Archives for April 2013

57 percent oppose over-counter sales of morning-after pill to young

The following comes from an April 16 story on Rasmussen Reports. A federal judge earlier this month ruled that the morning-after birth control pill should be available over the counter to children 16 and younger without a prescription.  Most Americans think that’s a bad idea and that parents should be involved in a contraceptive decision for children that young. A new … [Read more...]

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Abortion pill RU486 reversal

The following comes from recent excerpts from the Culture of Life Family Services website. For accurate information regarding RU486 or to speak with a medical professional or Nurse, please call 877-558-0333 or email Debbie right away. We are here to listen and help. If you have taken RU486 and have decided you want to carry your baby to term instead, you will receive … [Read more...]

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Who is Jorge Bergoglio?

The following biographical sketch, written by Joseph Matthews, a freelance writer in Dublin, was emailed to Cal Catholic on April 14. Early life Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born on December 17, 1936 in the middle class district of Flores in the centre part of Buenos Aires City. He was one of the five children of an Argentinian born housewife and an immigrant railway worker … [Read more...]

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Benedict converted me at the Sky Harbor airport

The following comes from an April 16 story on Catholic World Report. Groucho Marx once said, “I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would have a guy like me as a member.” So began my witness testimony at the Easter Vigil on April 7, 2007, when my wife Barbara and I entered the Catholic Church. For a New York Jew, who’d detested the name “Jesus” for as long as he could … [Read more...]

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San Jose diocese encourages ‘deconstructing the faith’

The following comes from an April 16 posting on the Diocese of San Jose website. As young adults, we have questions about the faith. Things we just don't understand. And some of these things keep us away from church. That's normal. To truly understand our faith and make an educated decision about what we believe, we need to deconstruct it. Take it apart. Then put it back … [Read more...]

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Palo Alto urged not to fund Catholic Charities

The following comes from an April 17 story on Palo Alto Online. With Catholic Charities facing allegations of discrimination from gay-rights advocates in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., Palo Alto officials found themselves debating on Tuesday night whether the organization's local chapter should continue to draw grant funding from the city. On Tuesday … [Read more...]

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Cardinal on the subway

The following comes from an April 18 posting on Catholic World Report. ….The new pope taught for a long time. In his style of instruction, the encounter with the person is an essential element. In the book El Jesuita, Bergoglio offers an example of this approach. I remember that in the early nineties, while I was an assistant priest in Flores, a girl from a secondary … [Read more...]

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