Archives for January 2014

New survey finds 84% of Americans support abortion restrictions

  The following comes from a Jan. 21 release from Christian Newswire. More than four decades after the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, the vast majority of Americans are still very uncomfortable with the reality of widespread abortion in the United States according to a new Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll.

This new survey of Americans finds strong … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: gossip, the offspring of jealousy and envy

  The following comes from a Jan. 23 story on AsiaNews.com. Jealousy and envy create bitterness in those who subject to them and they generate gossip". "Gossip divides the community, it destroys the community. They are the weapons of the devil". These were the words of Pope Francis today during morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, in which he asked to pray that … [Read more...]

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A meal of potato chips

  The following comes from a Jan. 15 story on the site of Catholic News Agency. Bruno Serato, originally from Verona, Italy, where he grew up as one of seven children in a poor family, moved to the United States over 30 years ago and began to work as a dishwasher, but within 5 years had become the chef and owner of his own restaurant, the Anaheim White House, … [Read more...]

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Homosexual advocate pleads guilty in child porn case

  The following comes from a Jan. 21 story in the San Francisco Chronicle. Veteran gay rights advocate and former San Francisco Human Rights Commission staffer Larry Brinkin pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing child pornography. Brinkin, 67, changed his plea in a deal with the district attorney's office that will result in a sentencing recommendation of six … [Read more...]

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Gay-friendly parishes in California

  The following list published on the website of the New Ways ministry was sent by a reader to Cal Catholic on Jan. 16. Wikipedia: "In 1999, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, then under the leadership of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, condemned [New Ways’s] positions on homosexuality and ordered co-founders Sr. Gramick and Fr. Nugent to cease pastoral … [Read more...]

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3D babies

The following comes from a Jan. 19 item in American Thinker. One of the reasons abortion is losing support among the American people is the improvement in fetal imaging. The ability to see the "clump of cells" or "tissue mass" on a screen is enough to convince many people that a real human being lives inside the womb. It is now possible to use 3-D printers to create a … [Read more...]

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German judge bars homeschoolers from going to France

The following comes from a Jan. 9 story on Christian News Network. A judge in Germany has barred a family in Darmstadt from immigrating to another country where homeschooling is legal and refused to return custody of the children to their parents. As previously reported, approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed the home of Dirk and Petra … [Read more...]

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