Archives for June 2013

Calif. mission artifact moved from railway route

The following comes from a June 20 story in the Fresno Bee. Nearly two centuries ago, an ex-pirate built a mill that ground corn and wheat for the San Gabriel Mission, part of the chain of Spanish outposts in California dating to the 1700s. The mill is long gone but on Thursday, crews moved a 15-ton piece of that history from the path of a railroad trench to save it from … [Read more...]

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What we did in Coronado

The following comes from a June 21 posting in Cardinal Sean's (O'Malley) blog in the the Boston archdiocese paper, the Pilot. I want to begin by letting you know that I have a friendly wager with the Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George. If the Bruins win the Stanley Cup, they will be sending me Chicago pizza. If, by some strange chance, the Blackhawks win, I will … [Read more...]

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Big U.S. companies you might not know are religious

The following was posted on Yahoo’s Business Insider on June 14. Talking about religion and politics can be dangerous among friends. It's doubly so for businesses. That double-edged sword became crystal clear last year after Chick-fil-A's COO made comments about the chain's opposition to gay marriage. It sparked a massive backlash from the media, gay and lesbian couples, … [Read more...]

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John Paul the Great Catholic U. adds acting and fashion

The following comes from a June 11 story on Catholic Education Daily. When Pope John Paul the Great Catholic University begins classes at their new Escondido campus in the fall, it will be offering some new areas of emphasis for undergraduates - namely acting and fashion. One emphasis will be in "Acting for Stage and Screen" within the University's Communication Media … [Read more...]

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BREAKING NEWS — US Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, dismisses Prop 8

Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in a 5-4 decision that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and the federal government must recognize “gay marriages” accepted by individual states. The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act – known as DOMA – “violates basic due process and equal protection principles … [Read more...]

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Lourdes declared a disaster zone

The following comes from a June 20 story in the Telegraph (U.K.). Locals said the shrine's famous grotto now looks like a vision of "the apocalypse" and is closed to the public, still submerged under a metre of mud. Much of the site, which draws six million visitors each year, will be in no fit state to open in the coming weeks when high season begins, local … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood re-opening in San Rafael

The following comes from a June 19 story in the Marin Independent Journal. Outraged by the Marin County Board of Supervisors' $250,000 donation to Planned Parenthood this month in support of its new San Rafael center, about 35 people gathered Wednesday morning to protest the reproductive health clinic. Protesters lined the sidewalk in front of the clinic at 2 H St. as … [Read more...]

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