CA bill aims to remove assisted suicide safeguards
to the April 21, 2021 edition of
Just 3 Things,
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With the Derek Chauvin
delivered Tuesday, we pray for our country, for the soul of George Floyd, for Chauvin and all hurt by violence: victims and perpetrators. And, we bring you a short op-ed written by the Archbishop about the importance of love conquering hate and violence as the third item of this newsletter.
Office of Human Life & Dignity
Archdiocese of San Francisco
The outcry after the Biden Administration walked back its pledge to increase refugee admissions from the Trump Administration low of 15,000 to 62,500
caused the Administration to say
they would come up with a new number by mid-May.
The US Bishops’
Committee on Migration
Catholic Relief Services
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
were among the faith-based advocates objecting. To the surprise of no one, refugee resettlement in the United States is a continuing hot button issue. It is not just people at the southern border--it's families waiting in refugee camps in Asia and the Middle East and filling out paperwork at consulates in Africa. It's a big story without simple answers. (Photo: Migrant children from Central America take refuge from the rain in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle in Penitas, Texas, March 14, 2021, as they await to be transported after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States. CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)
Catholics and Refugee Crisis
Physician assisted suicide is legal in California but now its proponents want to remove the few safeguards. Legislation to do that is before the California Legislature.
SB 380 effectively removes the 15-day waiting period for patients and loosens the requirements on determining whether a patient is of sound mind during this period. To keep current and easily contact your legislator, sign up for the California Catholic Conference's action alerts here:
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Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone wrote an op-ed about the importance of love conquering hatred that was published in the Marin Independent Journal this week
. "As Americans and as Catholics, we have a responsibility on the global stage to show respect for all people, affirming their human dignity. A respect for each other amid our diverse beliefs and backgrounds has been the Bay Area’s core identity," the Archbishop wrote. (Photo by Dennis Callahan/Archdiocese of San Francisco shows Archbishop at April 10 prayer service for peace and against racism at St. Mary's Cathedral)
Read the op-ed
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What's coming up:
May 1, 8 a.m. _ Archbishop Cordileone offers Monthly Mass for Life at St. Mary's Cathedral on the Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker. Pro-life advocates will walk to Planned Parenthood and pray at 1522 Bush Street.
May 4 - June 8, 7-8:30 p.m. _ "A Short Course on C.S. Lewis with Dr. Peter Kreeft," an Archdiocesan Online Pastoral Ministry course. Learn more and sign up
A snippet of Dr. Kreeft in the below video for your enjoyment.
on Wednesday, April 21 at 9:00AM