Is California’s governor headed for a canonical rebuke?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is and acknowledges himself to be Roman Catholic. His external conduct is, in several respects, gravely at odds with important Church teachings as in, for example, his long-term support for ‘same-sex marriage’ and his recent open invitation to

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2019-06-07T12:00:11-08:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |18 Comments

Illinois bishop bans abortion-supporting lawmakers from Holy Communion

The Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, has decreed that state legislative leaders may not be admitted to Holy Communion within his diocese, because of their work to pass the state Reproductive Health Act. The bishop also directed that Catholic legislators who

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2019-10-07T12:26:49-08:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |29 Comments

Governor’s budget includes $100 million for abortion providers

Stopping in San Diego on the final leg of his healthcare tour Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom touted California’s support for abortion rights and other reproductive health services as other states signed bans on the procedure into law this past week.

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2019-05-20T17:55:45-08:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |9 Comments

President Trump continues 9th Circuit makeover

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed a controversial nominee to the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals over the objections of both home-state senators. Senators voted 52-45 on Kenneth Lee's nomination to the influential appeals court, giving President Trump his 40th circuit

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2019-10-07T11:50:38-08:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |11 Comments

Bills that California’s bishops think are important

The following is from the California Bishops' website, the California Catholic Conference: Take Action! Oppose Bill Targeting “Seal of Confession” For Catholics, the sanctity of the confessional is unquestionable.  It is central to our constitutional right to the free expression

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2019-05-14T11:56:16-08:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |3 Comments

San Francisco sues Trump administration

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sued the Trump administration on Thursday, accusing it of effectively sacrificing patients' health and lives by expanding "conscience" protections for patients and health care professionals who opposed controversial treatments. “At its core, this rule is about

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2019-05-06T08:41:20-08:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |10 Comments

Poll analysis finds Catholic approval of Trump has declined

Two years into his presidency, President Donald Trump still enjoys high approval ratings from white evangelical Protestants, while Catholic support has declined. A new analysis released on Monday by the Pew Research Center examining 11 surveys conducted throughout the president’s

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2019-03-19T23:22:43-08:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Politics|21 Comments

Trump appointees shifting balance on 9th Circuit

President Trump and conservative commentators routinely mock the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit as intolerably liberal: It’s the “Ninth Circus” to Rush Limbaugh, the “Nutty Ninth” to former NRATV commentator Dan Bongino, “a complete & total disaster,” according

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2019-03-01T17:35:48-08:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |6 Comments