Archives for August 2015

Urgent action needed

California legislators resurrect assisted suicide bill for immediate vote

The following comes from an August 31 email from Life Legal Defense Foundation: Democrats in the California legislature are perverting the normal legislative process and bringing SB 128 (now called ABX2-15) – the Physician-Assisted Suicide bill – up for an immediate vote on Tuesday Even Governor Brown has harshly criticized the end-run around the Assembly Health … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood videos don’t surprise former clinic director

Abby Johnson explains perspective of abortion workers; she will speak in Pasadena this week

The following comes from an August 27 Angelus article by Clara Fox: The information revealed in the undercover Planned Parenthood videos has shocked the nation, but the monetization of fetal body parts was an everyday occurrence for Abby Johnson during her eight years as a clinic director at Planned Parenthood. In 2009, Johnson experienced a conversion to the pro-life … [Read more...]

March for Life prevails over Obamacare’s abortion-pill mandate

Court says administration can’t force organization, its employees to act contrary to their own pro-life beliefs

The following comes from an August 31 Alliance Defending Freedom press release by Matt Bowman and Kevin Theriot:   WASHINGTON – A federal court issued an order Monday in March for Life v. Burwell that permanently prohibits the Obama administration from enforcing its abortion-pill mandate against the pro-life organization, founded to end abortion, or its employees, who also … [Read more...]

Like making a Jewish school hire a vendor to serve non-Kosher food

Thomas Aquinas College attorneys rebut HHS Mandate arguments in SCOTUS filing

The following is an August 28 press release from Thomas Aquinas College, a Catholic school offering a 4-year classical curriculum in Santa Paula, California: SANTA PAULA — As part of their ongoing effort to bring Thomas Aquinas College’s case against the federal HHS Mandate before the U.S. the Supreme Court, the College’s attorneys filed a reply brief on August 25 refuting … [Read more...]

The dangers of assisted suicide

An open letter from Bishop Stephen Blaire to Assembly member Susan Eggman

The following appeared in an August 28 Modesto Bee Community Column. Stephen E. Blaire is the Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockton, which includes Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Alpine, Mono and Tuolumne counties. Dear Assembly Member Susan Eggman: I have long respected you for the leadership you exercise in creating initiatives that have advanced justice in Stockton, where you … [Read more...]

Chaldeans travel underground railroad to El Cajon

Iraqi Christians hope for a better life in San Diego

The following comes from an August 22 San Diego Union-Tribune article by Peter Rowe and Tatiana Sanchez: Last summer, as ISIS fighters swept toward his home in northern Iraq, slaughtering “infidels” and demolishing their communities, Fadi Hirmiz grew frantic. “ISIS was getting closer and closer to our village,” Hirmiz said through an interpreter. “I was afraid for my … [Read more...]

St. Anne Church, San Diego

Name of Church St. Anne Address 2337 Irving Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113 Phone number (619) 239-8253 Website Mass times Sunday, 7:30, 9, 11:05 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (homily in Spanish), 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 7:15 & 9 a.m. (except Friday, when there is a 6:30 p.m. and no 7:15 a.m. Mass). All Masses are Latin Tridentine. Confessions … [Read more...]

‘Lavender Life Coach’ to speak at Most Holy Redeemer

Peggy Green also spoke at Hemlock Society event

The August 9, 16, and 23 parish bulletins of San Francisco’s notorious Most Holy Redeemer Church promoted an event in the parish’s ongoing “Adult Education” series. The bulletin entry read “August 29th – Adult Education Speaker 10am to 12 noon in Ellard Hall. Topic is “’How to Be an Instrument of Peace in an Age of Strife.’ Speaker is Ms. Peggy Green, Author and Trainer.” As is … [Read more...]

Political puppets

California Democrats refuse to audit Planned Parenthood in wake of baby parts scandal

The following comes from an August 28 LifeSiteNews article by Drew Belsky: Sacramento - Unlike over a dozen other states, California is resisting calls to investigate Planned Parenthood. On Monday, Democrats in the Golden State's Joint Legislative Audit Committee rejected a request, made by Republican assemblywoman Melissa Melendez and twelve other lawmakers, to audit the … [Read more...]

Catholic men need priests who will lead

A recent survey shows many Catholic men are ready to engage more deeply in the Faith—when priests make a commitment to actively evangelize them

The following comes from an August 16 Catholic World Report article by Mathew James Christoff: The New Evangelization has been a major effort in the Catholic Church for more than 40 years. Unfortunately, it has failed to stem several significant downward trends among faithful in the United States. Since 2000, 14 million Catholics have left the faith, parish … [Read more...]