Archives for August 2013

Marin Pregnancy Clinic gets redress

The following comes from an August 29 posting on the website of Life Legal Defense Foundation. In Marin County, most Medi-Cal patients receive their primary care through an organization known as Marin Community Clinic. While the Marin clinic is not the only primary care provider in the county, it is by far the largest. As in most managed health care systems, a patient has a … [Read more...]

Pinterest and abortion

The following come from an August 29 story on LifeSiteNews (originally on Live Action News). “Abortion” might seem an odd search term for Pinterest.  But since this explosive, relatively new social media site is increasingly becoming an addictive place to share opinions, beliefs, and ideas – in the form of images – we ought to check in and see just how abortion is … [Read more...]

Supreme Court abortion fight – in time for 2016 elections

The following comes from a late July story on ABC News. The cornerstone of the modern abortion rights movement is under siege. Twelve states have passed laws banning abortions at 20 or fewer weeks after conception, all directly flaunting the legal precedent set by the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling. The most stringent law is in North Dakota, which has … [Read more...]

Charter school enrollment climbs in Sacramento region

  The following comes from an August 15 story in the Sacramento Bee. Dozens of private schools across the Sacramento region closed their doors in recent years as enrollment plummeted and students transferred to public schools. Statewide, private school officials point to a birthrate decline and migration out of California. But they also cite fierce competition … [Read more...]

Another disaster from the courts

The following comes from an August 27 story by Hadley Arkes on Another week, and another disaster for the cause of religious freedom litigating in the courts.  This past week the Supreme Court in New Mexico sustained the penalties meted out to Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin in Albuquerque when they declined to take photographs for the “wedding” of two … [Read more...]

Homosexualist and leather retreat in diocese of Sacramento

From August 30 to September 2, Dignity San Francisco and the San Francisco chapter of the Defenders will sponsor a retreat at the Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center in Citrus Heights, California. The homepage of the Defenders website describes the retreat: “Join us August 30 to September 2nd, 2013 (Labor Day weekend), for a joint retreat with Dignity/San Francisco at … [Read more...]

8 outrageous things Planned Parenthood was caught doing

The following comes from an August 21 posting on Buzzfeed. 8. Taking Money To Abort African-American Babies Via When investigators called Planned Parenthood to designate a donation specifically to abort a black baby, clinic representatives enthusiastically complied. Here’s how an Idaho clinic director responded: Idaho Donor: The abortion—I can give money … [Read more...]

Los Angeles archdiocese: a brief history

The following comes from an August 23 story in the L.A. archdiocese paper, the Tidings. The history of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California can be traced to the early explorations of Juan Cabrillo in 1542 and Sebastian Vizcaíno in 1602. Accompanying these early explorers were the priests who celebrated Mass in various parts of the area until the actual founding of … [Read more...]

New president of Catholic Charities youth group for San Francisco

The following comes from an August 20 email sent by Catholic Charities. It was announced that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has appointed Simon Manning as the new president of the Catholic Charities CYO board of directors as of July 1, 2013.  Manning replaces Deborah Dasovich as her term ends. An investment banking professional with more than 20 years of capital … [Read more...]

False promises, crooked paths offered to our young

The following comes from an August 23 column by Archbishop Jose Gomez in the Los Angeles archdiocese paper, the Tidings. I hope you all have been having a refreshing summer. I love the summer months because they are a time of renewal and a time of family and a little slower pace. The Catholic School year began last week and in a week or so the new year will begin at St. … [Read more...]