Archives for July 2013

Inside the mind of Justice Kennedy

The following comes from a July 17 story by Anne Hendershott on Catholic World Report. Lawyers have learned that the way to frame a Supreme Court argument intended to persuade Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is to tell love stories—the kind of stories that begin with powerful barriers that threaten to thwart the lovers’ desires and dreams, but always end with “living happily ever … [Read more...]

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Military censors Christian chaplain

The following comes from a July 24 story on Breitbart.com. Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes is a Christian chaplain currently serving in the U.S. Air Force. He is stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. As an ordained clergyman whose duties are to provide religious instruction and spiritual counseling, he has a page on the base’s website called “Chaplain’s … [Read more...]

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Bill Gates’ latest secular offensive

The following comes from a July 24 posting on the website of Crisis Magazine. After making tens of billions in the personal computer revolution, Gates has become a full-time cheerleader for leftist causes on a global scale—whether it’s reducing carbon emissions to zero by mid-century or reducing the world population by spending billions to pay for contraceptives in poor … [Read more...]

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The anti-Prop 8 cheaters won

The following comes from a July 22 story by Frank Schubert on the website of Public Discourse. The process that killed Prop 8 in California should concern anyone who cares about democracy and the rule of law. The cheaters won. When I was a kid, my brother and I would occasionally go to the Memorial Auditorium in downtown Sacramento and watch the spectacle that was then … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Mary Church of the Immaculate Conception Address 2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek CA 94596 Phone number (925) 891-8900 Website stmary-wc.org Mass times Saturday vigil 4:30 p.m.  Sunday 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 6 p.m.  Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m. (with rosary after Mass).  Saturday, 8:30 … [Read more...]

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Los Angeles Clipper player agreed to date girlfriend for one year

The following comes from a July 23 report on LifeSiteNews.com. As a rookie NBA star, J.J. Redick signed a confidentiality agreement promising ex-girlfriend Vanessa Lopez that if she would abort their baby, he would agree to date her for one year or pay her $25,000. On September 13, 2007, he and the model signed a “Statement and Confidentiality Agreement” sketching their … [Read more...]

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Norbertine nuns in Tehachapi celebrate blessing of new building

The following comes from a July 23 story on the Catholic World Report blog. A blessing ceremony of the recently completed monastery expansion building was held this past Saturday, marking another milestone in the life of the growing community of Norbertine nuns. The Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph's new extension was designed to suit the growing needs of this first North … [Read more...]

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State senate race leans toward pro-lifer Andy Vidak

The following comes from a July 24 story on Fresno’s KFSN TV station website. The hotly contested race for an open State Senate seat in the Valley is leaning Republican Wednesday morning. As of Wednesday morning, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Andy Vidak is out in front with 54 percent of the vote, while Democrat Leticia Perez has 46 percent. But … [Read more...]

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Ten tips on how to confess well

The following comes from July 23 posting by Father Ed Broom appeared the Catholic Exchange website. In the context of an Ignatian retreat it is always beneficial to prepare oneself to make an excellent Confession. To make a good confession demands prior preparation!  The better the prior preparation, the more abundant the graces and the more overflowing the river of peace in … [Read more...]

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Father asks prayers for driver of car

The following comes from a July 23 posting on Patheos.com. Reader Joseph Moore writes: A year ago this Saturday, our son Andrew [student from Thomas Aquinas College at the time] was struck and killed by a car in Indiana while on the Crossroads Pro-Life walk. You kindly posted a prayer request then. This past weekend, my family flew out to Indianapolis for a memorial Mass … [Read more...]

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