Archives for November 2017

They can’t make California history go away

If Stanford activists aim to obliterate St. Junipero Serra’s presence from their campus, they’ve got their work cut out for them

Stanford University is in a bind between political correctness and historical fact. Two dorms; an academic building; a street (Serra Mall) that fronts Stanford’s historic Main Quad and is the university’s official address; and a major road running through the 8,000-acre campus are all named after Junipero Serra, the 18th century Spanish-born Franciscan friar who founded the … [Read more...]

Paul VI, prophet

LA Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron: Pontiff who gave us 'Humanae vitae' nearly 50 years ago accurately predicted the consequences of turning away from the Church’s classic teaching on sex

This coming July, we will mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s deeply controversial encyclical letter Humanae vitae. I won’t bore you with the details of the innumerable battles, disagreements, and ecclesial crises that followed upon this text. Suffice it to say that this short, pithily argued letter became a watershed in the post-conciliar Catholic Church and one of the … [Read more...]

Archbishop Jose Gomez urges action to protect DACA youths

Calls for Catholics in the Los Angeles archdiocese to​ urge their representatives in the U.S. House to protect young men and women who were brought to this country as minors by undocumented parents

With a deadline looming for congressional action, Archbishop José H. Gomez is calling on Catholics and all people in the Los Angeles Archdiocese to urge their House representatives to protect more than 800,000 young men and women who were brought to this country as minors by undocumented parents.  Most of these young people have been living without authorization in this … [Read more...]

Two abortion centers now on same street in San Diego

FPA moves from Miramar to El Cajon; Planned Parenthood is 220 yards away

Dear Pro-life friends, After doing abortions at the Miramar location for 10 years, Family Planning Associates (FPA Women's Health) relocated this week to 1625 East Main Street in El Cajon, and is situated on the same street as  Planned Parenthood, about 220 yards to the southwest. They leased Suite 202, a 1,760 SF second floor suite in The El Cajon Medical Center, a … [Read more...]

Cardinal Roger Mahony will be homilist at Fresno diocese anniversary Mass

Mass celebrating diocese's 50th anniversary scheduled for Saturday, December 2, at Holy Spirit Parish

November 28, 2017 Please join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of Fresno on Saturday, December 2nd at 11 am at Holy Spirit Parish! Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Ochoa, with Cardinal Roger Mahony as homilist. Bishop Alexander Salazar of Los Angeles and Bishop Richard Garcia of Monterey will also be attending! Reception follows in the Plaza...all … [Read more...]

She loves the work

Dr. Kelly Pfeifer flies from San Francisco to Overland Park, Kansas, one weekend every month to perform abortions, wins accolades from 'progressive' website for her dedication to baby killing

Dr. Kelly Pfeifer flies from San Francisco, California to Overland Park, Kansas one weekend every month to perform abortions.  She says she donates her time for selfish reasons; she loves the work, people, and state. She even managed to catch a Katy Perry show after work once. Dr. Pfeifer likes to downplay her role and says she’s on a mini vacation, but her part-time work in … [Read more...]

“A palpable sense of terror is gripping Planned Parenthood and its camp”

President Trump has set about undoing his predecessor’s destructive pro-abortion legacy

We are living through a remarkable time in history. Almost daily, those in influential positions who once appeared untouchable are falling out of popular favor as their abuses are exposed. Earlier this month, one particularly corrupt institution was dealt back-to-back blows: Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business. On Nov. 13, The Hill reported that the FBI … [Read more...]

Hollywood releases gay ‘romance’ that normalizes man-boy sex

Leftist media gush approval for movie celebrating pederasty

  “Call Me by Your Name,” which opened nationwide Thanksgiving weekend, is about an older man’s affair with a 17-year-old boy.  And while the movie is garnering rave reviews from urbane elites, their acclamations about the storyline are not quite accurate.   This is not a romantic tale about the awakening of homosexual desire in and between two men: It is a story about … [Read more...]

Annulment express

Streamlined annulment process should allow bishop’s decision after one hearing, pope says

In a November 25 address to participants in a course on annulment procedures, sponsored by the Roman Rota, Pope Francis said that the new streamlined procedure for annulments in special cases should “typically be concluded in one session.” The Pope stressed that these cases can only be decided by a diocesan bishop. “The streamlined process is not an option that the diocesan … [Read more...]

Taking the Catholic out of Catholic universities

Nowadays, rather than embracing the good, the true, and the beautiful, Catholic universities have adopted the same curricular fads as their secular peers

As the college term drew to a close last spring, Providence College’s most prominent professor, Anthony Esolen, author of hundreds of articles and several books—including what some reviewers consider the best translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy—packed up and got ready to leave the school, where he had taught since 1990. He would renounce his tenure, give up his well-earned … [Read more...]