Archives for July 2015

St. Joseph Church in Pinole, California

Name of Church St. Joseph Church Address 837 Tennent Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564 Phone number (510) 741-4900 Website Mass Schedule Saturday vigil at 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Spanish) Sundays, 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (youth) Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. First Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Confessions … [Read more...]

Where have all the Christians gone?

Increasing amount of "nones" when it comes to religion

The following comes from a July 29 Crux article by Michael O'Loughlin: Your notion of whether or not the United States is a “Christian nation” could be colored by where you live In Dallas, for example, nearly 8 in 10 residents are Christian, but in San Francisco, fewer than half identify as Christian – and the number of those claiming no religious affiliation is … [Read more...]

The latest in the Planned Parenthood scandal

White House responds to graphic video: ‘tactic of extremists on the right’

The following comes from a July 30 Blaze article by Fred Lucas: White House press secretary Josh Earnest called the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood “fraudulent” as he defended maintaining federal funding for the nation’s largest abortion provider. “Planned Parenthood has been quite specific about the policy and procedures that they have in place and I know that they … [Read more...]

Six California hospitals to cease being Catholic

BlueMountain will recapitalize the hospital chain

The following comes from a July 30 National Catholic Reporter article by Monica Clark: The struggling Daughters of Charity Health System, which owns six hospitals in California, has accepted a proposal by BlueMountain Capital Management to provide over $250 million to “recapitalize” the hospital chain. In doing so, Daughters of Charity will transfer control of the hospitals … [Read more...]

After much prayer, Our Lady of Miracles avoids closure

Chandra Brace, Gustine resident and administrator, will be new principal

The following comes from a July 29 Merced Sun-Star article by Brianna Vaccari: Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School in Gustine will stay open, church officials confirmed. Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno and Office of Catholic Education announced the decision to leave the school open late Tuesday, reversing actions taken a week ago to shutter the decades old religious … [Read more...]

California bishops speak out

Another gruesome video released this morning   The following comes from a July 28 press release from the Santa Rosa diocese: SANTA ROSA — Bishop Robert F. Vasa made the following statement [about the videos released by The Center for Medical Progress] which strongly suggest how Planned Parenthood profits from the sale of fetal body parts. Said Bishop Vasa, “Each … [Read more...]

Do you hug a pope?

U.S. lawmakers seek etiquette tips for visit

The following comes from a Chicago Tribune article by Billy House: WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers are used to a slew of rules about how to conduct themselves, and now they're anxiously awaiting edicts of another type: how to behave around the pope. Pope Francis will visit the nation's Capitol September 24 as part of his three-day stop in Washington, becoming the first … [Read more...]

The new age of martyrdom

In the 21st century, Christians are the most persecuted religious body on the plane

The following comes from a July 21 Orange County Catholic article by Patrick Mott: The image remains indelible: 21 men in bright orange jumpsuits kneeling on a lonely Mediterranean beach before a line of black-clad and masked Islamic State militants. Seconds later, the militants would draw their long knives and ritually behead each of the men—all of them Egyptian Christians. … [Read more...]

Americans demand investigation, defunding of nation’s largest abortion provider

Women Betrayed - 65 U.S. cities protest Planned Parenthood

The following comes from a July 28 WND article by Chelsea Schilling: An estimated 12,000 Americans in as many as 65 U.S. cities took to the streets Tuesday to demand an end to federal funding of Planned Parenthood amid mounting evidence that the abortion group dismembered unborn babies and sold the babies’ internal organs and parts – including heads, hearts, livers, kidneys … [Read more...]

More than half of young Catholic American families are Latino

Despite recent decline, Hispanic presence in church crucial to its future

The following comes from a July 27 Latin Post article by Nicole Akoukou Thompson: More than half of young Catholic families (53 percent) identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic compared with 32 percent of all Catholics, according to a recent survey. Could the presence of Hispanic families in the Catholic Church indicate Latino congregational growth, or at least the slowing … [Read more...]