By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews - AB-329, otherwise known as the California Healthy Youth Act, was created in 2016 and has several aimed purposes… The bill aims to teach K-12 students how to ward off HIV and other STDs, to teach “healthy attitudes” towards sexual orientation, gender, and relationships, and to “promote understanding of sexuality as a normal part of human development.”… “There is a clear political agenda to destroy the traditional family in America,” Gallagher told the DCNF.
By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, The Stream - Contradicting the impression given by the bad news media, we are less violent than in ages past. Homicide rates in Europe and the USA have fallen dramatically over the last couple of hundred years. We have fewer nuclear weapons stockpiled and fewer people live under oppressive tyrannical regimes… Other charts show a startling zoom upward. People are living longer. Life expectancy leveled out for centuries at about 35 or 40. In 1900, the trend began to move upward. Now most people will live into their 70s. Furthermore, our quality of life is better in our later years…..
By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews - In a surprise move, a proposed California law which would have forced Catholic priests to violate the seal of confession was tabled yesterday after the bill’s author realized the measure lacked sufficient support to pass… The Angelus, a publication of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, attributed the shelving of Senate Bill 360 to “a remarkable grassroots campaign mounted by the state’s Catholics, members of other faith groups, and religious liberty advocates from across the country.”
By Stephen Beale, Catholic Exchange - Thanks to the Pentecostal movement, contemporary Christian culture often associates experiences of the Holy Spirit with ecstasy or enthusiasm… Scripture, however, shows us that often it’s quite the opposite. Rather than a surge of positive emotions or a rush of happy feelings, the Holy Spirit often leads us into our darkest nights, the depths of suffering, and our own personal crosses.