Archives for March 2015

Nut? Saint? Regular girl?

I no longer felt like a journalist chasing a story

The following is a March 26 story on Catholic World Report by Dorothy Cummings MacLean. Canadian Catholic pro-life activist Mary Wagner was arrested on December 23, 2014 for entering a Toronto abortion clinic and asking the women she found in the waiting room not to go through with their scheduled procedures. Her arrest and subsequent imprisonment made headlines—in … [Read more...]

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The suicide tide

Six pro-death Dems vs. two pro-life Reps in state senate health committee

The following comes from a March 26 email from pro-life leader Wynette Sills in Sacramento. Yesterday I arrived at the Capitol hoping to see pro-life supporters visiting our legislators, but the halls were empty.  I attended the noon Mass at the Cathedral, hoping to see a church filled with familiar faces, but there were only about eight people wearing red. I optimistically … [Read more...]

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Faithful archbishop and pastor frustrate fellow priests

The role of Bishop McElroy

The following comes from a March 26 story in the National Catholic Reporter. During what one participant described as an "explosive" meeting, the San Francisco archdiocese's Council of Priests in mid-February addressed Star of the Sea pastor Fr. Joseph Illo's decision to phase out altar girls as well as the designation of the parish as an oratory-in-formation. Retired … [Read more...]

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Just don’t smoke

(killing baby okay)

The following comes from a March 25 posting on The Federalist By Mollie Hemingway. Cosmopolitan magazine is known mostly for teaching impressionable women to feel bad about their appearance and for recycling the same 14 sex tips over and over each month even though they never sound terribly sexy. But last year it decided to shake things up by devoting resources to advocating … [Read more...]

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San Jose Diocese in need of help

Beautiful cathedral needs $480,000 for stained glass restoration

The following comes from a March 24 Valley Catholic article:   Stained glass windows have a rich history within our religious tradition and a significant place in sacred architecture. As developments in construction and architecture allowed towering expanses and vast windows, artists were commissioned to design and fabricate windows that told the story of Jesus’ … [Read more...]

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Strange sex advisor for your kids

Not really, for SF Jesuit parish

The March 22 bulletin of St. Ignatius Church, the flagship Jesuit parish of San Francisco and the parish church of the University of San Francisco contained the following entry: “Adult Faith Formation. Because of the Synod of Bishops on the important topic of marriage and the family, most of the talks this coming year will be on the topic of marriage and family, but there … [Read more...]

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Young carmel reflects historic connection for nuns

"From the first minute, it was like a beautiful dream"

The following comes from a March 23 Catholic Voice article by Michele Jurich: The Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph is coming up on its third anniversary in the Diocese of Oakland, but the Order of Discalced Carmelites has a history in the area that dates to the Mexican Revolution when the intrepid Mother Luisita brought her sisters to safety in California. A small band … [Read more...]

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