Pope Francis and Patriarch Krill met in in the Havana Cuba airport on February 12. (photo from LifeSiteNews article)
St. Dominic, San Francisco, interior
Pope Frances touches image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Peter's Basilica (photo from CNA article)
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. (photo:  J.D. Long-Garcia/Angelus)
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Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill decry abortion, defend traditional marriage

The following comes from a February 12 LifeSiteNews article by John-Henry Westen: A joint declaration signed by both Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, head of the Orthodox Church of Moscow and All Russia, issued today after their historic meeting in the Havana Cuba airport issues a strong call for the defense of life and family. […]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Dominic Address 2390 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 Phone number (415) 567-7824 Website www.stdominics.org Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5:30 p.m., 9 p.m.. Weekdays, 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Saturdays at 8 a.m., Mass with morning prayer. Confessions […]

In Mexico, Pope Francis will deliver messages for both sides of the border

The following comes from a February 12 Washington Post article by Rosie Scammell: VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ nearly weeklong tour of Mexico will see the pontiff raise key themes of his papacy as well as issues related to tense national politics in Mexico and even the U.S. presidential race. The papal plane departed Rome shortly after […]

Counting the homeless

The following comes from a February 11 Angelus article by R.W. Dellinger: We left the Los Angeles Mission a little past 9 o’clock on Thursday evening, January 28. The mission of the group I and my editor/photog were tagging along with: to do a point-in-time count of homeless people in census tract no. 2063008 on […]

‘Catholic’ activists call on Pope Francis to allow Zika-infected women to abort their babies

The following comes from a Breitbart article by Thomas D. Williams: A nominally Catholic abortion lobby group called Catholics for Choice has appealed to Pope Francis to permit Church members to procure abortions in good conscience as a means of eliminating the possibility of having children with birth defects caused by the Zika virus. According […]

Who are the new priests and nuns?

The following comes from a February 4 USCCB news release: Nearly all of the religious men and women who professed perpetual vows in 2015 had a strong, active parish life or participated in a vocation program or experience prior to entering their religious institute, according to the annual survey on men and women religious conducted by […]

Bishop McElroy: Don’t listen to your Catholic voter guides

The following comes from a February 15 America Magazine article by Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego: If immigration, abortion, poverty, religious liberty, the family, war and peace, the environment, the rights of workers, trafficking in drugs and assisted suicide all constitute central elements of the common good, which issues are pre-eminent? Many widely circulated independent […]

The V doesn’t mean Valentine’s

The following comes from a February 8 Times of San Diego article: The state Assembly Monday passed a resolution authored by Speaker Toni Atkins that declares February 14 to be V-Day in California. V-Day was established 18 years ago by Eve Ensler, the writer of the acclaimed play The Vagina Monologues, to raise awareness about violence against […]

Forsaken for their faith

The following comes from a February 8 Washington Times opinion piece by Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher, a California Republican, is chairman of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats. It’s now a couple of weeks of news cycles since we learned from satellite imagery that the Islamic State had destroyed the monastery of St. […]

Are the nuns legitimate?

The following comes from a February 9 ABC7 News article: Nearly one year after the I-Team reported on a group of Chicago nuns whose West Side heating system broke down, the nuns’ organization is now in similar dire straits in San Francisco, where the Sisters of Fraternite of Notre Dame is facing eviction. In San […]

Help needed to distribute parental notification petitions

The following comes from a February 9 email from Wynette Sills of Californians for Life: 40 Days for Life starts tomorrow, Wednesday, in 37 cities throughout CA and 273 cities around the world, united in Praying for an End to Abortion. Right now, we all need to do everything we can to collect signatures for […]

Opportunity to bless civil marriages in Alameda

The following comes from a February 8 Catholic Voice article by Michele Jurich: In the Year of Mercy, St. Joseph Basilica Parish is making an offer to couples who have civil marriages and are eligible to be married in the Catholic Church: It’s on us. Father George Alengandan, pastor, made the same offer last year, […]

Nuns face eviction in San Francisco

The following comes from a February 8 SF Gate article by Kevin Fagan: In a dingy little Tenderloin kitchen, two French-speaking nuns have devoted the past eight years to feeding the homeless, with their only income being what they eke out from selling handmade pastries at farmers’ markets. The sisters of the Fraternite Notre Dame […]

An 11th hour save at the abortion clinic

The following comes from a February 7 email from Helpers of God’s Most Precious Infants: It was quite literally in the 11th hour, after a long frustrating morning of trying to talk to women, with little success, while the “yellow-shirt” escorts and security guard interrupted all of our efforts. A few minutes before 11:00 am, shortly […]

NARAL blasts Doritos ad for ‘humanizing fetuses’

The following comes form a February 8 Christian Examiner article by Michael Foust: The abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America took to social media during the Super Bowl to blast a Doritos ad that showed an ultrasound – and then got plenty of pushback from viewers who were incredulous that anyone would have had a […]

Holy See says Pope never approved of chimeras

The following comes from a February 6 Crux article by John L. Allen Jr. A previous CalCatholic article, Pope Francis said to bless human-animal chimeras, was published January 28. In a recent interview with Scientific American, a Spanish biologist named Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte at the California-based Salk Institute claimed that Pope Francis had given an […]

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