Archives for August 2012

Happiest students

The following is from a press release sent out by Thomas Aquinas College on August 22. Thomas Aquinas College is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the 4-year, Catholic college in the 2013 edition of its annual guide, The Best 377 Colleges.  Only about 15% of America’s … [Read more...]

Amnesty International uses maternal deaths

The following comes from an August 9 story on the C-FAM website. Amnesty International, a human rights organization that used to be abortion neutral, is now using the problem of maternal mortality to advocate for abortion. In a new report, ostensibly on medical care for maternal health, Amnesty calls on governments to repeal abortion laws and conscience protection for … [Read more...]

“I ask forgiveness”

San Francisco Archbishop-designate Salvatore Cordileone has issued a brief statement providing details about his Aug. 25 arrest in San Diego on suspicion of driving under the influence. According to press accounts, Archbishop-elect Cordileone, currently Bishop of Oakland, was taken into custody after being stopped early Saturday at a police sobriety checkpoint near the … [Read more...]

Catholic Latino group releases 2012 voting guide

The following comes from an August 22 story on the Catholic News Agency website. The Catholic Hispanic Leadership Alliance has applied Catholic social teaching to issues that will shape the upcoming presidential election in a new voter's guide. “We invite U.S. Catholics to reflect on this document and use it as an aid to decision-making before entering the voting booth in … [Read more...]

New voice for LA archdiocese

The following comes from an August 23 story posted on the website for the Catholic News Agency. Catholic News Agency's editor-in-chief, David Scott, has been tapped to lead the communications operations of the nation’s largest archdiocese. Archbishop José Gomez has appointed Scott as his vice chancellor for communications. Scott will “direct and coordinate all … [Read more...]

‘As a woman, I will not be shut down’

The following comes from an August 23 story by Capitol Alert. Debate over abortion-related legislation took a combative turn in the Assembly today when a Pomona Democrat blasted male ignorance of women's bodies, then defied house floor leaders who asked her to stop. Assemblywoman Norma Torres' outburst ended nearly an hour of fierce debate over Senate Bill 623 to continue … [Read more...]

Was Jesus silent…

The following was posted August 22 on  The Church loves men and women living with same-sex attraction; but she has always defined “marriage” as a life-long, male-female relationship, open to bringing new life into the world. That is her Faith. As you read that last line, I bet you recalled hearing someone say, “But Jesus never spoke a word against … [Read more...]

10 reasons to use Natural Family Planning

In the August 20 issue of the Catholic Voice, the newspaper of the diocese of Oakland, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone introduces the first of a new series of article on Natural Family Planning. Here is an excerpt from  His Excellency's column: This year the question of religious liberty has emerged as a central issue far beyond what any of us would have imagined just a … [Read more...]

News from the Trenches

The day began at Family Planning Associates with two guards, one of who was very aggressive.  One of the counselors stopped a cab coming into the lot.  A frightened girl sat in the back and it was clear she was Hispanic.  The counselor called over the Spanish-speaking counselor, and the girl was given information about the horrible practices at the clinic.  Not much time was … [Read more...]

Lady of Mt. Lebanon-St. Peter Cathedral, Los Angeles

Name of Church Our Lady of Mt. Lebanon-St. Peter Cathedral Address 333 S. San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90048 (Although it has a Los Angeles address, it’s actually close to Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.) Phone number (310) 275-6634 Website Mass times The church has Masses in both the Roman Catholic and Maronite Catholic rite. … [Read more...]