Archives for September 2015

Catholic Church has mixed results in lobbying California lawmakers

Right-to-die bill seen as next big test

The following comes from a September 24 KCRA article by David Bienick: As Pope Francis spoke to members of Congress on Thursday, some of the issues he raised remained up for debate at California's state Capitol. Supporters and opponents of a bill that would legalize assisted suicide held demonstrations on opposite sides of the state Capitol. Lawmakers approved the … [Read more...]

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Catholic Church collects $1.6 billion in U.S. contracts, grants since 2012

Catholic Charities says they can't fulfill their mission without financial assistance from the government

The following comes from a September 24 Washington Times article by Kelly Riddell:   Not to be lost in the pomp and circumstance of Pope Francis' first visit to Washington is the reality that the Catholic Church he oversees has become one of the largest recipients of federal largesse in America. The Church and related Catholic charities and schools have collected … [Read more...]

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Shock after Junipero Serra statue vandalized days after sainthood declared

Vandals targeted headstones of people of European descent

The following comes from a September 28 LA Times article by Kate Linthicum: Days after Pope Francis elevated Father Junipero Serra to sainthood, vandals struck the Carmel Mission where the remains of the controversial missionary are buried, toppling statues and damaging gravesites. The vandals, who police say acted sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning, splashed … [Read more...]

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Transcript: Pope Francis’ speech on religious liberty

"Religions must join in calling for tolerance and respect for the rights of others"

The following appeared in a September 26 LA Times article: Dear Friends, One of the highlights of my visit is to stand here, before Independence Mall, the birthplace of the United States of America. It was here that the freedoms which define this country were first proclaimed. The Declaration of Independence stated that all men and women are created equal, that they are … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis’ challenge to Castro

Gift from the pontiff had significance to Cuban dictator

The following comes from a September 23 Christian Review article by Peter LaFave: There’s no precise record of what Pope St. Leo the Great told Attila the Hun outside Rome’s lofty gates, but we do know that the savage Hun—moved by the Pontiff’s heed—had a drastic change of heart and spared a defenseless Rome from his bloodthirsty horde. When a dictator meets a Pope, he … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, San Jose

Name of Church Five Wounds Portuguese National Church Address 1375 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95116-2343 Phone number (408) 292-2123 Website www.fivewoundschurch.org Mass times Saturday vigil 5:30 p.m. (Portuguese); Sunday 7:30 a.m. (English); 9 a.m. (English); 10:30 a.m. (Portuguese); 12:30 p.m. (Latin Tridentine); 5:30 p.m. (English). Weekdays 9 … [Read more...]

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Where do aborted baby remains go? Some went here.

These children would now be approaching their 18th birthdays

The following is a September 22 Operation Rescue article by Cheryl Sullenger: San Diego, CA – It was 1998. The largest abortion clinic in the San Diego area at that time was the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic in La Mesa, California. Abortionist James Long worked for Family Planning Associates conducting about 200 abortions each and every week at the high … [Read more...]

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