Archives for April 2015

Packed church for Fathers Illo and Driscoll

Hundreds of supportive Catholics fill San Francisco’s Star of the Sea

On Saturday, April 25, the 4:30 p.m. Mass at San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Church resembled Easter or Christmas. The packed Church was a show of support for Star's faithful Catholic Priests, Father Joseph Illo and Father Patrick Driscoll. The two have earned the enmity of the San Francisco power structure, as well as that of a number of their fellow priests, for their … [Read more...]

Censored: Mother Teresa and the facts of life

USC takes down banners of unborn babies from students' display

The following comes from an April 24 Life News article by Sarah Zagorski: On April 21, the University of Southern California removed banners of 11-week old unborn babies only a few hours after Students for Life placed them on campus. The banners featured quotes from Mother Teresa like, “Life is a promise, fulfill it” and “at 8 weeks she began to hear … at 11 weeks every … [Read more...]

Slavery surpasses drug trade in San Diego

Children of the Immaculate Heart hosting a human trafficking forum on May 11

The following is from an article by Grace Williams of Children of the Immaculate Heart: Jesus used the words “captive” and “oppressed” to begin his earthly ministry, declaring that the Spirit was upon him to give liberty to those who are oppressed. There are many forms of captivity in our world today – spiritual captivity to sin, political oppression by unjust powers, and … [Read more...]

Down syndrome community reduced by thirty percent

Too much of the time, prenatal diagnosis results in abortion

The following comes from an April 21 Dozer Institute article by Mark Bradford: How many babies prenatally diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted in the United States each year? Well, we don’t know. While new data suggesting lower numbers has recently been published, we continue to see most often in print a statistics of 90% – 92%. While that certainly draws attention to … [Read more...]

Scandalous commencement honors announced at eight Catholic colleges

“If you're really anti-gay, you become a Catholic now”

The following comes from an April 22 Cardinal Newman Society article by Kimberly Scharfenberger: At least eight Catholic colleges have announced scandalous speakers or honorees at their 2015 commencement ceremonies, according to The Cardinal Newman Society’s annual review of college graduations. In 2004, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released a document … [Read more...]

Using pope’s words to discredit church teaching doesn’t work

Brian Cahill asserts that Catholic view of sexuality is outdated

The following is from Eva Muntean, leader of the Walk for Life and Brian Cahill makes a startling assertion in his latest opinion piece on the editorial pages of the San Francisco Chronicle—that the Catholic Church’s teaching on human sexuality is outdated and equivalent to the discredited view of the earth as flat. In just about every column or utterance … [Read more...]

Saint Serra will “amaze”; book coming soon

Biography written by theology teacher with a devotion to the mission founder

A new book on Saint Serra is coming soon from Christian Clifford, a theology teacher at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo. According to the book's website, “when [Clifford] was a student, he did not learn about the school's namesake. When he returned as a teacher, the Theology Department had an entire unit devoted to Serra, used as an introduction to the school's charism. … [Read more...]

Not an LA kind of guy

For Catholic NFL quarterback, faith and family come before football

  The following comes from an April 22 Breitbart article by Daniel Leberfeld: San Diego Chargers franchise quarterback Philip Rivers enters the final year of his contract. The Chargers want to extend the deal. Rivers does not. It’s not a money issue. It’s more of a Los Angeles issue. The Chargers are considering a move to Carson, a Los Angeles suburb, … [Read more...]

Abortion isn’t basic healthcare

Assemblywoman wants to stop California from forcing churches to buy insurance coverage for abortion

The following comes from an April 7 posting on the website of Assemblywoman Shannon Grove: SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Shannon Grove has introduced legislation (AB 1254) to stop state health officials from forcing churches and other California employers to buy insurance coverage for elective abortion in violation of their religious beliefs and in violation of federal law. … [Read more...]

The mouse that roars

Cal Catholic reaches out with GoFundMe

The following was posted April 20 on the California Catholic page of GoFundMe. We are the small non-profit that runs the #1 Catholic website in California. We serve ten thousand users a day. We take no government funds and have no large donors. Cal Catholic has been able with our small staff and the help of volunteers to post nearly 1000 stories a year, including … [Read more...]