Archives for November 2014

Leave your nests

‘The Gospel keeps your life and mission young'

  The following comes from a Nov. 29 posting on Catholic News Agency. Religious men and women are called to leave their “nest” and bring the Gospel to the peripheries, said Pope Francis in a video message marking the vigil of the Year for Consecrated Life. The Holy Father used the occasion to give thanks to God for the “precious gift of the consecrated life to … [Read more...]

Abortions down in U.S.

CDC calls for more birth control

  The following comes from a Nov. 28 story in the Washington Examiner. Exactly 18 percent of all pregnancies ended in abortion, for a total of 730,322, with most to unmarried women, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that is good news, the agency added, because it was an "historic low." The latest figures are from … [Read more...]

St. James the Just, Ogden UT

Name of Church St. James the Just Address 495 N. Harrison Blvd., Ogden UT 84404 Phone number (801) 782-5393 Website Mass times Saturday vigil 5 p.m.; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. Communion Service. Monday, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Latin Tridentine, 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Holydays: 8:30 … [Read more...]

Praying for a full church

From the pastor’s laptop

The following comes from a Nov. 19 posting on the blog of Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco. Last Sunday in this space I was moaning over our mostly-empty Masses. But I guess I could see the church as three-quarters empty, or I could see it as one-quarter full! The other day I was again praying in the church with Father  Driscoll and … [Read more...]

Rick Warren, back from the Vatican

‘You’re my brother, my sister’

The following comes from a Nov. 24 posting on Aleteia. Pastor Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church—an evangelical megachurch located in Lake Forest, California—was among the featured presenters at last week's Vatican-hosted Colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Woman [Nov. 17-19]…. Warren, one of the most prominent evangelical leaders in the … [Read more...]

Over 1000 Obamacare plans now offer abortion

More companies to shift to abortion coverage in 2015

The following comes from a Nov. 22 story on The number of Obamacare plans nationwide offering coverage for on-demand abortion has reportedly exceeded over a thousand insurance plans despite a rule that prohibits using healthcare subsidies to pay for abortions, according to a new investigation. The probe by two anti-abortion groups comes on the heels of a GAO … [Read more...]

Common Core stokes homeschooling

A swift upswing

The following comes from a Nov. 29 story on the Cardinal Newman Society site. Evidence shows that parents are choosing to homeschool their children in order to escape the Common Core State Standards, two leaders in the Catholic homeschooling field told The Cardinal Newman Society. Recent findings in several states indicate that there has been a significant increase in … [Read more...]

Brown Supreme Court appointment argued against religious rights

Scalia: ’That’s extraordinary’

The following comes from a Nov. 24 story on Cal Watchdog. Governor Jerry Brown has nominated a U.S. Department of Justice official for a spot on the California Supreme Court. On Monday, Brown nominated Leondra Kruger, a Yale Law School graduate, to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Justice Joyce L. Kennard, who left the court in April. If confirmed by … [Read more...]

‘No one told me it was wrong’

Marriage preparation in central California

The following comes from a Nov. 19 posting by Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute on My husband I attended a marriage preparation retreat in a small town in central California a few weeks ago. We were by far the oldest people there. The retreat was developed by an order of priests who are very orthodox in their teaching about marriage, family and human … [Read more...]

A busy day

Family Planning Associates, Miramar Rd., San Diego, Nov. 22

  The following comes from a Nov. 22 email from Helpers of God's Precious Infants Sadly, there was lots of activity at FPA this weekend, but many prayer warriors out on the street today. Thank you all for being there! Counselors spoke with many couples and handed out many brochures about FPA, but with no "turn-arounds" throughout the early morning hours. Four … [Read more...]