Pope shakes up cloisters with new norms focused on prayer, centralization

The following comes from a July 22 Catholic News Agency article by Elise Harris: Amid modern challenges emerging from a culture which provides increasingly easier access to outside distractions, Pope Francis has issued new norms for women’s cloistered communities, which place a special emphasis … [Read More...]

What it’s really like to be a sidewalk counselor

Last Wednesday, the usual small crowd gathered outside Planned Parenthood. It is abortion day; every week about twelve unborn children die here, as far as I can tell. While some plan only to pray, I am armed with materials about abortion procedures, resources, adoption, things a woman might need to … [Read More...]

No mention of abortion

A California Catholic Daily exclusive by John Reynolds: The Department of Life, Liberty and Justice, a ministry of the San Bernardino diocese under Bishop Gerald Barnes, has announced a controversial free event -- a conference focusing on “Being Salt and Life of the Earth,” on Wednesday, … [Read More...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Joseph Chapel, Santa Teresita Medical Center Address 819 Buena Vista Street, Duarte Phone number 626-359-3243 Mass times Mass is offered every day 6:15 & 9:30 a.m. Facility Santa Teresita is an assisted living facility for seniors operated by the Carmelite … [Read More...]

‘Gay gene’ is a myth

The following comes from a July 21 CNS News article by Michael W. Chapman: Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and former psychiatrist–in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital, who has studied sexuality for 40 years, said it is a scientific … [Read More...]

LMU reinstates employee accused of hate crime

The following comes from a July 21 Cardinal Newman Society article by Adam Cassandra. For background on the story, see CalCatholic article, More tragic LMU news. After being suspended from her job following student accusations she committed a “hate crime,” an employee of the Jesuit-run Loyola … [Read More...]

A step further

The following comes from a July 14 Diocese of San Diego news release: The Most Rev. Robert McElroy, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, today issued the following statement about Props. 62 and 66, which deal with the state’s death penalty: “This fall, voters in California will be … [Read More...]

Not a single medical cure obtained from fetal tissue

The following comes from a July 19 CNS News article by Jeannette Richard: Fetal tissue has not been directly linked to a single medical cure in 90 years of fetal tissue research, according to an interim report by the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives of the House Energy and Commerce … [Read More...]

Intellectually disabled patients eligible for assisted suicide

The following comes from a July 20 Angelus article: The End of Life Option Act may soon include regulations to allow patients “with significant intellectual disabilities” to kill themselves even though the bill states that eligible patients must be mentally competent. Eligible terminally ill … [Read More...]

Catholic Theological Society gives top honor to openly gay scholar

The following comes from a New Ways Ministry article. New Ways Ministry has been condemned by U.S. bishops; see CalCatholic articles No one should be mislead and Censured again. The most prestigious U.S. Catholic theological organization for the first time has awarded its highest honor to an … [Read More...]

Protest at Senator Ricardo Lara’s office

The following comes from a July 14 Mass Resistance article: Bill 1146, a product of the national LGBT movement, is considered by many to be the most aggressive anti-religious legislation in the country. Its goal is to force Christian colleges to surrender their opposition to homosexual and … [Read More...]

Catholics have mixed reactions to the RNC

The following comes from a July 19 Catholic News Agency article by Adelaide Mena: The detailed platform adopted by the Republican Party this week received mixed reactions among Catholics for its positions. Among many issues, the 54-page statement of the party's beliefs calls for building a … [Read More...]

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