Archives for October 2012

As a practicing Catholic…

The following comes from an October 29 story on In a last-ditch effort to get Catholic voters to support pro-abortion President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, who also backs abortion, has released a new web ad. In the ad, he claims he is a “practicing Catholic” and he claims Obama’s record matches Catholic doctrine. “As a practicing Catholic like … [Read more...]

Lowest-of-the-low benchmark

The following comes from an October 29 posting by George Weigel on the National Review website. ….Two episodes of profound ugliness in the endgame of the 2012 campaign shed light on the character of some of those who would lead us for the next four years, and those who design their campaigns. The vice president of the United States, for example, is not just a man whose … [Read more...]

Film on boy’s redemptive struggle with cancer shown at Vatican

The following comes from an October 30 story on the website of the Catholic News Agency. A new movie based on the real-life story of a 15-year-old boy who became a source of joy to those around him – despite dying from cancer – recently debuted at the Vatican. The film Cambio de Planes, directed by Mexico native Paco Arango, was released in the country on Oct. 26 and, … [Read more...]

Faces of the American Holocaust – Barack Obama

  When the killing of human beings becomes a pre-meditated methodical policy — put forward as a public good — massive slaughter results, and can be called a “holocaust.” History puts a face on leaders who considered mass murder a political “good” — leaders like Adolph Hitler of Germany, Mehmet Talaat of Turkey, Pol Pot of Cambodia, Mao of China and Joseph Stalin of … [Read more...]

The by-product

The following comes from an October 26 article in the Daily Review. Even if you're giving altar wine to churches, it needs to pass the taste test. That's what Roman Catholic diocese of Oakland learned when it began offering free sacramental wine to about half its 85 churches three years ago. The fact that the wine was made from grapes grown at diocese cemeteries didn't … [Read more...]

Should they be denied Communion?

  The following comes from a story by canon lawyer Ed Peters published in the November 2012 edition of First Things. For several years, Raymond Cardinal Burke, now Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, and I have been among the chief exponents of the view that Catholic sacramental and canonical discipline supports, and in some cases demands, … [Read more...]

Former Los Gatos convent employee guilty of embezzling from nuns

The following comes from an October 25 press release from the FBI. A former employee for the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Catholic Convent in Los Gatos, California, pled guilty in federal court this morning to 14 counts of wire fraud and three counts of mail fraud, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced. In pleading guilty, Linda Gomez (a/k/a Linda … [Read more...]

Abortionists’ annual pep rally in Scotland

The following comes from an October 29 posting on the site of the Population Research Institute, an international prolife group. This year’s FIAPAC [International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraception Associates] Congress, in October in Edinburgh, Scotland, brought together 460 delegates from 45 countries. Most were front-line abortion “providers”, that is, … [Read more...]

Jesus Christ, yesterday, today, and forever

The following is taken from an October 21 sermon by Father Richard Perozich, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Escondido, 30 miles north of San Diego. Elections are coming up November 6, 2012. Catholics must engage in the political pro­cess to form a nation that reflects the values held by Christ’s followers. Learn who you are, and act like a Christian…. We live in a … [Read more...]

A well-formed conscience

A Cal Catholic reader emailed us on October 24 about the October luncheon talk given by Father Chris Heath to the Thomas More Society in Orange County. Father Heath is parish priest at St. Edward in Dana Point. Following are excerpts from the talk. (Father Heath’s talk on religious liberty appeared here in April.) Recently a study was published entitled “What Catholic Women … [Read more...]