Archives for March 2015

Just don’t smoke

(killing baby okay)

The following comes from a March 25 posting on The Federalist By Mollie Hemingway. Cosmopolitan magazine is known mostly for teaching impressionable women to feel bad about their appearance and for recycling the same 14 sex tips over and over each month even though they never sound terribly sexy. But last year it decided to shake things up by devoting resources to advocating … [Read more...]

San Jose Diocese in need of help

Beautiful cathedral needs $480,000 for stained glass restoration

The following comes from a March 24 Valley Catholic article:   Stained glass windows have a rich history within our religious tradition and a significant place in sacred architecture. As developments in construction and architecture allowed towering expanses and vast windows, artists were commissioned to design and fabricate windows that told the story of Jesus’ … [Read more...]

Strange sex advisor for your kids

Not really, for SF Jesuit parish

The March 22 bulletin of St. Ignatius Church, the flagship Jesuit parish of San Francisco and the parish church of the University of San Francisco contained the following entry: “Adult Faith Formation. Because of the Synod of Bishops on the important topic of marriage and the family, most of the talks this coming year will be on the topic of marriage and family, but there … [Read more...]

Young carmel reflects historic connection for nuns

"From the first minute, it was like a beautiful dream"

The following comes from a March 23 Catholic Voice article by Michele Jurich: The Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph is coming up on its third anniversary in the Diocese of Oakland, but the Order of Discalced Carmelites has a history in the area that dates to the Mexican Revolution when the intrepid Mother Luisita brought her sisters to safety in California. A small band … [Read more...]

A once in a lifetime experience

Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit is open now in Los Angeles

The following comes from a Southern Cross article by Denis Grasska: LOS ANGELES — Southern Californians have been given a rare glimpse into biblical times and an insider’s view of present-day Jerusalem. “Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition,” featuring fragments of more than 10 Dead Sea Scrolls accompanied by more than 600 ancient artifacts, including a 3-ton stone from … [Read more...]

Growing epidemic of Latinos leaving the church

Evanglicos focus on community and personal growth

The following comes from a March 23 Monterey Herald article by Karina Ioffee: SAN JOSE -- One of the most dramatic trends in American religion is the rapid growth of Latino evangelicals, many of whom are leaving a Catholic church that has long dominated religious life in their homelands.   Though the majority of American Latinos still identify as Catholic, the … [Read more...]

Bishop says he cannot endorse Common Core

Lists reasons why no parent should

The following comes from a March 16 Cardinal Newman Society article by Justin Petrisek:   Bishop Liam Cary of the Diocese of Baker in Oregon has responded to growing alarm regarding the Common Core State Standards and their impact on Catholic education. In his “Thoughts Along the Way” column for The Diocesan Chronicle, Bishop Cary listed points of concern with … [Read more...]

Drag show at USD, again

California campus steps away from Catholic identity

The following comes from a March 20 TFP Student Action article by Matthew Miller: For a fourth year, basic Catholic teaching and moral decency will be pushed into the closet at the University of San Diego -- a Catholic institution in southern California -- to make way for the aggressive demands of the homosexual agenda.     According to the … [Read more...]

Junipero Serra gets a reappraisal

Historians take new look at oft-critized mission founder

The following comes from a March 17 LA Times article by Louis Sahugan: When archaeologist Ruben Mendoza was a boy, his father was prone to fiery outbursts in the family's mobile home on the tough west side of Fresno. One of the biggest targets of his anger, Mendoza remembers, was the Catholic Church and its California missions.   "Over and over, he claimed … [Read more...]

A crime in Mexico

Unborn children found in Rosarito sewer

The following comes from a March 20 story in El Sol de Tijuana. A maintenance worker at a water-treatment plant in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, discovered the bodies of two unborn babies while doing maintenance work on the morning of March 19, the daily newspaper El Sol de Tijuana reported. Rosarito Beach is about 15 miles south of San Diego. Baja California authorities … [Read more...]