Archives for July 2014

U. of Pacific prof writes gay fairy tales

‘I wanted to fill that void’

The following comes from a July 28 story on Two handsome men get married as their happy parents look on weeping with joy, and the couple lives happily ever after. Sound like a fairy tale? It is. University of the Pacific (Stockton CA) business management professor Jeffry Miles has written The Princes and the Treasure, a children's book about two … [Read more...]

Cameras roll on both sides

SF’s Planned Parenthood claims ‘harassment’—but where’s the evidence?

On Sunday July 27, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on complaints from the proprietors of San Francisco’s largest abortion business. The Chronicle’s article “Planned Parenthood gripes about S.F. Protestors” covered the latest fallout from the Supreme Court’s McCullen v. Coakley ruling, which defended the First Amendment rights of pro-life activists. The article … [Read more...]

Rosemary’s Baby –the evil was just beginning

Sharon Tate, murdered by Charles Manson, and Roman Polanski, rapist of 13-year-old

The following comes from a Jan 2014 story in Crisis magazine. Unexpectedly, I came across a reference to NBC re-making Rosemary’s Baby into a four-hour mini-series; press reports suggest that shooting has already begun this month. With this news, a fear began to grip as my thoughts returned to the original. Strange tales grow up around movies. Like many before and since, … [Read more...]

President Brown?

Calif. pro-abort Catholic governor changes tone on run against Hillary

The following comes from a July 24 story on CaliforniaWatchdog Is the fourth time the charm for Gov. Jerry Brown’s presidential aspiration? The question may well have more to do with politics at the national level than the state level. Believe it or not, a fresh round of chatter and interest is springing up around the idea of yet another presidential run for … [Read more...]

St. Mary’s in the Mountains Church, Virginia City, Nevada

Name of Church St. Mary’s in the Mountains Address 111 South E Street, Virginia City NV 89440 Phone number (775) 847-9099 Website, although the website is currently down. Visit the parish on Facebook, Mass times Saturday vigil, 4 p.m. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Confessions Saturdays, 3 p.m. Names of priests Father Philip … [Read more...]

EWTN moves next to Disneyland

Alabama network building studio in the former Crystal Cathedral

The following comes from a July 24 story on The religious network founded in Alabama by a nun, pioneer TV broadcaster Mother Angelica, is moving into the famous former building of another pioneer TV evangelist. The Alabama-based EWTN Global Catholic Network has begun construction of its first West Coast television production facility in the church building … [Read more...]

UC Santa Barbara professor agrees to theft, vandalism, battery charges

University doesn’t apologize

The following comes from a July 24 release from Life Legal Defense Foundation. Thursday morning, July 24, Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, entered a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) to the criminal charges against her, which include grand theft, vandalism, and battery. The charges stem … [Read more...]

Pink police state

Big government and big business elites have rushed with open arms to wave the rainbow flag

The following comes from a July 23 story by James Poulos on Americans dimly grasp that the new American regime has jettisoned the venerable public-private divide at the heart of classical liberalism. But most of us remain in the dark about what exactly is taking its place. Despite the avalanche of regulations, rules, and guidance issued by our state and … [Read more...]

Ends justifies the means – for someone else

Experts should have power to consent for experimentation

The following comes from a July 23 story by  Wesley J. Smith on National Review. The obligation of researchers to gain informed consent from those willing to be human subjects is a sacrosanct human right established by the Nuremberg Code. But some in the bioethics movement seek to undermine this crucial human subject protection–to a respectful listen at the highest level … [Read more...]

Abortion quotas

‘But Abby, this is how we make our money’

The following comes from a July 22 posting on No one can put a price on human life – unless you work at Planned Parenthood. Then the number is coldly calculated: $313.29. In a new video released this morning, former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson revealed the secret budget her supervisor showed her in 2010, which she said required her … [Read more...]