Archives for November 2015

The yellow-shirt escorts were out in force again

At least 3 turnarounds at the abortion clinic

The following comes from a November 29 email from Helpers of God’s Precious Infants San Diego: Saturday, November 28, Family Planning Associates, San Diego The yellow-shirt "escorts" were out in force again. The security guard has taken to directing the yellow-shirts to intercept the counselors whenever we approach someone who has arrived in the parking lot. The guard has … [Read more...]

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Changes coming to the Rite of Election

Call to Continuing Conversion and the Rite of Election for children will be celebrated in the local parishes

The following comes from a November 30 Inland Catholic Byte article by Sister Jeremy Gallet, S.P.: SAN BERNARDINO—This year the Diocese of San Bernardino will be making some major changes to the way the Rite of Election is celebrated. Both the Call to Continuing Conversion – the rite for baptized non-Catholic Christians – and the Rite of Election for children will be … [Read more...]

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Shining a ‘Spotlight’ on Hollywood duplicity and bias

What the film got wrong about the Church's sex abuse tragedy

The following comes from a November 30 Crisis Magazine article by Anne Hendershott: Portrayed as a villain in Spotlight, the new film describing the clergy abuse scandal, Jack Dunn, the media spokesman for Boston College, and trustee for Boston College High School, has hired a lawyer to demand that the scene portraying him as a cold and callous bureaucrat—caring nothing for … [Read more...]

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US abortions continue to decline

California, which makes up 1/5 of all US abortions, is not included in report's figures

The following comes from a November 27 Fox Health article: Federal statistics show abortions have been in a general decline for about 25 years. The number of reported abortions dropped 4 percent in 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. About 699,000 abortions were reported to the federal government that year. That's about 31,000 fewer than the … [Read more...]

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Orange County Catholics lobby Board of Supervisors

Successful effort leads to vote in favor of new shelter for the homeless in Anaheim

The following comes from a Diocese of Orange post: OC’s homeless had an advocate [on November 17] as dozens of Catholics gathered in front of the Orange County Hall of Administration in Santa Ana, a show of support for the proposed Kraemer Multi-Service Center. The Orange County Board of Supervisors, in a special board meeting on the subject, approved by a vote of 5-0 the … [Read more...]

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‘I want to be a Boy Scout.’ There’s just one hitch.

Group of Santa Rosa girls say the Girl Scouts are too sedate for them, and insist on joining Boy Scouts

The following comes from a November 22 New York Times article by Julie Turkewitz: SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Five girls wearing makeshift scout uniforms stood before top Boy Scout brass this month and made an announcement: We want in. In a year in which gender roles in traditional American institutions have undergone major changes and challenges, a fight in Northern California … [Read more...]

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African Catholics are uneducated and accept simple answers?

Outrageous commentary appears on official website of the German bishops' conference

The following comes from a November 25 First Things article by Leroy Huizenga:  Björn Odendahl, an editor at Katholisch.de, writes the following in the course of commenting on the Pope's plans for Africa in a piece entitled “The Romantic, Poor Church”: "So also in Africa. Of course the Church is growing there. It grows because the people are socially dependent and often … [Read more...]

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