Thomas More and John Fisher relics to stop at L.A. cathedral

    The following comes from a June 21 story on Catholic News Agency. A relic tour currently taking place in the United States highlights the virtues of two English saints who stood up for conscience and paid the ultimate price. The “Witness to Freedom” relic tour is being held … [Read More...]

The tyranny of made-up sexual identities

  The following was sent to Cal Catholic on June 22 by Charles LiMandri. LiMandri was one of the main proponents of Prop 8, the attorney who led the saving of the cross on Mt. Soledad (in La Jolla), and the attorney who led the action of the San Diego Firefighters who were obliged to … [Read More...]

Obama to Calif. – Drop Dead

  The following comes from a June 21 story in The Hill. The Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a complaint from religious groups in California that had argued the state was violating federal law by requiring all health insurance plans to cover abortions. The Office of Civil … [Read More...]

Dalai Lama charms Calif. legislature

The following comes from a June 20 story in the L.A. Times. The Dalai Lama touched on issues both ancient and contemporary during a speech to the California Legislature on Monday, urging lawmakers to protect the environment, support education and seek inner peace by caring for humanity. “The … [Read More...]

‘Today I lost my Nobel Prize’

The following comes from a June 21 posting on MercatorNet.com. It is August 1969 in San Francisco and Professor Jerome Lejeune is addressing the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Ten years earlier he had discovered the genetic cause of Down Syndrome, when he saw under … [Read More...]

Boy pronounced brain-dead by Kaiser-Roseville to come home

The following comes from a June 20 email from Life Legal Defense Foundation. Two-year-old Israel Stinson has survived on miracles — and needs just one more thing to go on living.... The Life Legal Defense Foundation needs your help to save the life of Israel Stinson — a little boy whose … [Read More...]

How a transgender woman could get pregnant

The following comes from a June 15 story in Scientific American. When Mats Brännström first dreamed of performing uterus transplants, he envisioned helping women who were born without the organ or had to have hysterectomies. He wanted to give them a chance at birthing their own children, … [Read More...]

Down and out on Winston Street – part 2

  The first part of this series appeared yesterday, June 20. By Jack Grimm I walk down Wall Street  from the St. Vincent Center to 5th Street, where I meet Bobby, a sixty-year-old African American who sleeps in a bed on the sidewalk not far from the intersection of 5th and Wall. He … [Read More...]

Did Sharp Hospital fire Robert Santella?

The following comes from a June 20 story by Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue. See the June 14 story  and video in Cal Catholic regarding the original incident at FPA. Allyson Smith was appalled by the recent video showing Robert Santella, an abortionist with the Family Planning Associates … [Read More...]

California’s state religion

The following comes from a June 19 opinion piece in the Orange County Register In a state ruled by a former Jesuit, perhaps we should not be shocked to find ourselves in the grip of an incipient state religion. Of course, this religion is not actually Christianity, or even anything close to the … [Read More...]

Down and out on Winston Street – part 1

  By Jack Grimm St. Vincent Cardinal Manning Center sits on Winston Street, between Los Angeles and Wall streets on the lower end of Skid Row, where close to half of Los Angeles county’s 12,000 homeless live. Some live in shelters like this one, others on the streets. The center … [Read More...]

Catholic high school in San Jose stymied

The following comes from a June 15 story in the Morgan Hill Times. The Santa Clara County Local Formation Commission voted 6-1 June 1 to reject a reconsideration of the diocese of San Jose’s request to annex 38 acres into the city limits of Morgan Hill in order to build St. John XXIII College … [Read More...]

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