She’s proud of Obamacare

Sister Carol Keehan, widely considered one of the foremost champions for universal access to healthcare, is stepping down as president of the Catholic Health Association (CHA) in June 2019. In 2010, when President Barack Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Keehan was one of the 21 … [Read More...]

Los Angeles archdiocese provides burial space to Native Americans

On a bright Saturday morning in late November, about 25 Native Americans from the Gabrielino/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians gathered to bless a piece of land where many of their ancestors will finally, after many years, get a proper burial.  While Andy Morales, the son of Chief … [Read More...]

Sacramento bishop suspends retired priest accused of abuse

The Diocese of Sacramento released a statement following a news conference this morning by Attorney Joe George concerning two priests of the Sacramento diocese and the upcoming publication by the diocese of a list of credibly accused priests who have served in Sacramento diocese. The following … [Read More...]

Los Angeles archdiocese adds 54 names to list of accused priests

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles released on Thursday an updated list of priests accused of sexual abuse of minors, with the report showing two cases of alleged abuse of current minors in the archdiocese since 2008. The two cases were made public at the time the allegations were first received. Upon … [Read More...]

Dismissal of charges sought in baby-parts videos case

Life Legal Defense Foundation has filed a motion to dismiss all racketeering, conspiracy, and fraud claims in Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress (CMP). Planned Parenthood sued CMP and its board of directors shortly after CMP released a series of videos showing Planned Parenthood … [Read More...]

UC-San Francisco loses $2 million contract over fetal tissue concerns

The National Institutes of Health will not renew a contract with the University of California San Francisco over concerns about the project’s use of fetal tissue. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the decision was communicated to UCSF last week following instruction from the “highest levels.” The … [Read More...]

Mass of the Americas to premiere at San Francisco cathedral

The Mass of the Americas, a newly-commissioned Mass composed by Frank La Rocca, will premiere Saturday for the feast of the Immaculate Conception at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. “The Mass of the Americas is a simultaneous tribute to Our Lady of the Immaculate … [Read More...]

Religious sisters may have spent embezzled money on travel and casinos

See previous CalCatholic story, "Religious sisters found to have stolen money from Redondo Beach Catholic school" Two longtime nuns at St. James Catholic School in Torrance allegedly embezzled as much as $500,000 in tuition, fees and donations, perhaps spending some of the money on trips and … [Read More...]

Average compensation for Planned Parenthood executives is $255,523 a year

A recent STOPP report documented the following: •The average compensation for a CEO at a Planned Parenthood affiliate rose from $237,999 in 2015 to $255,523 in 2017 (a 7.4 percent increase). •The total compensation paid to all affiliate CEOs increased from $13.3 million in 2015 to $14.3 million in … [Read More...]

Should priests accused of abuse be denied public funerals?

This idea that a person’s funeral reflects their status in life is pretty much a given throughout the world. The last huge funeral we experienced in Britain was that of the Queen Mother in April 2002: the pageantry was extraordinary, reflecting, one supposes, an extraordinary and long life. The … [Read More...]

Thousands honor Our Lady of Guadalupe in Oakland

More than 3,000 people, some in glittering costumes, dancing and playing music, walked seven miles to Oakland's Cathedral of Christ the Light Saturday in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. "All of the parishes in Oakland are here today," plus many from other East Bay cities, said … [Read More...]

Median age for leaving the church is 13

To find Catholics who have left the church, start looking at the faces in the pews, according to a recent report. A 2018 study on young adults leaving the Catholic Church found people stopped identifying as Catholics at a median age of 13 years old, long before they ceased attending a parish. The … [Read More...]

Bill requiring California’s public universities to provide abortion pill re-introduced

California Democrats will be taking another stab at requiring all public colleges and universities to stock the abortion pill, anticipating a different outcome with a new governor taking over the helm in January. Democratic state Sen. Connie Leyva on Monday introduced the latest version of the … [Read More...]

Latin High Mass returns to Mission Santa Clara Church for an evening

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Roseanne T. Sullivan: Forty-nine years ago, on the first Sunday of Advent of 1969, the new Mass was introduced to Roman Catholics, and the traditional Latin Mass was virtually banned. Although Pope Benedict XVI freed up its use in 2007 and it has since been … [Read More...]