Did Kamala Harris cover up for San Francisco archdiocese sex abuse?

Former San Francisco district attorney could have legally intervened, but chose not to

More than eight years ago in 2010, Kamala Harris, then-San Francisco District Attorney, was running for California Attorney General. And for some reason, her record of covering up sex abuse records belonging to the San Francisco Archdiocese was never part of the political news of her record. Today, Harris is a United States Senator, with an eye for running for President in … [Read more...]

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Reports: Vatican delegation to travel to China to finalize agreement later this month

China and the Vatican most likely agreed that the future bishops in China should be approved by the Chinese government and mandated by the Pope"

A newspaper tied to the Chinese Communist Party reported Tuesday that a delegation of Vatican officials will head to China “in late September” for a final round of talks before an agreement on the appointment of bishops is signed. Citing unnamed “sources familiar with the matter,” the Global Times, an English-language newspaper that reflects the position of Chinese … [Read more...]

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Pro-life candidate for governor rising in the polls

John Cox within 5 percentage points of winning gubernatorial race

If California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was expecting an easy race for the governor’s mansion, a poll released Thursday didn’t carry much in the way of good news. While the statewide poll from Probolsky Research showed Newsom leading with 44 percent of respondents, his Republican opponent John Cox had 39 percent support; a further 17 percent of those polled were unsure whom they … [Read more...]

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Abortion and Congress – what will local Catholics and Evangelicals do?

49th District hangs in balance between pro-life Harkey and pro-abortion Levin

The following comes from an August 9 press release Planned Parenthood Action Fund today endorsed Mike Levin for Congress in California’s 49th District. “Voters face a stark choice in California’s 49th District this November. On one side, you have Diane Harkey, an unyielding opponent of a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. …., Mike Levin is a stalwart champion of … [Read more...]

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Report: United Way gave more than $2.7 million to Planned Parenthood

Charity paid for the equivalent of at least 2,901 Planned Parenthood abortions over the course of a single year

2ndVote, the conservative watchdog for corporate activism, released its annual findings on United Way’s financial support for Planned Parenthood. “Every year, 2ndVote takes an extensive look at United Way affiliates that help fund the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,” said Executive Director Robert Kuykendall. “Our research is designed to give … [Read more...]

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California Senate passes measure outlawing conversion therapy

Bill's sponsor says it will stop "harmful and deceptive practices," opponents vow lawsuit

The California Senate has passed a bill that would inhibit the church's ability to teach on sexuality and anyone seeking counseling to change their same-sex attraction. It does that by outlawing sexual orientation change efforts. The bill (AB2943) now heads back to the California Assembly for a "concurrence" vote where it's expected to pass.  The assembly previously passed the … [Read more...]

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U.S. bishops favor family-leave bill

Measure introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida would allow new parents to draw two months of Social Security benefits while they care for new child

The U.S. bishops’ conference praised legislative efforts to secure family leave policies, after a Senate bill was introduced that would allow new parents to draw two months of Social Security benefits while they care for their new child. The bill, titled the “Economic Security for New Parents Act,” was introduced to the Senate on Thursday by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Dominic … [Read more...]

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Judge Amy Barrett to keynote Catholic legal conference

She was on short-list for possible appointment to U.S. Supreme Court; San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone also scheduled to speak at Catholic Bar Association's national convention

Federal appeals judge Amy Barrett, who was on the short-list this month for a possible appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, will headline the convention of a national association of Catholic attorneys this October. Barrett, a judge on the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, will speak at the the Catholic Bar Association’s third annual meeting, which will coincide with the … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan enters Supreme Court confirmation fray

As chairman of USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, he calls for prayers that "change in the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life"

Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement today inviting all people of good will to join in a prayer campaign that the change in the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in … [Read more...]

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Federal judge sides with Trump Administration in Title X lawsuit

Pro-abortion groups had sought to block proposed new rules that could cost Planned Parenthood as much as $260 million in federal funding

A federal judge has sided with the Trump administration in a lawsuit challenging its move to prioritize faith-based, abstinence-focused programs for dispensing family-planning dollars. In May, three Planned Parenthood groups and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) sued the administration over the Department of Health & Human … [Read more...]

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