St. Lawrence closing: some thoughts

Former teacher wonders if school closure was a set-up job

The following comes from a February 3 Attitude of Gratitude blog post by Kevin Carrol, a former teacher at St. Lawrence Academy. To view CalCatholic’s February 4 post on the school closure, click here. Fact: In 2012, the principal of Saint Lawrence Elementary & Middle School stated that he wanted Saint Lawrence Academy to close or move because he needed the Academy … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

St. Dominic’s Church, San Francisco

Name of Church St. Dominic Address 2390 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 Phone number (415) 567-7824 Website www.stdominics.org Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5:30 p.m., 9 p.m.. Weekdays, 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Saturdays at 8 a.m., Mass with morning prayer. Confessions Saturday, 5-5:30 … [Read more...]

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‘Gender-inclusive housing’ offered at USF

Transgender housing confuses students who want to live with their romantic partner

The following comes from a February 2 Catholic Education Daily article by Adam Cassandra: The Jesuit-run University of San Francisco (USF) launched a pilot program for the 2015-2016 school year offering “gender-inclusive housing” to students who “identify as transgender” or “do not wish to be identified by any sex or gender identity,” embracing and promoting a view of human … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Gomez: not all issues are morally equivalent

Social justice needs a pro-life foundation

The following comes from a February 4 Catholic News Agency article: Efforts to combat social injustice cannot forget that the right to life is foundational, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said January 30 at the Hispanic Pro-Life Congress in Santa Ana, California. Pro-life questions are not just one issue among many, the archbishop said, criticizing the effects of … [Read more...]

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Hear David Daleiden in webcast tomorrow, February 2

Update on Daleiden’s case provided by Katie Short of Life Legal Defense Foundation

The following comes from a January news release from Life Legal Defense Foundation: Life Legal VP of Legal Affairs Katie Short will provide an update on Planned Parenthood’s attack against David Daleiden in a special nationwide webcast on Tuesday, February 2. After the Center for Medical Progress published videos showing Planned Parenthood’s willingness to profit from the … [Read more...]

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Bishop Vann to anoint patients during World Day of the Sick Mass

The following comes from a January 25 Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange news release: The Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of Orange will anoint ill patients with holy oil and bless the hands of caregivers with holy water brought from the consecrated grotto of Massabielle in Lourdes, France; February 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Columban Church in Garden Grove. This grotto is … [Read more...]

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‘We should never have to buy success with the blood of our babies’

Sunshine, powerful speakers, giant crowd at 12th annual Walk for Life West Coast

On Saturday, January 23, tens of thousands of San Franciscans, joined by young pro-lifers from as far away as Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Alaska filled the city’s Civic Center Plaza and Market Street at the 12th Annual Walk for Life West Coast. Organizers would not give a firm number of attendees, saying only “tens of thousands” but crowd size was consistent with recent … [Read more...]

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Stop making noise and do something

In all states that have parental notification laws, teen pregnancy and abortion rates have dropped; here's your chance to help

The following comes from a January 22 Bakersfield Californian op-ed by Marylee Shrider. Shrider is executive director of Right to Life of Kern County: In California, including here in Kern County, a teen girl may walk into the school office, inform officials she needs to be excused for an “undisclosed medical reason” and leave campus, no questions asked, no parent … [Read more...]

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Why nothing has changed despite the Planned Parenthood video expose

Abortion proponents already know that abortion ends a child’s life; they just think a mother has a right to make that choice.

The following comes from a January 21 Federalist article by Daniel Friedman: The Center for Medical Progress videos caused Democrats and Republicans to retreat to respective ideological corners. Lawmakers in both parties communicated only with their bases. That was no shock. Abortion, more than every other social issue, is an issue lawmakers love to fight over, not legislate … [Read more...]

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Why non-Catholics choose Catholic schools

In Oakland diocese, a Muslim family chooses a Catholic school for its moral values

The following comes from a January 18 Catholic Voice article by Carrie McClish: When her daughter asked to be taken out of the public school she was attending several years ago, Noreen Naqvi became frustrated. Naqvi explained that her children were not used to being in an environment that "lacked moral structure" and values, she said. But where could she send her … [Read more...]

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