Archives for September 2012

Obama as abortion radical

The following comes from a September 27 posting on A new television ad sponsored by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List pro-life women’s political group will run across the battleground state of Ohio and warn voters that President Barack Obama is an “Abortion Radical.” The SBA List informed LifeNews today that a weeklong $150,000 television ad buy across Ohio … [Read more...]

Case alleging discrimination against straight car renters may go forward

 The following appeared September 23 on the website. According to the Complaint, Plaintiff rented a car from AVIS in July 2011, in the County of San Diego, California. She was charged $311.36. According to the Complaint, at that time AVIS gave large price discounts to members of two groups: the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and the National Gay … [Read more...]

Archbishop Cordileone to be installed in San Francisco on feast of St. Francis

On Thursday, October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Salvatore Cordileone will be installed as the ninth archbishop of the good saint’s namesake city. Cordileone, one of the most dynamic young bishops of the universal Church, will be installed at 2:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. The appointment of Cordileone, a powerful defender of marriage, the … [Read more...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church Blessed Sacrament Address 5750 South Highway 1, Elk, CA 95432 Phone number (707) 877-3312 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 4 p.m. Confessions  by appointment Names of priests Father Louis Nichols, pastor.  Father does not live on site, but drives down once a week for Mass.  He is an 80-year-old priest, ordained in … [Read more...]

‘Not in accord with Church practice’

From the website of the Fresno diocese: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, on Belmont Avenue just West of Highway 99 in Fresno, has introduced a new option for the placement of cremated remains — Saint Therese Alcove — to provide families with limited funds a final resting place at an affordable price. Families facing financial hardships sometimes retain their loved one’s urn at … [Read more...]

Why California’s three-parent law was inevitable

The following posting by Jennifer Roback Morse on September 14 is taken from a larger story on the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse site. A California bill allowing children to have three legal parents will not help children, but instead will unnecessarily complicate their lives. The supposed need for California’s SB 1476 flowed directly from the drive to normalize … [Read more...]

Palm Springs pastor plays role in Liberace movie

In the current issue of the BYTE, the San Bernardino diocesan news, a story is featured regarding the gay-themed HBO movie, Behind the Candelabra.  The movie is based upon the homosexual relationship of the young Scott Thorson and the aging Liberace. The BYTE story (author unnamed) announces the role of the diocese with the movie and incredibly calls Liberace a “lifelong … [Read more...]

Catholic parish in Sacramento area puts abortion in front of church

The following email was sent to CalCatholic on September 24. I found this article on KXTV-TV's iPhone App and thought you'd be interested: Sept 20 'Pro-life' sign outside of Citrus Heights church sparks controversy The bells of Holy Family Catholic church echo from above, but below, an anti-abortion sign makes an even louder statement. "Even though, it's not a … [Read more...]

HHS mandate allows minors free contraception, sterilization

The following comes from a September 25 story posted with the Catholic News Agency. Minor children on their parents’ health care plans will have free coverage of sterilization and contraception, including abortion-causing drugs, under the controversial HHS mandate – and depending on the state, they can obtain access without parental consent. Matt Bowman, senior counsel … [Read more...]

Prop 8 judge: move the strike zone

The following appeared on CNS News September 17. Judge Vaughn Walker, the now-retired federal judge in San Francisco who nullified California’s Proposition 8 in 2010, said if judges really are umpires, they must sometimes “move the strike zone” in order to champion social issues like same-sex marriage. “Case by case, what judges do and must do is take account of the … [Read more...]