Archives for October 2014

A voice in the desert

Congregation applauds priest’s election advice

The following came in an Oct. 27 email from one of our readers. On Sunday, October 26, a San Diego diocesan priest, Father George Decasa, pastor at St Richard’s in Borrego Springs, gave a lengthy, passionate sermon regarding true Catholic love and ended it by reminding parishioners of love for the unborn. Father DeCasa, formerly of St Charles parish in Imperial Beach, … [Read more...]

Ten million YouTube views

Spiderman, Superman, Rooster Cogburn, Frodo the Hobbit

The following comes from an Oct. 26 posting by Fr. Robert Barron on the Catholic World Report website. Just last month, my media ministry Word on Fire marked a milestone: 10,000,000 views on our YouTube channel. This achievement fills me with gratitude both to God and to the many people who have taken the time to watch one or more of the videos that I’ve produced over the … [Read more...]

Don’t put Uncle Harry in Heaven too soon

Among heresies floating around Catholic circles

The following comes from an Oct. 20 posting on the blog site of Father Ed Broom, OMV, associate pastor of St. Peter Chanel Church in Hawaiian Gardens. At funerals all too often you hear: “Well, he is no longer suffering!” And, “Now he is in a much better place.” And another common saying: “Now he is in heaven with the Lord in glory!” Although the persons who have expressed … [Read more...]

Another high school takeover by Planned Parenthood

Captive audience east of Oakland

  The following comes from an Oct. 26 email by Camille Giglio, veteran Bay Area pro-lifer. During the first week of October I was informed by a mother, that her daughter’s high school freshman class of students at Acalanes High would, between October 6-10, be subjected to a week-long presentation of sexual health services, events and activities, during their PE … [Read more...]

The Gifts of Advent

Day-long workshop on church music

The following comes from an October 22 email sent to Cal Catholic. On Saturday, November 29 the Church Music Association of America will present a day of sacred music and reflection to ring in the Advent season at Immaculate Heart Church in Ramona (35 miles northwest of San Diego). Including: Rehearsals of Advent chants in Latin and English Presentation on vestments … [Read more...]

Abortion corrupts everything it touches

Noose getting tighter for churches in Calif.

  The following comes from an Oct. 22 story by Wesley J. Smith in the National Review. I wrote previously about radical California’s order that insurance companies cover elective abortion as “medically necessary” health care. Ridiculous and ideological. Now, The Federalist reports that the order also applies to insurance purchased by churches. From the … [Read more...]

Looking for beauty?

Stained glass windows for sale

The following website information was sent to Cal Catholic in an Oct. 18 email. Welcome to the Sacred Window Rescue Project website... where you will find listed surplus stained glass belonging to various faith organizations. The stained glass windows listed herein are available for purchase and reuse in new construction and renovation projects. Featured window: St. … [Read more...]

Welcome to Philadelphia, I think

Archbishop Chaput suggests Church get out of marriage business

The following comes from an Oct. 29 story on Religion News. Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, a leading culture warrior in the U.S. hierarchy, says he was “very disturbed” by the debate over church teachings on gays and remarried Catholics at this month’s Vatican summit, saying it sent a confusing message and “confusion is of the devil.” In a lecture delivered … [Read more...]

Intensity matters

Liberal New Yorker gives Susan B. Anthony fair coverage

The following comes from an article dated Oct. 27 in the New Yorker. One afternoon in May, Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina, took the Senate floor to ask for a vote on a provocatively named bill: the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions after twenty weeks of gestation. “There are only seven countries in the world that … [Read more...]

Walk for Life West Coast asks youth for help

Design-a-Shirt contest

  From its inception, San Francisco’s Walk for Life West Coast has been notable for the presence of thousands of pro-life youth.  The attraction of the pro-life cause to young people is pretty clear: in addition to the obvious moral objections, anyone born after Roe v. Wade understands that had they been killed through abortion it would have been perfectly legal. … [Read more...]