Archives for September 2015

Archbishop Cordileone to lead San Francisco’s fifth annual Rosary Rally

Apostolate of Fatima represented at 2015 event

On Saturday, October 10, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will once again lead his flock as he bears the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of San Francisco at the Fifth Annual San Francisco Rosary Rally. The rally will be held in the city’s United Nations Plaza at 12 noon. The San Francisco Rosary Rally was reborn in 2011 as an effort of the SF Senatus of the Legion of … [Read more...]

Catholic sisters work to stop sex traffickers at Super Bowl

Informational meeting on October 3 at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco

The following comes from a September 22 Catholic San Francisco article by Christina Gray: Bay Area Catholic sisters from more than a dozen religious communities hope to tackle the influx of sex traffickers expected at next year’s Super Bowl by educating the hospitality workers serving its Santa Clara venue, the director of the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Office of … [Read more...]

Kim Davis recounts secret meeting with Pope Francis

Davis refused a judge's order to issue marriage licenses, citing her religious beliefs

 The following comes from a September 30 ABC News article: Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis says a private meeting with Pope Francis has inspired her -– and given her a renewed sense of purpose. “I was crying. I had tears coming out of my eyes,” Davis said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. “I'm just a nobody, so it was really humbling to think he would want to meet … [Read more...]

Fiorina and Gonzalez to make 10 million calls to California

Presidential candidate and LA Dodger first baseman asking for parental notification signatures

The following comes from a Sept. 29 release from Religion News Service. Starting last Saturday, September 26, the voices of presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and LA Dodger Adrian Gonzalez may have been coming to your landline. They are asking you via automated calls to “press 1” to request petitions for the currently circulating parental notification initiative. This … [Read more...]

Cecile Richards once said Planned Parenthood does mammograms. Today she admitted she lied.

Forensic analysis confirms Planned Parenthood undercover videos were not manipulated

The following comes from a September 29 LifeNews article by Steven Ertelt: During today’s third Congressional hearing into Planned Parenthood potentially illegally selling aborted babies and their body parts, the CEO of the abortion company essentially admitted she lied. In 2011, reeling from a vote in the House of Representatives that would deny any and all taxpayer … [Read more...]

What took so long?

Most Holy Redeemer priest ousted

On September 22, the National Catholic Reporter published an article, ‘Priest sanctioned after appearing at women's ordination gathering’, by the news source's publisher Thomas Fox. The article began, “Two days after appearing at a women’s ordination conference in Philadelphia, Precious Blood Father Jack McClure said today he has been told he can no longer celebrate Mass at … [Read more...]

Obama warns Christians: gay rights more important than religious freedom

Speech comes two days after Pope Francis urged protection of religious liberty

The following comes from a September 28 Breitbart article by Charlie Spiering: As Pope Francis flew back to Rome, President Obama issued a stern warning to Christians, warning them their attempts to assert their religious liberty to oppose gay rights would fail. “We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions,” he … [Read more...]

Catholic Church has mixed results in lobbying California lawmakers

Right-to-die bill seen as next big test

The following comes from a September 24 KCRA article by David Bienick: As Pope Francis spoke to members of Congress on Thursday, some of the issues he raised remained up for debate at California's state Capitol. Supporters and opponents of a bill that would legalize assisted suicide held demonstrations on opposite sides of the state Capitol. Lawmakers approved the … [Read more...]

Catholic Church collects $1.6 billion in U.S. contracts, grants since 2012

Catholic Charities says they can't fulfill their mission without financial assistance from the government

The following comes from a September 24 Washington Times article by Kelly Riddell:   Not to be lost in the pomp and circumstance of Pope Francis' first visit to Washington is the reality that the Catholic Church he oversees has become one of the largest recipients of federal largesse in America. The Church and related Catholic charities and schools have collected … [Read more...]

Shock after Junipero Serra statue vandalized days after sainthood declared

Vandals targeted headstones of people of European descent

The following comes from a September 28 LA Times article by Kate Linthicum: Days after Pope Francis elevated Father Junipero Serra to sainthood, vandals struck the Carmel Mission where the remains of the controversial missionary are buried, toppling statues and damaging gravesites. The vandals, who police say acted sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning, splashed … [Read more...]