Archives for October 2014

Calif. Planned Parenthood spends big bucks against Tennessee Amendment 1

$781,200 already reported by October 25 – more on its way

  California Planned Parenthoods have already thrown $781,200 against Tennessee Amendment 1, a referendum that is dominating the elections there. Amendment 1 was placed on the November 4 ballot by the Tennessee legislature. If approved by Tennessee voters, it would add wording to the state constitution to let the state pass laws to regulate abortion and abortion … [Read more...]

St. Columba’s Church, Victoria, British Columbia

    Name of Church St. Columba’s Church, The Fellowship of Blessed John Henry Newman Address 40 High Street, Victoria, BC Phone (250) 385-4444 Website Mass times Sundays: 10 a.m. Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. Confessions By appointment. Names of priests Monsignor Peter Wilkinson, … [Read more...]

Ave Maria’s Tom Monaghan makes extraordinary offer to TAC seniors

Free law school tuition

  The following comes from an Oct. 30 release from Thomas Aquinas College. On Wednesday afternoon Thomas Monaghan, the onetime owner of Domino’s Pizza and the founder of Ave Maria University, visited Thomas Aquinas College to make an extraordinary offer to members of the Senior Class: free tuition at the Ave Maria School of Law for all three years of their legal … [Read more...]

LGBTQ in Business and Economics

A new set of courses at the University of San Diego

The following came in an Oct. 31 email from Chuck LiMandri, president of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund. Dear Fellow Faithful Catholics: Unfortunately, this is not a Halloween trick or treat.  Below is the announcement of four upper-division LGBTQ course offerings at USD. Please keep in mind that according to the latest statistics from the National Institute of … [Read more...]

From Pat Robertson to General Hospital

To poor Ugandan children

The following comes from an Oct. 29 story on Crux. Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore once starred in his productions, but no glitterati appear in his more recent work. And this former CBS television executive and one-time General Hospital producer knows you won’t spend a Friday night watching his films. But even here, in this intensely self-conscious city, where TV shows beg for … [Read more...]

At least they’re consistent

More college students say okay with killing through four years old

The following comes from an Oct. 29 story in the College Fix by Mairead McArdle, a student at Thomas Aquinas College. A trend seen by prolife activists that frequently engage college students on campuses nationwide is the growing acceptance of post-birth abortion, or killing the infant after he or she is born, campus prolife outreach leaders tell The College … [Read more...]

Real hope

Now that the Catholic moment has passed

The following comes from an Oct. 29 posting by Robert Royal on The Catholic Thing. One of the most noteworthy recent events in the Church occurred after the Extraordinary Synod closed on October 18. On October 20, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput gave the annual Erasmus Lecture for the magazine First Things in New York. Media coverage focused almost entirely on a … [Read more...]

Ave Maria gets reprieve

District court says HHS new regs not enough

The following comes from an Oct. 29 story on the website of the Catholic News Agency. A federal court in Florida has granted Ave Maria University preliminary protection from the federal contraception mandate, which the school has challenged on religious freedom grounds. “After dozens of court rulings, the government still doesn't seem to get that it can't force faith … [Read more...]

Pope has incentives to step back from the brink

The 1970s vs. the JPII generation

The following comes from an article in the Oct. 26 New York Times by Ross Douthat. To grasp why events this month in Rome — publicly feuding cardinals, documents floated and then disavowed — were so remarkable in the context of modern Catholic history, it helps to understand certain practical aspects of the doctrine of papal infallibility. On paper, that doctrine seems to … [Read more...]

Sacramento Bee – stalking horse for suicide

“The Catholic Church, has changed, too’

The following comes from an Oct. 26 editorial in the Sacramento Bee. It has been 20 years since Oregon adopted the nation's first "death with dignity" law, allowing physicians to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients. And it has been 17 years since the legal challenges were defeated and the law took effect. That's more than enough time to conclude that … [Read more...]