Almost 1 in 5 abortion clinics sold fetal tissue to StemExpress last year

The following comes from a June 24 story on The Planned Parenthood’s business partnership with StemExpress not only transgressed federal fetal trafficking laws, but also abused the privacy of women requesting abortions and deceitfully obtained consent for the use of their … [Read More...]

Orthodox Catholics – come to San Francisco

The following two stories come from the June 21 issue of Catholic San Francisco; both were written by Valerie Schmalz.   Come and teach A long-predicted California teacher shortage is now hitting Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, with many parish schools … [Read More...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church Church of the Nativity Address 210 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park CA 94025 Phone number (650) 323-7914 Website Mass Schedule Saturday 8 a.m. and vigil at 5 p.m.  Sundays, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Weekdays, 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  … [Read More...]

Why does the L.A. archdiocese not encourage celibacy for gays?

A California Catholic Daily exclusive. The Los Angeles archdiocese website has no resources for those with homosexual inclinations who wish to live according to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Instead, the LA archdiocese has a Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons,” which links to … [Read More...]

Thomas More and John Fisher relics to stop at L.A. cathedral

    The following comes from a June 21 story on Catholic News Agency. A relic tour currently taking place in the United States highlights the virtues of two English saints who stood up for conscience and paid the ultimate price. The “Witness to Freedom” relic tour is being held … [Read More...]

The tyranny of made-up sexual identities

  The following was sent to Cal Catholic on June 22 by Charles LiMandri. LiMandri was one of the main proponents of Prop 8, the attorney who led the saving of the cross on Mt. Soledad (in La Jolla), and the attorney who led the action of the San Diego Firefighters who were obliged to … [Read More...]

Obama to Calif. – Drop Dead

  The following comes from a June 21 story in The Hill. The Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a complaint from religious groups in California that had argued the state was violating federal law by requiring all health insurance plans to cover abortions. The Office of Civil … [Read More...]

Dalai Lama charms Calif. legislature

The following comes from a June 20 story in the L.A. Times. The Dalai Lama touched on issues both ancient and contemporary during a speech to the California Legislature on Monday, urging lawmakers to protect the environment, support education and seek inner peace by caring for humanity. “The … [Read More...]

‘Today I lost my Nobel Prize’

The following comes from a June 21 posting on It is August 1969 in San Francisco and Professor Jerome Lejeune is addressing the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Ten years earlier he had discovered the genetic cause of Down Syndrome, when he saw under … [Read More...]

Boy pronounced brain-dead by Kaiser-Roseville to come home

The following comes from a June 20 email from Life Legal Defense Foundation. Two-year-old Israel Stinson has survived on miracles — and needs just one more thing to go on living.... The Life Legal Defense Foundation needs your help to save the life of Israel Stinson — a little boy whose … [Read More...]

How a transgender woman could get pregnant

The following comes from a June 15 story in Scientific American. When Mats Brännström first dreamed of performing uterus transplants, he envisioned helping women who were born without the organ or had to have hysterectomies. He wanted to give them a chance at birthing their own children, … [Read More...]

Down and out on Winston Street – part 2

  The first part of this series appeared yesterday, June 20. By Jack Grimm I walk down Wall Street  from the St. Vincent Center to 5th Street, where I meet Bobby, a sixty-year-old African American who sleeps in a bed on the sidewalk not far from the intersection of 5th and Wall. He … [Read More...]