Fresno Catholic school to close

Declining enrollment, rising debt force St. Helen’s School in southeast Fresno to close its doors at the end of the school year

St. Helen’s School in southeast Fresno will close its doors at the end of the school year after 60 years of teaching children in the community. The school, which has faced declining enrollment, has struggled over the last seven years to cover the cost of employee benefits, incurring about $850,000 in debt to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, which has been covering the … [Read more...]

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Gorsuch on abortion, religion and reproductive rights

How President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court might vote on laws restricting abortion remains unclear

During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump pledged to nominate Supreme Court justices who would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing the basic right to an abortion. Whatever views Judge Neil Gorsuch may hold on the issue of abortion, they are unlikely to have an immediate impact on the court and Roe: Last term Justice Anthony … [Read more...]

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Abortion activists protest at Chico pro-life pregnancy center

Protesters criticized the Women’s Resource Clinic because it offers women alternatives to abortion

California abortion activists staged a protest outside the pro-life Women’s Resource Clinic in Chico, California on Wednesday, an unusual move that attacked the “choices” for pregnant women that they claim to support. KRCR TV reports the pro-abortion group Women On Reproductive Defense, or W.O.R.D., organized the protest in coordination with the International Women’s Day on … [Read more...]

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Get On the Bus program reunites children with incarcerated parents

Sacramento Auxiliary Bishop recommends supporting program for Lent

My Dear Brothers in Christ, Each year, a program called Get On The Bus rallies Catholic faith communities throughout the state to provide the children of incarcerated parents with a visit with their mother or father – a parent they likely see one day a year thanks to Get On The Bus. This year, over 1,000 children will board buses and travel to prisons hundreds of miles … [Read more...]

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A new home for Mother Teresa’s sisters in San Diego

New 8000-square-foot convent made possible by Catholic benefactors

Some 18 members of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity lived in three small bungalows that served as their convent in San Diego. Their leader, Sister Ancy, considered expanding the garage, which served as their chapel. “I didn’t have a plan,” she recalled. But Terry and Barbara Caster soon came up with one. Long-time Catholic benefactors, the couple had been close … [Read more...]

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Another medical emergency at FPA in Bakersfield

Feb. 18 incident was fourth time in five weeks an ambulance has been summoned to Bakersfield abortion mill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th2nhgElwBQ For the fourth time in five weeks, the FPA Women’s Health abortion facility in Bakersfield, California, has summoned an ambulance to transport an abortion patient to the hospital to receive emergency care for complications that the abortion facility could not provide. The incident took place on Saturday, February 18, 2017, just … [Read more...]

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The woman behind Roe v. Wade dies at 69

Norma McCorvey, who was 'Jane Roe' in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion, later changed her views and became pro-life

Norma McCorvey, better known as Jane Roe from the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, passed away on Feb. 18 after spending decades at the heart of the abortion debate. Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court … [Read more...]

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