Archives for December 2015

The devil’s favorite sin

Barcelona's exorcist is interviewed

The following comes from a December 28 Catholic News Agency article: It has been nine years since the Dominican priest, Father Juan José Gallego, was appointed as exorcist. In an August interview conducted by the Spanish daily El Mundo, the priest said that in his experience, pride is the sin the devil likes the most. “In the beginning I had a lot of fear,” Father Gallego … [Read more...]

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Where will this lead?

Lawsuit threat is fulfilled over Catholic hospital’s denial of sterilization procedure

The following comes from a December 28 SF Chronicle article by Bob Egelko: A physicians group and a woman who was denied a tubal ligation at a Catholic hospital in Northern California on religious grounds filed suit Monday, saying the rejection was sex discrimination and an illegal refusal of medical care. The suit against Mercy Medical Center of Redding and its parent … [Read more...]

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Embryos are human, not property

Nonprofit law firm files amicus briefs in embryo custody cases

The following comes from a December 23 Christian Newswire press release: The Thomas More Society has requested leave to file amicus briefs in two embryo custody battles. The national public interest law firm is interceding in the Missouri Court of Appeals McQueen v. Gadberry case on behalf of Missouri Right to Life, Lawyers for Life and the American Association of Pro-Life … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Gomez visits Skid Row for Christmas

LA Cathedral runs Adopt-a-Family program to deliver gifts to one of city's poorest neighborhoods

The following comes from a December 23 Angelus article: On December 19, Archbishop José Gomez joined Adopt-A-Family volunteers as they made house calls to some of the poorest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, stopping by apartments on Skid Row to deliver Christmas gifts, groceries and clothing to families in need. The archbishop drove with a group of volunteers to their first … [Read more...]

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Go ahead, infect people

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU says hiding HIV from sex partners is a right

The following comes from a December 22 Federalist article by Kimberly Ells: In a recent interview with Matt Lauer, actor Charlie Sheen disclosed that he is HIV-positive and has been aware of his HIV status for approximately four years. Since Sheen has a well-known sexual legacy and claims to have had sex with 5,000 women, Matt Lauer and the rest of humanity … [Read more...]

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Why will people drive hours for the Latin Mass?

Questions need to be asked about the contrast in mass attendance

The following comes from a December 21 Liturgy Guy blog post: In the last two weeks I have met families who drive over three hours round trip to attend a Sunday Latin Mass.  I know of others who travel even further than that to occasionally attend.  Anyone who consistently assists at the Traditional Latin Mass knows how common it is for people to drive upwards of an hour … [Read more...]

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A free bus ticket home

Catholic Charities pays Santa Rosa homeless people to return to where they came from

The following comes from a December 22 Press Democrat article by Kevin McCallum: When Marie Stiffend struck out for California in July, the 19-year-old former foster kid wanted to put some distance between herself and the small Oregon town where nothing much ever happened and everybody knew everybody else’s business. She hit the road with her boyfriend and his friend. … [Read more...]

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