Archives for October 2015

Santa Clara University and Silicon Valley religious leaders sign interfaith statement

Religious leaders celebrate anniversary of Nostra Aetate by joining Pope Francis’ call for a moral response to climate change

The following comes from an October 27 Santa Clara University press release: Fifty years ago on October 28, Pope Paul VI issued a proclamation Nostra Aetate (In Our Time) at the Second Vatican Council, opening up the relationship of Catholics to non-Christian religions. The document called for mutual understanding, respect, and fraternal dialogue across religious … [Read more...]

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New Catholic high school to open in Temecula

After years of planning, Sisters of the Company of Mary have committed to build the school

The following comes from an October 24 My Valley News article: TEMECULA – Prayers for the opening of a high school in the Temecula Valley have been answered. After years of research and the recent completion of a feasibility study, the new St. Jeanne de Lestonnac High School is expected to open in 2017 on the same Avenida Lestonnac campus that houses the kindergarten … [Read more...]

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Coptic pope makes first-ever visit to U.S.

Los Angeles will be the end of his tour

The following comes form an October 28 Manteca Bulletin article by Glenn Kahl: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II began his first United States tour with a two week visit to Texas.  The Egyptian and Eastern Rite Pope is the 118th pope of the Coptic Church of Egypt.  He is the leader of the 16-million- member Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt now on a whirlwind pastoral tour that … [Read more...]

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Feds investigate Hobby Lobby boss for illicit artifacts

One of America’s most famously Christian businesses is amassing a vast collection of Biblical antiquities. The problem is some of them may have been looted from the Middle East.

The following comes from an October 26 Daily Beast article by Candida Moss and Joel Baden: In 2011, a shipment of somewhere between 200 to 300 small clay tablets on their way to Oklahoma City from Israel was seized by U.S. Customs agents in Memphis. The tablets were inscribed in cuneiform—the script of ancient Assyria and Babylonia, present-day Iraq—and were thousands of … [Read more...]

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Unborn babies’ organs are ‘cute’, says abortionist

New video catches Planned Parenthood abortionist describing harvesting baby’s brains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tgez97aG74 The following comes from an October 27 LifeSiteNews article by Ben Johnson: AUSTIN, Texas - Abortion workers sometimes like to look at the dissected body parts of the babies they have aborted, because their organs are "cute," an abortionist admits in a new video released by the Center for Medical Progress. "One of our POC … [Read more...]

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Heroes of the week and other news

Calif. Parental Notification updates – 19 weeks to go

The following two features come from the website of Californians for Parental Rights, sponsors of the Parental Notification initiative now collecting signatures in California. At least 585,405 signatures must be gathered by March, 2016 to put on the measure on the November 2016 ballot. Sponsors hope to collect most church signatures by mid-December to avoid having to pay … [Read more...]

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UCLA brings in porn stars to teach students

Gave an 'inside look' at adult film industry

The following comes from an October 19 LifeSiteNews article by Father Mark Hodges: UCLA paid porn stars $2,250 for giving students an "inside look" at the porn industry. A spring "workshop" brought James Deen and Tasha Reign along with gay porn performer Colby Keller as a "Porn Panel" for students, with the purpose to "get an inside look into the adult film industry from … [Read more...]

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