Archives for June 2013

John Paul the Great Catholic U. adds acting and fashion

The following comes from a June 11 story on Catholic Education Daily. When Pope John Paul the Great Catholic University begins classes at their new Escondido campus in the fall, it will be offering some new areas of emphasis for undergraduates - namely acting and fashion. One emphasis will be in "Acting for Stage and Screen" within the University's Communication Media … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — US Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, dismisses Prop 8

Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in a 5-4 decision that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and the federal government must recognize “gay marriages” accepted by individual states. The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act – known as DOMA – “violates basic due process and equal protection principles … [Read more...]

Lourdes declared a disaster zone

The following comes from a June 20 story in the Telegraph (U.K.). Locals said the shrine's famous grotto now looks like a vision of "the apocalypse" and is closed to the public, still submerged under a metre of mud. Much of the site, which draws six million visitors each year, will be in no fit state to open in the coming weeks when high season begins, local … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood re-opening in San Rafael

The following comes from a June 19 story in the Marin Independent Journal. Outraged by the Marin County Board of Supervisors' $250,000 donation to Planned Parenthood this month in support of its new San Rafael center, about 35 people gathered Wednesday morning to protest the reproductive health clinic. Protesters lined the sidewalk in front of the clinic at 2 H St. as … [Read more...]

Cardinal George refuses Communion to Rainbow Sash leader

Chicago's Archbishop Francis Cardinal George refused communion to gay activist Joe Murray, who wore a rainbow sash during George's appearance at the 25th anniversary of the Archdiocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach Sunday, June 16. About 25 LGBTs and allies protested outside of AGLO's Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 708 W. Belmont. They could be heard shouting outside … [Read more...]

Archbishop Niederauer honored at St. John’s seminary

The following comes from a June 14 story in the Los Angeles archdiocese newspaper, the Tidings. Five men who have modeled their lives after the example of Jesus in serving their church and community have been selected as the 2013 Distinguished Alumni from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo. Archbishop George Niederauer, Monsignors Gary Bauler, Terrence Richey and Jerome … [Read more...]

Aquinas High School in San Bernadino goes to iPad only

The following comes from a June 17 story in the San Bernadino diocese paper, the Inland Catholic Byte. Instead of textbooks, each student at Aquinas High School will receive an iPad to use for the 2013-2014 school year and for future school years.  This bold move is not only placing Aquinas at the forefront of academic technology, it is saving parents hundreds of dollars in … [Read more...]

Will Dem super-majority put gay marriage on 2014 ballot?

The following comes from a June 21 story on Reuters. The fight over legalizing gay marriage in the most populous U.S. state may go back to the ballot box in 2014 with California voters asked once again to settle the matter even after the Supreme Court's expected ruling this month on the issue. Experts believe the top court is unlikely to proclaim a national right to … [Read more...]

Sacramento diocese buys Land Park funeral home

The following comes from a June 13 story in the Sacramento Bee. The Catholic diocese of Sacramento has purchased a funeral home in Land Park, making it only the fifth diocese in the nation to offer mortuary services. The local Catholic Church's purchase of the George Klumpp Chapel of Flowers on Riverside Boulevard followed more than 18 months of discussion and inquiries … [Read more...]

Please support Bishop Vasa

The following email came to the offices of Cal Catholic in mid-June. Dear Cal-Catholic, This link explains how a new report in favor of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development encourages their supports to "Be not Afraid" to continue to support pro-abortion groups. The … [Read more...]