Archives for February 2012

Will they still be ‘Catholic’ hospitals?

Bishop writes his flock about CHW name change The following is a Feb. 14 letter by Monterey Bishop Richard Garcia about how the dissolution of Catholic Healthcare West will affect Catholic hospitals in his diocese. My dear Brothers and Sisters: As you probably heard, the Board of Directors of Catholic Healthcare West made the decision to change its name to Dignity … [Read more...]

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Ash Wednesday desecration

Vandals spray ‘satanic symbols,’ deface statues at Union City parish The following are excerpts from a Feb. 22 story published in The Argus, a newspaper serving Union City. A link to the full story is provided below. UNION CITY -- Vandals desecrated a Catholic church, destroying a cross, defacing statues and spray-painting graffiti with satanic symbols -- acts discovered … [Read more...]

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In 1968, something terrible happened in the Church

Cardinal reflects on how dissenters to Humane Vitae tore the Church apart – and how rift left scars that remain to this day. (Editor’s Note: We first ran this in summer of 2008 but wanted to re-run in the midst of the current contraception talk. This article was made available to us courtesy of Catholic News Agency, and is a piece written by Cardinal James Stafford at the … [Read more...]

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Best selling Catholic book worldwide?

New Youth Catechism The following comes from a February 23 story by the Catholic News Agency The co-creator of the Church’s catechism for young people has revealed that it's now the top selling Catholic book in the world. “The latest figures show that Youcat has sold 1.7 million copies worldwide. It’s been a great success in nearly every country where it has been … [Read more...]

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Targeted three times

Churches make easy prey for metal thieves Another Catholic church – this one in Southern California – has become the victim of copper thieves, a growing and expensive security problem for parishes across the state. "Investigators said that in a span of two months the air conditioning units of four churches in Ramona have been vandalized and recyclable items have been … [Read more...]

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A Lie is a Lie

Newman and Obama The following essay was sent to Cal Catholic Daily to commemorate Newman’s birthday on February 21 by Father Juan Vélez, a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei, who resides in San Francisco. He is author of Passion for Truth, the Life of John Henry Newman, and co-author with Mike Aquilina of Take Five, Meditations with John Henry Newman. Religious freedom … [Read more...]

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The Chirpy Priest

Clerical Narcissism and Lent The following excerpt is from a story by George Weigel on the First Things website February 22. Since the introduction of the new liturgical texts this past November, I’ve attended Mass in Australia, California, New York, Rome, Washington, and Phoenix, and in none of these venues have I detected any of the calamities confidently predicted by … [Read more...]

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