Archbishop Gomez Makes the Call, Removes Cardinal Mahony and Bishop Curry From the Game UPDATED

With an H/T to my blog neighbor Joanne McPortland, here is the press release from Archbishop Gomez, wherein he removed Cardinal Roger Mahony from all “administrative or public duties,” and his statement on receiving the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Curry.  [Read more...]

Riddle Me This: Why Has a Catholic Social Network Site Partnered with Google?

To try and find answers to questions like, “What do Catholics want from the interwebs?” The Vatican Insider  calls it a “holy Web alliance.” Take a look, [Read more...]

Hobby Lobby Delays Fines, More Lawsuits Tossed Out, and Court Warns HHS to Modify the Mandate as Promised.

That’s quite a headline, eh? On the HHS Mandate front there is some old news and some newer news. I’ll start with the old news first. [Read more...]

All of a Sudden, the New York Times Notices the HHS Mandate Lawsuits

Based on this report published yesterday, you would think that they just discovered the 40+ lawsuits that have been filed and the injunctions that have been handed down thus far. How else to explain the title of the piece? A Flood of Suits Fights Coverage of Birth Control.

Golly. Who knew? [Read more...]

My Bishop Gave the Homily at Stan Musials’ Funeral Mass


I’ve posted about Bishop Richard Stika a few times in the past. But to be honest, I don’t really know him. I don’t live in the parish close to the Chancery, and none of my children have been confirmed yet (though my oldest will be soon). So I can truthfully write that I have never shaken his hand, been introduced to him, or ever heard him speak in person. [Read more...]

The Catholic Bishops of Colorado Respond to Hospitals’ Claim of Unborn Twins Personhood UPDATED

File photo: Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

A couple of days ago, my blog neighbor Deacon Greg Kandra shared a news item about a Catholic hospital in Colorado that is a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit. The story is noteworthy because the Catholic hospitals’ legal defense team argued that while the patient (who died seven years ago), Lori Stodghill, was indisputably a person, they noted that under Colorado law, her unborn twins, 28 weeks of gestation at the time of death,  are not considered persons. [Read more...]

L.A. County District Attorney Reviewing Documents Released by Archdiocese of Los Angeles UPDATED

In a follow up to the Los Angeles Times report that hit the wires yesterday, this hit the wires a few hours ago from the Daily News,

Los Angeles County prosecutors said today they will begin reviewing internal documents released by the Los Angeles Archdiocese which show that retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other church leaders maneuvered to protect priests accused of child molestation from law enforcement. [Read more...]

A Recap of the Challenges to the HHS Mandate and a Proposal from Joe Six-Pack

 

Yesterday, prior to the Inauguration Day ceremonial swearing, the Washington Post ran an article detailing the challenges made thus far to the Administrations’ HHS Mandate. [Read more...]

Hundreds of Thousands Protest In France over Same-Sex Marriage Proposals UPDATED

 

Andrew Cusack has the best coverage I’ve seen on this protest.

France Marches for Marriage
Led by a provocative comedian, a gay atheist, and a socialist teacher, protest against same-sex marriage draws one million [Read more...]

What Does California Have In Common With Singapore?

Image Credit: The Wall Street Journal

A low birth-rate problem. Miriam Jordan writes about it in the Wall Street Journal.

Declining migration and falling birthrates have led to a drop in the number of children in California just as baby boomers reach retirement, creating an economic and demographic challenge for the nation’s most populous state. [Read more...]


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