Archives for March 2012

“Unknown substance”

Vandals deface statue in front of chapel dedicated to celebrating traditional Latin Mass A small Santa Clara chapel dedicated to offering the traditional Latin Mass was the target of vandals over the weekend. Sometime between Friday evening, March 23, and Sunday morning, March 25, vandals defaced a statue of Madonna and Child in front of the Oratory of Our Mother of … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Gomez on the REC

“We can never substitute our own ‘version’ of Jesus or offer watered-down or partial versions of his teachings” The following are excerpts from a column by Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez published March 23 in the archdiocesan newspaper, The Tidings. A link to the full article is provided below. This is a big week for our local Church. Beginning this Thursday, March … [Read more...]

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Vatican gives the green light

‘Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb’ approved by Rome News release from USCCB WASHINGTON (March 26, 2012) -- The Vatican has approved the publication of the "Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb," which will be printed in English and Spanish in a combined booklet and should be available for parishes by Mothers' Day. The U.S. bishops who collaborated … [Read more...]

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“How dare the government”

Californians rally against contraception mandate By Gibbons J. Cooney Special to California Catholic Daily Hundreds of Californians joined their counterparts at more than 140 locations nationwide on Friday, March 23, at “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rallies held to protest the Obama Administration’s contraception mandate. Across the country, more than 50,000 people … [Read more...]

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“Stronghold for censorship”

Christian groups at San Diego State lose appeal over policy forcing them to admit atheists if they want official recognition The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a ruling by a federal appeals court that found constitutionally acceptable a policy at San Diego State University denying recognition to a Christian sorority and fraternity that required their members to share their … [Read more...]

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You can cancel that trip to Rome

Controversial speakers prompt Vatican to call off conference, among scheduled participants was head of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine By David Kerr Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) -- A controversial scientific conference which featured pro-embryonic stem cell researchers and was sponsored by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life has been canceled, just … [Read more...]

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“He couldn’t even call her”

Planned Parenthood, Orange, 40 Days for Life vigil News from the Trenches The following report comes to us from Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life in a March 21 e-mail. A young man, who was waiting outside Planned Parenthood for his girlfriend, approached the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. He said his girlfriend was four months pregnant but didn't want the baby because … [Read more...]

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