Archives for July 2013

Father Benioff follows JPII, Archbishop Gomez, Father Robert Barron

The following comes from a July 26 story in the Tidings, Los Angeles archdiocesan paper. Father Edward Benioff knows very well what happens to youth who stay away from the Church — since he was once one of those young people himself. And, as director of the new archdiocesan Office of New Evangelization, the 42-year-old priest is confident he can help bring those who have … [Read more...]

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Catholic Relief Services and the devil’s work

The following comes from a July 23 story by Randy Engel on the Renew America website. It's time the American bishops applied the "three strikes and you're out" rule to Catholic Relief Services, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' international relief program, which has become a laundering mechanism for millions of Catholic parish donations and tax-dollars into … [Read more...]

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Reflections on World Youth Day 2013

The following comes unedited from July 24 and July 28 postings on the Sacramento diocese website. Wed., July 24 Globalization and the technological innovations driving it raise many moral questions and pastoral challenges. This was experienced before. The invention of the printing press centuries ago pushed the Church into the difficult period of the Reformation. It … [Read more...]

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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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