Pastoral care workers killed in 2015

More died in America than any other continent

The following comes from a December 30 Agenzia Fides article: The wake of pastoral workers killed in this historic phase of humanity reveals an unprecedented upsurge. It seems to have no equal in the history, because it is an ongoing globalized persecution. Indeed Christians killed in this year, that our Agency regularly records, belong to 4 continents. America, already for … [Read more...]

Archbishop leads prayer for slain man at San Francisco street corner

26-year old was killed at the site in city's Mission District

The following comes from a December 15 Catholic San Francisco article by Valerie Schmalz: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone joined in prayer with the family of 26-year-old Hector Salvador December 9 at 16th and Hoff streets in the Mission District in San Francisco. Salvador was shot and killed in the early morning of December 6 at the site. The archdiocesan restorative … [Read more...]

911 carnage

Woman hemorrhages and dies, possibly from botched abortion

The following comes from a July 24 Operation Rescue story by Cheryl Sullenger: San Bernardino, CA – A 911 recording obtained by Operation Rescue confirms that an abortion-related medical emergency took place on July 15, 2015, Family Planning Association Women’s Health abortion clinic in San Bernardino, California. Records show that a woman of unknown age was hemorrhaging … [Read more...]

And I will raaiiise him up

Tune out the silly talk at funerals

The following comes from an early November posting on Rorarte Caeli blog site. Dear Father, This letter is a long time in coming. I want to know what has happened to the Catholic understanding of death. On All Souls Day our priest wore white vestments and talked about how all the dead we pray for on this day are already in heaven. And he called us all a “resurrected … [Read more...]