The following email was forwarded on September 7 to Cal Catholic by a parish pro-life coordinator in the Los Angeles archdiocese. The coordinator noted, “Sr. Simone will be in LA on Sept 13 – scroll down to #3.  The first time it was announced Justice &  Peace had Sister Simone’s quotes about the Bishops opposed to Paul Ryan.   I forwarded links to 3 Bishops and the Archdiocese deleted the lies.”

From: Justice and Peace News Blast []
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 5:30 PM
Subject: Justice and Peace Newsblast~~ September 6, 2012


3. Driving for Faith, Family and Fairness~~ Sr. Simone Campbell SSS and Sr. Diane Donoghue, SSS~~ September 13, 2012


Come and meet and hear from two of the Sisters who were on the Nuns on the Bus,  Sr. Diane Donoghue and Sr. Simone Campbell, organized by Sr. Simon, Executive Director of NETWORK, National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.


DATE:  Thursday, September 13, 2012

TIME:   7p.m.

Location:   Iman Cultural Center, 3376 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034.   Mark your calendar and be sure to be there.



4. Training Days for to promote passing Prop 34~~ September 15 and 22nd


Archbishop José Gomez and the Catholic Bishops of California have decided to promote passing Proposition 34 which is on the ballot in November.  Prop 34 is the initiative that will replace the death penalty in California with life in prison without the possibility of parole.  The bishops see this as an important moral and life issue.


In the Archdiocese of Los Angeles the Offices of Justice and Peace, Restorative Justice, and Respect Life are working together to promote life issues, and coordinate efforts to pass Prop 34.  Parishes are asked that RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY (October 7) be used to join in kicking off these efforts through homilies, bulletin and pulpit announcements, voter registration, voter education sessions, and similar efforts throughout October.


To prepare parishes to coordinate these efforts, we have organized several training sessions for two Saturdays this month in different locations to make it convenient for people.  We would like to ask for two people designated from each parish to be trained – please designate two representatives from your parish to attend (they are asked to attend only ONE of any of these sessions).


Location                                                               Dates/Times

Our Lady of Angels Region           St. Jerome Church Hall                                                   September 15th & 22

San Fernando Region                     St. John Baptist de la Salle Parish Hall                      September 15th ONLY

San Gabriel Region                          St. Philip the Apostle Church Hall                              September 15th & 22nd

San Pedro Region                            St. Cyprian Church

Hall                                                   September 15th & 22nd

Santa Barbara Region                     Our Lady of Sorrows Church Hall                               September 15th & 22nd


Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  We look forward to working with you and with the California Bishops to end the death penalty in California.  If you wish to participate in the training, please RSVP contact Sr. Gail Young at 213-637-7690 or by email


More information:





Monday, October 8, 2012
7 pm
Holy Family Parish Hall
1501 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena

Panelists will include:
Jeanne Woodford, former director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation who served as San Quentin warden and oversaw four executions; now executive director of Death Penalty Focus.
Franky Carrillo, a student at Loyola Marymount University who was convicted of murder at age 16 and was found innocent after 20 years in prison.
Fr. Chris Ponnet, pastor of St. Camillus at LAC+USC Medical Center, regional coordinator of Pax Christi USA, and Death Penalty Focus board member.

Jane O’Brien Argento