Who’s to blame for mass violence?
Archbishop Chaput decries culture of sexual anarchy, personal excess, political hatreds

Gun control laws alone will not stop mass shootings effectively, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, said in a column written in response to the recent shootings in Gilroy, Calif., El Paso, and Dayton, Ohio. Chaput belives that there needs

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2019-08-08T15:19:01-07:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: |22 Comments

Homeless and Catholic in San Francisco
"We lose faith sometimes"

More than 8,000 people were identified as being homeless in San Francisco’s biennial homeless population census report released in May. Shelby may or may not be one of them. “I’ve never been counted once, I’ve never been asked,” he

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2019-08-07T08:43:04-07:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: |4 Comments

California dioceses choose Gray Davis, Leon Panetta to oversee abuse payoffs
Sex scandals compounded by abortion scandal

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Mary Rose Short. In May of this year, six California dioceses announced a new monetary compensation program for abuse victims. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the dioceses of Fresno, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino,

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2019-07-31T11:39:50-07:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: |19 Comments

No manholes, no manpower
City of Berkeley replaces gendered terms in its municipal codes with gender-neutral ones like “maintenance hole” and “human effort”

Soon, there will be no more manholes in the city of Berkeley, California. There will also be no chairmen, no manpower, no policemen or policewomen. Words that imply a gender preference will be removed from the city’s codes and

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2019-07-19T10:47:47-07:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: |16 Comments

What to do if a shooter enters your church
Covina Police Department hosts symposium on emergency planning for churches, offers tips on how to protect worshippers in case of 'active shooter'

How can congregation leaders prevent active shooters? What can they do to protect their worshipers? These questions were discussed before 100 attendees, including congregation leaders, at a symposium hosted by Covina Police Department on Wednesday specifically to address the

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2019-07-18T09:00:05-07:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: |9 Comments

San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy keynotes Laudato Si’ conference
Calls for "conversion from environmental denial to environmental reality" at Creighton University conference marking four-year anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical

The inaugural gathering of “'Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church: A Conference Series on Our Common Home,” was held at Creighton University on June 27-29. Sponsored by Creighton and the Catholic Climate Covenant, it featured addresses from spiritual leaders

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2019-07-06T05:55:34-07:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: |9 Comments

California bishops mark Laudato si

Timed to mark the 4th anniversary of Laudato si’ - Pope Francis’s landmark document on the environment - the Catholic bishops of California have released a major pastoral statement calling for statewide ecological conversion. “God Calls Us All to Care for Our Common

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2019-06-20T10:48:20-07:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: , |6 Comments

Poll: Majority of Americans ok with divorce, birth control, premarital and gay sex

An increasing majority of Americans view divorce, sex outside of marriage, gay relationships and birth control as morally acceptable while a majority of Americans continue to view abortion as morally wrong, according to new Gallup data. Gallup released its annual Values

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2019-06-06T16:00:37-07:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: |17 Comments