Now we know what it means: The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Antifa reportedly tried to invade the suburbs in Yucaipa, California, on Tuesday but the situation went south for them real quick after being confronted by locals.

“Antifa was ran out of town as quickly as they came in.” (video and story)

When the literal words of Jesus Christ simply aren’t good enough…

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Stockton, California Catholic Diocese to become 10th in U.S. to file for bankruptcy protection

Statement from Bishop Stephen Blaire

After months of careful consideration and prayer, it has become clear to me that the Diocese of Stockton’s financial difficulties can only be resolved by filing for bankruptcy protection. This decision was reached through consultation with experts in finance and law, as well as with priests, parishioners and many others in the community our Diocese serves.

Our attorneys will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

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Praying for rain: What Catholic bishops ought to be praying for is an end to California’s sinful apostasy

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SACRAMENTO, CALIF. –  Catholic bishops called for divine intervention Tuesday as California endures what appears to be its third straight dry winter.

The California Conference of Catholic Bishops asked people of all faiths to join in prayers for rain as reservoirs in the state dipped to historic lows after one of the driest calendar years on record.

Some cities already are restricting water use, while prospects for another dry summer have raised alarm about agriculture and wildfires.

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Editor’s note: Drought and famine are time-tested means for turning hearts and minds to God. In this, the State of California appears to be way overdue!  (No offense to faithful, Christian Californians.)

California eliminates all regulations on abortions, including informed consent

While many states are tightening regulations and oversight of abortion clinics after the revelations of the “house of horrors” conditions in Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic in Philadelphia, a Planned Parenthood-promoted bill, AB 980, by Sacramento Assemblyman Richard Pan, a pediatrician, will require the California Department of Public Health to repeal all abortion service regulations in California “not later than July 1, 2014″.

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See what’s happening in the Archdiocese of San Francisco

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Obama’s Justice Department: First, they attack traditional marriage, now they’re going after mothers.

(CNSNews.com) – The Obama Justice Department is arguing in the United States Supreme Court that children do not need mothers.

The Justice Department’s argument on the superfluity of motherhood is presented in a brief the Obama administration filed in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that amended California’s Constitution to say that marriage involves only one man and one woman.

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Editor’s note: Just one ridiculous absurdity piled atop another. Is there no end? Can a president be impeached for being stupid?

Oh, California … and man’s inhumanity (or perhaps merely naked, wanton indifference) to man!

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Welcome to the Age of ObamaCare and the Culture of Death!

A California retirement home is backing one of its nurses after she refused desperate pleas from a 911 operator to perform CPR on an elderly woman who later died, saying the nurse was following the facility’s policy.

“Is there anybody that’s willing to help this lady and not let her die,” dispatcher Tracey Halvorson says on a 911 tape released by the Bakersfield Fire Department aired by several media outlets on Sunday.

“Not at this time,” said the nurse, who didn’t give her full name and said facility policy prevented her from giving the woman medical help.

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Editor’s note: Even worse is the attitude of many of the medical TV reporters … acting as if nothing out of the ordinary had occurred.  The woman’s daughter appears to think it’s OK, too. Real heroes save people’s lives, even at risk to their own life and/or limb. Heroes of the culture of death follow “company policy” in the spirit of ObamaCare. These are very sad days, indeed.

San Jose bishop comes out for gun control, advocates changing the Bill of Rights.

When the framers of the Constitution included the “right to bear arms” among the freedoms enjoyed by the citizens of the United States, this nation was rural.  It was truly a different time.  Twenty-First Century American society does not resemble 1789. Perhaps it is time to consider curtailing this right.  Individual freedom should be subject to the common good.  If this were not the case, there would be no speed limits on our roads and highways, no crosswalks.

It is time to admit that the free availability of guns and ammunition poses a threat to the welfare of our people and that a “culture of violence” has eclipsed “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as enduring values of this nation.

I join my fellow bishops in calling on film producers and video game creators to recognize the extent of violence in movies, television programs and video games, which have desensitized all of us.   We must also address the pervasive role of addiction and mental illness in crime.

It is time to change, to increase regulation, even to ban the possession of certain weapons.  I echo the words of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice, that it is necessary “to impose a strict control on the sale of handguns and small arms.  Limiting the purchase of such arms would certainly not infringe on the rights of anyone” (The International Arms Trade, 2006).

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Editor’s note: To prove his point, the good bishop need only enumerate all the wonderful improvements made to the Catholic Church since the liberal innovations of Vatican II were implemented. And for the record … limiting the purchase of such arms would most certainly infringe on MY rights, under the Constitution of the United States of America. (Doug Lawrence, January 2, 2013)

Time for a national discussion on match control?

