Archbishop Gomez reflects on upcoming election

The following comes from an August 24 Angelus post written by Archbishop Gomez: I am still trying to get my mind around this year’s election. People have been asking me: What’s going on in America? I’m not sure I have the answers. But I’ve been praying, reading and thinking a lot about the … [Read More...]

Forcing doctors to perform sex-change surgery

The following comes from an August 24 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: Following the federal government stating that doctors cannot decline performing sex reassignment surgeries, a group of states, doctors, and hospitals are suing in the name of medical ethics. “The effect is that … [Read More...]

Latin high mass coming to Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

The following comes from an August 22 Traditional Latin Mass Community of Saint Mary Magdalen blog post: A Solemn High Mass will be offered by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter at the Cathedral at 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles on October 1st, Saturday, at 8:00 a.m. 

This Mass is part … [Read More...]

Americans giving up on God, miracles

The following comes from an August 24 Washington Examiner article by Paul Bedard: Half of Americans who have left their church no longer believe in God, leading a surge of nearly one quarter of the nation who have no affiliation with any religion, according to a new survey. Pew Research … [Read More...]

New statues at San Jose cathedral

The following comes from an August 19 Valley Catholic article by Liz Sullivan: Just two days after the Feast Day of the patroness of the Diocese of San Jose, two new statues were blessed and welcomed into the fold. On August 13, at the 4:30 p.m. Mass, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath blessed the … [Read More...]

Court ok’s state restrictions on counseling, pastors

The following comes from an August 23 Pacific Justice Institute news release: San Francisco, CA—A federal court of appeals this morning upheld restrictions on what some pastors can say to minors struggling with their sexuality and gender. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San … [Read More...]

Should El Camino Real be honored?

The following comes from an August Amah Matsun article by Cathy Castillo: A proposal by the California Mission Foundation to have the state’s famed El Camino Real route declared a UNESCO Heritage Site is being bitterly opposed by state Indians who said it would only “honor and glorify the brutal … [Read More...]

Planned Parenthood’s gag law passes Assembly

The following comes from an August 11 Courthouse News Service article by Nick Cahill: SACRAMENTO (CN) — Controversy surrounding secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood employees discussing fetal tissue sales has morphed into a California proposal that would punish media companies for … [Read More...]

Ancient relic, believed to be from cross on which Jesus was crucified, stolen from San Francisco parish:

The following comes from an August 21 ABC7 News article by Cornell Barnard: Church leaders are heartbroken and parishioners are praying for the safe return of a relic, which is a prized and sacred possession at Dominic's Catholic Church. The relic is believed to be part of the cross where … [Read More...]

93 seminarians preparing to be priests in Los Angeles

The following comes from a post by Archbishop Gomez, published on August 17 by the Angelus: This week marks the start of the academic year for the many men who are preparing to be priests at our St. John’s Seminary and Juan Diego House. It is a good moment for us to give thanks to God. In … [Read More...]

Proposed regulation requires homeless shelter housing based on self-identified gender

The following comes from an August 21 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: According to proposed federal rules, homeless shelters partnering with the government might soon have to compromise the privacy and safety of their clients – and Catholics have voiced their concerns. “No person … [Read More...]

Bill prohibits smoking near youth sporting events

  The following comes from an August 18 Highland Community News article: SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 977 authored by Dr. Richard Pan, and sponsored by the 8th grade class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School in Elk Grove passed the California State Assembly today. SB 977 would … [Read More...]