Archives for February 2016

Pope Francis praises Italy’s leading abortion rights proponent

Draws flak from church traditionalists, pro-life advocates

The following comes from a February 29 Christian Today article by Shianee Mamanglu-Regala: Pope Francis shocked church traditionalists and pro-life advocates after he recently praised a leading abortion rights advocate and even dubbed her as one of Italy's "forgotten greats.'' The pontiff made the statement during an interview February 8 with Corriere Della Serra, where … [Read more...]

Two turnarounds at the abortion clinic

The following comes from a February 27 email from Helpers of God's Precious Infants San Diego: Dear Pro-life friends, Today was Day 18 of 40 Days for Life at Family Planning Associates on Miramar Road.  When we arrived about 7:30 am, there were already a half dozen yellow-shirt "patient escorts" in the parking lot.  Within a half-hour, the number had grown to about 15. … [Read more...]

Reagan Library sets up ‘extraordinary’ exhibit

Only west coast location that Vatican artifacts will be coming to

The following comes from a February 26 Ventura County Star article by Michele Willer-Allred: Centuries-old, one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Vatican in Rome were unveiled Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley, where officials are getting ready for a new temporary exhibit that will open March 6 and run through August 28. "Vatican … [Read more...]

The new push to end priestly celibacy

Those who want to overturn the ancient discipline are energetic, well organized and influential

The following comes from a February 25 Catholic Herald article by Jon Anderson: The Catholic Church is once again embroiled in arguments about whether priestly celibacy has a place in today’s world. As Catholicism in most Western countries faces a rapidly aging priesthood, a severe shortage of vocations and declining congregations, abolishing or at least relaxing the ancient … [Read more...]

Terry Crews opens up about his porn addiction

Hollywood actor and former NFL player wants to help others who are struggling

The following comes from a February Catholic News Agency article: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor and former NFL player Terry Crews is opening up about his addiction to pornography through a series of Facebook videos, explaining how it “really, really messed up” his life and threatened his marriage. While Crews was able to kick his porn habit six or seven years ago, he said it … [Read more...]

St. Victor Church, West Hollywood

  Name of Church St. Victor Address 8634 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069 Phone number 310-652-6477 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sundays, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. (choral liturgy), 12:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7 p.m. (Latin Tridentine). Weekdays, 8 a.m. & 12:10 p.m. Monday, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. Confessions … [Read more...]

Abortion clinics are closing at a record pace

Republicans are 'legislating the industry out of existence', writer argues

The following comes from a February 24 Bloomberg News article by Esmé E Deprez: Abortion access in the U.S. has been vanishing at the fastest annual pace on record, propelled by Republican state lawmakers’ push to legislate the industry out of existence. Since 2011, at least 162 abortion providers have shut or stopped offering the procedure, while just 21 opened. No … [Read more...]

Former Catholic hospital accused of euthanizing woman

Dorothy Lee expressly stated wishes for life-saving treatment, but possessed a 2-million-dollar estate

The following comes from a February 24 LifeSiteNews article by Father Mark Hodges: A formerly Catholic hospital is being sued for negligence and elder abuse resulting in the death of a woman for the sake of her two-million-dollar estate. Dorothy Lee, a bedridden patient at St. Agnes Medical Center, repeatedly expressed to her caregivers and to hospital officials, in … [Read more...]

Guilty as charged

Phony Catholic priest pleads guilty to grand theft and is sentenced to 1 year in jail

The following comes from a February 24 LA Times article by Matt Hamilton and Irfan Khan: The man who allegedly posed as a Roman Catholic priest at Los Angeles-area parishes and sold bogus trips to see Pope Francis pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of grand theft, prosecutors said. Erwin Mena, 59, entered his plea in a downtown courtroom and was sentenced by Los … [Read more...]

Bishop McElroy: ‘You might be a bigot if…’

Leader says Catholics should not criticize Islam

The following comes from a February 24 WND article by Leo Hohmann: A Catholic bishop sat on a stage with a Muslim Brotherhood-linked imam and implored Catholics not to join their fellow Americans who engage in “the scourge of anti-Islamic prejudice” and “bigotry.” San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy made the statement during a recent interfaith conference while alongside … [Read more...]