Archives for March 2013

News from the trenches

On this, the last day of the spring campaign for 40 Days for Life, there were close to 70 prayer warriors in front of FPA Miramar Road, along with five sidewalk counselors. Early in the morning, a car pulled into the far side of the lot. Two women got out of the car and one of the counselors approached them. They were very open to talking, especially when the counselor told … [Read more...]

L. A. young inmates inspired by Francis

The following comes from a story posted on site of Vatican Radio March 28. When the young boys at the juvenile detention facility in Los Angeles heard of Pope Francis’ wish to celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Rome’s Casal del Marmo prison with the young inmates there, many of them expressed their desire to participate from afar and in close solidarity … [Read more...]

Bishop Vasa stands firm on Catholic identity in schools

The following comes from a March 27 story on the Catholic News Agency website. See March 3, March 13, and March 25 stories on Bishop Vasa’s statements. Bishop Vasa of Santa Rosa, has said that he will allow several months for education and instruction before moving forward with a Catholic identity policy for diocesan school teachers. “The Pastors and I agree that a … [Read more...]

Father Malloy has gone home to the Lord

The following was posted on Father Malloy's blog on Thurs., March 28 by Gibbons Cooney,  Father Malloy's secretary at Saints Peter and Paul Church. Our dear Father Malloy has fought his last fight. He went home to the Lord early on Wednesday morning. Readers of this blog know that he had been suffering from congestive heart failure as well as a number of other ailments … [Read more...]

St. Francis’ poverty not political

The following comes from a March 24 story on the website of the Catholic News Agency. Saint Francis of Assisi's concern with poverty was secondary in his life and stemmed from his utter reliance on and love for God, a priest familiar with the saint said. “The usual image of Francis and poverty is skewed...poverty is important, but it is secondary to something else for … [Read more...]

Calif. senate to commemorate Roe v. Wade

  The following, copied from state legislature's bill information site, is a joint resolution. Scheduled for hearing April 2 (Tuesday) in Senate Judiciary Committee. BILL NUMBER: SR 10 AMENDED BILL TEXT AMENDED IN SENATE  MARCH 21, 2013 INTRODUCED BY   Senator Jackson (Coauthors: Senators Beall, Block, Calderon, Corbett, De León, DeSaulnier, Evans, Galgiani, … [Read more...]

Kermit Gosnell drugged women having abortions

The following comes from a March 26 posting on Monday, testimony resumed in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial with a state inspector testifying about what she found inside Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion clinic in West Philadelphia where he conducted his late-term abortion business for decades without inspection or accountability. Elinor Barsony, a … [Read more...]

1000 at the closing of 40 Days for Life

The following comes from a March 21 posting on the OCBishop blog of Bishop Vann, ordinary of the Diocese of Orange. The blog this day discussed St. Joseph as watching over the universal Church. St. Joseph certainly prays for us here in Orange these days: from the joyous testimony of life with the over 1000 people present at St. Joseph in Placentia for the closing of the 40 … [Read more...]

New California public school reading list includes LGBT-friendly books

The following comes from a March 20 story on The California Department of Education this week released its latest list of recommended reading for K-12 students, including some newly published works that address immigration and sexual identity issues. While the state list has addressed controversial topics before, this is the first time it included works … [Read more...]

Sacramento marches: five abortion clinics, seven churches

The following comes from a newsletter from Wynette Sills in Sacramento. Next Friday, Good Friday, March 29th, will be the Closing culmination of our Sacramento 40 Days for Life! Please participate!  Here is the Good Friday flyer with all the details!  We will be praying at all five abortion businesses in our area, starting at 8:00 am at 729 Sunrise a the Roseville Planned … [Read more...]