Archives for October 2015

Exorcist disturbed by new California law

An interview Father Gary Thomas and Father Vince Lampert

The following comes from an October 30 Christian Review article by Peter LaFave: They’ve witnessed the stuff of Hollywood-horror variety, including levitation. They’ve trained under a master exorcist in Rome, and have counseled hundreds of individuals suffering demonic influence. They’re humble, they acknowledge personified evil, but are never afraid, because Christ’s … [Read more...]

To Hell with Halloween

Ex-occult member advises Catholics what they should do on Halloween

The following comes from an October 28 National Catholic Register article by Trent Beattie: Twenty-four years ago on Halloween, 42-year-old David Arias began a journey to hell. After nearly four years of engaging in extraordinary evil in the pursuit of power, Arias had enough and slowly began to turn back to God for salvation. After an initially grueling conversion, Arias … [Read more...]

Justice Kennedy: Christians with convictions resigned under Hitler and they should today too

Confusing response seemed to sympathize with those who held moral objections against Supreme Court decisions

The following comes from an October 29 LifeSiteNews article by Father Mark Hodges: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told a Harvard Law School audience that government employees with religious convictions about marriage should resign. The judge's comment came in answer to a question a student asked about government officials who disagree with the Supreme Court's … [Read more...]

On a new Saint and negative press

The canonization of Fr. Junipero Serra should have been a cause for great rejoicing for all Catholics and for the people of California, and, well, for everybody else. But it wasn't.

The following comes from an October 29 Catholic World Report article by Dale Ahlquist:   For most of the last two hundred plus years, newly canonized Father Junipero Serra had a good reputation among Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Considered “The Man Who Founded California”, the state honored him with a statue in the U.S. Capitol. He founded the first nine of … [Read more...]

USF student newspaper unanimously supports assisted suicide

No one on the Jesuit school's newspaper staff thinks government should intrude - except when it comes to gay marriage and Obamacare

The following comes from an October 16 Creative Minority Report blog post by Rebecca Taylor: The University of San Francisco (USF) is my alma mater. My name is on a plaque in the chemistry office for my academic exploits while I was there. Along with a degree in chemistry, I also got a whopping student loan debt that may never get paid off, but that is another topic for … [Read more...]

China abandons one-child policy

Limit on families is raised to two children, ending a 35-year-old policy that lead to myriad social and economic ills

The following comes from an October 29 Wall Street Journal article by Laurie Burkitt: China will abandon its one-child policy, perhaps the most notorious of the Communist Party’s intrusions into Chinese lives, amid a looming demographic crunch that threatens the long-term health of the world’s second-largest economy. All Chinese couples will be allowed to have two … [Read more...]

Red Mass highlights role of faith in public square

Emphasis on Pope Francis' teachings

The following comes from an October 28 Angelus article by R.W. Dellinger: “Pope Francis is urging us to see migrants and immigrants as brothers and sisters, and human beings,” Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell told more than 400 lawyers, judges, legislators and other law professionals at the 33rd annual Red Mass on Oct. 20 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. “He … [Read more...]

Santa Clara University and Silicon Valley religious leaders sign interfaith statement

Religious leaders celebrate anniversary of Nostra Aetate by joining Pope Francis’ call for a moral response to climate change

The following comes from an October 27 Santa Clara University press release: Fifty years ago on October 28, Pope Paul VI issued a proclamation Nostra Aetate (In Our Time) at the Second Vatican Council, opening up the relationship of Catholics to non-Christian religions. The document called for mutual understanding, respect, and fraternal dialogue across religious … [Read more...]

New Catholic high school to open in Temecula

After years of planning, Sisters of the Company of Mary have committed to build the school

The following comes from an October 24 My Valley News article: TEMECULA – Prayers for the opening of a high school in the Temecula Valley have been answered. After years of research and the recent completion of a feasibility study, the new St. Jeanne de Lestonnac High School is expected to open in 2017 on the same Avenida Lestonnac campus that houses the kindergarten … [Read more...]

Coptic pope makes first-ever visit to U.S.

Los Angeles will be the end of his tour

The following comes form an October 28 Manteca Bulletin article by Glenn Kahl: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II began his first United States tour with a two week visit to Texas.  The Egyptian and Eastern Rite Pope is the 118th pope of the Coptic Church of Egypt.  He is the leader of the 16-million- member Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt now on a whirlwind pastoral tour that … [Read more...]