Archives for September 2014

Planned Parenthood – almost in Calexico schools

Agreement pulled from agenda

The following comes from a Sept. 26 story in the Imperial Valley Press. [Ed. Imperial County (where Calexico is located), though heavily Democratic in voting behavior, registered the highest percentage in the state (67%) in favor of Prop 4, which would have required parental notification in a minor’s abortion.] Supporters and opponents of a memorandum of understanding … [Read more...]

Gates zooms in on anti-Common Core Catholics

‘We are concerned about strident attacks’

The following comes from a Sept. 24 story on Eag News. A Washington, D.C., organization funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—which has invested millions of dollars to develop and promote the controversial Common Core school standards—is contacting Catholic school leaders in an effort to reverse declining support for the Common Core and to oppose The Cardinal … [Read more...]

10 reasons parents hate Common Core

Only white moms hate crappy curriculum?

The following comes from a Sept. 24 story on The Federalist. This is the year new national Common Core tests kick in, replacing state tests in most locales, courtesy of an eager Obama administration and the future generation’s tax dollars. It’s also the first year a majority of people interviewed tell pollsters they’ve actually heard of Common Core, four years after … [Read more...]

Christians purged

Corrie ten Boom deleted from school library

The following comes from a Sept. 23 story on Fox News, It’s hard to imagine that any school would have a problem with a book about a Christian family that helped Jews escape the Holocaust. But Springs Charter Schools in Temecula, Calif., not only had a problem with The Hiding Place, they also took issue with any other book that was written by a Christian author or … [Read more...]

Are tribunal officers naïve, heterodox, lazy?

A guide to annulments amid social and catechetical collapses

The following comes from a Sept. 22 posting on the Canon Law Blog by Ed Peters, former canon lawyer for the San Diego diocese. There are basically two groups agitating for annulment reform, one saying that there are too many annulments, the other saying that there are too few. Let me suggest that (a) the first group is mistaken if it thinks the annulment problem lies in the … [Read more...]


Cardinal Kasper complains he did not get advance copy of Ignatius Press book

The following comes from a Sept. 19 story on the Catholic News Agency. Catholic Church sources have dismissed rumors that Pope Francis is annoyed by an Ignatius Press book critical of Cardinal Walter Kasper’s position on Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried. The French Catholic newspaper La Croix said Sept. 17 that “a senior source close to the Argentine Pope” … [Read more...]

40 Days for Life starts today

Find location nearest you

The following comes from a Sept. 24 email sent by Wynette Sills in Sacramento. 40 Days for Life starts today in 297 cities around the world, including 34 here in California~ make sure you are signed up to come pray for an end to abortion!  Over 8,000 mothers have chosen life, 101 abortion workers have quit, and 57 abortion businesses have CLOSED because people just like you … [Read more...]

Pro-abortion Juan Vargas lobbies for Chaldean Catholics

San Diego replaces Detroit as refuge

The following comes from a Sept. 22 story on KPCC, a public radio station in Southern California. There are more than half a million Christians in Iraq today — two thirds of them are Chaldean Catholics — a Christian group affiliated with Rome, but practicing its own Eastern rites. The group is under attack by the militant Islamic State, bombing Chaldean churches, attacking … [Read more...]

Life Legal – on the side of the little guy

25-year celebration in San Francisco this coming Saturday

The following comes from a Sept. 22 release from Life Legal Defense Foundation. Life Legal Defense Foundation may be a small nonprofit law firm headquartered in the Napa Valley, but its attorneys are making a huge impact across the country. Having adopted a David vs. Goliath approach, this spunky legal group is taking the part of the “little guy” against the giants that … [Read more...]

Left of center

Who was behind the Cupich appointment?

The following comes from a Sept. 22 posting on Whispers in the Loggia. ,,,,the principal Stateside force behind the nod was Boston's Cardinal Seán O'Malley OFM Cap., now Pope Francis' chief North American adviser as the continent's lone member of the pontiff's Gang of Nine. The coordinator of the reform group, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga – clearly impressed with … [Read more...]