Archives for May 2012

Baby girls before Congress

The Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA) or H.R. 3541 sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) is scheduled to be voted on in Congress on Thursday. If it is passed it would ban sex-selective abortions nationally. Part of the following excerpt comes from blog. One would hope that this bill would receive bipartisan support, but you can rest … [Read more...]

Bishop Soto to lead ‘Walk for Religious Freedom’

The public is invited to attend. On Saturday, June 9, following celebration of the 5 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th Street, the bishop will lead a eucharistic procession through the streets of downtown Sacramento, ending at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, located at 711 T Street. The total walking distance is 1.8 miles. The … [Read more...]

East Bay priest bucks Vatican

On the evening of Tuesday May 29, a small group protesting the Vatican’s investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious met in front of Oakland’s Cathedral of Christ the Light. The investigation was prompted by the organization’s promotion of positions not in line with the teaching of the Church. At least one pastor encouraged his parishioners to attend. In … [Read more...]

Pope appoints Fargo bishop to lead Denver archdiocese

The following comes from a May 29 Catholic News Agency story. As Archbishop-designate Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo, N.D. assumes his role as Denver's new shepherd, the former Coloradan brings with him a love for the priesthood, a passion for pro-life advocacy and a heart for the youth. “I never, ever dreamed that I would ever return here,” he told CNA. “And now in the … [Read more...]

Sex-Selective Abortion Thrives in America

The following comes from a press release on the website. Today, May 29, Live Action released a new undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Austin, TX encouraging a woman to obtain a late-term abortion because she was purportedly carrying a girl and wanted to have a boy. The video is first in a new series titled “Gendercide: … [Read more...]

The timing of this is wrong

The following essay was written in the Spring, 2012 issue of Sacred Architecture by Duncan Stroik, a founding faculty member of Notre Dame’s classical program at the school of architecture. Stroik designed the chapel at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California and Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a vision of Cardinal Raymond Burke, who served as … [Read more...]

Legionaries of Christ leave Sacramento parish

The Legionaries of Christ religious order, after serving the Hispanic community at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sacramento for the past 12 years, will depart from staffing the parish this summer. The decision is part of the religious order’s ongoing restructuring in the United States and North America. Legionaries of Christ Father Lino Otero, current pastor of Our … [Read more...]

Life support

The following was part of a May 15 press release from the office of schools in the Fresno diocese. The Most Rev. Armando Ochoa, the newly appointed Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, announced today that he has given his blessing to keep Sacred Heart School open as long as it meets the benchmarks developed by the Diocesan Board of Education. In a letter given … [Read more...]

Obama, the born-again Catholic

The following comes from a May 24 story on the Daily Caller website. Amid polls showing that his efforts to regulate religious institutions have hurt his image among Catholics, President Barack Obama has begun touting his early ties to the church. “My first job as a community organizer was with Catholic churches who taught me the power of kindness and commitment to others … [Read more...]

A – Bishop Blaire calls for more discussion

The following comes from a May 22 story on the America magazine website. It is one of four items posted today on CalCatholic, labeled A, B, C and D. When read in order, the items show how the story developed, ending in part D -- Bishop Blaire's "clarification" two days after his original remarks were published. The Archdiocese of Washington today joined a rush of Catholic … [Read more...]