The following came from a Cal Catholic reader today, Feb. 7.

The young adult ministry at St. Ignatius Parish in Sacramento will host a special presentation by Lisa Fullam, associate professor of moral theology at Santa Clara University, on Sunday, February 9, at 7:00 pm, following 5:30 Mass and 6:30 cocktails and dinner.

According to the parish bulletin for February 2,

“Dr. Lisa Fullam, D.V.M.,  Th.D., from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley will present a topic that is sure to make us all uncomfortable…IN A GOOD WAY! It will be a chance for you to ask anything you’d like without being shamed or reprimanded.  No topic in the Church will be off limits!

“You have no idea how blessed we are to have such a dynamic guest speaker!  As Associate Professor of Moral Theology, Dr. Fullam teaches courses such as Fundamental Moral Theology, Sexual Ethics, Luther and Ignatius:  Conversations Ethics, and Spirituality of Pastoral Ministry, and Issues in Virtue Ethics.  Dr. Fullam’s research interests include virtue ethics, Thomas Aquinas, biomedical ethics, Ignatian spirituality, and the relationship of spirituality and ethics.”


Lisa Fullam has been very public in her dissent from Catholic Church teachings on abortion, embryonic stem cells, and other moral issues.

Fullam showed contempt for Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmstead when he excommunicated a nun for her involvement in an abortion.

As CalCatholic reported following the November 2012 elections when same-sex “marriage” was legalized in three states, Fullam wrote in Commonweal magazine that same-sex “marriage” is actually in line with Catholic teaching.

Catholics remember how Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto quickly blocked a homosexual and “leather” (sado-masochism) retreat by Fr. Tom Bonacci from using the Christ the King retreat center a day before it was to begin last summer.

Last July, Bishop Soto required an entire home school education conference to be blocked from using St. Stephen Martyr Parish in Sacramento, which is under the care of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, apparently due to complaints that Robert Spencer, who was to speak as a home-schooling father, was a controversial writer about the threat of Islam.

To contact Bishop Soto:
Telephone:  916-733-0200
Fax:   916-733-0215
e-mail:  Bishop Jaime Soto <>
address:  2110 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818