Archives for November 2018

Churches worth driving to

St. Thomas the Apostle, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Name of Church St. Thomas the Apostle Church Address 919 E. Indiana Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 Phone number 208-664-9259 Website http://stthomascda.org/ Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. Confessions Saturdays, 3-4:45 p.m., Sundays 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m., Tuesdays, 7 – 8 p.m., Friday, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Names … [Read more...]

Religious sisters found to have stolen money from Redondo Beach Catholic school

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet misappropriated funds for their personal use over a period of years while working at St. James School; order promises to reimburse the school

An internal investigation by a Redondo Beach Catholic parish has found that two longtime nuns who worked at the St. James School misappropriated a “substantial” amount of school funds for their personal use over a period of years, according to a letter sent to school families Wednesday. Msgr. Michael Meyers, the pastor at St. James Catholic Church, said in the letter that the … [Read more...]

Tijuana archbishop urges solidarity with Central American migrants

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón says thousands of Central Americans who have reached Tijuana hoping to cross the border into the United States “took us by surprise”

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón of Tijuana encouraged the faithful in his homily on November 25 to share “from our poverty” with the Central American migrants arriving in the city. Thousands of Central American migrants have reached Tijuana in their attempt to cross the border to the United States. The first migrant caravan, which left Honduras Oct. 13, numbers more than … [Read more...]

A sidewalk counselor’s report from the third week in November

Sometimes even a passerby can influence someone's decision to have an abortion

Dear Pro-life friends, Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. The notes below may come from one or more locations during the week. Some specifics have been omitted to protect the identity of … [Read more...]

A slap in the face to millions of Catholics?

Once-imprisoned Chinese human rights activist says Communist Party responsible for deaths of more than 400 million unborn children

Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng called the Vatican’s pact with China over the selection of bishops “preposterous” in a sharp critique of the Sino-Vatican agreement published Monday. The September agreement is “a slap in the face to millions of Catholics and other faithful religious people in China who have suffered real persecution under the CCP,” Chen wrote in … [Read more...]

Governor Brown asked to order moratorium on death penalty

Ministers of Justice from 25 countries join Rome-based Community of Sant’Egidio, one of the new lay movements in the Church, to jointly issue the appeal

Ministers of Justice from 25 countries have joined the Rome-based Community of Sant’Egidio, one of the new lay movements in the Catholic Church, to jointly issue an appeal to California Governor Jerry Brown to impose a moratorium on the death penalty in his state. Should Brown comply, the moratorium could be short-lived, since Gavin Newsom will be sworn in as California’s … [Read more...]

Tell the truth, with love, bishop advises

Meeting of Respect Life ministry in Oakland diocese draws about 60 participants

Leaders in the Diocese of Oakland’s Respect Life ministry came together at the Cathedral of Christ the Light Parish Hall in Oakland Nov. 3 to hear from speakers, and from each other. About 60 participants were welcomed by Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, who thanked them for “being witnesses to the truth.” “One thing you can do in addition to being witnesses for life,” he … [Read more...]

SSPX, Vatican impasse continues following November 22 meeting

Society of St. Pius X: the fundamental problem is "irreducible doctrinal divergence"

After a meeting between the superior general of the Society of St. Pius X and the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the canonically irregular priestly society said the problem in its relations with the Holy See is fundamentally doctrinal. Fr. Davide Pagliarani, superior general of the SSPX, met for two hours Nov. 22 with Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria … [Read more...]

Statue of St. Junipero Serra stolen

Thieves took the statue from a courtyard at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church in Redondo Beach

Thieves stole a statue of California missions founder Father Junipero Serra from a Redondo Beach church’s courtyard and a plaque from a treasured Torrance war memorial in recent weeks. The Father Serra statue stood outside St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church on Prospect Avenue. It was discovered missing the morning of Nov. 15, said church liturgist Eve Moir. “They gouged out … [Read more...]

A nearly unbelievable tale

Ignatius Press publishes book about pro-life hero Walter Hoye, who was jailed in 2009 for sharing the love of Jesus on a sidewalk outside an Oakland abortion clinic

A soft-spoken Baptist minister was arrested in Oakland, California, in 2009 and thrown in jail for holding up a sign outside an abortion clinic that read "God loves you and your baby. Let us help you." Walter B. Hoye II sat in jail because he stood peacefully outside the Family Planning Specialists abortion clinic offering women another option. BLACK AND PRO-LIFE IN AMERICA … [Read more...]