Archives for 2014

Planned Parenthood to knock on doors

Will gay technique work for abortion?

  The following comes from a Dec. 23 story on LifeSiteNews. A new study on persuasion shows the lengths the homosexual movement will go to advance its agenda and also how pro-homosexual advocates collaborate with Planned Parenthood to promote abortion. Sending homosexual individuals door-to-door to speak with people in person was highly effective in changing … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

St. Joseph Church, Sandpoint, Idaho

Name of Church St. Joseph Church Address 601 South Lincoln, Sandpoint, ID 83864 Phone number 208-263-3720 Mass times Monday-Friday, 12:05 p.m. Saturday vigil, 6:45 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Holy days: 12:05 & 6:30 p.m. It’s a predominantly English-speaking area, and all Masses are in English. The parish has a quaint mission church, Sacred Heart … [Read more...]

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Thomas Aquinas does flash mob again

Pacific View Mall in Ventura Dec. 6

The following comes from a Dec. 17 release from the Cardinal Newman Society. Roughly 150 students from Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in Santa Paula, Calif., recently participated in a choral “flash mob” at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura, Calif., the College reported. The performance is one of the many ways students from faithful Catholic colleges across the country are … [Read more...]

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The body matters

In spite of extreme embalming and increase in cremation

The following comes from a Dec. 19 story on TheFederalist.com by Chad Bird. As if there’s not enough decisions to make in life, these days we’re even forced to make choices about what happens to us after we’re dead. If you’d like to go out with a bang, you can be cremated and have your ashes stuffed into fireworks so your family can ooh and aah as you’re blown into colorful … [Read more...]

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Seven households now at JPII

Following the Steubenville model

  The following comes from a Dec. 16 release sent by John Paul the Great Catholic University. The challenge set before us Catholics is to bring Christ into the world by becoming Christ. G.K. Chesterton is said to have once issued this clarification: “By experts in poverty I do not mean sociologists, but poor men.” It might be helpful to begin this post with a similar … [Read more...]

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Victims and victimizers

Gendered toys a bit of a bind for feminists

The following comes from a Dec. 17 story by Heather Wilhelm on TheFederalist.com. “Tis the season for anxious parenting,” writer Elissa Strauss announced last Friday in The Week. The cause of this parental stress may not be obvious at first glance. Rather, it is quiet, insidious, and, apparently, it lurks worldwide. It is—get ready, innocent holiday shoppers—an army of … [Read more...]

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The secret surcharge

Administration tells insurers how to get around Nelson Amendment

The following comes from an email sent by the office of Chris Smith, co-chair of the U.S. Congressional pro-life caucus. Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) and over 75 Members of Congress have filed a comment letter with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opposing the abortion aspects of the proposed rule on “HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016” … [Read more...]

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San Jose State to Christians: Drop Dead

Imagine PETA with meat-eating president

The following comes from a December 17 Christian Newswire release. The Ratio Christi chapter at San Jose State University received a letter from the university stating that the club has been "de-recognized." In the letter, school officials explained their actions to be in compliance with a new California State University executive order regarding how an organization selects … [Read more...]

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‘We have limited openings’

OneLife LA solicits capital punishment, homelessness activists

The following comes from a Dec. 17 email sent to Cal Catholic by a reader from Pomona. Please read the attached document from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. This latest attempt to 'recast' and redefine the evil of Roe v. Wade and to dissuade the faithful from holding pro-abortion lawmakers accountable is but another example of a great evil and moral relativism … [Read more...]

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Arrogance

Sacramento City Council members don’t like these questions

The following comes from a series run on Dec. 16, 17 and 18 on KCRA-TV in Sacramento. City Council member Angelique Ashby is among the most fiscally conservative of her colleagues, when it comes to spending her discretionary funds. Compared to other City Council members, last year Ashby spent the least -- about $35,000 on community service programs and local … [Read more...]

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