Archives for August 2016

Attempt to enjoin assisted suicide law fails

Riverside judge refuses to put law on hold pending outcome of lawsuit on its constitutionality

The following comes from an August 26 Press Enterprise article by Gail Wesson: A Riverside County Superior Court judge rejected a request by a physicians group to put the state's new right-to-die law on hold Friday, Aug. 26, pending court review. Technically called the End of Life Option Act, the law passed by the Legislature last year decriminalized physician-assisted … [Read more...]

Abortion escorts try a new tactic

“For every hour you are here, a kind person is donating money to provide abortion scholarships”

The following comes from an August 25 email from Helpers of God’s Most Precious Infants: The past few weeks have been difficult, with some people leaving after a short time upstairs, but it is uncertain as to whether or not they were turn-arounds, as FPA also does birth control and other services.  The police are out nearly every week, but have spent most of their time … [Read more...]

Vacaville toddler dies after being removed from life support

"Execution of an innocent 2-year-old"

The following comes from an August 24 Fox40 story: A Vacaville 2-year-old is dead, not because of the severe respiratory illness that stole his vibrancy along with his breath last April, but because of the heartless action by a hospital in the midst of an appeal, according to his loved ones and his lawyers. "This is a sad, sad state because this is an execution of an … [Read more...]

Mexican government in greatest clash with Church since persecution that ignited Cristero War

President Enrique Peña Nieto trying to impose gay marriage on country

The following comes from an August 25 LifeSite News article by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman: The recent initiative of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to impose homosexual “marriage” on the country has led to the greatest confrontation between the government and the Catholic Church since the 1920s and 1930s, warned a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico in a recent … [Read more...]

Not born this way

Johns Hopkins scientists debunk 'gay gene' myth

The following comes from an August 24 Christian Newswire article: A new exhaustive scientific study conducted by two Johns Hopkins University scientists reveals that scientific evidence does not support the "born that way" claim regarding homosexuality or the "trapped in the body" so-called transgender claim. Written by Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer and Dr. Paul R. McHugh, this … [Read more...]

Archbishop Gomez reflects on upcoming election

"Many important issues are not being discussed"

The following comes from an August 24 Angelus post written by Archbishop Gomez: I am still trying to get my mind around this year’s election. People have been asking me: What’s going on in America? I’m not sure I have the answers. But I’ve been praying, reading and thinking a lot about the question. These are some initial reflections. What strikes me first is that many … [Read more...]

Forcing doctors to perform sex-change surgery

New HHS regulation makes surgeons give "a good reason" for saying no

The following comes from an August 24 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: Following the federal government stating that doctors cannot decline performing sex reassignment surgeries, a group of states, doctors, and hospitals are suing in the name of medical ethics. “The effect is that there are doctors all across the country that are going to be asked to perform … [Read more...]

Latin high mass coming to Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Solemn mass in the extraordinary form will be part of the Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy

The following comes from an August 22 Traditional Latin Mass Community of Saint Mary Magdalen blog post: A Solemn High Mass will be offered by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter at the Cathedral at 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles on October 1st, Saturday, at 8:00 a.m. 

This Mass is part of the Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. Read more.  … [Read more...]

Americans giving up on God, miracles

Clergy sex abuse scandal, church's teachings on homosexuality are examples of why some dislike organized religion

The following comes from an August 24 Washington Examiner article by Paul Bedard: Half of Americans who have left their church no longer believe in God, leading a surge of nearly one quarter of the nation who have no affiliation with any religion, according to a new survey. Pew Research Center said Wednesday that 49 percent of what they term "nones" left their church and … [Read more...]

New statues at San Jose cathedral

Bishop Patrick McGrath blessed statues of Saint Clare and Saint Joseph with Jesus recently installed at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph

The following comes from an August 19 Valley Catholic article by Liz Sullivan: Just two days after the Feast Day of the patroness of the Diocese of San Jose, two new statues were blessed and welcomed into the fold. On August 13, at the 4:30 p.m. Mass, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath blessed the statues of Saint Clare and Saint Joseph with Jesus that were recently installed in … [Read more...]