Archives for May 2013

Faith inspectors

  The following comes from a May 25 story in AsiaNews. Those who approach the Church must find open doors, not the "faith inspectors," people also animated by good sentiments but who end up rejecting people, for example, a single mother who wants to baptize her son. This was the focus of Pope Francis homily during Mass in St. Martha. Vatican Radio reports the … [Read more...]

Bishop Michael Barber ordained fifth bishop of Oakland

  On Saturday, March 25, at Christ the Light Cathedral, Father Michael Barber was ordained and installed as the fifth bishop of the diocese of Oakland. Eighteen bishops attended the event, including the second, third and fourth bishops of Oakland: Bishop Emeritus John Cummins, Archbishop Allen Vigneron, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Archbishop Carlo Maria … [Read more...]

Escondido pastor pulls parish support for the Boy Scouts

  On February 11, Father Richard Perozich, pastor of St. Mary’s parish in Escondido, California, wrote the following: "Pornography, fornication, prostitution, masturbation, homosexuality and adultery have no place in religion nor in society – and certainly not in scouting." On May 25, after the Boy Scouts decision to allow openly homosexual scouts, Father Perozich … [Read more...]

Worst child sex abuse occurring inside Planned Parenthood

The following comes from a May 23 email from Life Dynamics. Life Dynamics, Inc., located in Denton, Texas, has unveiled their national outreach to end the protection of child sexual predators inside American family planning and abortion clinics. After more than 12-years of research, Life Dynamics, has documented that mandatory reporting statutes which require healthcare … [Read more...]

Top 10 Catholic cities, USA

The following comes from an Our Sunday Visitor story dated June 2, 2013. Based on culture, history, physical landscape and spirituality, the following list of Top 10 U.S. Catholic Cities — listed in no particular order — highlights American hubs with a Catholic pulse. New Orleans ….The roots of New Orleans Catholicism took hold in 1699, when Father Anastase Douay … [Read more...]

Scouts capitulate

The following comes from a May 23 statement from the pro-family OnMyHonor.Net. “It is with great sadness and deep disappointment that we recognize on this day that the most influential youth program in America has turned a tragic corner. The vote today to allow open and avowed homosexuality into Scouting will completely transform it into an unprincipled and risky proposition … [Read more...]

Poll says U.S. priests not behind revised liturgy

The "2013 Survey of U.S. Priests on the New Roman Missal" was conducted under the auspices of the Godfrey Diekmann, OSB Center for Patristics and Liturgical Studies at Saint John's University School of Theology•Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota. The objective of the survey was to determine as accurately as possible the views of U.S. Catholic priests about the new translation … [Read more...]

Oakland diocese tough job for Bishop Barber

The following comes from a May 22 story in the National Catholic Reporter (online). When Jesuit Fr. Michael Barber is ordained as the fifth bishop of Oakland on May 25, he will assume leadership of a large, multi-cultural diocese with a $114.7 million debt and clergy who are frustrated that plans to tackle fiscal problems and administrative inefficiencies had to be put on … [Read more...]

Northern Calif. abortion chain closed

The following came in a May 16 email from Wynette Sills, Sacramento pro-life leader. Choice Medical Group a late-term abortion clinic chain with six locations along the I-80 corridor, CLOSED!  Their Sacramento location at 2322 Butano Drive (across from Gottschalks near Watt/El Camino) closed this week, along with Fremont and San Jose, while their San Francisco location … [Read more...]

Why more babies killed outside the womb now

The following comes from a May 17 story on More revelations like those made about Kermit Gosnell and Douglas Karpen will soon come to light, because abortion workers are beginning to “panic” that participating in infanticide could land them in jail, according to a veteran pro-life activist. Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics, Inc. appeared on “Focal Point” … [Read more...]