Riverside judge decries California state censorship

Allows suit against state for forcing pro-lifers to advertise abortions

The following comes from a July 18 story in Pregnancy Help News. It’s been over a year and a half since clinic administrator Scott Scharpen filed a lawsuit challenging California’s so-called Reproductive FACT Act (also known as AB775), which is the state’s attempt to force pro-life medical clinics to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions. After over 18 months of waiting, … [Read more...]

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Facebook blames glitch for pulling plug on Catholic pages

Triggered by spam filter

The following comes from an AP story published July 19 in USA Today. See July 18 story in California Catholic Daily. Facebook is blaming a technical glitch for knocking several Catholic-focused Facebook pages with millions of followers offline for more than a day. Catholic radio station Relevant Radio reported that its page "Father Rocky" stopped appearing on Monday … [Read more...]

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Heaven and Hell are not places

Backyard Theology in Orange County by Fr. Felix Just

The following comes from a July 18 story by Kimberly Porrazzo in the Orange County Catholic. It’s been hot outside. Some would say it’s been hot as hell. But how do we know hell is hot? And where, exactly, is hell anyway? I was curious what Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., and executive director of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality, had to say about the subject so I attended … [Read more...]

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More than 20 Catholic pages blocked from Facebook

Most from Brazil

The following comes from a July 18 story on the Catholic News Agency website. In the last 24 hours more than twenty Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, have been blocked by Facebook for unknown reasons. Of the known affected pages, 21 are based in Brazil, and four are English-language pages, with administrators in the U.S. and Africa. Most of the blocked … [Read more...]

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Judge orders David Daleiden to pay $137K to abortionists

To pay NAF for staff scouring the internet

The following comes from a July 18 email from Life Legal Defense Foundation. Yesterday Judge William Orrick held David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress, and two of David’s criminal defense attorneys in civil contempt for violating a court order prohibiting the release of video footage related to National Abortion Federation (NAF) conferences and related meetings. … [Read more...]

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St. Felicitas statue shot in San Leandro

Suspect resisted arrest

The following comes from a June 26 article in the Catholic Voice of the Oakland diocese. A San Leandro resident is facing felony charges in the June 10 shooting of a statue of St. Felicitas on the grounds of the San Leandro parish. No students or parishioners were present at the time of the shooting. Eric Mullen, 34, faces a preliminary hearing on June 26 on charges … [Read more...]

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Judge: Facebook posts by Orrick’s wife not important

Federal judge signals likely ruling against David Daleiden on recusal motion

The following comes from a June 22 story in Courthouse News. A federal judge indicated Thursday he will likely nix an anti-abortion activist’s push to disqualify a judge who was weighing contempt charges against him for violating a court order. “Your facts don’t fit into any of the cases I’ve seen where a recusal makes sense,” U.S. District Judge James Donato told … [Read more...]

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Morning-after pill at UC Davis vending machine

$30, the lowest price possible.

The following comes from an Apr. 21 story in the Sacramento Bee. A vending machine at UC Davis dispensing an emergency contraceptive, known as the morning-after pill, may be one of the first of its kind on a university campus. The machine was installed at the Activities and Recreation Center at UC Davis over spring break. It also offers condoms, feminine hygiene products, … [Read more...]

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How sad the other children would be

Arguments against aborting your baby

The following comes from an Apr. 24 email from the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. Report from the third week of April, 2017 Around 8:45 am an Hispanic couple in their late 20s-early 30s was slowly walking toward the entrance to the abortion center.  They spoke only Spanish, but the counselor knew enough Spanish to communicate. When the counselor asked them if they … [Read more...]

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San Francisco Plans Marriage Chain- April 30

Signs provided - see below

  The following was sent via email to Cal Catholic last week from this website.   Modeled after the national life-chain movement, a San Francisco marriage leader, Ted Kirk, has organized the first educational Marriage Truth Chain in the nation for Sunday, April 30. "Many people are discouraged because of the Supreme Court decision. I hear about marriage … [Read more...]

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