Archives for March 2013

Ignatius Press to release Pope Francis’ first books

The following comes from a March 26 release from Christian Newswire. ....Ignatius Press will release first in Spanish and then in English, four volumes, which are drawn from a series of addresses Cardinal Bergoglio gave in 2005 to the archdiocese of Buenos Aires. The books will reveal the Cardinal's deep Ignatian spirituality. In the first volume, Cardinal Bergoglio … [Read more...]

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California Catholic Conference – a history

According to Form 990  filed with the IRS, the 2011 expenses for the California Catholic Conference were more than $1.4 million. These expenses included a $144,216 salary for the executive director, Ned Doejsi, $88,065 legal expenses, $28,274 travel expenses, $90,000 lobbying expenses, and $125,527 for the Catholic Legislative Network. Are the California bishops getting … [Read more...]

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Biden receives communion at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The following comes from a March 25 story on IrishCentral.com. Vice President Joe Biden attended mass and received communion on Sunday [March 24] at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York where the mass was celebrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. At a time when the administration is being sued by Dolan and the Catholic Bishop’s Conference over the Obama health care provision … [Read more...]

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Billboards for CONFESSION!

Posted on 23 March 2013 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf I think the world of Bp. Slattery of the Diocese of Tulsa. He initiated a liturgical renewal in the diocese, he has been supportive of the Clear Creek Monastery, he sponsored workshops for exorcists. A few more bishops like this and… who knows what we could do? A reader sent me this. Bishop Slattery promoted an effort for … [Read more...]

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The solid pro-abortion record of Xavier Becerra

The following email was sent by the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders on March 25. On Monday, March 11, 2013, the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (C.A.L.L.) along with the event sponsor, Raza Development Fund, honored C.A.L.L. member Jonathan Reyes for his new appointment as the Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Department of Justice, … [Read more...]

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Bishop Vasa gives teachers two-year reprieve from pledge

The following comes from a March 21 story in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. After meeting with local pastors and Catholic school administrators this week, Santa Rosa Diocese Bishop Robert Vasa reversed his prior edict that all teachers at schools under his jurisdiction sign a controversial morals addendum by March 15 in order to keep their job, delaying the requirement for … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Cordileone to stand up for marriage in Washington DC

The following was posted on Father Malloy’s blog on March 24. On Tuesday, March 26, as the Supreme Court begins to hear arguments on the Proposition 8 case, San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will join thousands of people at the March for Marriage in Washington DC. His Excellency is the Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee … [Read more...]

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Judge Walker, anti-Prop 8 lawyers’ cozy relationship

The following comes from a March 22 posting on the blog of Father John Malloy in San Francisco. On Friday, March 22 the blog Patterico’s Pontifications released emails from December 2012, in which Proposition 8 Judge Vaughn Walker asked a law partner of Ted Olsen, one of the two lead attorneys opposing Proposition 8 before the Supreme Court, to get Olsen’s opinion as to … [Read more...]

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Jill Stanek finishes Ted Cruz’s questioning of Calif. senator

The following comes from a March 18 posting on JillStanek.com Last week Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz got Democrat colleague Dianne Feinstein’s “dander up,” as she later described her temper tantrum, when during a Judiciary Committee meeting he questioned the constitutionality of an assault weapons ban she had introduced. Feinstein snapped: I’m not a sixth grader. … [Read more...]

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AB Cordileone: the two ideas of marriage being debated cannot coexist

The following comes from a March 21 interview of San Francisco’s Archbishop Cordileone in USA Today. Q: What is the greatest threat posed by allowing gays and lesbians to marry? A:The better question is: What is the great good in protecting the public understanding that to make a marriage you need a husband and a wife? I can illustrate my point with a personal example. … [Read more...]

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