Archives for 2015

Archbishop Gomez visits Skid Row for Christmas

LA Cathedral runs Adopt-a-Family program to deliver gifts to one of city's poorest neighborhoods

The following comes from a December 23 Angelus article: On December 19, Archbishop José Gomez joined Adopt-A-Family volunteers as they made house calls to some of the poorest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, stopping by apartments on Skid Row to deliver Christmas gifts, groceries and clothing to families in need. The archbishop drove with a group of volunteers to their first … [Read more...]

Go ahead, infect people

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU says hiding HIV from sex partners is a right

The following comes from a December 22 Federalist article by Kimberly Ells: In a recent interview with Matt Lauer, actor Charlie Sheen disclosed that he is HIV-positive and has been aware of his HIV status for approximately four years. Since Sheen has a well-known sexual legacy and claims to have had sex with 5,000 women, Matt Lauer and the rest of humanity … [Read more...]

Why will people drive hours for the Latin Mass?

Questions need to be asked about the contrast in mass attendance

The following comes from a December 21 Liturgy Guy blog post: In the last two weeks I have met families who drive over three hours round trip to attend a Sunday Latin Mass.  I know of others who travel even further than that to occasionally attend.  Anyone who consistently assists at the Traditional Latin Mass knows how common it is for people to drive upwards of an hour … [Read more...]

A free bus ticket home

Catholic Charities pays Santa Rosa homeless people to return to where they came from

The following comes from a December 22 Press Democrat article by Kevin McCallum: When Marie Stiffend struck out for California in July, the 19-year-old former foster kid wanted to put some distance between herself and the small Oregon town where nothing much ever happened and everybody knew everybody else’s business. She hit the road with her boyfriend and his friend. … [Read more...]

Bishop McElroy’s wish list

San Diego bishop would like solar power for every parish, more priests, and fewer worries

The following comes from a December 23 San Diego Union-Tribune article by Peter Rowe: San Diego’s Bishop Robert McElroy would like solar power for every parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego; more priests to serve the 1.1 million souls he shepherds; a compassionate approach to Catholics who are divorced and remarried; a welcoming attitude toward gay parishioners; … [Read more...]

Students demand Catholic university denounce Saint Junípero Serra as mass murderer

They also call on the University of San Diego to replace its mascot, Diego Torero, with a ‘non-human’ one

The following comes from a December 23 College Fix article by Nathan Rubbelke: A coalition of students at the University of San Diego have demanded that administrators denounce Saint Junípero Serra as a mass murderer with a “colonialist legacy.” They also want the Catholic saint’s name stripped from a campus building at the private, Catholic university. The demand, one of … [Read more...]

2015 abortion clinic survey reveals 81% of abortion clinics closed since 1991

More closures means more lives saved

The following comes from a December 21 Operation Rescue email: Washington, DC - The total number abortion clinics in America continues to decline, following nationwide trend extending back to 1991. In 2015, abortion clinics closed at a rate of more than one per week with 53 abortion clinics shutting down or halting all abortion services. Operation Rescue surveyed by … [Read more...]

Is financial misconduct in parishes all too common?

'They just go along with what Father wants'

The following comes from a December 22 Crux article by Michael O'Loughlin: Behind the sensational headlines about a New York priest accused of pilfering church coffers to pay for an extravagant lifestyle – “Priest paid his male ‘sex master’ from collection plate: lawsuit,” as the New York Post put it — is the surprisingly common accusation of a trusted employee or volunteer … [Read more...]

A beautiful save on the Saturday before Christmas

Stories from the sidewalk

The following comes from a December 19 email from Helpers of God's Precious Infants San Diego: Dear Pro-life Friends, On December 19th, the Saturday before Christmas, is was unusually busy early in the morning. There were about 6 yellow-shirt escorts, all of whom were busy trying to disrupt the counselors from talking to the couples coming in. At about 9:30 in the … [Read more...]

Bishop Rutilio del Riego announces retirement

Auxiliary bishop of San Bernardino was fixture at West Coast Walk for Life

The following comes from a December Inland Catholic Byte article: SAN BERNARDINO—Auxiliary Bishop Rutilio del Riego has retired from active ministry after the mandatory letter of resignation he submitted to the Vatican in September was accepted by Pope Francis. Bishop del Riego made the surprise announcement December 11, before the start of the 8 a.m. Mass at the Diocesan … [Read more...]