St. Mary's Cathedral welcomes fire evacuees
to the October 30, 2019 edition of
Just 3 Things,
the weekly social action newsletter of the Office of Human Life & Dignity. Here are a few of the important priorities, news and ideas of the week.
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the fires are calling forth kindness and charity. Here in the Bay Area,
friends and family are taking in those forced to leave their homes as the winds whip up again and fires advance across the Bay Area's northern counties and large scale power outages continue. In San Rafael, the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County posted on its
: "Never missed a day of Service to our hungry neighbors since opening in 1981, and we aren’t about to start now." In San Francisco, St. Mary's Cathedral opened its doors to evacuees, many families with children and pets. The Red Cross is managing the outreach. The cathedral event center holds 200 people and as of late Tuesday, there was still plenty of room.
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On Nov. 13, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite will rule whether there is sufficient evidence for David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt to be tried on 15 state felony counts
of invasion of privacy for their covert videotaping of Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of aborted baby parts. Daleiden and Merritt have pleaded not guilty and maintain they are citizen journalists whose activities are protected by the
Meanwhile the federal civil case resumes Oct. 31.
Planned Parenthood et al are suing Daleiden, Merritt, their colleagues and the Center for Medical Progress for damages and attorney costs. Please check out our blog for updates from the Archdiocese's JA Gray.
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Looking for something to do in San Francisco?
Legion of Hono
in San Francisco is hosting "James Tissot: Fashion and Faith." Tissot's "meticulous, highly detailed paintings, ladies and gentlemen of the late 19th century sip tea, stroll, dance, eat and pose, almost always dressed to the nines," according a
in the Wall Street Journal. But there was much more to the Frenchman who in the last 20 years of his life expressed an intense Catholicism in a 350-water color set of paintings illustrating
"The Life of Christ."
The Legion's exhibit is Oct. 12, 2019 - Feb. 9, 2020.
More on the exhibit
on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 9:15AM