Archives for November 2014

Brown Supreme Court appointment argued against religious rights

Scalia: ’That’s extraordinary’

The following comes from a Nov. 24 story on Cal Watchdog. Governor Jerry Brown has nominated a U.S. Department of Justice official for a spot on the California Supreme Court. On Monday, Brown nominated Leondra Kruger, a Yale Law School graduate, to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Justice Joyce L. Kennard, who left the court in April. If confirmed by … [Read more...]

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‘No one told me it was wrong’

Marriage preparation in central California

The following comes from a Nov. 19 posting by Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute on Mercator.net. My husband I attended a marriage preparation retreat in a small town in central California a few weeks ago. We were by far the oldest people there. The retreat was developed by an order of priests who are very orthodox in their teaching about marriage, family and human … [Read more...]

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A busy day

Family Planning Associates, Miramar Rd., San Diego, Nov. 22

  The following comes from a Nov. 22 email from Helpers of God's Precious Infants Sadly, there was lots of activity at FPA this weekend, but many prayer warriors out on the street today. Thank you all for being there! Counselors spoke with many couples and handed out many brochures about FPA, but with no "turn-arounds" throughout the early morning hours. Four … [Read more...]

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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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