Archives for February 2013

California Catholic Conference – a history

In 1976, Raymond Hunthausen, Seattle's archbishop, formally instituted the Washington State Catholic Conference. Hunthausen was investigated by the Vatican in 1983 over doctrinal issues and was relieved of some of his duties as archbishop a few years later. In 1987 -- the same year the Vatican dispatched a coadjutor bishop to the archdiocese as a consequence of that controversy … [Read more...]

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Tom Cruise as jailer

The following piece by Austin Ruse appeared February 22 on The Catholic Thing website. As you read this, somewhere in America hundreds, perhaps thousands, of our fellow citizens are packed into private prisons. These prisoners are packed thirty and forty into rooms made for far fewer. They are fed from slop buckets, leftovers from their jailers. They eat without … [Read more...]

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How to choose the Pope

From Father Z's blog of February 25: Another amusing video on choosing a new Pope (this one from funny Lutherans) Posted on 25 February 2013 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf And its from Lutherans … who are more Catholic than readers of the National Schismatic Reporter!  They are certainly much funnier. Funny Lutherans!  Gotta get my head around that. But they sure nailed … [Read more...]

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U.S. bishops 10-year report on colleges

The following February 20 story by Anne Hendershott appeared in the online version of Catholic World Report. ….Last month, the Office of the Secretariat of Education at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released what they called The Final Report for the Ten Year Review of the Application of Ex Corde Ecclesiae for the United States. Unfortunately, the Ten … [Read more...]

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Caroline thinks she or Maria would make good Pope

The following comes from a February 21 posting on the L.A. Observed website. Caroline Kennedy was in the LA area last week as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series of Southern California. Speaking to full houses in Redondo Beach, Pasadena and Thousand Oaks, she said she was flattered to be part of the series since "everyone knows I'm the least distinguished speaker in my … [Read more...]

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Lay employees screening Catholic chaplains for Calif. prisons?

The following appeared February 15 on the website of the California Catholic Conference. The following California State Prisons have immediate openings for a Catholic Chaplain. Qualified Candidates are lay persons, religious, deacons and priests with demonstrated detention facility pastoral competence who are in good standing with the church and must be endorsed by the … [Read more...]

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Jesse Romero: I realized I was made for Heaven

  The following comes from a February 22 story on three apologists by Jim Graves in Catholic World Report.   A dozen years ago, an injury forced Jesse Romero to retire early from his job as a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy. He decided to begin a career as a full-time lay Catholic evangelist. Romero speaks publicly and through a variety of communications … [Read more...]

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