Going down fast

German Catholic Church losing record amount of members

The following is a July 20 Breitbart article by Thomas D. Williams: In 2014, the Catholic Church in Germany lost a greater number of faithful than in any previous year in its history for which there are records: 218,000 people – 39,000 more than the previous year. The figure is exceptionally high, exceeding even that of 2010, the year in which the German Church was shaken … [Read more...]

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German Catholic Church relaxes morality clauses for employees

Wonder how San Francisco feels?

The following comes from a May 7 Crux Now article by Michael O'Loughlin: The Catholic Church in Germany has relaxed so-called morality rules for employees, meaning employees who divorce and civilly remarry or who enter into a gay relationship will no longer lose their jobs at Catholic institutions. The change came Tuesday, Reuters reports, with a little more than … [Read more...]

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Praying for a full church

From the pastor’s laptop

The following comes from a Nov. 19 posting on the blog of Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco. Last Sunday in this space I was moaning over our mostly-empty Masses. But I guess I could see the church as three-quarters empty, or I could see it as one-quarter full! The other day I was again praying in the church with Father  Driscoll and … [Read more...]

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German judge bars homeschoolers from going to France

The following comes from a Jan. 9 story on Christian News Network. A judge in Germany has barred a family in Darmstadt from immigrating to another country where homeschooling is legal and refused to return custody of the children to their parents. As previously reported, approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed the home of Dirk and Petra … [Read more...]

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Supreme Court steps into homeschooling case

  The following comes from a Nov. 22 Christian Newswire release. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to respond to the Home School Legal Defense Association's petition on behalf of the Romeike family, a German homeschooling family who fled to the United States to avoid persecution just because they homeschooled their … [Read more...]

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German government seizes homeschool children

The following comes from an August 30 report from the Homeschool Legal Defense Association. At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in what has been called a “brutal and vicious act,” a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages … [Read more...]

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Did prayer to wartime priest

Lead to East Bay man’s cancer recovery? … [Read more...]

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