Archives for January 2013

They wonder what the child would be like

The following essay by Bishop Robert Vasa was posted on the diocese of Santa Rosa site on January 22. There is not a single adult Catholic for whom this date should lack significance. It is a day of grief and sorrow for some and a day of triumph and rejoicing for others. It is, as we all know, the infamous date of the Supreme Court decision known as Roe vs. Wade. On this … [Read more...]

Catholic bishops love Jerry Brown

The following comes from a January 25 posting on the website of the California Catholic Conference. In one of the most optimistic State of the State addresses in many years, Governor Jerry Brown touted California’s slow, but growing economic recovery while at the same time warning the Legislature to remain disciplined. In a passionate, twenty minute speech the Governor … [Read more...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Mary Coptic Catholic Church Address 2701 Newell Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039 Phone number (323) 669-2822 Website Mass times Sundays, 10:30 a.m. (Arabic/English/Coptic).  First Fridays, 7 p.m. (Arabic/English).  Fridays, noon.  Last Saturday of the month, 6 p.m.  Holidays and feasts, as announced. Music St. Mary Arabic Choir … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — Cardinal Mahony out in LA

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez announced tonight that Cardinal Roger Mahony has been relieved of all public duties and that he has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Curry, who served as Vicar for Clergy under the cardinal. “Effective immediately, I have informed Cardinal Mahony that he will no longer have any administrative or public duties," said … [Read more...]

Will gatehouse block the mission from the rest of town?

The following comes from a January 24 story in the Orange County Register. A nearly century-old gatehouse at Mission San Juan Capistrano is undergoing a facelift that will transform the façade for the hundreds of thousands who visit the landmark every year…. The three-year, $3.3 million Gatehouse Preservation Project includes a rehabilitation of the original 1919 … [Read more...]

TV now pitching abortion openly

The following comes from a January 25 story in the National Catholic Register I am happy to see so many of you here today. Your optimism and enthusiasm are inspiring. Yesterday, Jamila Evans, in charge of our women’s and pro-life campus ministry, did an interview with Catholic TV. She said that the pro-life cause is the issue of your generation. So it is…. I wish I could … [Read more...]

‘All our detractors can do is call us names’

The following comes from a January 28 story in England’s Catholic Herald. If you had no idea that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is an Italian-American who had four Sicilian grandparents, his hands would give the game away. From the minute we start talking in the parlour of the London Oratory, he gestures with his fingers and swirls his hands for emphasis. I even wonder … [Read more...]

Roe Remembered in Sacramento tonight

A California Pro-life Council dinner will be hosted by JD Maher of Fox 40. The dinner is located in the downstairs Mercy Hall of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. Individuals of all backgrounds are welcome. Registration begins at 6 pm Dinner begins at 7pm Italian pasta dinner will be served. Speakers will include pro-life legislators. Live and silent … [Read more...]

Boy Scouts likely to approve gay leaders

The following comes from a January 28 story in the Christian Post. The Boy Scouts of America announced today, under pressure from questions raised by the Christian Post, the the organization is likely to allow professed homosexuals to become scout leaders and that a vote on the matter is scheduled at the group's executive meeting in Irving, Texas, the first week of … [Read more...]

Archbishop Gomez on the beauty of life

The following comes from a January 23 story on regarding a January 18 article written by Archbishop Jose Gomez. As I write this, I am praying and reflecting and getting ready to celebrate our annual Requiem Mass for the Unborn. Every year, near the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, we gather to remember the … [Read more...]