President pledges to veto any pro-abortion legislation

The following comes from a Jan. 18 story in the Washington Post President Trump and Vice President Pence surprised thousands of protesters demonstrating against abortion on the Mall in Washington by making unannounced speeches at Friday’s March for Life. Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, strode … [Read More...]

Sacramento diocese offers myParish App

The following comes from a Jan. 11 release by the Diocese of Sacramento. In the new evangelization, the church teaches “meeting people where they are.” Increasingly, mobile devices are where people are. We have so much information in our hands, so how can we ensure that faith is at the fingertips? … [Read More...]

Senate rebukes California Sen. Kamala Harris

The following comes from a Jan. 16 story by The Washington Free Beacon. On Wednesday the Senate approved a resolution that rebuked two Democratic senators for questioning judicial nominees about their membership in the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal service organization. The resolution, … [Read More...]

Apostolic nuncio, not Wuerl, will celebrate Mass for Life

The following comes from a Jan. 16 story from Catholic News Agency. Cardinal Donald Wuerl will not celebrate the Jan. 18 Mass for Life, to be held at a youth rally before the annual March for Life. Wuerl was scheduled to be the principal celebrant of the Mass. In his stead will be Archbishop … [Read More...]

First classical academy in San Francisco archdiocese

The following comes from a Jan. 17 story by San Francisco Catholic. Guided by a new principal and support from the pastor and the archdiocesan Department of Catholic Schools, Star of the Sea School in San Francisco will become the first Catholic school in the archdiocese to offer students from … [Read More...]

Grief, shame, raging anger

The following comes from a Jan. 14 story by The Press Democrat. Addressing history of sexual abuse in local Catholic Church, Santa Rosa Bishop Robert Vasa told reporters Monday that it was a source of “tremendous sadness and grief and shame and, honestly, a raging anger that these men did what they … [Read More...]

Planned Parenthood to testify on illegal selling of baby body parts

  The following news release comes from Daniel Piedra, fcdflegal.org. Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund attorneys representing pro-life journalist, David Daleiden, will be deposing senior-level Planned Parenthood officials about the abortion giant’s illegal selling of baby parts. The … [Read More...]

Mahony to address 2019 catechist congress

The following comes from a Jan. 11 story by Joseph Sciambra on LifeSiteNews. Despite a 2013 statement from Archbishop Jose Gomez, the current head of the largest archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, Cardinal Roger Mahony will speak at the 2019 Los Angeles Religious … [Read More...]

Bishop Soto suspends hand holding, shaking hands during Mass

The following comes from a Jan. 10 notice on the Sacramento diocese website. The California Department of Public Health has reported that the incidence of flu and flu-like illnesses is widespread and has reached a level requiring that we enact preventive measures to mitigate the possibility of … [Read More...]

Bishop McElroy denies gay subculture among San Diego priests – and a response

The following comes from a Jan. 14 story in the Times of San Diego by Chris Stone. Despite voiced parishioner concerns, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy denies that a gay subculture exists among diocesean priests or seminarians — men studying to be Roman Catholic priests. Writing in the January … [Read More...]

Personhood for pets

The following comes from a Jan. 11 story by Anne Hendershott on the website of Crisis. In many of California’s largest cities, pets are replacing people.  In a recent article, “San Francisco Asks: Where Have All the Children Gone?,” the New York Timesreports that the City by the Bay has the … [Read More...]

Norbertine nuns work the Poverty Program in Wilmington

The following comes from a Jan. 10 story in Angelus News. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday throughout the year, people within the Wilmington neighborhood line up outside the convent gate in great need of food or clothing. One might wonder why these people, a great number of whom are homeless, … [Read More...]

Dominican Bishop Robert Christian to take reins at St. Patrick Seminary

The following comes from a Jan. 14 announcement on the website of the San Francisco Archdiocese. The Archdiocese of San Francisco announces that the Most Reverend Robert Christian, O.P., auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, has been appointed rector-president of St. Patrick Seminary, effective … [Read More...]

Vigano writes McCarrick

The following comes from a Jan. 14 story on the site of the Catholic News Agency. A former papal representative to the U.S. has written an open letter to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick that urges the archbishop to repent publicly of the sexual abuse and misconduct of which he stands … [Read More...]