Archives for August 2013

Abortions by non-doctors approved in Calif. senate

The following comes from an August 26 story on Capitol Alert. Assembly Bill 154 expands the types of medical providers that can offer abortions by allowing nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants to perform the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy. The bill by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, cleared the Senate on a vote of … [Read more...]

Archbishop Cordileone gives advice to families

The following comes from an August 21 story in Catholic San Francisco. Nearly 1,000 married couples and their families attended the first-ever archdiocesan Marriage & Family Celebration at St. Mary’s Cathedral Aug. 17. “Your presence is a great sign of hope and vitality in our archdiocese,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone told the families who nearly filled the … [Read more...]

Where would you most like to go to Mass?

The following comes from an August 23 story by John Buescher on the Catholic World Report site. Ultimately the proper response to the question is probably: anywhere, anytime, because it is the same Mass, the same sacrifice of the Lord on the Cross at Calvary. But having said that, try to consider where that eternal and cosmic sacrifice might mostly clearly shine through … [Read more...]

Air Force hosts drag queen performance in L.A.

The following comes from an August 23 story on LifeSiteNews Jewels and the Brunchettes, a drag queen group of entertainers, were invited to perform at the Los Angeles Air Force Base on August 8 as part of a “Diversity Day” celebration, according to Fox News. Fox News’ Todd Starnes reported that three individuals dressed in drag were featured in a musical performance that … [Read more...]

Our Lady of Guadalupe is everywhere in Los Angeles

The following comes from an August 22 story in L.A.'s Easy Reader. Six months ago, Alex Khatchadourian traded the seaside suburbs of her Redondo Beach hometown for the bright lights and the big city of downtown Los Angeles. She was a newcomer in a city just 20 miles away from her own; for weeks she wandered its unfamiliar streets, thrilled by the newness of it … [Read more...]

Pro-life clinic wins one against bureaucracy

The following comes from an August 22 email sent by Life Legal Defense Foundation. The recent experience of a pregnancy resource center in northern California illustrates the courage and tenacity required to effectively stand for life in the midst of a health care system that can prove to be surprisingly hostile at times. Marin Pregnancy Clinic is a nonprofit community … [Read more...]

Biola University apologizes to pro-life nursing student

The following comes from an August 22 posting on Caffeinated Thoughts. Earlier this summer an incident at Biola University that took place in May was made public.  A pro-life nursing student, Diana Jimenez, was disciplined for displaying graphic photos showing abortion victims after being told that she couldn’t.  A YouTube video was created that highlighted Jimenez’ … [Read more...]

St. Joseph Church, Crescent City, CA

Name of Church St. Joseph Address 319 E Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 Phone number (707) 465-1762 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m.  Sundays, 8 a.m. (Latin Tridentine), 10 a.m., noon (Spanish).  Tuesday – Friday, 5:15 p.m.  Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Confessions Saturdays, 4:15-4:45 p.m., Sundays, 9:15 – 9:45 a.m., 11:15 – 11:45 a.m., … [Read more...]

California lawmaker pulls son from class over transgender law

The following comes from an August 17 Associated Press story. A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one of his sons will not return to his local public school this fall. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who lives in the Southern California mountain … [Read more...]

Assembly committee forwards sex abuse bill

The following comes from an August 21 posting on Capitol Alert. Cal Catholic ran an item on August 16, which seemed to show support for the Church in the Assembly. The Assembly Appropriations Committee resurrected a bill extending the statute of limitations for some sex abuse victims after it failed last week amid fierce lobbying. Senate Bill 131 by Jim Beall, D-San … [Read more...]