Archives for May 2014

Where do babies come from?

The following comes from a May 19 posting by Mollie Hemingway on the Last week, Sen. Marco Rubio took some heat for saying that he was skeptical of global warming activism. He was asked about the reaction to some of his comments and he noted some hypocrisy he’s witnessed on scientific consensus: All these people always wag their finger at me about … [Read more...]

Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is using God

The following comes from a May 23 story on In a Pastoral Letter to Patients, Planned Parenthood tells women and girls in a crisis pregnancy that there is nothing in the scriptures that says abortion is wrong and that many clergy think abortion is okay: “The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, you’re … [Read more...]

But is he pro-life?

                The California Pro-Life Council, the state arm of National Right to Life, has published 13 regional voter guides based on questionnaires filled out by candidates: Central Coast Voter Guide East Bay Voter Guide Long Beach/Los Angeles Voter Guide Orange County Voter Guide San Diego Voter … [Read more...]

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, New Washoe City NV

Name of Church Holy Spirit Address 695 U.S. 395, New Washoe City NV 89704 Phone number (775) 849-7764 Website Mass times Sundays, 8:30 a.m. 1st Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Confessions Sundays, 8 a.m., 1st Saturday, 9 a.m. Names of priests Father Larry Morrison of St. Rose of Lima Parish in South Reno is officially the pastor, but has … [Read more...]

U.S. Catholics face shortage of priests

The following comes from a May 25 story in USA Today. Nationally, one in five Catholic parishes does not have a resident priest. America's Catholic population is rising by 1 percent annually, but seminary enrollment is flat. An inadequate supply of priests already has forced hundreds of parishes to close or consolidate. Priests aren't getting any younger, either. Their … [Read more...]

Lisa Fullam, prolific dissident

The following excerpts from stories written by Lisa Fullam on the websites of Compassion & Choices, New Ways Ministries, and Commonweal magazine were emailed to Cal Catholic on May 26 by one of our readers. As I wrote last week, Compassion & Choices welcomes the affirmation by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) that religious objection is the … [Read more...]

Abortion limits spread in the South

The following comes from a May 21 story in the New York Times. The Louisiana State Legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that could force three of the state’s five abortion clinics to close, echoing rules passed in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas and raising the possibility of drastically reduced access to abortion across a broad stretch of the South. The new rules passed … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood doctor wants long-acting birth control

The following comes from a May 21 story on Christian News Service. Vanessa Cullins, vice president for external medical affairs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said she hopes the future of health care under the Affordable Care Act includes more women using “long-acting” forms of birth control, including intrauterine devices that can cause a fertilized embryo to … [Read more...]

Census to change the way it counts homosexual married couples

The following comes from a May 26 story in the Washington Post. The Census Bureau, which struggles to keep up with the rapid changes in American life, is about to start categorizing same-sex married couples as families. The 2013 American Community Survey results, which will be reported in September, will mark the first time the census integrates an estimated 180,000 … [Read more...]

Climate change is ‘#1 pro-life issue’

The following comes from a May 22 story on At some point, left-wing Catholics should just drop the “Catholic” part because, really, why bother? They clearly have more in common with their ideological fellow travelers than their co-religionists. Case in point, the National Catholic Reporter’s assertion that “Climate change!” has become the new rallying cry of … [Read more...]