A word of thanks

A word of thanks

Pro Life
The Office of Respect Life and Pastoral Care in the Diocese of San Bernardino strives every day to be the voice of the voiceless, to spread the love of God and the love for His children. Our mission is to advocate for life, develop life affirming programs and accompany our brothers and sisters in need of spiritual and pastoral care. This is probably not new information to many in our Diocese. What many may not know, however, is that the Office, the staff and programs are dependent entirely on the generosity of people in the parishes through a Sanctity of Human Life Special Collection. Our parishes began offering the Collection on Oct. 6th, Respect Life Sunday, and will continue through January 22, the Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe vs…
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Veto SB 24

Veto SB 24

Pro Life
Urge a Veto of the Bill that Requires Abortions on Campus.  October 7, 2019 SB 24, Abortion by medication bill, (Leyva, D-Chino) mandates that on-campus health centers at public universities in California offer abortion-inducing drugs like RU-486.  Governor Brown vetoed a similar bill (SB 320) last year. SB 24 also invites health centers to offer abortion-counseling services to students but is specifically written in such a way to exclude pro-life counseling. This bill fails to allow students the opportunity to know any option other than abortion. Besides the moral significance of this bill, SB 24 puts the health of college women at risk because college health centers will not have adequate resources to support them as they should. The bill also requires the state’s Commission on the Status of Women…
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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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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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