Berkeley City Council calls for ‘humane population control’

Declares 'climate emergency,' invokes Pope Francis' comment that humanity is on the verge of global suicide and that God's creation is at stake

The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday night declared what it called a "climate emergency" with more global significance than World War II, and demanded an immediate effort to "humanely stabilize population" and "reverse ecological overshoot." The resolution, which invokes the global conflict between the Axis and Allies, charges that Americans bear an "extraordinary … [Read more...]

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Catholic college students from across California to convene next month in Berkeley

Catholic students from all campuses of the University of California, as well as other colleges and universities around the state, will meet in Berkeley Feb. 16-19 for the University Catholic Conference of California 2018

Sometimes in the life of a college student, the competing interests of academics and social life can make some voices harder to hear. "It's easy to be overwhelmed as a college student," said Rachel Lai, who is entering her final semester at the University of California, Berkeley. "It's hard to listen to what we're guided toward." Over Presidents' Day weekend, Catholic … [Read more...]

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A sacred space for worship and reflection

New chapel under construction on campus of Saint Mary's College High School in Berkeley

Since the original 1927 high school building on the Saint Mary's College High School campus in Berkeley was razed in 1973, the school has made use of classrooms, the auditorium and other campus spaces for liturgies and prayer services. Now, thanks to generous gifts from the extended Saint Mary's community, a beautiful new Student Chapel is rising from the ground at the … [Read more...]

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Ad orientem in Oakland

At least two parishes in the diocese have followed suggestion of Cardinal Robert Sarah to “turn again towards the Lord”

A California Catholic Daily exclusive by Anna Rose: After Cardinal Robert Sarah addressed the Sacra Liturgia Conference on July 5, 2016, at least two churches in the Oakland diocese have taken his request to heart: “Dear Fathers, we should listen again to the lament of God proclaimed by the prophet Jeremiah: ‘they have turned their backs to me and not their faces.’ Let us turn … [Read more...]

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Holy Names helps out UC-Berkeley

Heterodox Catholic school in Oakland provides dorm space for students at overcrowded Berkeley

The following comes from a September 5 Catholic Voice article by Michele Jurich: Two East Bay universities — both founded in 1868 — are joining forces to fill needs. UC-Berkeley was faced with an abundance of first-year students, overwhelming its residence hall capacity. Holy Names University, seven miles away in the Oakland hills, found itself with room to … [Read more...]

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Doctor Death

A sinister one-stop-shop opens in Berkeley

The following comes from a July 14 Catholic News Agency article by Mary Rezac: You can’t put a price on most things in life. But you can, apparently, put a price on death - $2,000. That’s what Dr. Lonny Shavelson is charging patients at his brand-new physician-assisted suicide clinic in Berkeley, California. Last month, California became the fifth and most populous … [Read more...]

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Polyamorists build their movement

Fifth annual conference to be held in (where else?) Berkeley, California

The following comes from a December 17 Mercator.net article by Carolyn Moynihan: The mainstreaming of “gay marriage” has been accompanied by frank admissions that the majority of gay relationships are not monogamous but at best “monogamish”. Can “plural marriage” be far behind? In America, surviving Mormon polygamists provide a (illegal) precedent. Polyamorists, who (so … [Read more...]

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