Archives for 2017

CA organ procurement companies admit guilt in illegal body parts trafficking

Firms reach $7.8-million settlement

Two bioscience companies have reached a $7.785-million settlement with the Orange County district attorney's office over allegations that they illegally sold fetal tissue to companies around the world, prosecutors said Friday. According to the settlement signed Monday, DV Biologics LLC and sister company DaVinci Biosciences LLC, both based in Yorba Linda, must cease all … [Read more...]

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Dean of Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University dismisses ‘war on Christmas’

In video, Fr. Kevin O’Brien says, “I don’t think Jesus would care much about whether we say Merry Christmas or not,” and counsels respect for other faith traditions

A website that agitates for pro-abortion and LGBT causes has produced a video by a Jesuit priest who dismisses the notion that there is a “war on Christmas,” and tells  viewers ,“I don’t think Jesus would care much about whether we say Merry Christmas or not.” Fr. Kevin O’Brien, dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, claims that Jesus “was not … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis says Our Father is poorly translated

Takes issue with the phrase "lead us not into temptation" because “I am the one who falls, it's not (God) who pushes me toward temptation to see how I fall"

In a video series for Italian television network TV2000, Pope Francis said that “lead us not into temptation” is a poorly translated line of the Our Father. “This is not a good translation,” the Pope said in the video, published Dec. 6. “I am the one who falls, it's not (God) who pushes me toward temptation to see how I fall. A father doesn't do this, a father helps us to get … [Read more...]

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Three CA bishops sign letter urging Republican support for DACA

Dec. 1 open letter signed by Bishop Kevin Vann (Orange), Bishop Gerald Barnes (San Bernardino) and Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell (Los Angeles) calls on Rep. Mimi Walters and Rep. Ed Royce to back legislation

Congressional members Mimi Walters and Ed Royce have received a unique letter – it was signed by every Catholic pastor in their districts, and it asks for more action and less talk on DACA. Parishioners across Orange County also will hear more about the so-called Dreamers from their church pews this Sunday and throughout Advent, which leads up to Christmas. The bishops of the … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Naumann: Pro-abortion politicians who claim to be good Catholics must be admonished

Kansas City archbishop: "It creates a problem for us as bishops when Catholic politicians do that. They teach our people that it is okay to be Catholic and support legalized abortion”

Politicians who “flaunt” being Catholic while asserting that they are also pro-abortion are guilty of “misleading” other Catholics and must be admonished, said U.S. Archbishop Joseph Naumann in a recent interview. Naumann, who was elected last month by his brother bishops over Cardinal Blase Cupich to be the next head of the U.S. bishops' pro-life efforts, said that openly … [Read more...]

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Nearly 100 retired nuns evacuated from LA nursing home threatened by fire

Maintenance workers, nurses, administrators and drivers offer up their homes to provide refuge

Mary Kowalski wasn't bothered when she was told by the nursing home staff to pack all her belongings and get ready to evacuate. It was at 5 a.m. Wednesday, and ash-filled smoke from the multimillion-dollar homes burning in the Skirball fire was all around. She got ready to leave. Kowalski, 87, is among the nearly 100 retired nuns who live at the Carondelet Center in Brentwood … [Read more...]

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Book celebrates Hollywood abortionist who killed 50,000 babies

Inez Burns was "Hollywood’s secret abortionist” who once killed as many as 30 babies a day in her illegal San Francisco abortuary despite having no formal medical training

A new book is remembering the legacy of an abortionist whose services were “a kind of public utility, not unlike the water or fire department.” On Monday, The Hollywood Reporter (THR) published an excerpt from the upcoming book “The Audacity of Inez Burns: Dreams, Desire, Treachery & Ruin in the City of Gold” by Stephen G. Bloom. In its headline, THR deemed Burns … [Read more...]

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Sacramento bishop declares Roe v Wade anniversary a Diocesan Day of Reparation

Bishop Jaime Soto designates January 22, 2018 as a day of "fasting, prayer, penance and works of mercy" in observance of US Supreme Court legalizing abortion 45 years ago

Dear Friends in Christ: January 22, 2018 marks the 45th anniversary of the lamentable 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Roe v. Wade. In prayerful observance, I designate January 22, 2018 as a Diocesan Day of Reparation. I ask our clergy and laity to join me in cooperating with God’s merciful grace in these ways: January 20/21: clergy are asked to 1) pray and preach for … [Read more...]

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Dominic Luong, first Vietnamese-born Roman Catholic U.S. bishop, dies at 77

Luong was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Orange diocese by Pope John Paul II on April 25, 2003; he died from a lengthy illness on Wednesday, Dec. 6

The Most Rev. Dominic Luong, who held the distinction of being the first native-born Vietnamese Roman Catholic bishop in the United States and made his mark ministering to refugee and immigrant communities nationwide, died from a lengthy illness on Wednesday, Dec. 6. He was 77. Luong was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Orange by Pope John Paul II on April 25, … [Read more...]

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Ordination scheduled for Orange diocese’s new auxiliary bishop

Bishop-elect Thanh Thai Nguyen to be ordained December 19 at St. Columban Church in Garden Grove; cardinals, bishops and interfaith leaders from across the U.S. expected to attend

Bishop-elect Thanh Thai Nguyen will be ordained in historic and solemn ceremony officiated by the Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, and attended by Cardinals, Bishops and interfaith leaders from throughout the United States. The rite of Episcopal Ordination is among the most sacred within the Roman Catholic Church and continues the apostolic succession of Church … [Read more...]

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