Archives for March 2013

1000 at the closing of 40 Days for Life

The following comes from a March 21 posting on the OCBishop blog of Bishop Vann, ordinary of the Diocese of Orange. The blog this day discussed St. Joseph as watching over the universal Church. St. Joseph certainly prays for us here in Orange these days: from the joyous testimony of life with the over 1000 people present at St. Joseph in Placentia for the closing of the 40 … [Read more...]

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New California public school reading list includes LGBT-friendly books

The following comes from a March 20 story on MercuryNews.com. The California Department of Education this week released its latest list of recommended reading for K-12 students, including some newly published works that address immigration and sexual identity issues. While the state list has addressed controversial topics before, this is the first time it included works … [Read more...]

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Sacramento marches: five abortion clinics, seven churches

The following comes from a newsletter from Wynette Sills in Sacramento. Next Friday, Good Friday, March 29th, will be the Closing culmination of our Sacramento 40 Days for Life! Please participate!  Here is the Good Friday flyer with all the details!  We will be praying at all five abortion businesses in our area, starting at 8:00 am at 729 Sunrise a the Roseville Planned … [Read more...]

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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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