Archives for 2014

The Catholic Church’s new friend

‘If you love Jesus, we’re on the same team’

The following comes from a Dec. 19 story on Aleteia.com. Pastor Rick Warren has called on non-Catholic Christians to join with Pope Francis and the Catholic Church in pursuit of their common goals. Warren is founder and pastor of California's well-known Saddleback Church and author of best-selling books including The Purpose-Driven Life, which has sold 36 million copies, … [Read more...]

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San Jose takes on ‘clear and immediate danger’

Delaware cited abortionist for unnecessary complications

The following comes from a Dec. 30 story on LifeNews.com. Planned Parenthood abortionist Timothy Liveright, a former abortionist at Planned Parenthood of Delaware, has been hired by a new Planned Parenthood affiliate to do abortions. Liveright is the abortionist who, last year, reached a consent agreement with the Delaware Board of Licensure and Discipline to avoid … [Read more...]

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L.A. Times comes out swinging against Woman’s Right to Know

‘Goes beyond science’ to describe fetus

The following comes from a Dec. 23 editorial in the L.A. Times. A federal appeals court made the right decision this week when it struck down a key provision in a North Carolina law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds on women seeking abortions and then both show and describe the sonogram images to them. The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., wisely … [Read more...]

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Sign of peace in current place maims Catholic teaching

Pomp, whistles, vocal affirmation, clapping, music

The following comes from a Dec. posting on Crisis magazine. At the request of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a requisite inquiry into the timely appropriateness of the Latin Rite’s gesture of peace shared amongst the people during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass commenced almost a decade ago. The Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments … [Read more...]

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Hands to yourself

Calif. activists want ‘consent’ education in kindergarten

  The following comes from a Dec. 26 story on the website of Campus Reform. Student activists at California colleges are demanding children as young as kindergarten-age be taught consent education in order to curtail campus sexual assault. According to a list of three demands from students at University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Santa … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis friend to visit San Bernadino

First cardinal from Honduras

The following comes from a Dec. 24 item in the Inland Catholic Byte, an online publication of the San Bernadino diocese. The chairman of Pope Francis’ Council of 8 cardinals appointed to help him reform the Roman Curia will visit the diocese of San Bernardino in January. Honduran Óscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, will direct the Spanish-speaking priests retreat … [Read more...]

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Abortion clinics closures in 2014

The following comes from a Dec.23 email release sent by Operation Rescue. A new survey conducted by Operation Rescue of all abortion facilities in the United States has confirmed that the abortion clinic closure trend continued strongly in 2014. "We are continuing to witness the implosion of the abortion cartel in America," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. … [Read more...]

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Large families are the hope of society

In a world marked by selfishness

  The following comes from a Dec. 28 release from the Vatican Information Service. On the feast day of the Holy Family, Pope Francis received in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall a group of large Italian families, present in Rome to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Associazione Nazionale Famiglie Numerose (National Association for Large Families). The audience was … [Read more...]

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Unexpected successes

Family Planning Associates, San Diego, Planned Parenthood, El Cajon, Dec. 27

  The following comes from a Dec. 27 email from the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. Today at FPA was a typical day. There were three counselors and up to about ten prayer warriors on the sidewalk throughout the morning.  Most couples took the information but continued on to the mill. Several couples shook their heads and refused any information.  We had a … [Read more...]

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Tweeting in the adoration chapel

John Paul II and Fulton Sheen used to write there

The following comes from a Dec. 20 posting by T.J. Burdick. I was in the adoration chapel and I had an urge to tweet. I was so enthralled by Fr. Robert Barron’s eloquence on the life of St. Thomas Aquinas that I couldn’t hold it in. I just, couldn’t help myself, I HAD to project this moment of celestial clarity through the closest means digital evangelization … [Read more...]

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