Archives for February 2016

Former Catholic hospital accused of euthanizing woman

Dorothy Lee expressly stated wishes for life-saving treatment, but possessed a 2-million-dollar estate

The following comes from a February 24 LifeSiteNews article by Father Mark Hodges: A formerly Catholic hospital is being sued for negligence and elder abuse resulting in the death of a woman for the sake of her two-million-dollar estate. Dorothy Lee, a bedridden patient at St. Agnes Medical Center, repeatedly expressed to her caregivers and to hospital officials, in … [Read more...]

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Guilty as charged

Phony Catholic priest pleads guilty to grand theft and is sentenced to 1 year in jail

The following comes from a February 24 LA Times article by Matt Hamilton and Irfan Khan: The man who allegedly posed as a Roman Catholic priest at Los Angeles-area parishes and sold bogus trips to see Pope Francis pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of grand theft, prosecutors said. Erwin Mena, 59, entered his plea in a downtown courtroom and was sentenced by Los … [Read more...]

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Bishop McElroy: ‘You might be a bigot if…’

Leader says Catholics should not criticize Islam

The following comes from a February 24 WND article by Leo Hohmann: A Catholic bishop sat on a stage with a Muslim Brotherhood-linked imam and implored Catholics not to join their fellow Americans who engage in “the scourge of anti-Islamic prejudice” and “bigotry.” San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy made the statement during a recent interfaith conference while alongside … [Read more...]

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Bakersfield pro-lifers attacked as ambulance arrives for patient

Bakersfield FPA Women’s Health abortion facility hospitalizes a patient on average about once every four months

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ateoj8pSzRk The following comes from a February 25 Operation Rescue article by Cheryl Sullenger: Bakersfield, CA – Bedlam broke out at the FPA Women’s Health abortion facility in Bakersfield as an ambulance arrived to transport a patient suffering a medical emergency. Two abortion supporters assaulted pro-life activists while trying to … [Read more...]

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Catholic Church in California launches initiative to help immigrants become American citizens

Initiative is part of the Holy Year of Mercy

The following comes from a February 23 Diocese of Orange press release: The Most Rev. José H. Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, will join the Most Rev. Dominic Luong, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Orange, other Bishops and clergy, and parish leaders from across California at Christ Cathedral on February 27, 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., for the launch of a comprehensive … [Read more...]

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San Francisco young adults group and Ignatius Press reach out to prisoners

St. Dominic's Young Adults is focusing on different corporal works for each of its monthly service projects during Year of Mercy

The following comes from a February 23 Catholic San Francisco article by Christina Gray: About 35 young adults gathered in the St. Dominic parish hall February 17 to write letters to and purchase Catholic books for men and women incarcerated in state and federal prisons around the country in a Jubilee Year of Mercy service project partnership with Ignatius Press. Maureen … [Read more...]

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Abortion views in US increasingly polarized

More people think abortion should always be legal. And more people think it should never be legal.

The following comes from a February 19 Washington Post article by David Weakliem: It’s clear that Congress has become more polarized in the last few decades — there are more conservatives and more liberals, and fewer moderates — but has the general public become more polarized? That’s a more difficult question, but we can use the General Social Survey, a large national … [Read more...]

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