Menlo Park priest answers Archbishop Paglia on euthanasia
Father Pius Pietrzyk: a priest must do anything in his power to stop a person from committing suicide

After a prominent archbishop commented to journalists last week that he would hold the hand of a person dying of assisted suicide, two priests and a cardinal offered their perspectives to Catholic News Agency on what a priest ought to

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2019-12-20T10:41:35-08:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: , , |17 Comments

Claremont church puts Holy Family in cages
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Claremont United Methodist Church (Photo by Jason Armond/L.A. Times) It didn’t surprise the locals when Claremont United Methodist Church unveiled its annual outdoor Nativity scene this week. In keeping with its spiritual leanings and activist traditions, this was no

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2019-12-17T15:41:20-08:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: , |9 Comments

Senate confirms Patrick Bumatay to Ninth Circuit
Worked on Gorsuch fight, but member of pro-LGBT law group

Patrick Bumatay worked as advisor to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Photo from The United States Senate voted 53-40 Tuesday to confirm assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Bumatay to the influential Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, despite concerns over

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2019-12-11T15:57:30-08:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Abp. Cordileone: “Worse than poverty is the loss of human dignity”
Mass for homeless dead in San Francisco

Cordileone at Visitacion: "The true believer is homeless here." The archdiocese of San Francisco held its second annual Mass for the Homeless Dead on Nov. 23 at Church of the Visitacion. In 2018, the San Francisco medical examiner recorded

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2019-12-02T10:30:16-08:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: , , |19 Comments

China as ideal Christian culture
Vatican: "[America] has dismissed the concept of the common good”

One million Uighur Muslims have been detained in prison camps. In 2018, Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, said in an interview: “Right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of

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2019-11-27T12:57:09-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Social issues, World|Tags: , , |11 Comments

Children of the Immaculate Heart home sits empty
State insists on LGBT, abortions, trans-gender shots

Grace Williams: "Hundreds of teenage girls will continue to be pimped out...." (Photo from Children of the Immaculate Heart video) Children of the Immaculate Heart, a religious charity that helps women escape from sex trafficking, filed a lawsuit

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A screen for low intelligence – next step for in-vitro
Genomic Prediction offers customers report cards

“The science simply isn’t there yet.” (Image from Questionable startups are claiming to be able to determine how smart a frozen IVF embryo will become if carried to term, and parents are taking the bait. Genomic Prediction, the

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2019-11-18T14:17:26-08:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Cohabitation OK with most Americans, including Catholics
Survey by Pew Research Center finds 74% of Catholics see no problem with an unmarried couple living together

Nearly three quarters of Catholics in the United States are not opposed to couples cohabiting before marriage, despite the Church’s moral teaching. A new survey by the Pew Research Center, released Nov. 6, reports that Americans as a whole

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2019-11-07T11:34:22-08:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Marriage and Family, Social issues|Tags: |13 Comments

“A purification ritual using sage”
130 gather on Soboba Indian Reservation for San Bernardino's annual Diocesan Care for Creation Day

More than 130 Catholics of all ages gathered on the Soboba Indian Reservation Oct. 5 to reflect on their call to environmental stewardship. It was the third straight year the Diocese, through its Laudato Si Committee, has sponsored a

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2019-11-05T14:39:57-08:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: , |28 Comments

Bishop McElroy says climate change bound with pro-life
“We have to have our elected officials change”

UCSD's Veerabhadran Ramanathan Just back from a Vatican synod on the Amazon, San Diego Catholic Bishop Robert McElroy oversaw a climate-change seminar Wednesday with a top scientist in the field. Veerabhadran Ramanathan laid out compelling evidence of manmade climate

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2019-10-31T13:51:28-07:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: , , |56 Comments