Archbishop Paglia says Pontifical Academy for Life will pursue more diverse agenda

Criticizes pro-lifers for "raising the flags of a few principles"

The following comes from a July 19 story on the Catholic Culture website. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia explained the new strategic vision of the Pontifical Academy for Life in an interview with Austen Ivereigh for Crux. The Italian prelate brushed aside criticism that the Pontifical Academy has downgraded its commitment to the pro-life struggle, explaining that the … [Read more...]

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Riverside judge decries California state censorship

Allows suit against state for forcing pro-lifers to advertise abortions

The following comes from a July 18 story in Pregnancy Help News. It’s been over a year and a half since clinic administrator Scott Scharpen filed a lawsuit challenging California’s so-called Reproductive FACT Act (also known as AB775), which is the state’s attempt to force pro-life medical clinics to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions. After over 18 months of waiting, … [Read more...]

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Facebook blames glitch for pulling plug on Catholic pages

Triggered by spam filter

The following comes from an AP story published July 19 in USA Today. See July 18 story in California Catholic Daily. Facebook is blaming a technical glitch for knocking several Catholic-focused Facebook pages with millions of followers offline for more than a day. Catholic radio station Relevant Radio reported that its page "Father Rocky" stopped appearing on Monday … [Read more...]

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Heaven and Hell are not places

Backyard Theology in Orange County by Fr. Felix Just

The following comes from a July 18 story by Kimberly Porrazzo in the Orange County Catholic. It’s been hot outside. Some would say it’s been hot as hell. But how do we know hell is hot? And where, exactly, is hell anyway? I was curious what Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., and executive director of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality, had to say about the subject so I attended … [Read more...]

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More than 20 Catholic pages blocked from Facebook

Most from Brazil

The following comes from a July 18 story on the Catholic News Agency website. In the last 24 hours more than twenty Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, have been blocked by Facebook for unknown reasons. Of the known affected pages, 21 are based in Brazil, and four are English-language pages, with administrators in the U.S. and Africa. Most of the blocked … [Read more...]

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Judge orders David Daleiden to pay $137K to abortionists

To pay NAF for staff scouring the internet

The following comes from a July 18 email from Life Legal Defense Foundation. Yesterday Judge William Orrick held David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress, and two of David’s criminal defense attorneys in civil contempt for violating a court order prohibiting the release of video footage related to National Abortion Federation (NAF) conferences and related meetings. … [Read more...]

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St. Felicitas statue shot in San Leandro

Suspect resisted arrest

The following comes from a June 26 article in the Catholic Voice of the Oakland diocese. A San Leandro resident is facing felony charges in the June 10 shooting of a statue of St. Felicitas on the grounds of the San Leandro parish. No students or parishioners were present at the time of the shooting. Eric Mullen, 34, faces a preliminary hearing on June 26 on charges … [Read more...]

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