Archives for July 2015

The new age of martyrdom

In the 21st century, Christians are the most persecuted religious body on the plane

The following comes from a July 21 Orange County Catholic article by Patrick Mott: The image remains indelible: 21 men in bright orange jumpsuits kneeling on a lonely Mediterranean beach before a line of black-clad and masked Islamic State militants. Seconds later, the militants would draw their long knives and ritually behead each of the men—all of them Egyptian Christians. … [Read more...]

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Americans demand investigation, defunding of nation’s largest abortion provider

Women Betrayed - 65 U.S. cities protest Planned Parenthood

The following comes from a July 28 WND article by Chelsea Schilling: An estimated 12,000 Americans in as many as 65 U.S. cities took to the streets Tuesday to demand an end to federal funding of Planned Parenthood amid mounting evidence that the abortion group dismembered unborn babies and sold the babies’ internal organs and parts – including heads, hearts, livers, kidneys … [Read more...]

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More than half of young Catholic American families are Latino

Despite recent decline, Hispanic presence in church crucial to its future

The following comes from a July 27 Latin Post article by Nicole Akoukou Thompson: More than half of young Catholic families (53 percent) identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic compared with 32 percent of all Catholics, according to a recent survey. Could the presence of Hispanic families in the Catholic Church indicate Latino congregational growth, or at least the slowing … [Read more...]

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Pick a gender, any gender

California students now given six ‘gender identity’ choices on college admissions applications

The following comes from a July 27 College Fix article by Jacob Kohlhepp: Questions about gender identity and sexual orientation have been added to admissions applications used by the University of California system, including no less than six choices for students when checking off their “gender identity.” One new question posed to those seeking admittance to the system – … [Read more...]

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Organ procurement specialist reveals profit, horror behind Planned Parenthood’s body parts trade

3rd Center for Medical Progress video released this morning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw2xi9mhmuo The following comes from a July 28 Operation Rescue story. The story refers to a July 28 video from The Center for Medical Progress. Washington, DC — Today, the Center for Medical Progress released a third video exposing Planned Parenthood’s participation in the illegal trafficking of fetal body parts for profit. This video … [Read more...]

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The big deal in signing a little form

What some see as "hair-splitting," the Little Sisters of the Poor view as a violation of their faith

The following comes from a July 27 Aletaia article by John Burger:   The Little Sisters of the Poor claim that the federal government has given them the “impossible choice of either violating the law or violating the faith.”   The federal government is saying, in response, “Don’t worry. All you have to do is sign a form or write a letter stating your … [Read more...]

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Fresno Catholic school closure shocks parents, staff

Our Lady of Miracles School cites low enrollment, lack of leadership as cause for closure

The following comes from a July 23 Westside Connect article: GUSTINE - Students, parents and staff members at Our Lady of Miracles School, who had been preparing for the start of a new school year in a few short weeks, were stunned to learn Wednesday that the K-8 parochial school is closing. On Thursday, members of the Our Lady of Miracles community vowed to do everything … [Read more...]

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