Join our three children and me as we walk to end homelessness

Dear Friends, Our three children (a three-year-old girl and six-month-old twin boys) and I have recently signed up for Father Joe’s Villages’ A Short Walk Home, where we will be walking and fundraising to help end homelessness in San Diego. I’m not sure if you are aware that San Diego has the 4th highest homeless population in the US. Combining that with the lowest rental vacancy rates in the country, our community is seeing more and more people being forced… Read more

State keeping children from Oregon parents because of below average IQ

According to The Oregonian: For nearly four years, this Redmond couple has been fighting to prove to the state of Oregon that they are intellectually capable of raising their children. The Department of Human Services has removed both of their boys, saying the parents are too mentally limited to be good parents. Fabbrini, 31, and Ziegler, 38, lost custody of their older son, Christopher, shortly after he was born. Five months ago, the state took their second child, newborn Hunter,… Read more

Graphic video of San Diego Police K9 bite is concerning.

Graphic video shows San Diego Police K9 holding on to prone man’s arm for over thirty seconds while in handcuffs.. A video posted on Facebook by Angel Nuñez shows a San Diego Police K9 maintaining its bite of an individual accused of behaving erratically, punching a cab driver, and attempting to steal a motorcycle on Sunday, July 9. The individual, indentified by news reports and court records as Karond P. Cheatum, was eventually arrested on suspicion of robbery, battery and being… Read more

Bishop of San Jose: Do not deny sacraments, burial sought in good faith

In friendship with the LGBT community, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath of San Jose told diocesan leadership: “We will not refuse sacraments or Christian Burial to anyone who requests them in good faith.” Bishop Patrick Joseph McGrath of San Jose emphasized compassionate, pastoral care to members of the LGBT community in a directive addressed to diocesan leadership dated June 29, 2017. Bishop McGrath wrote, Recent news reports of policies and practices related to members of the LGBT community in other dioceses… Read more

Trump to Pope: I’ll read Laudato si’

How long will that take? Turns out Trump told Pope Francis he’d read Laudato si’ and other papal documents after exchanging gifts upon concluding a private audience this morning. How long will it take for Trump to make good on that commitment? I suppose he didn’t say “I’ll read them while I am in office,” but I don’t know. Imagine what kind of actions Trump would take if he were to follow the logic of love in the Pope’s teachings…. Read more

Now Livestreaming: Pope Francis receives President Trump in audience

Pope Francis is scheduled to receive U.S. President Donald Trump. Livestream below: Read more

Consistent Life Ethic group removed from anti-war march

So you’re not just anti-war, but against all violence? No room for you at the Pittsburgh March Against War. Broadcasting on Facebook live on Tuesday evening, Aimee Murphy, Founder and Executive Director of Humanize International, joined Rosemary Geraghty to announce that Rehumanize International has been dropped from the Pittsburgh Anti-War March as a sponsor and co-organizer, scheduled to take place July 1st this year: The Pittsburgh March Against War Describing the event on Facebook, the current organizers state, Pittsburgh must… Read more

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