Archives for August 2013

Los Angeles archdiocese: a brief history

The following comes from an August 23 story in the L.A. archdiocese paper, the Tidings. The history of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California can be traced to the early explorations of Juan Cabrillo in 1542 and Sebastian Vizcaíno in 1602. Accompanying these early explorers were the priests who celebrated Mass in various parts of the area until the actual founding of … [Read more...]

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New president of Catholic Charities youth group for San Francisco

The following comes from an August 20 email sent by Catholic Charities. It was announced that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has appointed Simon Manning as the new president of the Catholic Charities CYO board of directors as of July 1, 2013.  Manning replaces Deborah Dasovich as her term ends. An investment banking professional with more than 20 years of capital … [Read more...]

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False promises, crooked paths offered to our young

The following comes from an August 23 column by Archbishop Jose Gomez in the Los Angeles archdiocese paper, the Tidings. I hope you all have been having a refreshing summer. I love the summer months because they are a time of renewal and a time of family and a little slower pace. The Catholic School year began last week and in a week or so the new year will begin at St. … [Read more...]

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Abortions by non-doctors approved in Calif. senate

The following comes from an August 26 story on Capitol Alert. Assembly Bill 154 expands the types of medical providers that can offer abortions by allowing nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants to perform the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy. The bill by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, cleared the Senate on a vote of … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Cordileone gives advice to families

The following comes from an August 21 story in Catholic San Francisco. Nearly 1,000 married couples and their families attended the first-ever archdiocesan Marriage & Family Celebration at St. Mary’s Cathedral Aug. 17. “Your presence is a great sign of hope and vitality in our archdiocese,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone told the families who nearly filled the … [Read more...]

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Where would you most like to go to Mass?

The following comes from an August 23 story by John Buescher on the Catholic World Report site. Ultimately the proper response to the question is probably: anywhere, anytime, because it is the same Mass, the same sacrifice of the Lord on the Cross at Calvary. But having said that, try to consider where that eternal and cosmic sacrifice might mostly clearly shine through … [Read more...]

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Air Force hosts drag queen performance in L.A.

The following comes from an August 23 story on LifeSiteNews Jewels and the Brunchettes, a drag queen group of entertainers, were invited to perform at the Los Angeles Air Force Base on August 8 as part of a “Diversity Day” celebration, according to Fox News. Fox News’ Todd Starnes reported that three individuals dressed in drag were featured in a musical performance that … [Read more...]

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