FOCUS missionaries share Catholicism on campus

California Catholic Daily Exclusive "My father got his doctorate at Columbia, but at the same time he lost his faith.”
With those words, on August 14, Fr. Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea Church in San Francisco, introduced Ms. Jessica Yap, a missionary from FOCUS stationed at Columbia … [Read More...]

LA city attorney targets pregnancy help centers with prosecution

The following comes from an August 25 Pregnancy Help News article by Jay Hobbs: California's statewide crusade against life-affirming alternatives to abortion took an alarming turn August 18, when Los Angeles City Attorney Michael Feuer announced his office had succeeded in bullying a … [Read More...]

Positive momentum

The following comes from an August Angelus article by Father Steve Davoren and Father Sam Ward: We both love sports. There is a curious thing in sports called momentum. It’s a mysterious phenomenon that’s hard to define, but you know it when you see it. Why is it that a team can go from being … [Read More...]

For David Daleiden, Soros money shows Planned Parenthood in a panic

The following comes from an August 26 Catholic News Agency article: A leaked grant report from the Open Societies Foundation seems to show Planned Parenthood and its allies in a panicked effort to raise millions of dollars to counter a series of investigative videos alleging the abortion provider … [Read More...]

Attempt to enjoin assisted suicide law fails

The following comes from an August 26 Press Enterprise article by Gail Wesson: A Riverside County Superior Court judge rejected a request by a physicians group to put the state's new right-to-die law on hold Friday, Aug. 26, pending court review. Technically called the End of Life Option Act, … [Read More...]

Abortion escorts try a new tactic

The following comes from an August 25 email from Helpers of God’s Most Precious Infants: The past few weeks have been difficult, with some people leaving after a short time upstairs, but it is uncertain as to whether or not they were turn-arounds, as FPA also does birth control and other … [Read More...]

Vacaville toddler dies after being removed from life support

The following comes from an August 24 Fox40 story: A Vacaville 2-year-old is dead, not because of the severe respiratory illness that stole his vibrancy along with his breath last April, but because of the heartless action by a hospital in the midst of an appeal, according to his loved ones and … [Read More...]

Mexican government in greatest clash with Church since persecution that ignited Cristero War

The following comes from an August 25 LifeSite News article by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman: The recent initiative of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to impose homosexual “marriage” on the country has led to the greatest confrontation between the government and the Catholic Church since the … [Read More...]

Not born this way

The following comes from an August 24 Christian Newswire article: A new exhaustive scientific study conducted by two Johns Hopkins University scientists reveals that scientific evidence does not support the "born that way" claim regarding homosexuality or the "trapped in the body" so-called … [Read More...]

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...]