Benedict found out about gay lobby

The following comes from a July 1 story on Reuters. Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a "gay lobby" in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The book, called The Last … [Read More...]

US military will pay for transgender surgery and therapy

The following comes from a June 30 story in the Stars and Stripes, an official publication of the U.S. military. Transgender men and women can serve openly in the United States military following the repeal Thursday of Pentagon policies that forced them to keep their gender identities secret or … [Read More...]

Blessed Oscar Romero relics to come to visit L.A. today

The following comes from a June 28 release from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The life of Blessed Oscar Romero is being remembered nationwide as a ‘Witness to Freedom’ – along with other men and women of faith from all over the world – during the Fortnight for Freedom. Declared a martyr by Pope … [Read More...]

L.A. County caves on the cross

The following comes from a June 21 story on The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling finding a cross over the San Gabriel Mission on the county’s official seal to be unconstitutional. The vote, taken behind closed doors, was … [Read More...]

Scott Hahn, Bishop Barron, Kathryn Lopez, John Allen, Archbishop Gomez

The following comes from a June 29 email from Angelus News. It's time for the Angelus: The Catholic Church continues its entrance into the digital age with Angelus News, a multimedia news platform from the center of global pop culture, Los Angeles. Angelus News provides round the clock … [Read More...]

‘The wrongdoing is far deeper and more widespread than anyone ever imagined’

  The following comes from a June 28 story by David Daleiden on The Hill. The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives released a stunning set of documents this month from its investigation of the trade in baby body parts between abortion clinics like … [Read More...]

Womanpriest ordained in non-Catholic church in Orinda

The following comes from a June 29 story in Lamorinda Weekly. Joanna Truelson took a big step in her spirituality last when the Orinda resident was ordained a Roman Catholic womanpriest at a ceremony at the Orinda Community Church June 25. The ordination, the first of its type in Orinda, was … [Read More...]

The Pope is partly right

The following comes from a June 28 story by John-Henry Weston in Crisis magazine. On June 26, the anniversary of the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in the USA, Pope Francis made controversial comments on his return flight from Armenia. He said that the Catholic Church and all Christians … [Read More...]

Capital punishment will be on the November Calif. ballot

The following comes from a June 23 release on the website of the California Catholic Conference. The initiative to eliminate the use of California’s death penalty law has officially qualified for this November’s ballot. The measure to revoke capital punishment in the state collected almost … [Read More...]

Pharmacists thrown under the pro-abortion bus by Supreme Court

The following comes from a June 28 Reuters story. A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal by a family-owned pharmacy that cited Christian beliefs in objecting to providing emergency contraceptives to women under a Washington state rule, prompting a searing dissent by … [Read More...]

ACLU sues federal government for giving money to the bishops

The following comes from a June 24 release on Common Dreams, an ACLU website The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Northern California, and the ACLU Foundation of Southern California today filed a lawsuit against the federal government for awarding millions of dollars annually to … [Read More...]

Who is responsible for the Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara faculties?

                The following comes from a June 24 story by Phil Lawler on As a result of the latest federal ruling against religious freedom—and pending the result of what seems an inevitable court challenge— … [Read More...]