David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress
A Little Sister of the Poor helps a senior. (photo from in July 14 Life News article)
Sister Simone Campbell with her Nuns on the Bus (photo by J. Scott Applewhite)
David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress
Father Dan Danielson

Daily News Items

Group wants to kill California’s assisted suicide law

The following comes from an October 7 KPBS story by Kenny Goldberg: One day after California Governor Jerry Brown signed the right-to-die bill into law, a group calling itself Seniors Against Suicide filed papers to place a referendum to repeal the law on next year’s ballot. The latest Field Poll reveals that effort won’t be […]

Nun on the Bus coming to Bay Area on Oct. 16

The following comes from an October 5 The Catholic Voice article. For more background on Sister Simone Campbell, please click here: 2012 CalCatholic article. Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice advocacy group based in Washington, DC, will talk about the success of her latest bus trip at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 […]

Court rules that Congress can receive unedited Center for Medical Progress videos

The following comes from an October 6 Christian Newswire press release: This afternoon, in response to arguments by the Thomas More Society, counsel for David Daleiden, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick III has ruled that David Daleiden and The Center for Medical Progress may respond to Congress’s subpoena seeking all unedited video footage of Daleiden’s […]

Gay marriages aren’t sinful, says Catholic priest

The following comes from an October 5 Catholic Voice article by Father Dan Danielson. This was Father Danielson’s homily, slightly edited, at Mass on June 28. He is the former administrator of the Diocese of Oakland and retired pastor of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton. A homosexual orientation is born, not made. No one simply chooses to […]

Go west, old man! Go west!

The following comes from an October 6 Careful! blog post by Michael Cook: Ten percent of Americans now have access to assisted suicide after Jerry Brown, governor of California, approved Assembly Bill 15 yesterday. Assisted suicide had failed in California six times since 1988. But exactly one year ago, on October 6, Compassion & Choices […]

Cardinal Peter Turkson to headline Santa Clara University conference on the environment

The following comes from a September 24 Santa Clara University news release: SANTA CLARA – Pope Francis’s recent historic encyclical letter calling on Catholics and others to “hear the cry of the earth” will be the topic of a two-day conference November 3-4 at Santa Clara University, entitled Our Future on a Shared Planet: Silicon […]

New round of Planned Parenthood protests planned

The following comes from an October 5 Christian Newswire news release: On Saturday, October 10 a second round of public protests of Planned Parenthood (PP) abortion clinics and facilities will take place across the United States. The first round of protests took place on August 22 when over 78,000 people turned out at 354 sites […]

CA bishops’ statement on decision by governor to sign assisted-suicide bill

The following comes from an October 5 California Catholic Conference release: The Bishops of California have issued the following statement after Governor Brown signed ABx2-15 (Eggman) the End-of-Life Option Act: “The physician-assisted suicide legislation (ABx2-15) signed today by Governor Brown makes it legal to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to assist terminally ill patients […]

40 Days for Life is working

The following comes from an October 3 email from Helpers of God’s Precious Infants San Diego: Dear Pro-life friends, Please pray for two turn-arounds we had Saturday morning, Oct. 3rd, one at Planned Parenthood at First and Grape, downtown, and one at Family Planning Associates on Miramar Road. Family Planning Associates, Miramar Road – Sat. […]

Governor Brown signs assisted-suicide bill

The following comes from an October 5 LA Times article by Patrick McGreevy: Caught between conflicting moral arguments, Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who want to hasten their deaths. Approving the bill, whose opponents included […]

God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman

[The following comes from an October 4 Catholic World Report story] Below is the full text of the homily Pope Francis delivered today in St. Peter’s Basilica at the opening Mass for the Ordinary General Assembly of Bishops on the Family. Translation by Vatican Radio. “If we love one another, God abides in us and his […]

ACLU files lawsuit to force Catholic hospitals to do abortions

The following comes from an October 2 LifeNews article by Sarah Zagorski: On October 1, the American Civil Liberties Union sued Trinity Health Corporation for refusing to perform abortions on women whose unborn babies were supposedly near death. In a federal lawsuit against Trinity, which is one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, […]

National Life Chain happening tomorrow, October 4

The following is a news release from Christian NewsWire: For location and time in cities and towns (over 1500) throughout  the U.S. and Canada, see www.LifeChain.net On Sunday afternoon, October 4,  Life Chains will again occupy U.S. and Canadian sidewalks. There we will pray and witness on behalf of voiceless fellow citizens—the precious Preborns imperiled […]

Pope held private meeting with same-sex couple in U.S.

The following comes from an October 2 CNN article by Daniel Burke: The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay marriage county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years. Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought […]

There are many churches where we can’t talk about this

The following comes from an September 25 Tidings article by Maria Luisa Torres: For Antonieta Zuniga, a long-time parishioner at Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, her life thus far has dealt her many unexpected blows and heartbreaking twists — in short, she said, “I never thought this would be my life.” Zuniga’s son has […]

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