Statues turned to face wall, candles flipped in Hanford church

The following comes from a May 30 story on ABC News, Fresno. Leaders and parishioners of a Catholic church in Hanford are devastated after learning their place of worship was set on fire and vandalized Sunday night. Wine was spilled, windows and pictures were smashed, holy robes and other … [Read More...]

SF archdiocese appoints mentor for new priests

The following comes from a May 24 story by Valerie Schmalz in Catholic San Francisco. Saying that “it is a very critical stage in a priest’s journey,” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has instituted a new position focused on mentoring priests for the first five years after … [Read More...]

The golden era of California mission music

The following comes from a May 29 story in the Catholic Sentinel, a publication of the Oregon Catholic Press. …. Steven Ottományi, a California liturgical music composer and musicologist, has been studying the music sung two centuries ago in those mission churches, where Spanish Franciscans … [Read More...]

Calif. Congresswoman screams at University of San Diego professor

  The following comes from a May 27 post on LifeSite News. A California Democrat screamed at a law professor who opposes opening public school restrooms and showers to members of the opposite sex, shouting “You're an ignorant bigot!” Rep. Zoe Lofgren began by reading a statement … [Read More...]

Planned Parenthood co-opts state legislature to suppress free speech

The following comes from a May 26 email sent by the Life Legal Defense Foundation. Planned Parenthood is sponsoring legislation in California to criminalize the publication of evidence of its business practices, which include harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies. Assembly Bill … [Read More...]

Holy Child image to stop in Santa Paula

  The following comes from a May 25 story in the Ventura Star. Thousands of people from across California and beyond are expected to converge on Santa Paula over the next week and a half to pay their respects to a tiny statue dressed in blue. Known as El Santo Niño de Atocha, or … [Read More...]

Cardinal Sarah: Face east from Offertory on

  The following comes from a May 26 story in the Catholic Herald (U.K.). The Vatican’s liturgy chief has called on priests to celebrate Mass facing east. In an interview with the French Catholic magazine Famille Chrétienne, Cardinal Robert Sarah said that the Second Vatican Council … [Read More...]

Sacred Heart Maronite Monastery, Castle Rock WA

Name of Church Sacred Heart Maronite Monastery Address 2308 Delameter Road, Castle Rock WA 98611 (One hour north of Portland on I-5) Phone number (503) 690-4425 Website www.maronitemonastery.org Divine Mysteries (Mass) times The Maronite Monks of Jesus, Mary and Joseph currently live in … [Read More...]

Religious liberty on the rocks in California

  The following comes from a May 25 story in the Weekly Standard. Before Memorial Day, the California state legislature is expected to vote on two bills restricting religious liberty. One, AB 1888, would cut off public grants to all colleges and universities without policies … [Read More...]

16,433 aborted babies in a dumpster

By Kristina Garza In 1982, the remains of 16,433 aborted fetuses were found in a repossessed storage container in Los Angeles. The storage container had been purchased by Malvin Weisberg, who originally housed the storage container at his Woodland Hills home. Two years later, S. Rickly … [Read More...]

L.A. city attorney goes after pregnancy counseling centers

  The following comes from a May 23 story in the LA Times. The Los Angeles city attorney's office announced Monday that it is aggressively enforcing a new state law requiring pregnancy clinics to inform clients of their reproductive rights. City Atty. Mike Feuer said his office is … [Read More...]

Baby Israel sent from Kaiser out of country

  The following comes from a May 23 email from Life Legal Defense Foundation. See May 17 story in Cal Catholic about legal fight to keep Kaiser in Sacramento from killing the two-year-old baby. Israel Stinson was transferred out of Kaiser Medical Center this weekend!!! He has been … [Read More...]

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