Pope appoints new auxiliary bishop for San Diego

A vice-“disrupter” for Bishop Robert McElroy?

For the first time since 2002, what’s now a 1.3 million-member fold in San Diego has a new auxiliary bishop. But if anyone’s expecting a clone of the last one, well, have we got news for you. Six weeks since Bishop Robert McElroy electrified progressive activists (and infuriated conservatives) with a fiery address at a national summit on social justice, at Roman Noon this … [Read more...]

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San Diego U-T covers Good Friday procession

The pro-life Stations of the Cross procession went through downtown San Diego

Full story at San Diego Union-Tribune. … [Read more...]

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Why these women skipped out on surgical abortion day

Halfway through 40 Days for Life: four women walk out of abortion clinic and into Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center

Report from the third week of March, 2017 We are halfway the Spring campaign of 40 Days for Life. Prayers on abortion day really do make a difference. Last week at FPA on Tuesday, which is surgical abortion day, 4 women who had appointments at FPA walked out and went into Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center, which is located next door to the abortion clinic. Two of the … [Read more...]

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Trump’s order on refugee visas has dramatic effect in San Diego

If the courts uphold president's position, refugee program at Catholic Charities of San Diego could lose $1.2 million in annual funding

The empty screen told the story. The day before, the screen had displayed a three-month calendar of refugees who had been cleared for resettlement in this country. Staff members at Catholic Charities used that information to arrange basic services such as housing, schooling and health care for those destined to make San Diego their home. But when staff members logged on to … [Read more...]

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Giving back the rosary is a bad sign

Prayers are needed for a situation that is still unfolding

Report from the first week of March, 2017 Dear Pro-life friends, A couple and their male friend were walking toward the abortion clinic when a counselor greeted them and offered them some information.  The driver spoke English, but the couple spoke only Spanish. The counselor handed her Spanish versions of the brochures. They stopped and listened as the counselor … [Read more...]

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Bishop McElroy, spokesman for the disruptive church

"If Church leaders embrace this kind of politically driven radicalism, we are in deep trouble"

In 1970, I took part in an early anti-abortion protest in Washington D.C. at George Washington University Hospital. It was intended to be a sit-in at the offices where hospital employees interviewed women seeking abortions. The hospital was violating the laws of the District of Columbia, which back then still prohibited abortion. But abortions were being performed at the … [Read more...]

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California bishop praises President Trump’s travel ban

Bishop Bawai Soro of St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Church in El Cajon writes column defending administration's travel ban, says "radical Islamic terrorism is the clear and present danger facing America"

The following is by Bishop Bawai Soro. Soro is a bishop with St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Church in El Cajon. Critics have objected to President Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban travel to the U.S. by refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries, alleging 1) their human rights are compromised, and 2) this ban is a Muslim ban. As an Iraqi-American, I would like to … [Read more...]

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