Archives for December 2013


The following comes from a Dec. 31 story on ...In January 2012, a local pro-choice group called the Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women sponsored banners with slogans including “U.S. Out of My Uterus.” An antiabortion group called Life Legal Defense Foundation demanded the city take them down, saying they shouldn’t have been issued permits because they weren’t … [Read more...]

Three little resolutions for the New Year

The following comes from a Dec. 27 column written by Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles in the archdiocesan paper, the Tidings. I hope you all had a merry Christmas with your families and friends. I love this season of Christmas because everybody seems to have a new sense that God has given us great possibilities for our lives. And this is true! This is the beautiful … [Read more...]

Secular pro-lifer to speak at Walk for Life West Coast

On January 25, 2014, pro-lifers will assemble in San Francisco for the 10th annual Walk for Life West Coast. As the walk has grown it has attracted a diverse group of supporters. The radical nature of the abortion issue is capable of uniting those diverse groups. One such group is Secular Pro-Life.   Like many religious groups, Secular Pro-Life brings rigorous scientific … [Read more...]

AB Cordileone to introduce Benedict XVI Institute on Epiphany Sunday

The following comes from a Dec. 28 posting on the John Malloy blogspot. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate Epiphany Vespers and introduce the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship on Sunday January 5: Epiphany Vespers with Archbishop Cordileone January 5, 2014 (4PM) St Sebastian’s Catholic Church 373 Bon Air Rd, San Rafael, CA … [Read more...]

Non-physician abortions become illegal on January 1

A copy of the following letter was emailed to Cal Catholic on Dec. 27 by the proponent of a referendum against the non-physician abortion bill. Dear Attorney General Kamala Harris: I call to your attention as Attorney General and chief law enforcement officer of the State of California, that the legal authority for non-physicians to perform abortions in California under … [Read more...]

A record 87 surgical abortion clinics close in 2013

The following comes from a Dec. 23 story on Christian Newswire. Operation Rescue has concluded an exhaustive survey of abortion clinics in the U.S. and announces today that it has documented a record number of abortion clinic closures in 2013, during which time 87 surgical abortion clinics halted abortions. The total number of surgical abortion clinics left in the U.S. is … [Read more...]

Is Pope Francis inspiring Catholics to give more this Christmas?

The following comes from a Dec. 23 story on Alba Ramiro couldn’t help crying as she watched a flood of charitable work pour into her diocesan volunteering office last month. As the volunteer coordinator of the Catholic Charities of Orange County, Ramiro has been in charge of managing volunteer work for years. While people have always turned to the charity to … [Read more...]

St. Catherine of Siena, Veneta OR

Name of Church St. Catherine of Siena Address 25181 E. Broadway Ave., Veneta OR 97487 Phone number (541) 935-3933 Website Mass times Saturday vigil 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.; noon (Latin Tridentine).  Wednesdays – Fridays, 9 a.m.  Mondays & Tuesdays, Liturgy of the Word or morning prayer with Communion.  Holy days, vigil, 7 p.m., 9 a.m. & 7 … [Read more...]

Courts mixed on Obamacare mandate for Catholics

The following comes from a Dec. 23 story from the Cardinal Newman Society, In the week before the HHS contraceptive mandate is scheduled to go into effect, conflicting decisions have descended from courts concerning Catholic colleges seeking relief from the Obama administration’s infringement on religious freedom, according to Catholic Culture. In recent days, courts have … [Read more...]

California: 12% of the population but 29% of America’s abortions

  The following comes from a Dec. 24 story on by Dave Andrusko, the editor of the National Right to Life News. The commentary covered the recently passed AB 154 and AB 980 expanding abortion in California. The 12%-29% statistic was what caught the editor’s eye at LifeNews, and gives us the opportunity to publish links to the California Catholic … [Read more...]