Tragedy of historic proportions

Irish voters pave way for legal abortion in once-Catholic country

Pro-life campaigners in Ireland have described a vote that paves the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks as “a tragedy of historic proportions.” After all 40 constituencies reported, the official result is that 66.4 percent of citizens opted to remove the strongly pro-life Eighth Amendment from the Constitution, while 33.6 percent voter to retain it. Voters chose to … [Read more...]

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You’re basically telling a horror story

Interview with director of the movie Calvary

Matthew Lickona is author of Swimming with Scapulars (true confessions of a young Catholic) and Surfing with Mel (about a failed Mel Gibson film on the Book of Maccabees) and a film reviewer for the San Diego Reader. Lickona’s interview of writer-director John Michael McDonagh of the current movie Calvary appeared in yesterday's issue of the Reader. ….ML: A few times … [Read more...]

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A call to bishops on behalf of unborn

The following comes from an address to the Catholic leadership organization Legatus at its annual summit in Orlando on Feb. 8 by John Smeaton, executive director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (U.K.). ….Dear members of Legatus, when our Catholic bishops show courage in defending our families, not least in the face of the new homosexual rights agenda … [Read more...]

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Too much for him to take

‘Innocent’ priest flees to Ireland; Stockton diocese settles lawsuit for millions The Diocese of Stockton has settled a sexual abuse lawsuit for $3.75 million after the priest involved -- whom the bishop previously said he believed to be innocent -- fled the country. On April 6, a San Joaquin County Superior Court jury found Fr. Michael Kelly, 62, liable for damages in a … [Read more...]

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