Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Wilmington, California

Name of Church Ss. Peter and Paul Address 515 West Opp Street, Wilmington, CA 90744 Phone number 310-834-5215 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. (English); Sunday, 6:30 a.m. (Latin Tridentine), 8 a.m. (Spanish), 9:30 a.m. (English; Latin Tridentine High Mass on 3rd Sundays), 11 a.m. (English), 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 2 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. … [Read more...]

Too many c-sections to keep this baby

Please pray for a turn-around at the abortion clinic on Saturday, April 16

The following comes from an April 17 email from Helpers of God's Precious Infants San Diego: Early this morning a man and woman pulled into the parking lot of Family Planning Associates, an abortion clinic.  They had children in the back seat of the car.  The woman got out of the car and was greeted by a counselor. Before the yellow-shirt "escorts" arrived, the counselor … [Read more...]

The Blessed Sacrament explained

According to Orange County Catholic, Holy Communion also means we are in communion with other faithful who participate in the Eucharist

The following comes from an April 13 OC Catholic article by Larry Urish: For many of us, Holy Communion – the Holy Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper, the most central of the seven sacraments – is a deeply personal experience. Offered at every Mass, it marks the moment when we receive Jesus into our hearts and it involves intense, personal and private prayer. When we receive … [Read more...]

USF president endorses same-sex “marriage”

California Catholic Daily exclusive: Jesuit Father Paul Fitzgerald publicly congratulates lesbian couple

On April 14, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on the ‘marriage’ of the coach of the women’s basketball team at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco, Jennifer Azzi. Ms. Azzi, who has coached the team since 2010, announced that she was ‘married’ to Ms. Blair Hardiek on March 31. The high-profile event made national news. It also offered an important opportunity for the … [Read more...]

Sacred Heart Chapel, Sacred Heart Retreat House, Alhambra

Name of Church Sacred Heart Chapel, Sacred Heart Retreat House Address 920 E. Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801 Phone number 626-289-1353 Mass times Open to the public for Mass most Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Confessions None scheduled, but visitors can ask priests leading retreats to hear their confessions before or after Mass. Names of priests Varies, visiting … [Read more...]

Senator Barbara Boxer attacks Catholic priest for questioning global warming

Politically conservative Father Robert Sirico gets lectured by California senator during hearings on global warming The following comes from an April 14 Daily Caller article by Michael Bastach: California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer went after a Catholic priest in a Wednesday hearing for supposedly questioning the pope’s statements on the dangers of man-made global warming. “So do you disagree with the pope when he says that climate … [Read more...]

Bill Clinton to speak at Loyola Marymount commencement, Renew LMU wants him disinvited

Meanwhile, longtime LMU academic sympathetic to pro-life causes and orthodox Catholicism ends career

The following comes from an April 14 LMU Newsroom article: President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at Loyola Marymount University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 7, LMU President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., announced today. “President Clinton is one of the great statesmen of our time, and he will address our students as they embark on the next … [Read more...]

Is the Catholic Church’s centuries-old grip on Latin America slipping away?

Protestant numbers rise as many Catholics simply drop the faith

The following comes from a Cuenca High Life article by Michael Paulson: A sweeping new survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center, finds that 69 percent of Latin American adults say they are Catholic, down from an estimated 90 percent for much of the 20th century. The decline appears to have accelerated recently: Eight-four percent of those surveyed said they were raised … [Read more...]

USC students, professors react to new birth control law

As of April 1, pharmacists may now administer birth control without a prescription

The following comes from an April 10 Daily Trojan article by Danny Helms: The USC Pharmacy will now have the option to offer birth control following the implementation of the new California Birth Control Law, which went into effect Friday. The law allows pharmacists to offer birth control products, such as pills, shots, skin patches and vaginal rings, to women without a … [Read more...]

Federal judge rules against Christian cross on LA county seal

Symbol on top of mission building is apparently unconstitutional

The following comes from an April 7 Buzzfeed article by Claudia Koerner: Los Angeles County violated the California constitution when it added a Christian cross to the official seal in 2014, a federal judge has ruled, dismissing arguments that the change was to promote historical accuracy. The ruling means the county will have to go back to an older version of the seal … [Read more...]