Archives for October 2015

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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Nancy Pelosi tells us what Pope Francis wants us to do

"It doesn't have to be this way"

The following comes from an October 22 CNS News article by Lauretta Brown: (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal the Affordable Care Act in the House’s upcoming vote on a reconciliation bill Friday. “Republicans are moving forward with a GOP reconciliation package that once … [Read more...]

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Justice Antonin Scalia to visit Santa Clara University

Devout Catholic is longest-serving justice on U.S. Supreme Court

The following comes from an October 26 Santa Clara University press release: Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, will visit Santa Clara University’s campus October 28 for a series of talks with students and members of campus. On October 28, Justice Scalia will visit an afternoon class on constitutional law taught by … [Read more...]

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San Gabriel Catholics visit prisoners on the border

The following comes from an October 22 Angelus article by Jorge Luis Macias: TECATE, MEXICO — Dozens of Catholics travelled to this border town to visit thousands of men in prison in El Hongo. Convened by the Charity Missionary Theotokos at St. Anthony Church in San Gabriel, the visitors passed numerous security checkpoints before participating in the Holy Mass and … [Read more...]

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Smartphones in the pews

Is it ever appropriate?

The following comes from an October 19 On Religion blog post: A storm has been building in the pews for more than a decade, according to new work by the Pew Research Center's American Trends Panel. A survey found that 92 percent of adults own cellphones and 90 percent carry them most of the time. Nearly half say they rarely turn off these devices and nearly a third said they … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

Historic St. Francis of Assisi Church, Bend, Oregon

  Name of Church Historic St. Francis of Assisi Church Address 494 NW Lava Road (corner of Franklin & Lava), downtown Bend, Oregon (the newer, larger church, with the parish office, is located at 2450 NE 27th Street, Bend, Oregon, about four miles away) Phone number 541-382-3631 Website www.stfrancisbend.org Mass times Sundays, 4:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

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Paul Ryan, Catholic

How the possible future Speaker of the House implements Catholic social teaching

The following comes from an October 21 Catholic Vote article by Tom Hoopes: Now that Paul Ryan is willing to run (reluctantly) for Speaker of the House, his record is being pored over. For my part, I looked over his visit to Benedictine College as commencement speaker two years ago, when he was fresh from his campaign for Vice President. Here is some of what he … [Read more...]

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