Archives for January 2015

Is this a Catholic church?

Sex-ed, religious liberty, transgender bathrooms, assisted suicide on agenda at Most Holy Redeemer

The following came in a Jan. 27 email from our Bay Area correspondent. On Thursday, January 22, San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer Church hosted a town hall meeting for Equality California, the state’s largest homosexual lobbying group. Equality California is best known for their work in legalizing same-sex marriage in California, but, as executive director Rick Zbur made … [Read more...]

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The freedom to try our best

L.A. archdiocese religious ed change of guard

The following comes from a Jan. 23 story on Angelus, the L.A. archdiocese online paper. Following nearly three decades of service, Sister Edith Prendergast, RSC, will be retiring as director of the archdiocesan Office of Religious Education, effective June 30. She will be succeeded by Father Chris Bazyouros. Previously a parish priest, Father Bazyouros has served at … [Read more...]

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No more men’s and women’s

West Hollywood businesses have less than 60 days to make change

The following comes from a Jan. 14 story on TakePart.com Starting this week, businesses in West Hollywood, California, have 60 days to get rid of the men's and women's signs on the doors of single-occupancy bathrooms and make those places gender-neutral. Bathroom rules are changing thanks to a law passed last year by the city council of West Hollywood, an independent … [Read more...]

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Unapologetic

Father Illo stands up for altar boys

The following comes from a Jan. 26 story on SFGate.com. A Catholic priest, new to San Francisco and no stranger to controversy, has banned girls from acting as altar servers at Mass, a decision that sets his parish apart from all others in the archdiocese. The Rev. Joseph Illo, pastor at Star of the Sea Church since August, said he believes there is an “intrinsic … [Read more...]

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Two possible saves

Family Planning Associates, Miramar Rd., San Diego, Jan. 24

The following comes from a Jan. 26 email sent by the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. One of the counselors approached a young couple on their way to FPA.  They both were quiet but the woman spoke to the counselor.  She told the counselor she was 12 weeks, and the husband said he was in the military.   When the counselor showed them both a model of a 12-week-old baby, they … [Read more...]

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Warm and fuzzy Catholicism

Notre Dame’s McBrien dies Sunday

The following comes from a Jan. 25 item in the liberal National Catholic Reporter. Fr. Richard McBrien, who as a scholar brought distinction to a university theology department and who as an author and often-interviewed popular expert explained the Catholic church to the wider world, died early Sunday morning. He was 78. McBrien had been seriously ill for several years and … [Read more...]

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Let’s force doctors to starve Alzheimer’s patients!

Extremely dangerous culture of death aggression

The following comes from a Jan. 22 story by Wesley Smith on LifeSiteNews, originally published in National Review. Immoral bioethical policies and practices advance toward implementation through discourse–first in professional journals, and then in elite popular media columns. That process is now gearing up regarding what I call “VSED-by-Proxy.” VSED stands for … [Read more...]

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The proper place of abortion

Kathleen Domingo: ‘Every human life matters’

The following comes from a Jan. 22 story in the Washington Post. ….Last weekend, the five dioceses in Southern California held their first “One Life” event, a march and fair timed to this week’s anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion nationwide, and highlighting not only abortion but also homelessness, foster care and … [Read more...]

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Conflicted motives

Diaz, who bought Brittany's poison, clearly did not receive proper hospice counseling

The following comes from a Jan. 21 release sent by California Seniors Against Legalizing Euthanasia. Clinical psychologist Mark Hoffman, spokesman for California Seniors Against Legalizing Euthanasia, today asked lawmakers to look more carefully at the idea of authorizing 3rd party agents to be involved in suicide. "This practice has been discouraged and prohibited by law … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

St. John the Baptist Church, Costa Mesa

  Name of Church St. John the Baptist Address 1015 Baker Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone number 714-540-2214 Mass times Saturday: 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (vigil); Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 am. & 5 p.m. 12:30 p.m. – Latin Tridentine Mass. Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Vietnamese Masses: Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Sunday 6:30 a.m. and 1st … [Read more...]

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