Archives for November 2016

San Diego bishop bans outspoken pro-life priest from writing bulletin columns

Father Richard Perozich has been told by Bishop Robert McElroy he may no longer express views directly to parishioners

The following comes from a November 30 LifeSiteNews article by Claire Chretien: San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy ordered a pastor to cease publishing columns in his church's weekly bulletin after the priest wrote in support of the Catholic Church's teaching on intrinsic evils and took strong stands on matters of prudential judgment within Catholic teaching. Father Richard … [Read more...]

Trump’s new HHS secretary: ‘There is nothing more fundamental to our humanity than to defend life’

Rep. Tom Price, R-GA, has history of being pro-life and pro-marriage

The following comes from a November 29 LifeSiteNews article by Claire Chretien: President-elect Donald Trump has chosen pro-life, pro-marriage, anti-Obamacare Rep. Tom Price, R-GA, to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services, Trump announced early Tuesday. Price is an orthopedic surgeon and the Chairman of the House Budget Committee. He has said “there’s nothing more … [Read more...]

Criminal charges filed against Fr. Linton

Episcopal priest was arrested Oct. 7 outside San Bernardino Planned Parenthood; he faces up to 90 days in jail and a $400 fine

The following comes from a November 29 Christian Newswire news release: Last month, Father James Linton was arrested outside the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood for offering to pray with women entering the abortion facility. Police held him for six hours and cited him for interfering with and obstructing access to a business. On November 2, the San Bernardino County … [Read more...]

Some Catholics are ‘unnerved’ by current events in the Church, says Cardinal Pell

The cardinal said that conscience must refer to revealed truth and the moral law

The following comes from a November 29 Catholic Herald article by Dan Hitchens: Cardinal George Pell has said that “a number of regularly worshipping Catholics” are “unnerved by the turn of events” in the Church. In a talk at St Patrick’s Church, London, Cardinal Pell said one cause for concern was false theories of conscience and the moral law. Cardinal Pell was … [Read more...]

San Diego bishop to priests: Embrace ‘LGBT families’, give Communion to remarried

At least three parish bulletins have included message from Bishop Robert McElroy

The following comes from a November 28 LifeSiteNews article by Claire Chretien: San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy is calling on his city's priests to embrace "LGBT families," and to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion in certain cases. Following a much-hyped diocesan synod on the family last month, Bishop McElroy encouraged priests to publish a … [Read more...]

Scorsese’s “Silence” explores mystery of faith

The filmmaker's adaptation of Shusaku Endo's book about Jesuit missionaries has been in the works for decades

The following comes from an Aleteia article by Matthew Becklo: Adapting Silence, a 1966 book about 17th century Jesuit missionaries, has been a passion project percolating in Martin Scorsese’s mind for decades. For a while, it looked like the film would never get done. But with the release of a full cast, a first still, and a brand new essay and storyboard courtesy of The … [Read more...]

From cemeteries to vocations

Orange diocese offers 41 ministry and service categories to help parishes meet spiritual and temporal needs of the faithful

The following comes from a November 22 OC Catholic article by Meg Waters: The word “diocese” comes from a late Roman Empire term for a relatively small geographic area governed by a civil authority under the allegiance and direction of the Roman prefect, and ultimately the emperor. It was equivalent to today’s county structure – a civil means of delegating certain aspects of … [Read more...]

Warm modernism

San Diego Architectural Foundation awards top honors to new church at St. Thomas More Parish in Oceanside

The following comes from a Southern Cross article by Denis Grasska: SAN DIEGO — The Diocese of San Diego’s newest church received top honors at an annual awards ceremony recognizing the best and worst in local architecture. St. Thomas More Parish, located in Oceanside, received the coveted Grand Orchid at the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s annual Orchids & … [Read more...]

Wanting to love the pope

Faithful Catholics who have made real sacrifices to live the hard teachings of the Church feel themselves lumped in with the hard-hearted elder brother in the prodigal son parable

The following comes from a November 25 First Things article by Padraig Wynne: Back in the 1980s, the National Catholic Reporter ran a cartoon image of the throne of Peter: a toilet with the papal keys under a ceremonial awning. For the Reporter, it was standard fare. The publication’s chronic snarkiness toward Rome during the long Wojtyla/Ratzinger decades — and even earlier … [Read more...]

Bay Area abortionist in a blue funk over Trump victory

"Hillary Clinton would want me to get out of bed and go to work as an abortion provider"

The following comes from a November 18 Rewire article by Diana Friedman: A patient asked me during her abortion procedure how I felt about the election outcome. The word “sad” just slipped past my lips. We must organize now to fight like hell for the next four years to protect women’s basic rights. I woke up last Wednesday, November 9, like many Americans, with feelings … [Read more...]