Statues turned to face wall, candles flipped in Hanford church

Tabernacle carried across the street from Immaculate Heart of Mary

The following comes from a May 30 story on ABC News, Fresno. Leaders and parishioners of a Catholic church in Hanford are devastated after learning their place of worship was set on fire and vandalized Sunday night. Wine was spilled, windows and pictures were smashed, holy robes and other items burnt and broken. And an entire congregation is shocked and saddened by what … [Read more...]

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A skeleton, a Catholic relic, and a mystery about American origins

A newly discovered artifact buried with one of Jamestown’s most prominent leaders suggests he could have been a crypto-Catholic

The following comes from a July 28 Atlantic article by Adrienne LaFrance: After 400 years in the Virginia dirt, the box came out of the ground looking like it had been plucked from the ocean. A tiny silver brick, now encrusted with a green patina and rough as sandpaper. Buried beneath it was a human skeleton. The remains would later be identified as those of Captain Gabriel … [Read more...]

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Satanic remarks cover Catholic school

Students told not to come to classes after vandalism was discovered

The following comes from a June 16 NBC Los Angeles story by Irene Moore and Kim Baldonado: Catholic schoolchildren at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Covina were told not to come to school Tuesday, just days before the end of the school year, after someone vandalized their campus. School employees were met with graffiti-covered walls outside several classrooms. … [Read more...]

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Guess who’s got Junipero Serra’s back?

Pope Francis: missionary was “a founding father of the United States”

The following comes from a May 2 LA Times article by Harriet Ryan: Pope Francis weighed in on a thorny topic in California history Saturday when he spoke at length at a Rome Mass about Father Junipero Serra, the controversial California mission founder set to become America's first Latino saint later this year. Addressing an audience that included many American priests, … [Read more...]

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Where there’s a cross, there’s a lawsuit

Complaint targets continued use of "Christian symbol" in L.A. County seal

The following comes from an April 21 LA Times article by Matt Hamilton:  Lawyers for a group of religious leaders complained to a federal judge Tuesday that Los Angeles County continues to display an official seal that includes a Christian cross, violating a legal agreement reached in February 2014. Attorneys contended that officials had agreed to halt "further … [Read more...]

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Scandalous commencement honors announced at eight Catholic colleges

“If you're really anti-gay, you become a Catholic now”

The following comes from an April 22 Cardinal Newman Society article by Kimberly Scharfenberger: At least eight Catholic colleges have announced scandalous speakers or honorees at their 2015 commencement ceremonies, according to The Cardinal Newman Society’s annual review of college graduations. In 2004, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released a document … [Read more...]

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Drag show at USD, again

California campus steps away from Catholic identity

The following comes from a March 20 TFP Student Action article by Matthew Miller: For a fourth year, basic Catholic teaching and moral decency will be pushed into the closet at the University of San Diego -- a Catholic institution in southern California -- to make way for the aggressive demands of the homosexual agenda.     According to the … [Read more...]

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Calling in the big guns

Slick anti-Cordileone lawyer has shady past

The following comes from a February 28 National Review article by Anne D. Hendershott:  Realizing that the best way to fight any war is to first wage a media campaign to convince others that the cause is noble and the enemy evil, opponents of Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop of San Francisco, have brought in the infamous public-relations maven Sam Singer to escalate the … [Read more...]

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White House ‘strongly objects’

By Patrick Goodenough The following excerpt is from a May 16 CNSNews.com story. The Obama administration “strongly objects” to provisions in a House defense authorization bill that would prohibit the use of military property for same-sex “marriage or marriage-like” ceremonies, and protect military chaplains from negative repercussions for refusing to act against their … [Read more...]

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The true evil

Santa Cruz church defaced, Serra baptismal font broken The following excerpt comes from a May 8 story on SFGate.com Vandals defaced a landmark Santa Cruz church early Sunday, scrawling phrases in spray paint on its walls and breaking a historic baptismal font in its garden, church officials said. Staffers at Holy Cross Catholic Church on High Street just north of … [Read more...]

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