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California Catholic Daily publishes stories every day that you won’t read in the California mainstream media. All about the Catholic Church in California – from every corner of the state. All about the secular culture in our state – from a Catholic point of view. All from a tiny group of … [Read More...]

Sulpicians to leave St. Patrick’s Seminary

The following comes from an October 22 Archdiocese of San Francisco press release:
 Yesterday the Archdiocese was informed by the Society of the Priests of St. Sulpice (Sulpicians) that, after 118 years, they will be withdrawing their administrative and academic services from the Seminary at the … [Read More...]

Three California bishops seek USCCB posts

The following comes from an October 17 USCCB press release: WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be voting for the chairman-elect of five standing committees at the upcoming annual 2016 General Assembly taking place November 14-16 in Baltimore, Maryland. Each bishop … [Read More...]

Anglican priest arrested at San Bernardino Planned Parenthood

  A California Catholic Daily exclusive by Mary Rose: On October 7, Fr. James Linton was arrested outside the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood and held by police for six hours. Police cited him for obstructing access to a business and he was released on his written promise to appear … [Read More...]

US bishops’ vote likely to be seen as referendum on Pope Francis

The following comes from an October 21 Crux article by John L. Allen Jr.: As it turns out, the Trump v. Clinton showdown isn’t the only election of interest to American Catholics this fall. The U.S. bishops are also going to be voting for their own new leaders in mid-November, and in some … [Read More...]

Depression and faith

The following comes from an October 20 University of Chicago Divinity School article by Michael J. Lichens: On September 4th the world witnessed a Holy Mass said by Pope Francis as Mother Teresa was elevated to sainthood. She is now known to the faithful as St. Teresa of Calcutta. While Mother … [Read More...]

When does public importance outweigh private secrecy pacts?

The following comes from an October 18 Courthouse News Service article by Nicholas Iovino: SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Hearing a challenge to an injunction that blocks anti-abortion activists from publishing secretly taped videos, three Ninth Circuit judges sought to discern when the right to report on … [Read More...]

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...]