Americans giving up on God, miracles

Clergy sex abuse scandal, church's teachings on homosexuality are examples of why some dislike organized religion

The following comes from an August 24 Washington Examiner article by Paul Bedard: Half of Americans who have left their church no longer believe in God, leading a surge of nearly one quarter of the nation who have no affiliation with any religion, according to a new survey. Pew Research Center said Wednesday that 49 percent of what they term "nones" left their church and … [Read more...]

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“What I shall do with atheism is to refute it”


California Catholic Daily exclusive: philosopher Peter Kreeft to speak at California parishes

On Saturday, August 20, Catholic writer and teacher Peter Kreeft will be on a whirlwind speaking tour of Northern California. Dr. Kreeft, a professor of philosophy at Boston College, has authored 75 books on subjects as diverse as theology, philosophy, the Culture War, the works of C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, and Pascal, and surfing. At 9:30 am, Dr. Kreeft will speak at St. … [Read more...]

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Atheist sues Santa Clara over Christian cross at public park

Says it violates the separation of church and state

The following comes from an April 22 Mercury News article by Joe Rodriguez: SANTA CLARA -- A local atheist and a national group that advocates for the strict separation of church and state have sued the city to remove a large, white Christian cross at a public park where an 18th century Spanish Catholic mission once stood. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, resident Andrew … [Read more...]

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‘Freethinkers’ sue California school district

Atheist group sues Antelope Valley Union High School District over district's refusal to publicize their scholarship and essay contests

The following comes from an April 12 press release from Freedom From Religion Foundation: The Freedom From Religion Foundation, with the Antelope Valley Freethinkers, are suing a California school district for censoring information about the groups' scholarship opportunities. The lawsuit was filed today in California federal court. Freedom From Religion Foundation, the … [Read more...]

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Atheist group threatens city of Stockton

Mayor hosted prayer rally for deceased 6-year-old

The following comes from a November 24 Christian Times article by Sarah Adams: An atheist group is reportedly demanding a California city halt its alleged affiliation with Christianity after the city hosted a prayer rally and planned to host town hall meetings at a local Christian center. The American Humanist Association has reportedly demanded that the city of Stockton, … [Read more...]

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What Harvard wrought in California

Why we should be concerned about the university’s incoming class

The following comes from a September 17 Real Clear Religion article by Robert Barron. Bishop Robert Barron is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the founder of Word on Fire. It was revealed this week that, for the first time in its history, Harvard University, which had been founded for religious purposes and named for a minister of the Gospel, has … [Read more...]

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What Hawking says is pure hogwash

Appeared with him on Larry King

The following comes from an interview by Jim Graves published Nov. 4 on Catholic World Report. Father Robert Spitzer, SJ, Ph.D., 62, is president of the Magis Center (www.magiscenter.com), headquartered in the new chancery office of the diocese of Orange, California. The center’s goal is to demonstrate that faith and reason and science are compatible, and to combat the … [Read more...]

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