Archives for November 2012

My porn addiction

The following by John Jalsevac was published November 26 as part of a series on LifeSiteNews.com. It was in the mid 90s that we began to hear a whole lot about this new thing called “the Internet,” which could answer all of mankind’s deepest questions. At around the same time I hit puberty and began to spend my time moping about pondering the age-old riddle of what, exactly, … [Read more...]

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San Francisco barely passes public-nudity ban

The following was published November 21 on the SFGate website.Undressing in public will likely no longer go unpunished in San Francisco, as the Board of Supervisors voted by the barest of margins Tuesday to ban public nudity. Derided by nudity defenders as an attack on personal expression and supported by others who've had enough of seeing those who let it all hang out, the … [Read more...]

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Not to destroy the University of San Diego

The following exchange of letters between Charles LiMandri, a concerned USD alumnus, and another USD graduate took place on November 25. J.: I am writing in response to your e-mail of today's date.  Though you have apparently sought to engage me in a discussion on important issues on which we obviously disagree, at least you have adopted a civil tone.  This is more than I … [Read more...]

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Evidence of the American Holocaust

We urge CalCatholic readers to share this story with one or more of these options: Facebook, Twitter, Email, Instagram, or print out. Clickable icons for Facebook, Twitter, Email, and print out are located at the bottom of this post. In 1980 Malvin Weisberg, who lived in an upscale neighborhood in Woodland Hills, in the western side of L.A.’s San Fernando Valley, began to … [Read more...]

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Heartwood

The following appeared on November 19 in the Contra Costa Times. A groundskeeper whose brother died a few weeks ago in a car accident is finding comfort in a small but distinct cross discovered in a tree trunk at a Lafayette, Calif., cemetery. "Since my brother passed away, I've been looking for signs, waiting for him to come to me in my dreams, tell me goodbye," said … [Read more...]

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Churches Worth Driving To

Name of Church Cathedral of the Annunciation Address 425 West Magnolia Street, Stockton CA 95203 Phone number (209) 463-1305 Website http://www.parishesonline.com/scripts/HostedSites/Org.asp?ID=11016 Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m.  Sundays, 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish).  Weekdays, 6:30 a.m. Confessions  Wednesdays, 7 – 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, … [Read more...]

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Romney said he would defund Planned Parenthood but he never said why

The following story by Austin Ruse appeared November 19 on the Crisis Magazine website. Television and the blogosphere were alive the day after the election with conservative pundits calling for the GOP to forget social issues, to walk away from abortion and marriage, because these issues lost Romney the election. Big time political consultant Mike Murphy said on MSNBC … [Read more...]

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Congratulations Dad! Congratulations Mom!

One of the counselors noticed a young woman getting out of her car and approaching the clinic. She was alone. The counselor immediately told her about Family Planning Associates and the record of the doctor. The young woman kept looking at the pamphlet that the counselor gave her. She seemed scared. Then she began to look up at the clinic as she watched the people going in. At … [Read more...]

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‘Your holiness can transform the world’

  The following comes from a November 20 story on the Catholic News Agency website. As he was installed in the Diocese of Lincoln on Tuesday, Bishop James D. Conley stressed the need for bishops and all Catholics to be holy so that the Gospel will impact the culture and the Church will prosper. “My brother bishops, there is nothing more important for a bishop … [Read more...]

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Anti-reparative therapy ban challenged

The following was released by Liberty Counsel on November 19. Liberty Counsel filed its reply legal arguments and rebuttal declarations in federal court in its challenge to the new law (SB 1172) that bans any counseling to diminish or eliminate same-sex sexual attractions. Liberty Counsel represents several parents and their children who are receiving and benefiting from … [Read more...]

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