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San Francisco’s archbishop described as “devout schismatic”
Villanova University historian identifies Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone as among three American prelates trying to undermine authority of Pope Francis

July 19th, 2019|2 Comments

A Church historian at Philadelphia’s Villanova University has said three U.S. bishops are “devout schismatics” who try to diminish the authority of Pope Francis. “They are devout in the sense that they publicly display their preference for a traditionalist

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No manholes, no manpower
City of Berkeley replaces gendered terms in its municipal codes with gender-neutral ones like “maintenance hole” and “human effort”

July 19th, 2019|4 Comments

Soon, there will be no more manholes in the city of Berkeley, California. There will also be no chairmen, no manpower, no policemen or policewomen. Words that imply a gender preference will be removed from the city’s codes and

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From late-night DJ to Catholic priest
Newly-ordained Father John Hoang celebrates one of his first Masses in cemetery where his parents are buried

July 19th, 2019|0 Comments

With great joy, newly ordained priest, Father John Hoang, celebrated one of his first Masses with 51 relatives and friends on June 8th at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, the resting place of his parents, Pierre Dam Hoang and Teresa Tuyet Hoang.

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Inquiring Minds

Inquiring Minds is a weekly article written by Mary Rose, who boldly ventures to college campuses throughout California to ask hard-hitting questions to some of the world’s most malleable minds.

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U.S. withholds contribution to United Nations Population Fund
For the third year in a row, the expected $32.5 million will instead be transferred to programs in line with the Mexico City policy

July 18th, 2019|4 Comments

The United States has said it will not support the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the third year in a row, the UN agency announced on Tuesday morning.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States

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What to do if a shooter enters your church
Covina Police Department hosts symposium on emergency planning for churches, offers tips on how to protect worshippers in case of 'active shooter'

July 18th, 2019|6 Comments

How can congregation leaders prevent active shooters? What can they do to protect their worshipers? These questions were discussed before 100 attendees, including congregation leaders, at a symposium hosted by Covina Police Department on Wednesday specifically to address the

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Cardinal Mueller responds to Amazon Synod document
Wrote a 7-page analysis citing, among other things, a 'false teaching' on revelation

July 17th, 2019|4 Comments

That the working document for October’s Synod of Bishops calls the Amazon region a source of revelation is a “false teaching,” Cardinal Gerhard Mueller said Tuesday. If in the Instrumentum laboris of the Amazon synod, which will take place in October,

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President of Planned Parenthood fired
Dr. Leana Wen, who took the reins at Planned Parenthood just eight months ago, was caught up in internal dispute over whether focus should be healthcare or political advocacy

July 17th, 2019|4 Comments

Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s CEO Leana Wen was fired unexpectedly yesterday and immediately replaced by an interim CEO, board member Alexis McGill Johnson. On Twitter, Wen announced her firing by tweeting “I just learned that the @PPFA Board

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Pope Francis sends letter in support of Christ Cathedral dedication, happening today
After a seven-year, $77-million renovation process, the Cathedral has been converted into a Catholic space

July 17th, 2019|16 Comments

Editor’s Note: The following message was sent to Bishop Kevin Vann on behalf of Pope Francis. It was sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, and delivered by Apostolic Nuncio to the United States Archbishop Christophe Pierre.

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Lies, lies, lies from Planned Parenthood
All of those threats to abortion clinics after CMP videos? Turns out they were vastly exaggerated

July 16th, 2019|6 Comments

A perfect storm is brewing in Planned Parenthood's lawsuit against David Daleiden and his fellow investigators at the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). On Wednesday July 17, federal District Court Judge William Orrick will hear nine motions brought by

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HHS: Protect Life Rule will go into effect immediately
Trump administration announces that, as of July 15, Title X recipients no longer permitted to refer mothers for abortions

July 16th, 2019|0 Comments

The Trump administration announced Monday evening that parts of the Protect Life Rule, which prohibits recipients of Title X family planning funds to refer or provide abortion services, will go into effect immediately.  As of July 15, the Department

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