It’s not just Christians whose First Amendment rights are under siege

The following comes from an October 20 LA Times article by Josh Blackman: Every year, Jews around the world seek repentance before the holiday of Yom Kippur through an atonement ritual known as kapparot. In exchange for a donation, a rabbi gently waves a chicken over one’s head, reads a blessing, … [Read More...]

In final debate, candidates diverge sharply on abortion

The following comes from an October 20 Angelus article: In the final presidential debate on Wednesday, the major party candidates were pressed to explain their positions on abortion. Hillary Clinton defended her earlier support of partial-birth abortion, while Donald Trump reiterated the … [Read More...]

San Francisco ‘goes pink’ for Planned Parenthood

The following comes from an October 18 LifeNews article by Micaiah Bilger: San Francisco government leaders signaled their devotion to Planned Parenthood on Monday with a special display and ceremony honoring the abortion chain’s 100th anniversary. The San Francisco City Hall was flooded with … [Read More...]

Domestic violence shelter suffers deep cuts

The following comes from an October 19 Angelus article by R.W. Dellinger: The letter the Los Angeles House of Ruth got from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority came straight out of the blue last April. It said the domestic violence shelter’s funding from HUD was going to cease as of April … [Read More...]

Insurance company denies chemo, offers suicide drugs instead

The following comes from an October 19 Catholic News Agency article: Stephanie Packer cherishes every moment with her husband and four children. Living with a terminal illness in Orange, California, her goal is “to do everything I can to have one more second with my kids.” When assisted … [Read More...]

“As culture changes, we must adapt”

Bishop McElroy of San Diego is holding a Diocesan Synod on October 29 and 30 in response to Pope Francis’ document Amoris Laetitia (See September 29 CalCatholic article, San Diego Synod delegates told to ‘think big’ ) The following comes from a post on the Diocese of San Diego website: On Aug. … [Read More...]

Families are ready for new Catholic high school near Temecula

The following comes from an October 14 Press Enterprise article by Tom Sheridan: As the Rev. Anthony Dao stepped to the altar early Friday to begin Mass at Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School, he scanned the packed house at the two-level campus theater. “Sisters, very soon you may have to build … [Read More...]

Merger creates largest Catholic network in U.S.

The following comes from an October 14 Orange County Catholic article: Two of the most prominent Catholic radio properties, Immaculate Heart Radio and Relevant Radio, have announced their intention to merge, creating the largest Catholic Radio network in the U.S., with a total anticipated … [Read More...]

Orange County charges against fetal parts broker ‘historic’

The following comes from an October 17 Catholic San Francisco article by Valerie Schmalz: California has led the way in monetizing trade in aborted baby parts as entrepreneurs have created middleman organizations to convey the fetal parts from abortion clinics to research institutions and … [Read More...]

Teaching priests how to preach

The following comes from an October 14 Angelus article by Mike Nelson: “A preacher,” says Msgr. Francis J. Weber, “has maybe a quarter of an hour a week to reach his audience at Mass with his homilies. But many of today’s preachers in our church are overwhelmed with so many responsibilities that … [Read More...]

Archbishop Cordileone leads eucharistic procession through city streets

The following comes from an October 17 Catholic San Francisco article by Valerie Schmalz: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone led hundreds of Catholics praying the rosary through the streets of the city in a eucharistic procession that wended past City Hall to United Nations Plaza. “To pray the … [Read More...]

Día de los Muertos at Mission San Antonio de Padua

The following comes from an October 17 San Luis Obisbo Tribune article by Dan Krieger: The Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, is a celebration born in the Americas. In the years that followed the Spanish conquest of Mexico, it fused the Old World Catholic celebrations of All Saints’ Day and All … [Read More...]