Witness Erickson Ipina called 911, and police arrested Dennis Petillo, 24, a short time later. He was booked for investigation of attempted murder and was held on $500,000 bail. It wasn’t immediately known if he had retained an attorney.

“He just poured it all over the old lady,” Ipina told reporters at the scene. “Then he threw the match on her and started running.”

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Editor’s note: It’s time we banned any match book or box containing more than 5 matches … and completely outlawed “assault” lighters. The Bill of Rights is totally silent about any supposed “right” to bear fire.  Oh, where is Senator Feinstein when we need her most?!

A massive, little known abortion scandal that led to the largest known cemetery burial in history.

After three and a half years of legal wrangling, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in August, 1985 ordered the 16,433 mangled babies’ bodies found in Woodland Hills in 1982 to be turned over to the Guerra-Gutirrez-Alexander Mortuary for burial. Per the court’s order, the mortuary was selected because they didn’t have a religious affiliation.

To comply with the court order that the identity of the mothers, babies and abortionists be concealed, the Los Angeles County health department ordered the bodies to be dumped in bulk out of the individual containers into six coffin-sized plywood boxes lined with plastic. The department assured the ACLU that there would be no containers with identifying marks. While the ACLU would not object, the Feminist Women’s Health Center petitioned the Los Angeles Superior Court to block the burial, but the courts refused.

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New Series from California Catholic Daily: The ugly, decrepit and scandalous truth about abortion, abortionists, abortion proponents.

February 4, 1982: 16,433 dead bodies discovered in a repossessed land/sea storage container.

On February 4, when workers opened the doors to the steel box now parked in the container yard in Wilmington, they were overwhelmed with the stench of decaying human flesh. When they looked inside, they saw bodies strewn among open boxes and plastic buckets. One worker described the scene as a “war zone” and reported watching a headless body tumble forward.

The Martin Container employees called the Los Angeles County health department, who began transferring bodies to the county coroner’s office. At the coroner’s office, just west of the L.A. County/USC Medical Center, Dr. Eva Hauser, assisted by Dr. Joseph Wood, weighed, measured and performed autopsies on at least 43 of the larger baby bodies.

Some had been dead for more than two years. Some were at least 30 weeks old. All were severely mutilated through salt poisoning or dismemberment with surgical knives. The smell, the buzz of flies, and the sight of mangled infant bodies made the autopsy procedure difficult for the doctors. Many of the bodies still had labels which identified the abortionists.

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Coming in future weeks on California Catholic Daily:

Who Malvin Weisberg was

The role of the Martin Container company

How the 16,443 figure arrived at

What the coroner’s office did

The Inglewood Women’s Hospital

Gloria Allred attempts to prevent burial

Mothers’ and abortionists’ names on bodies

How Odd Fellows Cemetery chosen for burial

Future Chief Justice Roberts actions regarding Reagan letter

Clergy participation in burial service

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California’s Prop 30, anti-Catholic organizations, and more CCHD scandal

Catholics who are conservative, either politically or theologically, have been crit­ical of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) for at least 15 years. The criticism, in print and online, though pointed and persistent, has been largely unproductive. Part of the reason for this failure is the limitation of the criticism to doc­trinal matters, principally surrounding abortion, contraception, and homosexu­ality. But, the fundamental problem with the design of the CCHD grants process is ideological….

[On November 6] Californians voted on an initiative prop­osition to raise the sales tax rate for all citizens, and increase the state-income tax rates for upper-income earners. Califor­nia already has the highest sales tax and the second highest income tax in the country. The proposed increases were sig­nificant, perhaps enough to cause some very affluent people to move from the state.

How surprising, then, to find that the California branch of PICO (People Im­proving Communities through Organiz­ing) donated $259,000 to the campaign to pass Proposition 30.

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California Governor Brown signs “Butcher Bill” into law permitting nurses to do abortions.

“At a time when some seek to turn back the clock and restrict women’s health choices, California is expanding access to birth control and reaffirming every woman’s basic Constitutional rights,” Brown said.

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Editor’s note: In California, you now have the right to be butchered by non-physicians in order to conveniently kill your unborn child … and perhaps … yourself!

California pro abortion “Butcher Bill” still pending, in spite of protests

A bill that would allow non-physicians to perform abortions

SB 1338 would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform uterine aspiration abortions, a practice currently outlawed in California for non-physicians.

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, says the measure is needed to increase the availability of abortion in areas of the state where the procedure is not readily available.

