Archives for January 2013

After Tiller

The following comes from a January 21 story in the London Daily Mail. Only four doctors in the U.S. offer third-trimester abortions, knowing they risk their own lives every day to carry out such controversial procedures. These doctors are the subject of a documentary screened at the Sundance film festival last weekend, forty years after the legalization of abortion in the … [Read more...]

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Apostolic Nuncio, 50,000 pro-lifers at Walk For Life West Coast

On Saturday, January 26, an estimated 50,000+ pro-lifers overflowed San Francisco’s Civic Center and Market Street for the ninth annual Walk for Life West Coast.  Pope Benedict XVI’s representative to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, delivered a message from the Pope along with his papal blessing. Pope Benedict’s message, which was also sent out on a Vatican … [Read more...]

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Visalia mall sued for threatening arrest

The following comes from a January 24 release issued by the Pacific Justice Institute. Attorneys with the Pacific Justice Institute have filed suit against the Visalia Mall for violations of free speech and public accommodations laws. The Complaint filed late last week in Tulare County Superior Court alleges that Mall management and security officers threatened to arrest … [Read more...]

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Prop. 8 defenders: Uphold marriage, let public debate

The following comes from a January 22 press release from Alliance Defending Freedom. Defenders of California’s marriage amendment filed their opening brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday. The brief argues that the high court should affirm the validity and rational basis of the amendment and refuse demands for a judicially-imposed end to the robust, ongoing public debate … [Read more...]

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New bill would expand early abortion providers in California

The following comes from a January 22 story in the Sacramento Bee. More medical professionals, including nurses and midwives, would be permitted to perform certain early abortions under a new bill unveiled on Tuesday. In a press conference at the Capitol that served both to introduce the bill and to mark the 40-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Mahony’s La Cosa Nostra

The following comes from a January 25 story by George Neumayr on the RealClearReligion website. "I have a 3 x 5 card for every victim I met with on the altar of my small chapel. I pray for them every single day," retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony said after the court-ordered release of personnel files detailing his elaborate efforts to hide abusers from the police. … [Read more...]

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7th-day Adventist university in Riverside names center after abortionist

The following January 16 story appeared on LifeSiteNews. The Seventh-day Adventist website ADvindicate has recently drawn attention to the fact that La Sierra University has named a new economics centre after abortionist and gambling magnate Edward C. Allred, who in 1980 claimed to have personally aborted a quarter of a million babies in twelve years. In 2010, La Sierra, … [Read more...]

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Latin Mass at Mission San Buenaventura set to end

The following comes from a release issued on January 23 by Una Voce Ventura. On December 8, 2012, Rev. Thomas Elewaut, the recently assigned pastor at Mission San Buenaventura informed, via a letter, the parishioners who attend the Extraordinary Form 1:30 p.m. Traditional Latin Mass that he planned to see the Mass that has been held at the Mission for more than15 years ended … [Read more...]

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Vatican preparing manual to help priests celebrate Mass

The following comes from a January 16 story on Zenit.org. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments is preparing a booklet to help priests celebrate the Mass properly and the faithful to participate better, according to the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. Cardinal Antonio Cañizares confirmed this Tuesday at an address at the … [Read more...]

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San Francisco archdiocese promotes Latin Mass

The following is a new addition to Archdiocese of San Francisco website’s homepage, in drop-down menu under 'Parishes and Masses' . Tridentine/Latin Mass The Latin Mass, or Tridentine Mass, as the rite is popularly known, is celebrated according to texts and rubrics of the Missal of Blessed John XXIII of 1962.  Holy Mass in this traditional form takes place at the … [Read more...]

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