Pope advances sainthood cause for ‘bishop of the barrios’

Alphonse Gallegos was also known for his support for members of lowrider car clubs

The following comes from a July 10 Crux article by Carol Glatz: Pope Francis has advanced the sainthood cause of a U.S. bishop who ministered to California farm workers and the poor. The late Auxiliary Bishop Alphonse Gallegos of Sacramento, California, was known as the “bishop of the barrio” because of his work with the marginalized and the “lowrider bishop” because of his … [Read more...]

Heroes of the week and other news

Calif. Parental Notification updates – 19 weeks to go

The following two features come from the website of Californians for Parental Rights, sponsors of the Parental Notification initiative now collecting signatures in California. At least 585,405 signatures must be gathered by March, 2016 to put on the measure on the November 2016 ballot. Sponsors hope to collect most church signatures by mid-December to avoid having to pay … [Read more...]

Abortion clinic hits buzz-saw in Imperial Valley

Moving testimony by El Centro residents

Nearly one hundred individuals filled the El Centro Council chambers Tuesday evening, February 17 creating standing room only. The majority came to let the council know they did not want an abortion clinic in town. Another 50 to 100 stood outside the chamber. There is a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic being constructed on Fourth Street in El Centro just south of the … [Read more...]

What bishops will help Calif. Hispanics?

The following comes from a Dec. 7 entry in A Shepherd's Voice, the blogsite started by Father Malloy of Sts. Peter and Paul church in San Francisco. On December 4, 2013 Life News reported on the latest abortion statistics from the Center for Disease Control. The article began with “good” news—3% fewer children were killed in 2010 than were in 2009, but noted the astronomical … [Read more...]