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Cesar Chavez was a unique and truly Catholic labor leader

Chávez’s selection of symbols reflected his awareness that while speaking for a largely Mexican Catholic constituency, was also trying to speak to a broader American public.  His “Plan of Delano” reflects a proper ordering of these symbolic allegiances:

We seek, and have, the support of the Church in what we do.  At the head of the Pilgrimage we carry LA VIRGEN DE LA GUADALUPE . . . because she is ours, all  ours, Patroness of the Mexican people

We also carry the Sacred Cross and the Star of  David because we are not sectarians, and because we ask the help and prayers of all religions.

All men are brothers—sons of the same God; that is why we say to all men of   good will, in the words of Pope Leo XIII,

“Everyone’s first duty is to protect the workers from the greed of speculators who use human beings as instruments to provide themselves with money.  It is neither just nor human to oppress men with excessive  work to the point where their minds become enfeebled and their bodies worn out.” 

GOD SHALL NOT ABANDON US.

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California debating new “Butcher Law” to allow non-doctors to do abortions

For ordinary surgical standards of care, physicians need to not only be able to perform the procedure, but also deal with complications. It is required in any procedure (other than abortion) for the surgeon to have hospital privileges to deal with surgical problems. Mid-level practitioners do not have the depth of training to treat hemorrhage, uterine perforation, sepsis, damage to pelvic organs and other serious short-term complications that occur with 5% of surgical abortions.

California has long been among the worst of states in upholding standards in abortion clinics. It has turned a blind eye to substandard care in its many abortion clinics that prey on women of color. Our state is in disrepute among public health experts for being one of the few states that do not collect abortion statistics for the CDC, to monitor how women undergoing abortions are actually faring.

California is notorious for the four mifepristone/RU-486 deaths that occurred in its unregulated clinics shortly after FDA approval of the drug. This debacle occurred just after the legislature changed the California abortion law to allow mid-level providers to perform medical abortions. It seems California is at risk of repeating this error, authorizing inferior care for women and dumping those with complications on emergency rooms without real post-surgical care.

I would hope those of you who support this law would rethink your position. It is only a matter of time before more tragedies occur if you go down the path of further deregulating abortion.

Abortion is a serious matter that takes the life of an unborn child. It will also unnecessarily take the lives of women if you allow inadequately trained personnel without hospital privileges to perform surgical abortions.

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California Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown is 100% anti-life

“‘For those who believe in a woman’s right to choose, the choice is clear,’ said Amy Everitt, State Director for NARAL Pro-Choice California. ‘Jerry Brown has always been an uncompromising champion of a woman’s right to choose; having proven time and again his commitment to preserving a woman’s right to a safe, legal abortion,’” the news release continued.

“‘Planned Parenthood only endorses candidates who are 100% respectful of a woman’s right to make the very private, very personal decisions regarding her own reproductive health, 100% of the time,” said Kathy Kneer, President of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California,” said the press release. “We know that Jerry Brown is 100% respectful of these fundamental rights.”

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Those who worship in glass houses shouldn’t throw around 50 million dollars (that they don’t have)

An Orange County bankruptcy judge ruled Thursday that the Crystal Cathedral, a monument to modernism in faith and architecture, will be sold for $57.5 million to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, which plans to consecrate it as a Catholic cathedral.

Among the questions is what will happen to the Crystal Cathedral ministry now led by Schuller’s daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman. The church has been in a downward slide for years, culminating in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in October 2010, when it cited more than $50 million in debt.

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Editor’s note: Time to buy stock in Windex. Let’s hope all that glass is covered by earthquake insurance. And of course, no high pitched singing should be allowed!

Court: Abortion “Bubble Laws” must apply equally to both sides

Walter Hoye, a minister and self-described “sidewalk counselor,” opposes abortion and seeks to convince women to eschew the procedure. After being convicted of two separate violations of the ordinance, he filed a federal complaint alleging violations of his free-speech and due-process rights.

While courts subsequently reversed Hoye’s two convictions on procedural grounds, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer dismissed the minister’s civil rights complaint, finding that the Oakland’s ordinance is content-neutral and therefore constitutional.

A three-judge appellate panel sitting in San Francisco agreed, but only partly.

While the ordinance, modeled after a Colorado law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court more than a decade ago in Hill v. Colorado, is constitutional, Oakland failed to enforce it properly, the 9th Circuit found.

The appellate judges cited the testimony of an Oakland police officer who said that the ordinance is generally applied “only to efforts to persuade women approaching reproductive health clinics not to receive abortions or other reproductive health services, and not to communications seeking to encourage entry into the clinic for the purpose of undergoing treatment.”

Hoye also alleged that the “escorts” often tell women not to listen to him or take his literature, and they attempt to block his message by putting up barriers and making noise, the ruling states.

“The city’s policy of distinguishing between speech that facilitates access to clinics and speech that discourages access is not content-neutral,” Judge Marsha Berzon wrote for the unanimous panel. “It is the epitome of a content-based speech restriction.”

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