Why Aren’t More People Outraged

Why Aren’t More People Outraged

Legislation, Pro Life
Analysis: New York's Reproductive Health Act reveals frightening paradigm shift February 5, 2019 On the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions, legalizing abortion up to moments before birth, the state of New York enacted a new unrestricted abortion law called the Reproductive Health Act. It purports to safeguard the highest level of abortion rights, should the U.S. Supreme Court ever limit any abortion procedures in the future. While many of us watched aghast as the World Trade Center victoriously lit up in pink, the offense against human life was only exacerbated by the statements by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam asserting that babies surviving late-term abortion should be left to die. Shortly thereafter, the United States Senate voted down the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection…
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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feasts
Today we celebrate the Marian feast of our Patroness of the Americas. May she accompany and pray for us through our life's tribulations.  12, 2018 Father Erik, Associate Director of Priest Personnel of the Diocese of San Bernardino, gave the homily for the celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Gudalupe at the Pastoral Center. He began with the following facts about the Tilma: • The image has remained intact with all its original vibrancy for 475 years. The natural life span of a cloak made with cactus fiber is only about 15-30 years. • Her eyes are looking down with humility and compassion. She is human, not God. • She is wearing a blue-green mantle (the color worn by royalty) covered with stars. • The stars signify she…
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Bishop Barnes supports Humane Vitae Conference

Bishop Barnes supports Humane Vitae Conference

Natural Family Planning
In a letter to the Executive Director of the California Association of Natural Family Planing, Most Rev. Bishop Gerald Barnes supports the 50th Anniversary of Humane Vitae. This conference continues to be an opportunity to celebrate the beauty and vision of the teachings of our Church on marriage and sexuality, It will increase our understanding and appreciation of this teachin for Catholic couples. The papal encyclical, Humanae vitae (HV) written by Blessed Pope Paul VI in 1968, provides beautiful and clear teaching about God's plan for married love and the transmission of life. On this page, you will find a number of resources that will help you deepen your understanding of these teachings. In Humanae vitae Blessed Pope Paul VI reflects upon how God designed the nature of married love.…
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Battling Sex Trafficking

Battling Sex Trafficking

Crime
Deeply buried in our society’s glittering bustle, one of the most sordid crimes against humanity continues every day almost unnoticed — the sale of young girls for sex. Pope Francis warned earlier in the year that, “modern forms of slavery are far more widespread than previously imagined, even — to our scandal and shame — within the most prosperous of our societies.” An estimated 40 million people around the world are enslaved today. Most are held against their will for cheap labor, but a substantial number are held against their will for sex. The National Human Trafficking Hotline counted six thousand formal sex trafficking cases in the U.S. in 2017. One-third of the victims were minors. Within that number, the most horrific plight of all may be the juvenile girls…
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