Two California bishops nominated to lead USCCB committees

When the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop convenes next week, much of the attention with focus on how the bishops will address the recent clerical abuse scandals. But the bishops will also be electing new leadership for six of

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Abortion and Congress – what will local Catholics and Evangelicals do?

The following comes from an August 9 press release Planned Parenthood Action Fund today endorsed Mike Levin for Congress in California’s 49th District. “Voters face a stark choice in California’s 49th District this November. On one side, you have Diane

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2018-09-03T10:09:24-08:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Marriage and Family, Politics|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

More than 10,000 sign petition to stop Fr. James Martin from speaking at World Meeting of Families

Over 10,000 people have signed a petition to withdraw an invitation to Fr James Martin from the World Meeting Of Families. The petition, started by the Irish branch of Tradition, Family, Property, opposes Fr Martin’s attendance on the grounds that

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Orange diocese chancellor speaks out on McCarrick scandal

The following is by Pia de Solenni, SThD, the Chancellor of the Diocese of Orange and Theological Advisor to the Bishop. Back in October, when Harvey Weinstein’s exploits [crimes] became public, those of us who have been supportive of the Catholic Church’s

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2018-08-07T12:44:42-08:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: Marriage and Family|Tags: , |15 Comments

U.S. bishops favor family-leave bill

The U.S. bishops’ conference praised legislative efforts to secure family leave policies, after a Senate bill was introduced that would allow new parents to draw two months of Social Security benefits while they care for their new child. The bill,

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2018-08-05T19:34:14-08:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Marriage and Family, Politics|Tags: , , |1 Comment

U.S. House committee seeks protection for religious adoption agencies

The House Appropriations Committee moved to protect the conscience rights and religious freedom of faith-based adoption agencies on Wednesday. The committee adopted an amendment to an upcoming funding bill that would preserve federal funding for agencies who do not want

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Cardinal: priests have no credibility to prepare couples for marriage

The Vatican official leading the Church’s office for laity, family, and life has said that priests do not have the credibility or experience to prepare couples for marriage. The official made similar remarks to Catholic leaders in September 2017. During

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