Archives for February 2015

Transgender couple celebrates “Catholic” wedding

Ex-bishop performed ceremony on San Diego beach

The following comes from a February 23 10 News story by Michael Chen. IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. - A local couple is sharing their story after what some are calling the first ever Catholic wedding of a transgender couple. Every time the newlyweds look at the photos from their wedding on a beach in Imperial Beach, they get a rush of joy and faith. "It was so exciting, … [Read more...]

Catholic Hospitals vs. Labor Unions

Daughters of Charity Health System sues for damages

This story comes from a February 26 article in the Sacramento Bee. SAN JOSE, California — The owners of six nonprofit Catholic hospitals filed a lawsuit accusing a labor union of trying to sabotage their attempt to sell the hospitals to a for-profit corporation. Daughters of Charity Health System claims in its suit that the Service Employees International Union and … [Read more...]

Envoy for sodomy

Kerry is preparing for global enforcement of gay rights

The following comes from a Feb. 25 posting on by Robert Reilly, author of Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything, published by Ignatius Press. On Monday, February 23, Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed, “I could not be more proud to announce Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT … [Read more...]

Noted mariologist to preach Lenten mission in San Francisco

Msgr. Arthur Calkins at Star of the Sea

From Sunday March 1 through Tuesday March 3, Star of the Sea will host a Lenten parish mission with the theme “Mary, the Eucharist and Reconciliation.” The mission will be preached by noted Mariologist Monsignor Arthur Calkins. In a 2002 interview with, titled “Why it’s the Right Time for a Dogma on Mary as Coredemptrix,” Msgr. Calkins said “If it is true that God … [Read more...]

Celebrating NFP Men

Fertility should be charted by both spouses, not just wife

This story comes from an October 6 Guiding Star blog post by Leah Jacobson. It is becoming increasingly clearer with time and research that the magic birth control Pill sold to women as the answer to all sexual inequity is merely a cancer causing, stroke starting, problem masking, and fertility decreasing mess of a “medication”. It hasn’t helped women become any more self … [Read more...]

Follow the money

Why Church might have trouble resisting government policies

NETWORK today issued the following statement regarding federal funding of Catholic human needs programs: Catholic groups and members of the Obama administration have had some disagreements in recent weeks, but we at NETWORK believe that some Catholic complaints have been exaggerated or misinformed. One area of disagreement concerns the continuing level of government … [Read more...]

Sunflower celebrates her first year

Down Syndrome baby was adopted by California couple

The following comes from a February 20 Live Action News article by Rebecca Downs. Last May, Live Action News featured a story on Sunflower Mae and the California couple who adopted her.  Andy and Mercedes Lara adopted Sunflower, who has Down Syndrome, three days after she was born, and chronicled their journey with Sunny on social media and Youtube. While the Laras … [Read more...]

Should Prison Ministry Include Praying for Abortionists?

Pro-Life Action League Issues Call to Action During Lent

This story comes from a February 20 Christian Newswire article. Abortionists locked up in prison for murder, sex abuse, and fraud—this is the end result of human justice. According to the Pro-Life Action League, however, the story does not end there.   This week, the Lenten season began. During this 40-day period of reflection for Christians worldwide, the … [Read more...]

Catholic satire piece gets published in SF Weekly

Humorous article has some truth to it

This story comes from a February 20 SF Weekly satirical article by Benjamin Wachs. San Francisco parents of children enrolled at local Catholic schools were recently shocked to discover that their children are attending schools run by Catholics. The discovery was made after the local Archbishop, an official of the Catholic Church, sent letters to local teachers … [Read more...]

This part of Calif. is pro-life

El Centro turns out against Planned Parenthood clinic

The following comes from Facebook postings on Feb. 24. 8:57 am ECRMC BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING TODAY AT THE HOSPITAL Please join us at 5:00 PM!! We appreciate all of you who are patiently but passionately waiting to hear the news about where to be today and we can confirm that the agenda is posted and the meeting will be at the hospital! Please join us in the dirt parking … [Read more...]