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...]

A somber milestone in American history

The following comes from an October 16 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: As Planned Parenthood celebrates the centennial of the opening of its first birth control clinic, pro-life leaders are condemning the abuses of the nation’s largest abortion provider. October 16 marks the … [Read More...]

Don’t try to sustain the past

The following comes from an October 14 Global Sisters Report article by Dan Stockman. Global Sisters Report is a project of National Catholic Reporter.  Religious life in North America and Europe stands on a precipice of transformation to a new form that no one yet knows, and leaders need to … [Read More...]

Thousands of Haitians trapped in Tijuana seeking entry into U.S.

The following comes from an October 12 Angelus article by JD Long-Garcia: TIJUANA, Mexico — Behind a migrant center just south of the U.S.-Mexico border, hundreds of Haitian migrants wait their turn to shower. Inside, volunteers schlep eggs, rice, beans and assorted vegetables to the … [Read More...]

Appeals court upholds California pregnancy-center law

The following comes from an October 14 Christian News article by Heather Clark: SACRAMENTO — A federal appeals court has rejected a request for an injunction against a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to provide information on government abortion programs. “California … [Read More...]