Archives for May 2012

Life support

The following was part of a May 15 press release from the office of schools in the Fresno diocese. The Most Rev. Armando Ochoa, the newly appointed Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, announced today that he has given his blessing to keep Sacred Heart School open as long as it meets the benchmarks developed by the Diocesan Board of Education. In a letter given … [Read more...]

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Obama, the born-again Catholic

The following comes from a May 24 story on the Daily Caller website. Amid polls showing that his efforts to regulate religious institutions have hurt his image among Catholics, President Barack Obama has begun touting his early ties to the church. “My first job as a community organizer was with Catholic churches who taught me the power of kindness and commitment to others … [Read more...]

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A – Bishop Blaire calls for more discussion

The following comes from a May 22 story on the America magazine website. It is one of four items posted today on CalCatholic, labeled A, B, C and D. When read in order, the items show how the story developed, ending in part D -- Bishop Blaire's "clarification" two days after his original remarks were published. The Archdiocese of Washington today joined a rush of Catholic … [Read more...]

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B – “Church getting co-opted by political right”

The following comes from a May 23 blog posting on the website of the Washington Post. One day after a group of bishops sued the Obama administration over a mandate for employers to provide contraception coverage, a California bishop says he and some other bishops are worried that the church’s campaign against the mandate is becoming too political and could hurt the Catholic … [Read more...]

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C – Who speaks for California’s bishops?

The following column by E.J.Dionne, Jr., syndicated columnist for the Washington Post and nearly a hundred other papers, appeared on May 23.  There is a healthy struggle brewing among the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops. A previously silent group, upset over conservative colleagues defining the church’s public posture and eagerly picking fights with President Obama, has had … [Read more...]

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D – “Clarification”

The following statement by Bishop Blaire was posted on the Diocese of Stockton’s website on May 24. I wish to clarify some misunderstandings related to my comments about the HHS Mandate. First of all, I stand solidly with my brother bishops in our common resolve to overturn the unacceptable intrusion of government into the life of the Church by the HHS Mandate. In March, … [Read more...]

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St. Catherine of Siena, Burlingame

Name of Church St. Catherine of Siena Address 1310 Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame CA 94010 Phone number (650) 344-6884 Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon Monday – Friday, 7 a.m., 12:05 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. Confessions Saturdays, 4 – 4:45 p.m. Names of priests Fr. John Ryan, pastor. Fr. Clifford Martin, parochial vicar. Fr. Gerard … [Read more...]

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