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Father Sobrino

Jesuit criticized by Vatican for ‘erroneous’ theology to give Santa Clara commencement speech

The following comes from an Apr. 10 posting on the Cardinal Newman Society website. Liberation theologian Father Jon Sobrino, S.J., whose work was criticized by the Vatican as containing “erroneous and dangerous propositions” concerning the divinity of Jesus Christ, will deliver the commencement address to the Jesuit School of Theology graduates of the University of […]

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Corporate America – abortion helpmates

The following citation of the Planned Parenthood site came from a Cal Catholic correspondent in mid-April. Please review this list and if you find your employer’s name, contact your Human Resources department to have your gift matched! If your employer’s name is not listed here, let them know you are interested in having them match […]

From Pasadena Hometown News

Lean into the wind

The following comes from an Apr. 8 posting on Hometown-Pasadena.com. We were introduced the other day to Sister Timothy of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles who make their home in Alhambra. We admit we were caught off guard when told that they are releasing their new CD Lean Into the […]

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Rancho Penasquitos area of San Diego) group praying at FPA

What am I doing here?

Today was Day 39 of the Spring campaign of 40 Days for Life. There were 70 to 80 prayer warriors who came at various times throughout the morning, including a large group with a priest from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Through the grace of the Holy Spirit and the many prayer warriors who lined […]

Patrick Madrid

Immaculate Heart Radio coming to Los Angeles

The following comes from an Apr. 15 story on BusinessWire.com. Immaculate Heart Radio, the West’s leading broadcaster of educational and religious programming from a Catholic perspective, announced today that it has reached terms with Trans America Broadcasting and filed a contract with the Federal Communication Commission to transfer control of KTYM 1460-AM to Immaculate Heart […]


How we became hooked on the pill

The following comes from an Apr. 8 story on the Catholic News Agency website. Brianna Heldt was 20 years-old when she first started taking the birth control pill. As an Evangelical Protestant, she believed in saving sex for marriage, but the young college student was planning her wedding and wanted to delay having children for […]

Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney (as Andy Hardy), 1938

Mickey Rooney meets angel at Lake Tahoe casino

The following comes from an Apr. 8 story on GodReports.com. Legendary actor Mickey Rooney, one of Hollywood’s last surviving stars of its classic era, passed away April 6th from natural causes. He was 93. The award-winning actor became the biggest star in the world in his teens when he played the character Andy Hardy in […]

Gary Sconse, Karen

Oakhurst male teacher returning as woman after Spring break

The following comes from an Apr. 8 story on CharismaNews.com. A California high school teacher shocked students and faculty when he announced he would be returning from spring break as a woman. Gary Sconce, a 56-year-old married father, has taught science and multimedia at Yosemite High School for 24 years. He recently told the entire […]

Pope Francis ordaining priests, April, 2013

Sure, celibacy is “disciplinary”, but then, so is …

The following comes from an Apr. 10 posting by Ed Peters on his CanonLawBlog. In the wake of the latest off-hand, private, ambiguous, papal comment to be trumpeted around the world as a harbinger of impending change, I note that, for the proverbial umpteenth time, solemn heads are nodding in agreement that clerical celibacy is […]

Passion of the Christ

Thoughts on the TV debut of Passion of the Christ

The following comes from an April 11 posting on Aleteia.com by Mark Shea. On Palm Sunday night, April 13, the UP-TV network will air the commercial television debut of The Passion of the Christ to mark the 10-year anniversary of the historic film’s theatrical release. The debut brings back memories of a fascinating time both […]

Drag show reception area

University of San Diego goes Satanic

The following came from one of our correspondents on April 14. Despite the pronouncement of the Vatican’s Congregation for Education that its two prior drag shows were a scandal, USD held its third drag show on Thursday, April 10. The master of ceremonies for the event was the local professional transvestite/drag queen Tootie Nefertootie. His […]

Protestors and police before Mass

StopPatriarchy protest at home parish of Walk for Life

On Saturday, April 12, a small group of pro-abortion demonstrators staged an Abortion Rights Emergency Action in front of San Francisco’s iconic Saints Peter and Paul Church. The demonstration was an effort by StopPatriarchy in four cities. According to the group’s website, the demonstrations were motivated by the number of pro-life laws passed at the […]

Father Fitzgerald

Former Santa Clara Jesuit will take reins at University of San Francisco

The following comes from an Apr. 8 story in the San Francisco Business Journal. Paul Fitzgerald was selected Tuesday by the University of San Francisco’s board of trustees as the 28th president of the city’s oldest university. The Rev. Paul Fitzgerald was named Tuesday as the 28th president of the University of San Francisco. Fitzgerald, […]

Mt. Soledad

Feds still back Mt. Soledad cross

The following comes from an Apr. 8 posting on the ScotusBlog.com. The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Monday that it objects strongly to a federal judge’s order that would require the government to take down a Christian cross that stands on a hill above San Diego, but said the Court should not get involved in […]


Gosnell abortion film too much for Kickstarter

The following comes from an Apr. 7 op-ed piece by Phelim McAleer in the New York Post. I was really, really happy when Kickstarter came on the scene. The crowd-funding Web site offered the opportunity for struggling artists and filmmakers to bypass corporate, union or not-for-profit funders and their agendas and interests. Kickstarter was set […]

Archbishop Sample

We are called bigots for speaking the truth

Catholic Answers, a California-based nonprofit, is gearing up for its next national conference, which will be held September 4-6 in San Diego. The conference is designed to help the faithful defend the Catholic Faith against the challenges it faces in today’s culture. Conference speaker Christopher Check explained: “Our doctrines and practices are ridiculed in the […]

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