Archives for 2012

Jan. 1 is holy day of obligation

  The following comes from a December 19 story in Catholic San Francisco. January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, one of the oldest feasts in the liturgical calendar and is a holy day of obligation for Catholics in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Catholics are required to attend Mass on Jan. 1 and the liturgy will celebrate Mary’s role as … [Read more...]

The chilling effect

The following comes from a December 20 story on Charles LiMandri, the president and chief counsel of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund has announced that he has accepted the role of lead defense counsel for Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH) in a precedent-setting lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center. JONAH is a Jewish … [Read more...]

Hitler at Christmas

  Police on Sunday were searching for the person or people responsible for vandalizing Nativity scenes at a Catholic church and a home in Huntington Beach. Someone misspelled "Hail (sic) Hitler" and drew a Hitler mustache on the baby Jesus outside a home in the 16000 block of Woodstock Lane, police said. They also put a Nazi symbol on one of the wisemen likely with a … [Read more...]

Bishop Blaire not able to get two-thirds vote from U.S. bishops on poverty document

The following comes from a December 24 story on Presiding over the Diocese of Stockton, one of the poorest areas of the country, Catholic Bishop Stephen Blaire sees the human costs of poverty every day. Long lines at food banks. Homeless folks on the streets. Recently, as he does before Christmas every year, Blaire blessed thousands of food baskets to be given to … [Read more...]

Churches worth driving to

  Name of Church Holy Angels Byzantine Address 2235 Galahad Road, San Diego CA 92123-3931 Phone number (858) 277-2511 Website Worship Schedule Sunday Divine Liturgy, 9 a.m.  Holy day vigil, 7 p.m.  Holy day liturgy, 9 a.m. Confessions 30 minutes before services, or by appointment. Names of priests Father Robert Pipta has … [Read more...]

Evidence of the American Holocaust–part 6

Editor's Note: If you would like to comment on any of the photos appearing in this story, please double-click the image. After three and a half years of legal wrangling, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in August, 1985 ordered the 16,433 mangled babies' bodies found in Woodland Hills in 1982 to be turned over to the Guerra-Gutirrez-Alexander Mortuary for burial. … [Read more...]

Feast of the Holy Innocents candlelight rosary procession and Mass

  On the feast of the Holy Innocents on Friday, Dec. 28, the public is invited to attend a candlelight rosary procession and Mass to pray for the sanctity of life. At 5 p.m. families and participants are invited to gather with Bishop Jaime Soto to light their candles in front of the steps of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th St. in … [Read more...]

Obamacare could drive Little Sisters of the Poor out of the US

The following comes from a December 19 posting on the Daily Caller. A religious order of nuns is concerned about its future presence in the United States because of Obamacare’s impact on its charitable operations. The Little Sisters of the Poor told The Daily Caller that it may not qualify for a long-term exemption from Obamacare’s healthcare mandate. The law requires the … [Read more...]

Appeals court says U.S. Boy Scouts can lease public land

The following comes from a December 20 Reuters story. The Boy Scouts of America can lease public land from the City of San Diego for a cheap rate despite the fact the scouts prohibit atheists, agnostics and homosexuals from becoming members, a U.S. appeals court ruled. In an opinion on Thursday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said two leases do not … [Read more...]

Bishop Vann welcomes Las Posadas procession into future Christ Cathedral

The following comes from a notice on the Orange diocese website in mid-December. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange hosted the first diocesan event to be held within the future Christ Cathedral, December 14th  as newly installed Bishop Kevin Vann joined hundreds for the annual Las Posadas celebration. Las Posadas commemorates Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey to the … [Read more...]