Archives for November 2012

St. Anne Church, North Hollywood CA

Name of Church St. Anne Address 11211 Moorpark Street, North Hollywood CA 91602 Phone number 818-761-2034 Website Worship Schedule Sundays, 8:45 a.m. Orthros.  9:15 a.m. English Liturgy, 11:40 Arabic Liturgy.  Daily, 8:30 a.m. English Liturgy.  The parish has a dress code.  Women are asked to cover their shoulders; no shorts or flip flops for … [Read more...]

Father figures in television

The following comes from a November 28 story on the Catholic News Agency website. At an upcoming spring conference, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross will examine father figures and their portrayal in TV, including Lord Grantham from the British series Downton Abbey. Many television series “portray the father as being the family's problem,” observed Professor … [Read more...]

The forbidden word Christmas

The following appeared November 27 on Wal-Mart, Belk, Lowe’s and Hobby Lobby top the list of Christmas friendly stores put out by the American Family Association in its Naughty or Nice List for 2012.  Those in the ‘companies against Christmas’ list include GAP and Old Navy stores as well as Staples, Radio Shack and Foot Locker. The“naughty” list singles … [Read more...]

Eugenics, pure and simple

The following comes from a November 27 story in Catholic World Report. In September 2012, a new blood test that screens preborn babies for Down syndrome was put on the market in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein by LifeCodexx, the biotech business that developed it.  Kurt Kondrich, whose 9-year-old daughter Chloe has Down syndrome, responded to the news in an … [Read more...]

A letter from Hobby Lobby stores CEO

The following letter was emailed to Cal Catholic on November 28. The lawsuit can be read about here. When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn't much bigger than most people's living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and … [Read more...]

Atheists out-maneuver Christians

The following comes from a November 20 story in the Christian Post Reporter. The nearly 60-year tradition of a Nativity scene displayed at a park and hosted by a coalition of churches in Santa Monica has ended after a federal judge ruled on Monday that the city can ban such displays. A controversy over the display about the birth of Jesus at Palisades Park erupted last … [Read more...]

Trojan horse

The following comes from a November 26 story on the Catholic News Agency website. The abortion advocacy group Catholics For a Free Choice has invested more than $13 million over the last decade in pushing the legalization of abortion in Latin America. IRS documents show that between 2002 and 2010 – the last year of tax filings available for review – the organization spent … [Read more...]

Freedom doesn’t stop at schoolhouse door

The following comes from a November 19 release from the American Ceter for Law and Justice. The fate of after-school Bible clubs in California may rest on the outcome of a lawsuit filed today in United States District Court. The suit filed by the American Center for Law and Justice argues that Orange County’s Buena Park School District unconstitutionally rejected a Christian … [Read more...]

Abortions down five percent

The following comes from a November 27 story on the Catholic News Agency site. A new government report estimates the number of U.S. abortions dropped five percent in 2009, drawing praise from pro-life advocates and researchers who say the drop could be due in part to an increase in the numbers of pro-life Americans. “Overall I’m pleased to see the abortion numbers are … [Read more...]

Can a man die twice?

The following commentary by Phil Lawler appeared November 24 on Catholic World News.   Boxer Hector Camacho died on Saturday, his doctor said: His death was reported by Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico, who said Camacho had a heart attack and died a short time later after being taken off life support This is … [Read more...]