Archives for June 2014

Young adult Masses treat me like a child

Standing room only in Latin Mass basement

The following comes from a June 19 story on Aleteia.com. Millennials are leaving religion in droves, recent surveys find. Churches are roiled and it appears some will do anything to stop the exodus. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Archdiocese of New York recently hosted millennial Mass-goers for pizzas and drinks at a Midtown dance club. "We're definitely people … [Read more...]

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The ‘evangelical’ Catholics who are remaking the GOP

The ultimate swing vote

The following comes from a June 16 story on ReligionNews.com. How many voters know that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a Roman Catholic? Or that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is a Southern Baptist, not a Latino Catholic? Or that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio worships at both a Catholic parish and an evangelical church? More importantly, does it matter? Actually, it does in today’s … [Read more...]

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Date night at the abortion movie

Only half the audience laughed

The following comes from a June 20 story by Heather Wilhelm on Real Clear Politics. Earlier this week, I did something terrible: I talked my husband into going to a screening of an “abortion romantic comedy” with me. It was his birthday. To my credit, we went to a manly steak dinner beforehand. Also to my credit, I usually have decent taste in movies. But over the past … [Read more...]

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If your child told you ‘I’m gay,’ what would you do?

A suggested Scriptural strategy

The following comes from a June 16 story by Larry Tomczac on CharismaNews.com. 1. Pray continually (1 Thess. 5:17). From the moment of the initial confession throughout the entire journey, pray and fast in faith the same way you would engage with God for someone's salvation or healing. "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" (Matt. 19:26). Reject … [Read more...]

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Gay Pride at Oakland elementary school

‘We are all very kind to each other.’

The following comes from a June 16 story on World News Daily. An elementary school in Oakland, California, topped off its school year with a Pride Day celebrating all types of families, including those in which the parents consider themselves to be lesbian, “gay,” bisexual, transgender or queer. Principal Chelsea Toller opened the June 5 assembly with an auditorium full … [Read more...]

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San Francisco parishes advocate gay pride in bulletins

St. Agnes, Most Holy Redeemer to march in June 29 parade

  The June 8 and 15 bulletins of San Francisco’s St. Agnes parish included the following announcement: “Show Your Catholic Pride Sunday, June 29! Make plans now to join Bay Area LGBT Catholics as we march in the 2014 Pride Parade! Our motorized cable car departs Most Holy Redeemer Church, 100 Diamond Street in the Castro at 9:30 AM sharp on Sunday, June 29. Ride your … [Read more...]

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Victory at Supreme Court for free speech

Susan B. Anthony group can say someone votes pro-abortion

The following comes from a June 17 release from Life Legal Defense Foundation. Today the United States Supreme Court has issued its opinion in the much-anticipated case, Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus. Justice Thomas delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court finding in favor of the Pro-Life group, Susan B. Anthony List (SBA). The court ruled that SBA and co-petitioner … [Read more...]

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