of age ritual”

Director of Parish Faith Formation for Diocese of Orange: "The rites of initiation are Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, in that order"

The first step in our initiation into Christian life is the sacrament Baptism. In fact, because of your Baptism you are Christian. But in Catholic teaching, Baptism is just the beginning of a full life in Christ. For most children it is a gift to them from their parents while they are still infants.  The sacramental grace of Baptism works within the child’s soul to encourage … [Read more...]

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Los Angeles archdiocese encourages parishes to care for foster youth

Office of Life, Justice and Peace celebrating National Foster Care Month by connecting the 298 parishes of the archdiocese with resources to help community of faith learn about ways they can change a child’s life

This month marks launch of Safe Families program at St. Andrew Parish, a collaboration between the parish, volunteers and child care professionals designed to support at-risk children and parents in need. This month the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Office of Life, Justice and Peace is celebrating National Foster Care Month by connecting the 298 parishes throughout the … [Read more...]

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