Archives for October 2018

Tomorrow: Silicon Valley bishop to discuss balance between technology and human person

Coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantú of San Jose will deliver lecture at Santa Clara University on Nov. 1 on establishing right relationship between the human person and technology

The new coadjutor bishop for the Catholic diocese at the epicenter of global technology— Coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantú of San Jose—will deliver the 2018 Santa Clara Lecture at Santa Clara University Nov. 1.  His lecture will discuss the art of mastering technology and establishing a right relationship between the human person (body, mind, and soul) and technology. The event … [Read more...]

“No position”

California bishops offer analysis of each of 12 propositions on Nov. 6 ballot, but decline to offer advice on how citizens should vote

The following is an analysis provided by the California Conference of Catholic Bishops on the State of California General Election Propositions:   Proposition 1 – Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018 The high cost of housing in California has been a significant point of discussion in recent years. Housing in California has long been more expensive than the … [Read more...]

Another $5 million sought for renovation of Christ Cathedral

Since 2013, more than $127 million has been raised from 28,000 families in Orange diocese to convert former Crystal Cathedral into Catholic worship space

The clouds parted after the rains and the sun broke through, setting the stage for a spectacular dusk for the more than 500 guests assembled outside Christ Cathedral on Saturday, Oct. 13.  As if on cue, a rainbow appeared just as the Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of Orange, joined the pianist to play three tunes: “Getting to Know You,” “California, Here I Come” and, of … [Read more...]

Permanent end to California law that forced pro-life centers to advertise for abortion

AB 775 was struck down in June by the U.S. Supreme Court

A 2015 California law forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise for abortion was brought to a permanent end Friday evening, thanks to an order by a federal district court. With that, AB 775, which essentially was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in NIFLA v. Becerra in June, is now officially dead, unable to compel pro-abortion speech from life-affirming pregnancy … [Read more...]

Cal-State San Marcos sued over refusal to fund pro-life student group

University denied Students for Life’s $500 request to help fund visit by guest speaker while giving $300,000 a year to Gender Equity Center and the LGBTQA Pride Center

In the grand scheme of things, $75 may not seem like that big of a deal. I’m not an accounting major, after all, so my student activities fee didn’t particularly stand out as I was enrolling for classes at Cal State San Marcos. It was only when I realized where my money was going — and not going — that I started to be concerned. Turns out, the lion’s share of the $2.1 million … [Read more...]

I saw the Gosnell trial in real life. Here’s what the movie left out

Cheryl Sullenger's perspective on the Gosnell Movie

The long-anticipated movie about the 2013 Kermit Gosnell abortion/murder trial is finally out and showing in theaters around the country. I covered that case from its inception, personally attended and reported on the trial in Philadelphia, and even wrote a book about it. Because the story about Gosnell and his squalid abortion business is very personal for me, I have avoided … [Read more...]

Number of Americans who say they are witches is on the rise

An estimated 1 to 1.5 million people say they practice Wicca or paganism, a rise from an estimated 8,000 Wiccans in 1990

The number of Americans who claim to be witches has increased dramatically over the past 30 years. An estimated 1 to 1.5 million people say they practice Wicca or paganism, a rise from an estimated 8,000 Wiccans in 1990, and 340,000 in 2008. In 2014, a Pew Research Center survey found about 0.4 percent of Americans identify themselves Pagan or Wiccan, a significant increase … [Read more...]

Important pro-life voter information

Election is one week away

Pro-Life Voter Recommendations for the November 6th, 2018 California General Election Pro-Life Candidates to statewide offices: GOVERNOR: John Cox  Businessman, CPA, and Attorney John Cox is fervently pro-life. He is polling well and has funds for a successful statewide campaign for Governor.  If there is ONE THING you can do to protect life in our state, it is to elect a … [Read more...]

“I’m tired of your apologies”

Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Brennan celebrates Mass of Reparation and Healing at St. Euphrasia Church in Granada Hills, followed by hour-and-a-half question-and-answer forum

Moments into a Mass of Reparation and Healing at St. Euphrasia Church in Granada Hills on Thursday night, Bishop Joseph V. Brennan invited the congregation to kneel. He then explained how appropriate he thought it would be for him to lay prostrate in front of the altar, asking Msgr. James Gehl and Father Anselm Nwakuna to join him on each side in the act of submissive … [Read more...]

Synod on Youth releases final report

Says the Church must find new ways of presenting its teaching on sexuality and continue to accompany and listen to people with same-sex attraction

The final report of the fifteenth general session of the Synod of Bishops, held on the topics of young people, faith, and vocational discernment, was released Saturday. The document says the Church must find new ways of presenting its teaching on sexuality and continue to “accompany” and “listen to” people with same-sex attraction. The final draft of the synod report was … [Read more...]