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

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Our Mother Who is Within Us

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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Link to Catholic – San Francisco e-News

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.