Archives for June 2017

Holy Rosary, San Rafael

Name of Church Holy Rosary Address One St. Vincent Dr., San Rafael, CA 94913 Phone number See the website for various contact numbers. Website Mass times Sundays and holy days at 12:15 p.m. (Latin Tridentine, sung High Mass). Fr. Young also celebrates the Tridentine liturgy on Sundays, 5 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Chapel in San Francisco. … [Read more...]

Seven Planned Parenthood facilities permanently close today

Three of the seven are in California

Seven Planned Parenthood facilities, six of which conducted medication abortions, are set to permanently close today in three states. Planned Parenthood officials noted that the closures were primarily an attempt to remain solvent amid fears that Medicaid reimbursements would be halted by Congress. “It isn’t very often we see seven Planned Parenthood facilities close in one … [Read more...]

Name change coming for John Paul II Institute

Italian journalist reports that Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family will soon have a new name: the Institute of Studies on the Family

According to a report by Vatican journalist Sandro Magister, the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family—which has already been reconstituted under Pope Francis—will soon also have a new name. The institute, Magister reports, will be known as the Institute of Studies on the Family, and will continue under the auspices of the Lateran University … [Read more...]

Born of the Holy Spirit

Catholic Charismatic Renewal marks 50 years

Born of the Holy Spirit and launched from a college retreat in 1967 near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal has proud roots of its own in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and continues to establish its legacy here. Father Raymund Reyes, archdiocesan vicar for clergy, is Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s liaison to Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the … [Read more...]

“Standing up for the transgender community”

California attorney general files friend-of-the–court brief in case seeking to force VA hospitals to provide sex-reassignment surgery

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a friend-of-the–court brief supporting transgender rights for veterans in the case Fulcher v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The brief defends a veteran’s right to health care coverage from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) for medically necessary care such as … [Read more...]

Cardinal George Pell: “I’m innocent of these charges, they are false.”

Australian authorities allege Vatican's Prefect for the Secretariat of the Economy committed sexual abuse many years ago

After Australian police announced that they have charged him on multiple counts of sexual abuse, Cardinal George Pell has maintained his innocence, saying he will take leave from his responsibilities in the Vatican to clear his name. In comments to journalists during a June 29 news briefing at the Holy See Press Office, Cardinal Pell said that with the permission of Pope … [Read more...]

No sign of bias

As expected, federal judge rules colleague presiding over David Daleiden case is impartial arbiter as contempt hearing looms

A San Francisco federal judge is not biased against antiabortion activists who secretly recorded abortion providers at national meetings and will be allowed to remain on the case he has been on for nearly two years, another federal judge has ruled. David Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress, were seeking to remove U.S. District Judge William Orrick … [Read more...]

Mercy night, gay parade, and the ballpark

A busy evangelization weekend in San Francisco

California Catholic Daily Exclusive. Over San Francisco’s “Pride” weekend, Catholics offered three separate evangelical outreaches to the city of St. Francis. On Friday, January 23, the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi hosted San Francisco’s second ‘Mercy Night.’ Teams of Catholics, mostly young, went out into the busy North Beach neighborhood, which, on a Friday … [Read more...]

A Catholic defense of capital punishment

Provocative new book by Ignatius Press explains perennial teaching of the Church

The Catholic Church has in recent decades been associated with political efforts to eliminate the death penalty. In fact, the three most recent popes, John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis, have called for the abolition of the death penalty. In 2016, Francis said, "Nowadays the death penalty is unacceptable, however grave the crime of the convicted person." With such … [Read more...]

A positive sign?

Supreme Court puts off decision on whether to hear appeal of California's pro-life pregnancy centers over state requirement they refer for and advertise abortion services

Will California’s 200 pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics be forced by the state to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions on their own dime? The answer will have to wait until at least Sept. 25, after the U.S. Supreme Court held off on taking a statewide challenge in Thursday’s round of petition reviews. Leaders throughout the state say they’re optimistic about their … [Read more...]