Could long-term decline in number of abortions in US be coming to an end?

While the number of abortions procured in the US has steadily declined in recent decades, recent data indicate that this decline may be slowing as the use of chemical abortions rises. The Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List, issued a … [Read More...]

Reality hit her

Dear Pro-life friends, Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. The notes below may come from one or more locations … [Read More...]

It wasn’t even close

State senators in California have voted to approve a law that would require priests to violate the seal of confession. Senate Bill 360 passed Thursday by an overwhelming margin, with legislators voting 30-2 in favor of the measure. The bill would require priests to report any knowledge or suspicion … [Read More...]

Migrant influx overwhelming Border Patrol facilities, Catholic ministries

Officials at U.S. Border Patrol stations are struggling to process a record number of asylum-seeking Central American families. Now, instead of transferring the families to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the border agents are releasing people at shelters and Greyhound bus stations in the … [Read More...]

“This should not have happened”

The following is a May 20th letter to "all clergy, Catholic school and parish staff, and lay faithful" from Steve Patton, Associate Director, Family and Respect Life Ministries: Recently a Catholic school in our Diocese included contact information for Planned Parenthood in a list of recommended … [Read More...]

Bill gives tax credits to film companies that relocate from anti-abortion states

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) and Governor Gavin Newsom had a discussion on how to highlight women’s rights by utilizing California’s Film and Television Tax Credit to incentivize production companies operating in states with stricter abortion laws to work in California. This announcement … [Read More...]

Students at Catholic high school in San Diego protest change in dress code

Cathedral Catholic High School students took part in a protest Tuesday against a ban on skirts as uniform options for girls. Officials at the Carmel Valley school changed the dress code Friday for the 2019-2020 school year. CCHS said it would ban the uniform skirts, citing multiple detentions based … [Read More...]

Sacramento diocese plans anti-racism campaign

The following is a May 15 letter from Bishop Jaime Soto posted on the diocesan website: Dear Fellow Co-Workers in the Lord, Please join me and the Diocesan Task Group against Racism on June 8, 2019, 9am, at St. Anthony Parish, Sacramento, to launch a diocesan-wide campaign to address concerns of … [Read More...]

Despite ruling, court battle over remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen continues

Yet again, the New York Archdiocese is trying to stop Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s remains from being moved to Peoria. The archdiocese has filed a second petition with the Court of Appeals, New York’s equivalent of the Illinois Supreme Court. On May 2, the Court of Appeals rejected an archdiocese … [Read More...]

Former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia wins confirmation to 9th Circuit bench

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed a Los Angeles attorney to a seat on the Ninth Circuit after he faced criticisms from Democrats over his record of representing fossil fuel companies in court, making him the second Trump nominee added to the San Francisco-based appeals court in a week. Daniel … [Read More...]

Three new priests for San Francisco archdiocese

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone reminded three seminarians before their ordination that prayer is at the heart of a priest’s relationship to Christ.  In his homily during the archdiocesan priestly ordination Mass on May 18, Archbishop Cordileone told the men to “‘Pray without ceasing’: make this … [Read More...]

CA Supreme Court allows Daleiden prosecution to resume

California’s highest court has allowed the prosecution of two undercover, pro-life activists to resume, lifting its stay on the proceedings. The California Supreme Court on May 16 rejected a petition to halt legal action against anti-abortion activists David Daleiden and Sandra Susan Merritt, … [Read More...]

LA archbishop says amended confession bill still unacceptable

Catholic officials are urging Catholics to continue to oppose a California bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that they hear in the sacrament of confession, which is advancing in the state legislature. Current California law requires clergy to report … [Read More...]

Governor’s budget includes $100 million for abortion providers

Stopping in San Diego on the final leg of his healthcare tour Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom touted California’s support for abortion rights and other reproductive health services as other states signed bans on the procedure into law this past week. Newsom spoke to about 150 supporters at the United … [Read More...]