Archives for October 2012

San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey revives ringing tradition

The following comes from an October 24 story in the Monterey Herald. At noon, two fifth-graders from San Carlos School ring two massive bronze church bells in the Royal Presidio Chapel for the Angelus, a Roman Catholic prayer that celebrates the annunciation and incarnation of Jesus, as described in the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke. The Angelus — from the Latin … [Read more...]

USD hosts theologian who compared Mass to homosexual intercourse

The following comes from an October 24 posting on the Cardinal Newman Society website. The University of San Diego (USD) will  host a lecture series by a radical theologian from England who not only supports abortion but has used just war theory and the imagery of the Trinity to support killing the unborn, advocated sacramental same-sex marriage, and even compared the … [Read more...]

California ProLife Council comes out strong for Prop 32

The California ProLife Council (CPLC), California's arm of National Right to Life, has provided voter guides for 13 California regions for the 2012 Presidential elections with the intention: "We must tell people who the true prolife candidates are!"  All 13 CPLC regional guides feature information about the importance of Proposition 32 in stopping massive and coercive … [Read more...]

Don’t let any party take your vote for granted

 The following October 24 story appeared on the Human Life International World Watch. In a recent video interview with Catholic News Service, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said that the position of the Democrat Party on abortion has “gotten worse” over time because Catholics within the party haven’t taken a strong moral stand and shown a willingness to abandon the … [Read more...]

News from the trenches

Two priests and nearly 60 prayer warriors with 40 Days for Life were on hand today. Grace and mercy filled the air as there were five brave women that we know of who left, sparing the lives of their precious babies. The morning began with the counselors all coming together concerned that there was no Hispanic counselor there this morning to help the Hispanic women who so … [Read more...]

St. Anthony Church, Mendocino, CA

Name of Church St. Anthony Address 10700 Lansing Street, Mendocino, CA 95460 Phone number (707) 937-2406 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m.  Sundays, 10:30 a.m.  Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. Confessions  by appointment Names of priests Father Louis Nichols, pastor.  Father Nichols is an 80-year-old priest, ordained in 1960.  … [Read more...]

Six ways for the Church not to protect the unborn

  The following “Guidelines for Pastors and Parishes on Advocacy and Political Action,” dated September 2011, was distributed this fall by the California Catholic Conference in Sacramento. 1.) Individual citizens are free to fully engage in partisan politics. The Church encourages all citizens to vote. In light of that, the Church urges voters to examine the … [Read more...]

Burr in the saddle

The following comes from an October 23 story on Nearly 40 years ago, as a young, pregnant woman, Norma McCorvey played an instrumental part in the Supreme Court decision that brought legal abortion to America. Now McCorvey, the ‘Roe’ in the Roe v. Wade case, has released an ad urging voters not to vote for Obama. McCorvey became a Christian in 1995 and … [Read more...]

Silence will not be tolerated

The following column by Hadley Arkes appeared October 23 on The Catholic Thing blog site. In the crisp air of October, it is very much in the air, whether people are talking about it or not. The coming election hovers over everything. The language has been overdone over the years, and so it may now be discounted when people say that this may be the most important election … [Read more...]

Notre Dame debate to feature ‘the gay moralist’

The following comes from an October 19 story on The University of Notre Dame will host a public debate on the issue of gay “marriage” next week between traditional marriage advocate Maggie Gallagher and a Wayne State University philosophy professor who bills himself as “the gay moralist.” The October 25th debate will see Gallagher, president for the … [Read more...]