Archives for June 2012

Karl Keating, Tim Staples, Jimmy Akin, and Bishop Flores

The following email came from Catholic Answers on  June 21. A gala is a very special event for an apostolate like Catholic Answers. It is a chance to meet and interact with key supporters, to thank them for all they have done to help the ministry, and to share with them our vision for where it is going. The gala takes place in an elegant Staples setting and features … [Read more...]

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Baby killing as environmental protection

Using a sneaky legislative tactic known as “gut and amend,” state Sen. Christine Kehoe has reintroduced a scaled-back version of a previously rejected bill that allows non-physicians to perform some abortions in California. The bill, SB 623, was originally introduced in February 2011 as a measure to outlaw certain copper containing paints in marine areas. The state senate … [Read more...]

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Not in my diocese

Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone is considering declaring the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry "not authentically Catholic" after the group's board of directors refused to take an oath promising fidelity to Church teaching on homosexuality.  CALGM was formed in 1994 as the National Association of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries and changed its … [Read more...]

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Hillary Clinton upset

The following is an excerpt from a June 26 story on LifeNews.com. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is upset the document the United Nations adopted at its Rio+20 conference last week did not promote abortion by inserting terms like “reproductive rights” into he language of the text. A diverse group of countries rallied together with the Holy See to successfully remove … [Read more...]

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Switch Hitters Ball

On Saturday, June 16, San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer Parish again hosted the Switch Hitters Ball, an annual fundraiser for the San Francisco Gay Softball League.  The parish has hosted the event each year since 2007. Video of this year’s ‘ball’ has already been posted on YouTube. The ‘switch hitter’ in the annual event’s title does not refer to a batter who is able to … [Read more...]

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Altar Rails and the Holy Mass

The following excerpt is part of an article by Father Evan Harkins which appeared in December 2011 on the Pray the Mass website.  …Firstly, we call it an altar rail; the name has reference to the altar. This rail can be seen as an extension of the altar. Christ becomes present on the altar and invites us to be fed at His altar via the rail. Very often the appearance of the … [Read more...]

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Charges Dropped

The following came from a June 20 press release from the Life Legal Defense Foundation.  Police cited a sidewalk counselor engaged in peaceful educational activities for failure to yield to a motor vehicle. Life Legal Defense Foundation’s review of the incident revealed that the sidewalk counselor actually had the right-of-way under the law. Unfortunately, pro-life … [Read more...]

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