Archives for November 2014

U.S. bishops ask Congress to protect pro-life doctors

Bishop McElroy cites Santa Clara and Loyola cases

The following comes from a Nov. 20 story on the Catholic News Agency site. The U.S. bishops are imploring Congress to enact stronger medical conscience protections against state abortion laws by passing the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act. “We want to underscore the increasingly urgent need for Congress to protect rights of conscience with regard to the taking of innocent … [Read more...]

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‘I understand it as a miracle’

Historic crucifix saved from San Jose church blaze

  The following comes from a Nov. 21 story on the Huffington Post. A fire blazed through a nearly 100-year-old church building in San Jose, California on Sunday. But remarkably, the Catholic congregation’s precious crucifix survived. Father Fermo Mantovani, the pastor of Holy Cross Parish, remembers watching a firetruck hoist the gilded, 10-foot cross high … [Read more...]

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Drive-thru prayer

Fremont’s Holy Spirit: outside the box

The following comes from a Nov. 18 story on KLTV. A Freemont, California church is giving new meaning to the term 'holy rollers' with its new drive-thru service. "You know, I've always seen drive-thru food, drive-thru coffee and why not drive-thru God?" said Holy Spirit Catholic Church Father Mathew Vellankal. "You don't have to prepare. You don't have to plan. And you … [Read more...]

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Fifth annual Hollywood Eucharistic procession

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 23

  The following comes from the Facebook page of St. Victor’s Church 12:00-12:30pm Meet at Blessed Sacrament Church (6657 W. Sunset Blvd.). We will process with Jesus Christ — Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity — on Hollywood Blvd. down the Walk of Fame! We will stop at Family Theater Productions (7201 W. Sunset Blvd.) on the way for rest and adoration. 3:30pm … [Read more...]

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Who are these people?

Catholic link to sado-masochism

The following was sent to Cal Catholic by one of our readers on Nov. 21. Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union consists of eight schools. One of the eight is the Pacific School of Religion, which is home to the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies in Religion. The center is funded by the usual homosexualist suspects: the Gill Foundation, the Arcus Foundation, the Evelyn & … [Read more...]

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The relief is not permanent and the problems are not fixed

Archbishop Gomez on President Obama immigration order

  The following comes from a Nov. 20 statement by Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles on the Angelus news site. I am happy that some temporary relief is being offered to help parents and children who right now are living in daily fear that their families will be broken up by arrests and deportations. But the President’s actions today are no substitute for the … [Read more...]

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Loyola stuck with Planned Parenthood allies

Head of president search committee latest example

  The following comes from a Nov. 19 story on the Cardinal Newman Society site. Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles wants to find a new president that cares for its Catholic mission, but The Cardinal Newman Society has learned that the person chosen to lead the presidential search committee has served as board chair for an organization that has given … [Read more...]

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Now you know it

Why not to give money to Catholic Campaign for Human Development this Sunday

The following is the text of an email sent to Cal Catholic on Nov. 20. Dear Catholic Friend: The Catholic Campaign for Human Development national collection is this weekend and no doubt you will agree it is important for people to know how CCHD is carrying out its commitment to ‘accountability and transparency’ to be good stewards of your donations. Take for instance … [Read more...]

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Catholic liars

When will Cafardi, Kmiec, and Sister Keehan admit Obamacare funds abortion?

The following comes from a Nov. 14 story by Anne Hendershott on Catholic World Report. Pointing to the “stupidity” of the American voters, MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, one of the creators of Obamacare, admitted at a videotaped conference with fellow academics in 2012 that the Obama administration went through “tortured” mechanisms to keep the truth about the health care … [Read more...]

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U.S. civil rights commissioner savages California for its abortion mandate

Tells Rouillard federal law trumps state law

The following comes from a Nov. 17 posting on the College Fix. Catholic colleges and other religious employers in California have a new ally in their fight against the state’s newly applied abortion mandate in health plans. Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent federal agency, wrote to Department of Managed Health Care director … [Read more...]

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