Archives for October 2014

Ave Maria gets reprieve

District court says HHS new regs not enough

The following comes from an Oct. 29 story on the website of the Catholic News Agency. A federal court in Florida has granted Ave Maria University preliminary protection from the federal contraception mandate, which the school has challenged on religious freedom grounds. “After dozens of court rulings, the government still doesn't seem to get that it can't force faith … [Read more...]

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Pope has incentives to step back from the brink

The 1970s vs. the JPII generation

The following comes from an article in the Oct. 26 New York Times by Ross Douthat. To grasp why events this month in Rome — publicly feuding cardinals, documents floated and then disavowed — were so remarkable in the context of modern Catholic history, it helps to understand certain practical aspects of the doctrine of papal infallibility. On paper, that doctrine seems to … [Read more...]

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Sacramento Bee – stalking horse for suicide

“The Catholic Church, has changed, too’

The following comes from an Oct. 26 editorial in the Sacramento Bee. It has been 20 years since Oregon adopted the nation's first "death with dignity" law, allowing physicians to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients. And it has been 17 years since the legal challenges were defeated and the law took effect. That's more than enough time to conclude that … [Read more...]

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A voice in the desert

Congregation applauds priest’s election advice

The following came in an Oct. 27 email from one of our readers. On Sunday, October 26, a San Diego diocesan priest, Father George Decasa, pastor at St Richard’s in Borrego Springs, gave a lengthy, passionate sermon regarding true Catholic love and ended it by reminding parishioners of love for the unborn. Father DeCasa, formerly of St Charles parish in Imperial Beach, … [Read more...]

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Ten million YouTube views

Spiderman, Superman, Rooster Cogburn, Frodo the Hobbit

The following comes from an Oct. 26 posting by Fr. Robert Barron on the Catholic World Report website. Just last month, my media ministry Word on Fire marked a milestone: 10,000,000 views on our YouTube channel. This achievement fills me with gratitude both to God and to the many people who have taken the time to watch one or more of the videos that I’ve produced over the … [Read more...]

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Don’t put Uncle Harry in Heaven too soon

Among heresies floating around Catholic circles

The following comes from an Oct. 20 posting on the blog site of Father Ed Broom, OMV, associate pastor of St. Peter Chanel Church in Hawaiian Gardens. At funerals all too often you hear: “Well, he is no longer suffering!” And, “Now he is in a much better place.” And another common saying: “Now he is in heaven with the Lord in glory!” Although the persons who have expressed … [Read more...]

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Another high school takeover by Planned Parenthood

Captive audience east of Oakland

  The following comes from an Oct. 26 email by Camille Giglio, veteran Bay Area pro-lifer. During the first week of October I was informed by a mother, that her daughter’s high school freshman class of students at Acalanes High would, between October 6-10, be subjected to a week-long presentation of sexual health services, events and activities, during their PE … [Read more...]

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