Archives for December 2013

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Catherine of Siena Address 25181 E. Broadway Ave., Veneta OR 97487 Phone number (541) 935-3933 Website www.stcveneta.com Mass times Saturday vigil 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.; noon (Latin Tridentine).  Wednesdays – Fridays, 9 a.m.  Mondays & Tuesdays, Liturgy of the Word or morning prayer with Communion.  Holy days, vigil, 7 p.m., 9 a.m. & 7 … [Read more...]

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Courts mixed on Obamacare mandate for Catholics

The following comes from a Dec. 23 story from the Cardinal Newman Society, In the week before the HHS contraceptive mandate is scheduled to go into effect, conflicting decisions have descended from courts concerning Catholic colleges seeking relief from the Obama administration’s infringement on religious freedom, according to Catholic Culture. In recent days, courts have … [Read more...]

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California: 12% of the population but 29% of America’s abortions

  The following comes from a Dec. 24 story on LifeNews.com by Dave Andrusko, the editor of the National Right to Life News. The commentary covered the recently passed AB 154 and AB 980 expanding abortion in California. The 12%-29% statistic was what caught the editor’s eye at LifeNews, and gives us the opportunity to publish links to the California Catholic … [Read more...]

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Brave teachers sue California union

The following comes from a Dec. 19 story on TheDailyCaller.com. In April, a group of public school teachers filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against a powerful California teachers union — an organization that they contend has violated their First Amendment rights by forcing them to contribute money toward political causes with which they disagree. Now, in an exclusive … [Read more...]

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Senate GOP forces Obama to resubmit three Bay Area court nominations

The following comes from a Dec. 21 story on SFGate.com. Senate Republicans have blocked floor votes on President Obama's three nominees for the federal court in San Francisco, an unusual action that will require Obama to resubmit the nominations and restart the confirmation process in January. The candidates are Vince Chhabria, a deputy San Francisco city attorney; Beth … [Read more...]

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No ordinary men

The following comes from the Dec. 18 Wall Street Journal. Though the Nazis never won an outright majority in the parliament of the decaying Weimar Republic, they received nearly 44% of the vote in the critical election of March 1933—a mandate that enabled Adolf Hitler's anointment as supreme leader. To some, however, the evil character of the Nazi regime was visible from the … [Read more...]

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Growing up without a father does what?

The following comes from a Dec. 19 release from Christian Newswire. The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre recently conducted a study on the effects of fatherlessness on children, and the results are startling: The absence of a father during critical growth periods leads to impaired social and behavioral abilities in adults and even causes a misshapen … [Read more...]

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