Archives for March 2012

“Why did she do it?”

News from the Trenches … [Read more...]

John Paul and Me

You are the sum of God’s love for you … [Read more...]

A strong letter and two strong ads

Homosexual rights initiative in Alaska … [Read more...]


Pew beds in the Tenderloin … [Read more...]

“I don’t believe them for a second”

Victorville mayor vows to fight Planned Parenthood over plans to open new clinic … [Read more...]

Nothing like a Jesuit education

Santa Clara University conference on “race, sexuality and social justice” features legal director of National Center for Lesbian Rights, among others (The following news release from Santa Clara University, a Jesuit institution, speaks for itself.) SANTA CLARA -- The first of three conferences focused on race, sexuality, and social justice from an interdisciplinary … [Read more...]

The bad ole days

In homily at Pleasant Hill parish, deacon uses slideshow to illustrate “pre-Vatican II failings of the church” (The following are excerpts from a homily given March 11 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill by Deacon John Ashmore. The parish is in the Oakland diocese. Deacon Ashmore used a slide show to illustrate some of his points. The deacon was reflecting on … [Read more...]

“Unknown substance”

Vandals deface statue in front of chapel dedicated to celebrating traditional Latin Mass A small Santa Clara chapel dedicated to offering the traditional Latin Mass was the target of vandals over the weekend. Sometime between Friday evening, March 23, and Sunday morning, March 25, vandals defaced a statue of Madonna and Child in front of the Oratory of Our Mother of … [Read more...]

Archbishop Gomez on the REC

“We can never substitute our own ‘version’ of Jesus or offer watered-down or partial versions of his teachings” The following are excerpts from a column by Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez published March 23 in the archdiocesan newspaper, The Tidings. A link to the full article is provided below. This is a big week for our local Church. Beginning this Thursday, March … [Read more...]

Vatican gives the green light

‘Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb’ approved by Rome News release from USCCB WASHINGTON (March 26, 2012) -- The Vatican has approved the publication of the "Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb," which will be printed in English and Spanish in a combined booklet and should be available for parishes by Mothers' Day. The U.S. bishops who collaborated … [Read more...]