LMU reinstates employee accused of hate crime

The following comes from a July 21 Cardinal Newman Society article by Adam Cassandra. For background on the story, see CalCatholic article, More tragic LMU news. After being suspended from her job following student accusations she committed a “hate crime,” an employee of the Jesuit-run Loyola … [Read More...]

A step further

The following comes from a July 14 Diocese of San Diego news release: The Most Rev. Robert McElroy, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, today issued the following statement about Props. 62 and 66, which deal with the state’s death penalty: “This fall, voters in California will be … [Read More...]

Not a single medical cure obtained from fetal tissue

The following comes from a July 19 CNS News article by Jeannette Richard: Fetal tissue has not been directly linked to a single medical cure in 90 years of fetal tissue research, according to an interim report by the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives of the House Energy and Commerce … [Read More...]

Intellectually disabled patients eligible for assisted suicide

The following comes from a July 20 Angelus article: The End of Life Option Act may soon include regulations to allow patients “with significant intellectual disabilities” to kill themselves even though the bill states that eligible patients must be mentally competent. Eligible terminally ill … [Read More...]

Catholic Theological Society gives top honor to openly gay scholar

The following comes from a New Ways Ministry article. New Ways Ministry has been condemned by U.S. bishops; see CalCatholic articles No one should be mislead and Censured again. The most prestigious U.S. Catholic theological organization for the first time has awarded its highest honor to an … [Read More...]

Protest at Senator Ricardo Lara’s office

The following comes from a July 14 Mass Resistance article: Bill 1146, a product of the national LGBT movement, is considered by many to be the most aggressive anti-religious legislation in the country. Its goal is to force Christian colleges to surrender their opposition to homosexual and … [Read More...]

Catholics have mixed reactions to the RNC

The following comes from a July 19 Catholic News Agency article by Adelaide Mena: The detailed platform adopted by the Republican Party this week received mixed reactions among Catholics for its positions. Among many issues, the 54-page statement of the party's beliefs calls for building a … [Read More...]

California bishops endorse initiative to end death penalty

The following comes from a July 14 CA Catholic news release: SACRAMENTO, CA - During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we, the Catholic Bishops of California support Proposition 62 which would end the use of the death penalty in California.  Our commitment to halt the practice of capital punishment is … [Read More...]

Episcopal church continues to shrink in California

The following comes from a July 18 Virtue Online article by David W. Virtue: The property loss last week by the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin after eight years of battling, has drawn to a close. The winner, at least on the surface, is The Episcopal Church. They were handed a cool $50 million … [Read More...]

Cardinal Burke is free to write

The following comes from a July 19 release sent by Christian Newswire. In a thorough and hard-hitting discussion, Cardinal Raymond Burke frankly offers his thoughts and insights on the pressing issues of our time — the role of the Catholic Church in the modern world, the liturgy, spiritual … [Read More...]

Former White House spokesman wants to extend time one can sue the Church for sex abuse

The following comes from a July 17 PR Newswire article: Former White House spokesman Robert Weiner and Katie Schulze, Robert Weiner Associates' Senior Religion Policy Analyst, have spotlighted a California Senate-passed bill that "could become a national model law" to extend the time youth can … [Read More...]

Pro-immigrant mass draws thousands

The following comes from a July 18 Angelus article: Two groups of pilgrims set out on long journeys on foot in the early morning hours on Sunday. Their destination was the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles to join in a special Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants. … [Read More...]

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