David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress
Father Dan Danielson
in 1976, Gov. Jerry Brown approved a legal right for terminally ill patients to end so-called life-sustaining treatment
Protestors outside the Planned Parenthood on First and Grape in San Diego, August 22. (photo: 2015 Scripps Media, Inc)

Daily News Items

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 […]

New round of Planned Parenthood protests planned

The following comes from an October 5 Christian Newswire news release: On Saturday, October 10 a second round of public protests of Planned Parenthood (PP) abortion clinics and facilities will take place across the United States. The first round of protests took place on August 22 when over 78,000 people turned out at 354 sites […]

CA bishops’ statement on decision by governor to sign assisted-suicide bill

The following comes from an October 5 California Catholic Conference release: The Bishops of California have issued the following statement after Governor Brown signed ABx2-15 (Eggman) the End-of-Life Option Act: “The physician-assisted suicide legislation (ABx2-15) signed today by Governor Brown makes it legal to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to assist terminally ill patients […]

40 Days for Life is working

The following comes from an October 3 email from Helpers of God’s Precious Infants San Diego: Dear Pro-life friends, Please pray for two turn-arounds we had Saturday morning, Oct. 3rd, one at Planned Parenthood at First and Grape, downtown, and one at Family Planning Associates on Miramar Road. Family Planning Associates, Miramar Road – Sat. […]

Governor Brown signs assisted-suicide bill

The following comes from an October 5 LA Times article by Patrick McGreevy: Caught between conflicting moral arguments, Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who want to hasten their deaths. Approving the bill, whose opponents included […]

God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman

[The following comes from an October 4 Catholic World Report story] Below is the full text of the homily Pope Francis delivered today in St. Peter’s Basilica at the opening Mass for the Ordinary General Assembly of Bishops on the Family. Translation by Vatican Radio. “If we love one another, God abides in us and his […]

ACLU files lawsuit to force Catholic hospitals to do abortions

The following comes from an October 2 LifeNews article by Sarah Zagorski: On October 1, the American Civil Liberties Union sued Trinity Health Corporation for refusing to perform abortions on women whose unborn babies were supposedly near death. In a federal lawsuit against Trinity, which is one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, […]

National Life Chain happening tomorrow, October 4

The following is a news release from Christian NewsWire: For location and time in cities and towns (over 1500) throughout  the U.S. and Canada, see www.LifeChain.net On Sunday afternoon, October 4,  Life Chains will again occupy U.S. and Canadian sidewalks. There we will pray and witness on behalf of voiceless fellow citizens—the precious Preborns imperiled […]

Pope held private meeting with same-sex couple in U.S.

The following comes from an October 2 CNN article by Daniel Burke: The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay marriage county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years. Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought […]

There are many churches where we can’t talk about this

The following comes from an September 25 Tidings article by Maria Luisa Torres: For Antonieta Zuniga, a long-time parishioner at Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, her life thus far has dealt her many unexpected blows and heartbreaking twists — in short, she said, “I never thought this would be my life.” Zuniga’s son has […]

EXPOSED: The billionaire Planned Parenthood donor who wants his donations kept very, very secret

The following comes from a September 28 LifeSite News article by Abby Johnson. Johnson is an American pro-life activist and convert to Catholicism who previously worked at Planned Parenthood as a clinic director, but resigned in October 2009 after watching an abortion on ultrasound. Johnson released a book, Unplanned, in January 2011, detailing her work […]

Oregon gunman singled out Christians during rampage

The following comes from an October 1 New York Post article by Chris Perez: The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon community college was forcing people to stand up and state their religion before he began blasting away at them, survivors said Thursday. A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside a writing […]

Pro-life advocate behind shocking Planned Parenthood videos arrested after false complaints

The following is an October 1 LifeNews article by Steven Ertelt: American pro-life activist Troy Newman is on the board of directors of the Center for Medical Policy, which is responsible for the series of 10 videos showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts. This week, he was slated to […]

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