Archives for May 2015

Kids’ books pave the way for release of encyclical on environment

Bishop Soto endorses two storybooks for elementary students

The following comes from an April news release on the USCCB website: Two illustrated storybooks offer elementary school-aged children, their parents and teachers examples of how to put their faith in action and participate in solutions to important problems related to the life and dignity of others. The books provide much-needed resources in Catholic social teaching for this … [Read more...]

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Theology on Tap reviving young adult Catholics in Silicon Valley

200 attendees each Wednesday night

The following comes from a May 26 Valley Catholic article by Leanne Ruperto: Santa Clara – Tallying in about 200 attendees each night, Theology on Tap is proving to be a successful means of gathering young adult Catholics in the Silicon Valley. Theology on Tap, an initiative originally founded in Chicago, aims to provide young adults a welcoming and casual environment to … [Read more...]

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California Assembly votes to make pregnancy centers tell women of abortion option

Like walking into McDonald's and reading a notice that there's a Burger King across the street

The following comes from a May 26 Reuters article by Alex Dobuzinskis: The California State Assembly approved a bill on Tuesday that would require licensed pregnancy centers, which sometimes steer women away from abortion, to inform clients about state programs offering such services, officials said. The Democratic-led Assembly voted 49-26 to approve the bill, which has … [Read more...]

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San Francisco protesters redefine Catholicism

Anti-Cordileone teachers’ position represents dissent, not doctrinal development

The following comes from a May 26 Crisis Magazine article by Nicholas Senz: The dispute between Catholic high school teachers and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone continues. Jim McGarry, an organizer of the group Concerned Parents and Students, has written an open letter addressed “to the administrators at the Catholic High Schools in the San Francisco Archdiocese” which was … [Read more...]

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Why a priest should wear his Roman collar

23 reasons that probably didn't cross your mind

The following comes from a May 25 Cristianesimo Cattolico article by Msgr. Charles M. Mangan & Father Gerald E. Murray. The Roman collar is a sign of priestly consecration to the Lord. As a wedding ring distinguishes husband and wife and symbolizes the union they enjoy, so the Roman collar identifies bishops and priests (and often deacons and seminarians) and manifests … [Read more...]

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Miracle baby

I wondered if this would work... or was it already too late?

The following comes from a May 9 story in the LA archdiocese's newspaper, The Angelus: This is my story about how I was given a light, a way and a chance that saved my son’s life. When I found out I was pregnant, I was fearful and uncertain. My friends asked, “Are you going to keep it?” Obviously, I had a choice. I had eight months to go before I graduated nursing … [Read more...]

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How a picture can save a life

Sign of hope from outside the abortion clinic

The following comes from a May 24 email from Helpers of God's Precious Infants San Diego: Dear Pro-life Friends, At around 8:45 in the morning, a couple drove into the parking lot and parked, staying in their car for a few minutes. A counselor approached the vehicle. After motioning them to put down the window, they did so and listened to the counselor, who gave them … [Read more...]

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