Archives for May 2013

Arizona bishops hope for Supreme Court ruling

The following comes from a May 25 story on the Catholic News Agency website. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against an Arizona law banning abortions after 20 weeks, but backers of the measure are hopeful that the case will result in a favorable Supreme Court decision. “The decision from the Ninth Circuit was expected, but is nonetheless disappointing,” … [Read more...]

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The atheist orthodoxy that drove me to faith

This comes from a May 24 article in the Catholic Herald (UK). Last Easter, when I was just beginning to explore the possibility that, despite what I had previously believed and been brought up to believe, there might be something to the Catholic faith, I read Letters to a Young Catholic by George Weigel. One passage in particular struck me. Talking of the New Testament … [Read more...]

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First Latin Mass at Star of the Sea, San Francisco

By Gibbons J. Cooney On Trinity Sunday, May 26, Father Mark Mazza celebrated the first Traditional Latin Mass at San Francisco’s Star of the Sea parish in 50 years. The church was packed: ushers counted 270 of the faithful in the pews. Celebration of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Star of the Sea was requested by San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone as part … [Read more...]

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Faith inspectors

  The following comes from a May 25 story in AsiaNews. Those who approach the Church must find open doors, not the "faith inspectors," people also animated by good sentiments but who end up rejecting people, for example, a single mother who wants to baptize her son. This was the focus of Pope Francis homily during Mass in St. Martha. Vatican Radio reports the … [Read more...]

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Bishop Michael Barber ordained fifth bishop of Oakland

  On Saturday, March 25, at Christ the Light Cathedral, Father Michael Barber was ordained and installed as the fifth bishop of the diocese of Oakland. Eighteen bishops attended the event, including the second, third and fourth bishops of Oakland: Bishop Emeritus John Cummins, Archbishop Allen Vigneron, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Archbishop Carlo Maria … [Read more...]

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Escondido pastor pulls parish support for the Boy Scouts

  On February 11, Father Richard Perozich, pastor of St. Mary’s parish in Escondido, California, wrote the following: "Pornography, fornication, prostitution, masturbation, homosexuality and adultery have no place in religion nor in society – and certainly not in scouting." On May 25, after the Boy Scouts decision to allow openly homosexual scouts, Father Perozich … [Read more...]

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Worst child sex abuse occurring inside Planned Parenthood

The following comes from a May 23 email from Life Dynamics. Life Dynamics, Inc., located in Denton, Texas, has unveiled their national outreach to end the protection of child sexual predators inside American family planning and abortion clinics. After more than 12-years of research, Life Dynamics, has documented that mandatory reporting statutes which require healthcare … [Read more...]

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