Archives for April 2012

“One of the most outrageous bills ever”

Measure would make it virtually impossible to get therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction in California Suffering from unwanted same-sex attraction and want psychological help? Better hurry if you live in California. A bill currently being considered in the state legislature would make “sexual orientation change efforts” almost impossible to get for adults -- and illegal … [Read more...]

“Thoroughly ridiculous and embarrassing argument”

Priests for Life lawyer says Obama Administration ‘trying desperately’ to get lawsuit against HHS mandate dismissed STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. /Christian Newswire/ -- Priests for Life, a New York-based international pro-life organization of Catholic clergy and laity, announced on April 25 that the Obama Administration's lawyers are trying desperately to "shut down" the lawsuit … [Read more...]

Cardinal Mahony, Supreme Court observer

Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles attends high court hearing on Arizona immigration law, offers his impressions The following comes from an April 26 entry on “Cardinal Roger Mahony Blogs L.A.,” the cardinal’s “official blog.” On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Arizona v. United States. It was my privilege to be present … [Read more...]

“Amazing what pro-life Catholics can do in an election year”

Lobbying efforts pay off, bill to allow non-physicians to perform abortions fails to clear legislative committee A bill that would have allowed non-physicians to perform uterine aspiration abortions in California failed to clear a key legislative committee yesterday -- though it could come up for reconsideration as soon as next month. Despite heavy pressure from … [Read more...]

“Line of people three blocks long”

Good Friday Pro-Life Stations of the Cross, downtown San Diego, April 6, 2012 News from the Trenches On April 6, about 400 people gathered for the 7th annual Pro-Life Stations of the Cross in downtown San Diego. Participants gathered near St. Joseph's Cathedral, then walked in procession about five blocks to Horton Plaza, where they lined up to pray the Stations of the … [Read more...]

Church of the Good Shepherd, Beverly Hills

Churches Worth Driving To Name of Church: Church of the Good Shepherd Address: 504 North Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Phone: (310) 285-5425 Website: Mass times: Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 8:30, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. & 12:05 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. Holy days: 6:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. & … [Read more...]

Suicide at historic church

Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot on steps of San Francisco’s Mission Dolores A homeless man shot and killed himself yesterday on the doorsteps of Mission Dolores, the Archdiocese of San Francisco reports. The archdiocese issued the following statement: An unidentified homeless man in his 40s or 50s shot himself in front of the church when he was awakened by a … [Read more...]

“Healing the human/Earth relationship”

Retreat this weekend in LA archdiocese aims to get participants in “harmony with the cosmic power of transformation” The website of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is promoting a three-day event beginning tomorrow at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino entitled, “Living Through a Global Mind-Shift with Grace and Humor.” Holy Spirit Retreat Center is operated by the … [Read more...]

“Life-long fidelity to the Catholic Church”

Founder of women’s religious order to be commencement speaker at TAC News release from Thomas Aquinas College SANTA PAULA (April 25, 2012) -- On Saturday, May 12, Mother Mary Assumpta Long, O.P., the founder and prioress general of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, MI, will serve as commencement speaker at Thomas Aquinas College’s annual … [Read more...]

Hoping they’ll die first

Tustin parishioners say Romanian government not playing fair with those whose property was seized by Communists The source for the following story was a news release provided to California Catholic Daily by Fr. Chris Terhes of Saint John the Baptist Romanian Catholic Mission in Tustin. A group of parishioners from Saint John the Baptist Romanian Catholic Mission in Tustin … [Read more...]