screenshot from Operation Rescue news release
Brother Robert Wickman, FSC, principal of De La Salle High School in Concord, talks with Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ. (photo: Albert C. Pacciorini/The Catholic Voice)
Members of the anti-abortion protest group Bound 4 Life wear red tape over their mouths reading "Life" as they demonstrate at the U.S. Supreme Court building on the first day of the court's new term in Washington, October 5, 2015. The Supreme Court has not ruled on abortion since 2007 but that could change this term. This fall, the justices are due to decide whether to hear a challenge to a Republican-backed Texas law restricting abortion access that abortion providers contend is aimed more at shutting clinics than protecting women's health. (Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)
Members of the British House of Lords sit in the chamber May 9 in London. (Pool photo by Peter Macdiarmid)

Daily News Items

Desperate move: Planned Parenthood stops taking money for baby parts

The following comes from an October 13 Operation Rescue press release: Washington, D.C. – In a move borne out of desperation, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards has announced that effective immediately, Planned Parenthood affiliates will no longer accept (money in exchange for aborted baby body parts. “Planned Parenthood has been caught with their bloody hands […]

Bishop to ordain 15 new permanent deacons for Diocese of Orange

The following comes from an October 7 Diocese of Orange press release: The Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, will ordain 15 new deacons to serve the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange during a Mass of Ordination at St. Columban Church in Garden Grove (10801 Stanford Ave), October 17, 2015 at 10 a.m. The […]

Diocese considers alternatives for future of Catholic schools

The following comes from an October 5 Catholic Voice article by Albert C. Pacciorini: The Diocese of Oakland is exploring options to sustain and grow Catholic schools, many of which are buffeted by financial and secular challenges. At a meeting September 18, about 50 priests of the diocese heard a presentation on an alternative type of […]

Claim of assisted-suicide safeguards has critics

The following comes from an October 9 Calwatchdog article by Chris Reed: A key argument spurring Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent decision to sign a bill allowing physician-assisted suicide in California, and the Legislature’s desire to enact such a law, was that a similar law had worked well in Oregon after its 1997 passage because of […]

What’s it like to be Christian in Hollywood?

The following comes from an October 9 Angelus article by Mary Rezac: What’s it specifically like to be a Christian in the film industry? To find out, we reached out to John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, California. Also known as JP Catholic, the school has a unique mission to form the next generation […]

Churches worth driving to

  Name of Church Queen of Peace Address 141 N. MacDonald St., Mesa, AZ 85201 Phone number (480) 969-9166 Website Mass Schedule Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays, 7 a.m., 9 a.m. (Spanish), 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish), 4 p.m., 6 p.m. (Spanish). Daily, 8:30 a.m. Latin Mass first Fridays at 7 p.m. Confessions Tuesdays, 7 […]

Protest Planned Parenthood this Saturday

  The following comes from an October 9 Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust press release: Planned Parenthood is harvesting and selling aborted baby parts The only right response to anyone with a conscience is to stop it! The Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust are protesting at the Planned Parenthood facility at 3772 Tibbetts St. Riverside, […]

‘Flawed, inadequate’ – bishops skewer synod’s working doc in new report

The following comes from an October 9 Catholic News Agency article by Elise Harris: A controversial working document for the Vatican’s synod on the family took a hard hit from numerous bishops who’ve called the text overly negative, unclear, and possibly inaccurate in its translations. “While various elements of the (document) are admirable, we found […]

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 […]

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