Archives for July 2012

Public tribute to Mary in the heart of L.A.

Members of the Queen of Angels Foundation and other Catholic orders and participants will celebrate the city of Los Angeles’ 231st birthday and pay tribute to Our Lady of the Angels in the second annual Grand Marian Procession. Scheduled for Saturday, September 8th, beginning at 3 p.m., participants will gather in full regalia along with residents and visitors to process … [Read more...]

An opportunity for Romney

The following July 31 post on The Catholic Thing was written by Hadley Arkes, professor of jurisprudence at Amherst College. In a season of anniversaries, another is coming up soon: Ten years ago, on August 4, there was a gathering in Pittsburgh to see President George W. Bush sign into law the Born-Alive Infants’ Protection Act. That bill had been tagged “the most modest … [Read more...]

Latin for homeschoolers

For the fifth year in a row, volunteers are offering four levels of Latin at the downtown San Diego parish of Our Lady of the Rosary - at no charge. Classes include children from second grade through high school and "even a few adults, who asked to be included," according to one of the volunteer teachers. The two first levels use The Phenomenon of Language, second … [Read more...]

Jazzing up the Mass in San Jose

St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica in San Jose will feature jazz Masses on Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12, according to the cathedral’s website. The Masses are part of the Aug. 10-12 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, billed by its promoters as “the hottest event of the summer featuring a stellar lineup of international stars, emerging artists and regional favorites playing … [Read more...]

New Carmelite house

On July 24, five cloistered Carmelite nuns arrived in their newest foundation in the bucolic landscape near Moraga, California. The new foundation is Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph of Canyon, California. The nuns are from the Carmelite monastery in Valparaiso, in the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, headed by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz. The Carmelite rule, established by Saint … [Read more...]

The trend is more than sad

The following post from the July 27 PublicDiscourse is based on ad addressed given by Archbishop Charles Chaput at the Napa Institute annual meeting that last week in July. A friend of mine, a political scientist, recently posed two very good questions. They go right to the heart of our discussion today. He wondered, first, if the religious freedom debate had “crossed a … [Read more...]

Victorville churches mobilize against Planned Parenthood

This story appeared in the Inland Catholic Byte, the online version of the San Bernadino diocese newspaper. The author is Marie Widman, who works on prolife matters for the diocese. The enormous big rig accelerated into the intersection as the light changed from red to green. The truck driver raised his arm high, pulling down hard on his horn which blared in support as he … [Read more...]

Steubenville not a theocracy

The following is an excerpt of a July 26 story from the Catholic News Agency. In response to a threatened lawsuit from an atheist group, the Steubenville, Ohio city council says it will remove from its new city logo an image of the Franciscan University of Steubenville’s chapel. The action drew criticism from Franciscan University’s vice president of advancement Michael … [Read more...]


The following comes from a July 27 posting by George Neumayr on Real Clear Religion. The Obama Left places believing Christians in the same moral category as racists. The bullying has escalated to the point that prominent liberal mayors, such as Chicago's Rahm Emanuel, now openly say that Christians are unworthy of even running a fast food chain in the public … [Read more...]

Witch hunt

This week Life Legal Defense Foundation attorney Allison Aranda sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) because they threatened and questioned pro-life advocate Andrew Moore at his home in Dallas, Texas on Friday, July 13th. The FBI agents talked to Mr. Moore for over an hour about his peaceful free speech activities that routinely take place on the public … [Read more...]