Archives for June 2016

L.A. County caves on the cross

Decides not to appeal decision on San Gabriel Mission in its official seal

The following comes from a June 21 story on The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling finding a cross over the San Gabriel Mission on the county’s official seal to be unconstitutional. The vote, taken behind closed doors, was 3-2, with Supervisors Don Knabe and Michael Antonovich dissenting, according to … [Read more...]

Scott Hahn, Bishop Barron, Kathryn Lopez, John Allen, Archbishop Gomez

L.A. archdiocese news to go fully digital, including Instagram and Twitter

The following comes from a June 29 email from Angelus News. It's time for the Angelus: The Catholic Church continues its entrance into the digital age with Angelus News, a multimedia news platform from the center of global pop culture, Los Angeles. Angelus News provides round the clock content from the voices in the Church we trust and love: Archbishop Gomez, Bishop … [Read more...]

‘The wrongdoing is far deeper and more widespread than anyone ever imagined’

Stem Express got a look at patients’ private records every morning

  The following comes from a June 28 story by David Daleiden on The Hill. The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives released a stunning set of documents this month from its investigation of the trade in baby body parts between abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood and biotech companies like StemExpress. In … [Read more...]

Womanpriest ordained in non-Catholic church in Orinda

Oakland diocese: ‘Nothing to do with us’

The following comes from a June 29 story in Lamorinda Weekly. Joanna Truelson took a big step in her spirituality last when the Orinda resident was ordained a Roman Catholic womanpriest at a ceremony at the Orinda Community Church June 25. The ordination, the first of its type in Orinda, was under the auspices of Roman Catholic Womenpriests, an organization founded in … [Read more...]

The Pope is partly right

But Cardinal Ratzinger’s 1986 statement selectively cited

The following comes from a June 28 story by John-Henry Weston in Crisis magazine. On June 26, the anniversary of the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in the USA, Pope Francis made controversial comments on his return flight from Armenia. He said that the Catholic Church and all Christians should apologize to homosexuals for failing to protect and accompany them. In … [Read more...]

Capital punishment will be on the November Calif. ballot

Stand by for the Calif. bishops’ endorsement

The following comes from a June 23 release on the website of the California Catholic Conference. The initiative to eliminate the use of California’s death penalty law has officially qualified for this November’s ballot. The measure to revoke capital punishment in the state collected almost 405,000 signatures – well above the 365,000 verifiable signatures required for … [Read more...]

Pharmacists thrown under the pro-abortion bus by Supreme Court

Strong dissent written by Justice Alito

The following comes from a June 28 Reuters story. A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal by a family-owned pharmacy that cited Christian beliefs in objecting to providing emergency contraceptives to women under a Washington state rule, prompting a searing dissent by conservative Justice Samuel Alito. The justices left in place a July 2015 ruling by … [Read more...]

ACLU sues federal government for giving money to the bishops

The cost of free money

The following comes from a June 24 release on Common Dreams, an ACLU website The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Northern California, and the ACLU Foundation of Southern California today filed a lawsuit against the federal government for awarding millions of dollars annually to organizations that fail to provide crucial medical care to unaccompanied immigrant … [Read more...]

Who is responsible for the Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara faculties?

Catholic institutions cleared the path for the latest assault on religious freedom

                The following comes from a June 24 story by Phil Lawler on As a result of the latest federal ruling against religious freedom—and pending the result of what seems an inevitable court challenge— Catholic churches in California are now required to provide abortion coverage in … [Read more...]

Catholic Anthony Kennedy swing vote to kill Texas abortion safety law

Supreme Court votes 5-3 against law passed in wake of Kermit Gosnell scandal

The following comes from a June 27 story on the site of the Catholic News Agency. Editor: Kennedy was seen at Sunday Mass in July 2015 at the strongly pro-life parish, Our Lady of the Rosary in San Diego. Kennedy told one of the priests he comes this parish whenever he is in San Diego. On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of … [Read more...]