Archives for November 2016

Warm modernism

San Diego Architectural Foundation awards top honors to new church at St. Thomas More Parish in Oceanside

The following comes from a Southern Cross article by Denis Grasska: SAN DIEGO — The Diocese of San Diego’s newest church received top honors at an annual awards ceremony recognizing the best and worst in local architecture. St. Thomas More Parish, located in Oceanside, received the coveted Grand Orchid at the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s annual Orchids & … [Read more...]

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Wanting to love the pope

Faithful Catholics who have made real sacrifices to live the hard teachings of the Church feel themselves lumped in with the hard-hearted elder brother in the prodigal son parable

The following comes from a November 25 First Things article by Padraig Wynne: Back in the 1980s, the National Catholic Reporter ran a cartoon image of the throne of Peter: a toilet with the papal keys under a ceremonial awning. For the Reporter, it was standard fare. The publication’s chronic snarkiness toward Rome during the long Wojtyla/Ratzinger decades — and even earlier … [Read more...]

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Bay Area abortionist in a blue funk over Trump victory

"Hillary Clinton would want me to get out of bed and go to work as an abortion provider"

The following comes from a November 18 Rewire article by Diana Friedman: A patient asked me during her abortion procedure how I felt about the election outcome. The word “sad” just slipped past my lips. We must organize now to fight like hell for the next four years to protect women’s basic rights. I woke up last Wednesday, November 9, like many Americans, with feelings … [Read more...]

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Will Santa Clara become ‘sanctuary campus’?

Students walk out of class at Jesuit university in solidarity with undocumented immigrants

The following comes from a November 17 Mercury News article by Tatiana Sanchez: Standing in solidarity with their undocumented immigrant peers, students at Santa Clara University vowed to protect them from any potential immigration policies that may come under the Trump administration, including mass deportations. At a rally that started out at the university’s Mission … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

St. Timothy Church, Los Angeles

Name of Church St. Timothy Church Address 10425 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 Phone number 310-474-1216 Website www.sttimothyla.org Mass times Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30, 9 & 10:30 a.m. and noon. Holy days: vigil, 6:30 p.m.; 8 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. Confessions Saturdays, 4 – 5 p.m.; First Fridays, 20 minutes before 7:30 … [Read more...]

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CDC: U.S. abortions are continuing to drop

Pro-life organizations encouraged by latest figures

The following comes from a November 24 LifeSiteNews article: According to most of the nation's state health departments, abortion continues on the decline across the country. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released its abortion figures, based on reporting from 47 states, but not including Maryland, New Hampshire, or California (the country's most populous … [Read more...]

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No more bottled water at Catholic school

Campus Ministry and science department worked on initiative at St. Francis High School

The following comes from a November 21 Valley Catholic article: The Saint Francis High School community is doing its part to curb its thirst for bottled water. Students, faculty and staff are taking part in a new school initiative to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles on campus. As bottled water is no longer sold by the school’s food service, students and … [Read more...]

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