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Across California, Pro-Lifers To Rally In January 2017

San Diego, Calif., Jan 5, 2017 / 12:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- January 21. That’s the date when Californians will come together at three events across the state for pro-life advocacy and encouragement. San Diego will host its Fifth Annual Walk for Life in the historic Balboa Park at 6th and...

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Maybe You Can Drive My Car

The Los Angeles Auto Show just concluded last week. The vehicles have been taken back to their dealerships and the concept cars back to their secret locations in Detroit and places unknown. I attended the Auto Show this year not because I am not happy with my 2010 Toyota Corrolla, but because I...

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San Bernardino Victims Remembered

During the first anniversary of the Dec. 2 terrorist attack last year in San Bernardino, a Mass of Remembrance and Healing was celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery in nearby Colton. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Rutilio del Riego presided at the liturgy held in the mausoleum’s All Souls...

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Dignity Health’s Inland Empire Hospitals Host Early Thanksgiving Celebrations For Those In Need

More than 150 Dignity Health employees and volunteers served nearly 1,000 traditional Thanksgiving meals, complete with turkey and all the trimmings, to community members in need during two annual events on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 at St. Bernardine Medical Center’s Family Focus Center and at...

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St. Bernardine Medical Center Celebrates 85th Anniversary

On Oct.15, more than 500 loyal and generous supporters of Dignity Health - St. Bernardine Medical Center celebrated the hospital’s 85th anniversary during their annual “Gathering at Twilight” gala. Attendees enjoyed dinner, music and live and silent auctions as part of the fundraising event at...

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Archbishop Gomez: Christian Doctors Face Increasing Threats

Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 2, 2016 / 01:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Faithful Catholics need to be aware of the ever-increasing serious threats to Christians living their faith in the field of medicine, warned Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles. Noting the annual White Mass for health care...

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California Bishops Urge Respect And Calm During Election Season

Bishop Jaime Soto, President of the California Catholic Conference, issued the following statement on behalf of his fellow Bishops in California: Animosity and hyperbole has characterized the current election season. This should give all people pause. The natural and healthy exchange of ideas,...

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California Bishops: Legalizing Marijuana Hurts Kids, The Poor

San Francisco, Calif., Oct 29, 2016 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When it comes to legalizing marijuana in California, the risks to children, teens and the poor are just too great, said four Bay Area bishops ahead of the November ballot.   Discussing the state’s ballot initiative Proposition...

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Vote Yes On Prop. 62 To Abolish The Death Penalty

California bishops are urging voters to abolish the death penalty — a costly and failed system that has left 741 men and women waiting on death row, the largest population waiting legalized killing in the Western Hemisphere. Proposition 62 will be on the Nov. 8 ballot in California. The death...

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Catholic Leaders: Say ‘No’ To Recreational Marijuana

Catholic leaders are urging their congregations to reject Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which would allow adults 21 years of age or older to legally grow, possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes. The initiative will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. Father Gerald...

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Vote Yes On Prop. 57 To Reform The Justice System

California voters have the chance to radically reform the state’s justice system, allowing offenders to seek rehabilitation instead of becoming trapped in longer, mandatory prison sentences, says the California Catholic Conference of Bishops (CCC). Proposition 57, the Public Safety and...

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California Doctor Trying To Prevent The Church From Going To Pot: Dr. Vince Fortanasce Leads Lonely Cause To Show Dangers Of Marijuana

Despite the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s clear denunciation of drug use except for strictly medicinal purposes, many Catholics have become ambivalent about the legalization of drugs. However, Dr. Vince Fortanasce is not one of them. The Yale-trained neurologist has seen, not only in...

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Planned Parenthood-Sponsored Bill Targeting Pro-Life Activists Becomes Law

A Planned Parenthood-sponsored bill — legislation targeting those involved with the undercover videos of abortion providers — has been signed into law. Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.,) announced Assembly Bill 1671 without additional comment. The Los Angeles Times editorial board is calling the...

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Death Penalty Abolition Effort Needs More Support, Poll Finds

Despite the ongoing effort of many California voters to put an end to the death penalty, these voters make up less than the majority, according to new polls.  The Sacramento Bee drew attention to the Field Poll and the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, which said that...

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The Right To Kill?: California Catholic Conference Urges Voters To End The Death Penalty In The State

Kirk Bloodsworth had everything a young man could hope for in 1984. At 23 years old, he had served honorably in the U.S. Marines, was married, and had a good job on Maryland’s eastern shore. But then “my entire world went sideways,” Bloodsworth recounted to Angelus News. Over a period of eight...