Archives for May 2012

B – “Church getting co-opted by political right”

The following comes from a May 23 blog posting on the website of the Washington Post. One day after a group of bishops sued the Obama administration over a mandate for employers to provide contraception coverage, a California bishop says he and some other bishops are worried that the church’s campaign against the mandate is becoming too political and could hurt the Catholic … [Read more...]

C – Who speaks for California’s bishops?

The following column by E.J.Dionne, Jr., syndicated columnist for the Washington Post and nearly a hundred other papers, appeared on May 23.  There is a healthy struggle brewing among the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops. A previously silent group, upset over conservative colleagues defining the church’s public posture and eagerly picking fights with President Obama, has had … [Read more...]

D – “Clarification”

The following statement by Bishop Blaire was posted on the Diocese of Stockton’s website on May 24. I wish to clarify some misunderstandings related to my comments about the HHS Mandate. First of all, I stand solidly with my brother bishops in our common resolve to overturn the unacceptable intrusion of government into the life of the Church by the HHS Mandate. In March, … [Read more...]

St. Catherine of Siena Church, Burlingame

Name of Church St. Catherine of Siena Address 1310 Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame CA 94010 Phone number (650) 344-6884 Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon Monday – Friday, 7 a.m., 12:05 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. Confessions Saturdays, 4 – 4:45 p.m. Names of priests Fr. John Ryan, pastor. Fr. Clifford Martin, parochial vicar. Fr. Gerard … [Read more...]

How to organize a parish group

On Sunday, August 5, the Knights of Columbus and the Los Angeles archdiocese are organizing a celebration at the L.A. Coliseum in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. See yesterday’s story, “Questions Answered” for more information. The following information comes from the archdiocese website. Follow these suggested steps to organize a group to attend the Guadalupe … [Read more...]

I’ll never see you again anyway

There are sidewalk counselors and prayer warriors from Helpers of God’s Precious Infants San Diego at three abortion mills every Saturday. Family Planning Associates on Miramar Road and Planned Parenthood at First and Grape Downtown are doing surgical abortions, and Planned Parenthood El Cajon is doing chemical abortions. Below is a report of the activity from Saturday, May … [Read more...]

“Pro-Choice” Americans at Record Low

The following was issued on May 23 from the Gallop Poll. …. The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves "pro-life," one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009. Click here to read … [Read more...]

Questions answered

The following information comes from the Los Angeles archdiocese website When and where is the event? The Guadalupe Celebration will take place on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. I n the coming months the start time and the "doors open" time will be set. The anticipated start time is 2:00 PM. How much are tickets? How can I get … [Read more...]

Same-sex attractions in youth

This paper was presented at the Twenty-Third Workshop for Bishops in Dallas, Texas, on February 16, 2011, sponsored by the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Knights of Columbus. The following excerpt came from the May, 2012 issue of the Homiletic & Pastoral Review. Youth have the right to be provided with the accurate medical and psychological knowledge about … [Read more...]

Crystal Cathedral considers relocating to nearby Catholic church

The following comes from a May 18 story in the Christian Post Reporter. Crystal Cathedral's newly minted president said Wednesday that the ministry behind the "Hour of Power" might be moving to a Catholic church in their Orange County neighborhood, although probably not for another year and a half. John Charles, president and CEO of the ministry, reportedly said in a … [Read more...]