Archives for March 2014

Canadian missionary travels to S.F. to celebrate Triduum

The following comes from a Mar. 19 story in Catholic San Francisco. A Canadian priest will travel to California specifically to celebrate the Easter triduum in the extraordinary form at Star of the Sea Parish this year, bringing the traditional Latin Mass liturgies of Holy Week and Easter to San Francisco for the first time in 50 years. Canadian Father Paul Nicholson was … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Mahony joins other bishops

The following was sent to Cal Catholic from one of its readers on Mar. 26 In February 2013 as the news media reported on major clergy sexual abuse scandals in the Los Angeles Archdiocese  and Archbishop Jose Gomez issued emphatic orders to Cardinal Roger Mahony “Effective immediately, I have informed Cardinal Mahony that he will no longer have any administrative or public … [Read more...]

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Gay totalitarianism at Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco

The Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco consist of two single-sex schools: the Convent of the Sacred Heart (girls) and Stuart Hall (boys). Each has both an elementary school and a high school. This report is restricted to high schools. The campus ministry page, linked from the About page of www.sacredsf.com, lists the ministry contacts. For Stuart Hall, the … [Read more...]

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Thomas Aquinas College’s new Stations of the Cross run uphill

The following comes from a Mar. 17 story on the site of the Cardinal Newman Society. Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula dedicated new Stations of the Cross on the first Friday in Lent, according to the College’s website. “To walk along and meditate upon these Stations is a profoundly moving experience,” said college president Michael McLean. “This Via Dolorosa will … [Read more...]

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More than 15,000 aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals

The following comes from a Mar. 24 story in the Telegraph (U.K.). The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which … [Read more...]

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‘Queer bohemian’ chairs theology department at Woodside Priory School

In a number of Catholic high schools in the archdiocese of San Francisco, the departments of religious studies are populated by, and in some cases chaired by, teachers who not only do not adhere to but are active enemies of the faith. At Woodside Priory in Portola Valley the chair of the department of religious studies is a man named Matthew Nelson. Nelson has been with … [Read more...]

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Jahi McMath–accepting her life

The following opinion piece by Dr. Paul Byrne; Bishop Rene Henry Gracida; Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi; Father Elias Mary Mills, FI; and Christine M. Zanier, M.D. appeared on Renew America Mar. 18. [The following Response to "Jahi McMath and Determining Death," Ethics and Medics 39(3) March 2014, was submitted to National Catholic Bioethics Center for publication, which … [Read more...]

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We need Catholics without compromise

The following interview was paraphrased Mar. 19 on the blog site Eponymous Flower. The Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura spoke with unmistakable clarity : "It takes uncompromising Catholics" to oppose the killing of unborn children, artificial insemination, and the gender ideology. In an exceptional and very long interview with the monthly … [Read more...]

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Too far along for RU-486

Family Planning Associates, Miramar Rd. March 22, 2014 Today is Day 19 of the Spring 40 Days for Life campaign.  Prayers were overflowing this morning at FPA, thanks to about 120 people from St. Anne's who came out to pray for 40 Days for Life.  Included in the group was a priest from St. Anne's who led the Rosaries, the youth group, and a special little prayer warrior.  … [Read more...]

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L.A. Times: whose freedom of speech?

The following comes from a Mar. 20 opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times. For decades, liberals wielded the 1st Amendment to protect antiwar activists, civil rights protesters and government whistle-blowers. These days, however, the Constitution's protection for free speech and religious liberty has become the weapon of choice for conservatives. This year's Supreme … [Read more...]

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