Archives for January 2016

Noted exorcist to speak at San Francisco parish

Father Gary Thomas will be at Star of the Sea this Sunday, January 31

Probably no rite in the Catholic Church has been more subject to misunderstanding than that of exorcism. The reasons are legion: the rite seems ridiculous to many modern people to whom the existence of the devil is an absurd superstition; the rite lends itself to sensationalism, particularly in movies, where it is pretty much a guaranteed money-maker; and the rite seems to … [Read more...]

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How much do you trust Trump’s pro-life conversion?

The Republican candidate has said that his pro-choice sister would make a “phenomenal” Supreme Court justice

The following comes from a January 26 Stream article by Jason Jones and John Zmirak: If you were pro-life in the same way that the head of the NRA is pro-gun rights, would you settle for a candidate who had spent most of his life as a radical anti-gun advocate, supporting the seizure of all private weapons? Well, Donald Trump favored abortion on demand until … some point … [Read more...]

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Bishop Vann to anoint patients during World Day of the Sick Mass

The following comes from a January 25 Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange news release: The Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of Orange will anoint ill patients with holy oil and bless the hands of caregivers with holy water brought from the consecrated grotto of Massabielle in Lourdes, France; February 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Columban Church in Garden Grove. This grotto is … [Read more...]

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Life Legal statement on the indictment of David Daleiden

A Texas grand jury has cleared a Planned Parenthood affiliate of accusations it sold fetal tissue for profit, and instead has indicted David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt

The following comes from a January 26 press release from Life Legal Defense Foundation: As you may be aware, David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress has been indicted by a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, on charges of tampering with governmental records and violating the Texas statute on human organ trafficking for allegedly offering to buy fetal … [Read more...]

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A Catholic university in Visalia?

Marymount to study area for college expansion

The following comes from a January 23 Fresno Bee article by Lewis Griswold: Marymount California University in Southern California will soon begin a feasibility study of Visalia for offering bachelor’s degree programs, which local boosters say could evolve into the first traditional four-year college in city history. Marymount California University – not to be confused … [Read more...]

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Wave of violence shakes Boyle Heights church community

Nun killed by hit-and-run, church donations stolen and other random crimes plague Assumption Catholic Church

  The following comes from a January 22 LA Times article by Veronica Rocha: Assumption Catholic Church in Boyle Heights has long been a place of peace and salvation in its tight-knit community. But the hit-and-run death of a beloved nun and other random violence has left parishioners on edge and questioning how best to safeguard their sanctuary. The modest … [Read more...]

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‘We should never have to buy success with the blood of our babies’

Sunshine, powerful speakers, giant crowd at 12th annual Walk for Life West Coast

On Saturday, January 23, tens of thousands of San Franciscans, joined by young pro-lifers from as far away as Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Alaska filled the city’s Civic Center Plaza and Market Street at the 12th Annual Walk for Life West Coast. Organizers would not give a firm number of attendees, saying only “tens of thousands” but crowd size was consistent with recent … [Read more...]

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Stop making noise and do something

In all states that have parental notification laws, teen pregnancy and abortion rates have dropped; here's your chance to help

The following comes from a January 22 Bakersfield Californian op-ed by Marylee Shrider. Shrider is executive director of Right to Life of Kern County: In California, including here in Kern County, a teen girl may walk into the school office, inform officials she needs to be excused for an “undisclosed medical reason” and leave campus, no questions asked, no parent … [Read more...]

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Why nothing has changed despite the Planned Parenthood video expose

Abortion proponents already know that abortion ends a child’s life; they just think a mother has a right to make that choice.

The following comes from a January 21 Federalist article by Daniel Friedman: The Center for Medical Progress videos caused Democrats and Republicans to retreat to respective ideological corners. Lawmakers in both parties communicated only with their bases. That was no shock. Abortion, more than every other social issue, is an issue lawmakers love to fight over, not legislate … [Read more...]

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Seven pastoral associates commissioned to serve the Church

Priest shortage means lay people lead faith formation programs

The following comes from a January 20 Angelus article by Clara Fox: During a January 17 Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, seven pastoral associates were formally commissioned to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, to serve side by side with parish pastors in leading RCIA classes, Scripture studies and other faith formation programs. Archbishop José H. Gomez … [Read more...]

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