Speech by Fr. Greg Boyle draws protesters in Orange diocese

About 30 demonstrators pray rosary outside as dissident priest speaks at Mater Dei High School

At the Catholic diocese of Orange Diocesan Ministries Celebration, the event's keynote speaker was Fr. Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest who dissents from Church teaching.  Faithful Catholics protesting Fr. Boyle's speech distributed flyers to attendees as they arrived early on Saturday morning at Mater Dei High School in Orange County. They then hosted a Rosary rally across the … [Read more...]

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U.S. Department of Justice settles lawsuits over HHS contraceptive mandate

Plaintiffs will not be forced to provide health insurance coverage for “morally unacceptable” products and procedures, including contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs

A week after issuing new religious freedom guidelines to all administrative agencies in the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice has settled with more than 70 plaintiffs who had challenged the controversial HHS contraceptive mandate. The Oct. 13 agreement was reached between the government and the law firm Jones Day, which represented more than 70 clients … [Read more...]

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Self-declared critic of Catholic Church gets post at Santa Clara

Comedian W. Kamau Bell named Frank Sinatra Chair, once said: "You’re not going to find a bigger critic of the Catholic Church than me"

Comedian and CNN host W. Kamau Bell has been named the Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts at Santa Clara University for 2017-18. The Jesuit university’s website says, “Bell will mentor and engage with students, faculty, and the Santa Clara University community.” Bell is a self-declared critic of the Church, as well as a supporter of same-sex marriage and … [Read more...]

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Pro-life organization becomes target of vandalism, theft

Posters put up around Bakersfield by Right to Life of Kern County were slashed, broken and stolen

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - One local pro-life organization was the recent target of vandalism and theft. The pro-life advocacy and education organization, Right to Life of Kern County, is picking up the pieces after their banners around town were found slashed, broken and a third was stolen. Marylee Shrider, a representative from Right to Life, said the group recently … [Read more...]

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Gov. Brown vetoes AB 569

Bill, opposed by California's bishops, would have made it illegal for employers to punish workers who get an abortion or use birth control

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed legislation wading into the contentious debate over reproductive health rights and religious freedom in the workplace. Assembly Bill 569 would have prohibited employers from punishing workers who use birth control, get an abortion or make other reproductive health decisions they disagree with. The measure, by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez … [Read more...]

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200 pro-life posters torn down at LMU

Pro-aborts didn't like the parallels made between abortion and illegal immigration

Nearly 200 pro-life posters were taken down at a Catholic university by students who were reportedly upset the posters sought to highlight similarities between the issues of abortion and immigration. The posters included the phrases “Don’t abort my fellow humans,” “#NoHumanBeingIsIllegal,” and “#AbortionIsAnImmigrationIssue.” The Padre Pio Society, a Catholic student group at … [Read more...]

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Seven deadly sins still relevant today

“Wherever we see restless hearts, human discontent, bias, disrespect, marginalization, oppression and every form of injustice and hatred, there we may also see the seeds of the seven deadly sins"

The seven deadly sins are pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.   Taken together they contain all of the Bible’s principles, commandments and sins in condensed form, says Father Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., president of the Magis Center and the Spitzer Center.   Fr. Spitzer is president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, a nonprofit organization … [Read more...]

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