Archives for January 2012

“We cannot comply”

California bishops rebuke Obama Administration over contraception mandate, urge Catholics to contact Congress Two more California bishops have harshly criticized the Obama Administration for mandating that employers offer health insurance that pays for contraception, abortafacients and sterilizations -- and they are calling for Catholics to take action. In separate but very … [Read more...]

“The proper posture is standing”

Oakland bishop provides detailed instructions on receiving Holy Communion in his diocese (The following undated “Instructions on Receiving Communion Properly” by Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone have been posed on the website of the diocesan Office of Worship.) All Catholics, before receiving Communion, are to be free from serious sin and fast from all food and drink … [Read more...]

“Harassing lawsuits by the Obama administration”

Judge rejects attorney general’s request for injunction against Denver area pro-lifer DENVER, Jan. 27, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Jan. 26, Thomas More Society attorneys defeated a request by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for a preliminary injunction against longtime Denver area pro-life activist Ken Scott. After a full-day hearing, U.S. District Judge Philip A. … [Read more...]

“The ultimate hypocrisy”

Some Catholic high schools in Archdiocese of San Francisco balk at new guidelines for religious instruction (Following the publication of this story, California Catholic Daily received the following message from Valerie Schmalz, assistant editor of Catholic San Francisco: "Please run a correction to the article about Archdiocese of San Francisco textbooks and guidelines. I … [Read more...]

Not afraid to speak his mind

Outspoken priest leaving Modesto parish An outspoken and orthodox priest who has served as pastor at a Modesto parish for more than 11 years will be stepping down in July to take a post at Thomas Aquinas College. Fr. Joseph Illo, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Modesto, will take a three-year leave from the Diocese of Stockton to become one of four chaplains at … [Read more...]

News blackout

Agenda-driven mainstream media all but ignore West Coast Walk for Life COMMENTARY By Gibbons J. Cooney Special to California Catholic Daily The efforts required by San Francisco’s major media outlets to avoid covering the Walk for Life West Coast bordered on obsession. Any event that would bring 50,000+ persons to a demonstration, any event that would cause the … [Read more...]

Holy Cross Church, Porterville

Churches Worth Driving To Name of Church: Holy Cross Church (part of St. Anne Parish) Address: 1765 North Newcomb Avenue, Porterville, CA 93257 Phone number: (559) 784-2800 Website: Click Here. Mass times: Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. Masses at St. Anne’s: Saturday vigil, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. … [Read more...]

“We did not meet by accident”

In San Diego, baby saved on Saturday, candlelight vigil on Sunday News from the Trenches SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012 More than 180 pro-life people joined Helpers of God's Precious Infants of San Diego to mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v Wade at a candlelight prayer vigil and public witness along Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego on Sunday, Jan. 22. Pro-lifers have joined … [Read more...]

“He’s gone way too far”

Homeschoolers’ group reacts negatively to president’s State of the Union speech WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama called on all states to raise their school compulsory attendance age to 18, unnecessarily adding to bureaucratic requirements for homeschoolers. Homeschool advocates at the Home School … [Read more...]

“Will not receive my vote”

Without mentioning names, Cardinal Mahony as much as says he won’t be voting for Obama (Editor’s Note: See related story in today’s edition, “Much of what Jesus Christ did would not qualify.”) In a blistering commentary reacting to the Obama Administration’s recently announced contraceptive mandate, Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles, says any … [Read more...]