Archives for April 2014

Will Calif. bishops do anything about murder of baby girls?

The following was sent to California Catholic Daily by one of its correspondents on Apr. 28. Dear Archbishops and Bishops of California,    I write with urgency and conviction, to bring to your attention that the California Catholic Conference of Bishops is not including support for AB 2336 on Catholic Advocacy Day next Tuesday, April 29th.  AB 2336 would ban Sex-Selection … [Read more...]

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Woman who saved baby girl not guilty of mother-in-law murder

The following comes from an Apr. 26 story in the Santa Rosa Democrat. Baljinder Kaur was released from Sutter County Jail on Friday afternoon after a jury returned a verdict of not guilty for the October 2012 killing of her mother-in-law. She was charged with first-degree murder after confessing to killing Baljit Kaur, 68, with an ax in their Yuba City home. Baljinder … [Read more...]

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What to do with the bodies of aborted babies?

The following comes from an Apr. 25 story on LifeSiteNews.com. A former temporary worker at the Oregon plant accused of incinerating aborted babies has said county officials “had to” know the facility generated power by burning fetal tissue. Bud Waterman says officials must have known from the bloody waste they saw Bud Waterman, a temporary worker at Covanta Marion, … [Read more...]

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Why we need monks

The following comes from an April 14 posting on Patheos by J. David Nolan. “Fathers and teachers, what is a monk?” asks the Elder Zosima in The Brothers Karamazov. “In the enlightened world of today,” he says, referring to Dostoyevsky’s Russia, “this word is uttered in mockery by some, and by others even as a term of abuse. And it gets worse and worse.” Though monasticism … [Read more...]

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The anti-democratic fight for homosexual rights

The following comes from an Apr. 17 posting on Buzzfeed. Few moments in the marriage equality movement have provoked more controversy than the 2009 decision of Chad Griffin to fight California’s Proposition 8 in federal court — and to enlist Ted Olson, a key official of the George W. Bush administration, to do so. Now that the legal bill behind that legal effort has been … [Read more...]

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If you think your parish is boring, it might be because you’re sleeping in

The following comes from an Apr. 22 posting by P.G. Cuschieri on Aleteia. Fr. Dennis can be seen waiting at the side entrance of St. Monica‘s on California Street at 6am every morning. If he didn’t wear his priest’s collar you’d swear he was on his way to the beach to catch a wave. The guy looks like Laird Hamilton with his wispy blonde hair and year-round tan. He holds a … [Read more...]

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