Archives for November 2013

The real lives of gay men

  The following comes from a Nov. 22 story by Austin Ruse in Crisis Magazine. Not caring about what happens to gay men is like not caring about prison rape. Prisoners are our brothers, too, and so are gay men. We must care deeply about the abuse of our brothers in prison and we must care deeply about the lives led by our gay brothers. Prison rape seems a world … [Read more...]

Catholic Charities of California receives $250,000 grant

The following comes from a Nov. 26 story in the OC Breeze. Catholic Charities of California announced today it received a $250,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support CalFresh outreach and enrollment assistance services to low-income Californians. CalFresh is the state’s name for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and California currently has one … [Read more...]

Inconsistencies on end-of-life treatment

  The following comes from a Nov. 21 story on the Pew Forum. At a time of national debate over health care costs and insurance, a Pew Research Center survey on end-of-life decisions finds most Americans say there are some circumstances in which doctors and nurses should allow a patient to die. At the same time, however, a growing minority says that medical … [Read more...]

Dear California Catholic Daily readers

  We are the small non-profit that runs the #1 Catholic website in California. We serve 10 thousand  users a day. We take no government funds and have no large donors. Now is the time we ask. If everyone reading this gave $3, we would raise our annual budget in one hour. Cal Catholic has been able with our small staff and the help of volunteers to post … [Read more...]

Crystal Cathedral closing for transformation

The following comes from a Nov. 26 story in the Los Angeles Times. The former Crystal Cathedral will close to the public as it undergoes a transformation from a space built as a television studio as much as a sanctuary into a Catholic cathedral, the church's new owner, the Diocese of Orange, announced Tuesday. Beginning Sunday, the newly named Christ Cathedral will be … [Read more...]

Ignatius Press to release Pope Francis’ first Apostolic Exhortation

The following comes from a Nov. 25 press release issued by Christian Newswire. Pope Francis is an evangelist, someone who spreads the good news about God's love for us in Jesus Christ. Francis' humble, compassionate style and direct, yet thoughtful, manner of speaking has won him an audience among Catholic and non-Catholic alike. In his The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii … [Read more...]

Morning-after pill may not work for overweight women

The following comes from a Nov. 26 story on CNN. An emergency contraceptive manufactured in Europe will come with a new label in 2014, warning that the pill may not be effective for women over a certain weight. The same may be true for emergency contraceptives in the United States. French manufacturer HRA Pharma was conducting research on another topic related to its … [Read more...]

Chapel of Mary, the Grotto, Portland, Oregon

Name of Church Chapel of Mary, the Grotto Address 8840 NE Skidmore Street, Portland, Oregon 97220 Phone number (503) 254-7371 Website Mass times Depends on the time of the year, call or check the website.  In November, the Mass schedule is: Sundays, 10 a.m.  Weekdays, noon.  Saturdays, 8 a.m.  There are Masses for special events, such as … [Read more...]

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Hobby Lobby case

The following comes from a Nov. 26 release from the Becket Fund. The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to take up Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a landmark case addressing the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of business owners to operate their family companies without violating their deeply held religious convictions. The nation’s highest court accepted the … [Read more...]

Trustees re-elect Santa Clara University president Michael Engh, S.J.

The following comes from a Nov. 20 press release issued by the university. The Santa Clara University Board of Trustees has approved the re-election of President Michael Engh, S.J., for a second six-year term. “We are excited to have the leadership of Fr. Engh for another term as president, as the University moves forward with the implementation of its strategic plan,” … [Read more...]