Archives for October 2013

Archbishop Cordileone lauds Natural Family Planning

  The following comes from an Oct. 23 story by Valerie Schmalz in Catholic San Francisco. An organic, chemical and device-free method of family planning presented as part of Catholic Church teaching on marriage and family may well be one of the most effective ways of evangelizing the Gospel in our world today. That was one of the surprising takeaways from a … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood already posting jobs for nurse practitioners

The following was emailed to Cal Catholic by a reader on Oct. 28 The above chart from Daily Job Alert in Sacramento shows the results of the signing of AB 154 by Jerry Brown on October 9. AB154 by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, would let nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants with special training perform abortion by aspiration -- … [Read more...]

Must Christians be vegetarians?

The following comes from an Oct. 25 posting by Austin Ruse on the website of Crisis magazine. Is there a religious obligation not to eat meat? Is there an obligation of faithful Catholics to become vegetarians or even vegans? Quite astonishingly, Professor Charles Camosy of Fordham University says yes in his new book For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent … [Read more...]

Gilroy schools hostile to religion?

The following comes from an Oct. 24 story on he website of the Alliance Defense Fund. Alliance Defending Freedom sent a California school district a letter Tuesday after its superintendent barred school choirs from performing at venues with superior acoustics merely because they are churches. October 22, 2013 Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education Gilroy, CA … [Read more...]

Relics on view Saturday, Oct. 26

The following comes from an Oct. 23 email from one of our readers. Over 150+ relics will be on exposition and available for veneration by the faithful this Saturday, Oct. 26, 5pm at St. Thomas More parish in San Francisco. 5:00 pm Mass and then veneration of the relics afterward. This specific effort has been endorsed by His Eminence Cardinal Burke and many … [Read more...]

Pact with the devil

The following is an email by a reader sent to Cal Catholic on Oct. 22. Archbishop Gomez and his fellow bishops are exchanging their role as shepherds of Our Lord's flock for a role as de facto endorsers of pro-abortion, pro-homosexual politicians. The outrage is not just that Archbishop Jose Gomez appeared and affirmed some of the Democratic parties most pro-abortion, … [Read more...]

Father Malloy gave him moral compass

The following comes from an Oct. 18 article by Alvin Yu which is part of a series appearing in Catholic San Francisco. I was born and raised in San Francisco. My home parish is Sts. Peter and Paul Church, where I also went to elementary school. I attended Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory and did my undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University. After finishing … [Read more...]

Even Father Paul Marx suffered from scrupulosity

The following comes from an Oct. 15 story in the webpages. Do you never feel forgiven no matter how many times you confess your sins? Do you obsess over blasphemous thoughts that invade your mind against your will? Do you agonize about whether or not something you’ve done is sinful, even when other faithful Catholics and even your priest assure you … [Read more...]

Do bishops run your hospital?

The following comes from the November/December issue of Mother Jones magazine. ….Between 2001 and 2011, the number of American hospitals affiliated with the Catholic Church grew 16 percent, even as the number of public hospitals and secular nonprofit hospitals dropped 31 percent and 12 percent, respectively, according to MergerWatch, which tracks religious health care … [Read more...]

San Francisco’s Bishop McElroy: A Church for the poor

The following comes from an Oct. 21 story in America magazine by San Francisco auxiliary bishop Robert McElroy. ‘How many poor people there still are in the world! And what great suffering they have to endure!” With these words the new pope explained to international diplomats assembled at the Vatican on March 22 why he chose the name Francis at the moment of his election. … [Read more...]