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  • Muslim Delegation Visits Shroud of Turin

    04/24/2015 2:17:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 24, 2015 | L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO
    Imam says linen cloth believed to be the burial shroud of Jesus invites us to be "brothers" TURIN — “We decided to come as a sign, to say that we are citizens of this country and city. The Shroud draws Christians and Muslims, and in a world marked by division, it invites us to be brothers.”  This message of peace and dialogue came Wednesday from a group of Muslims who visited the Holy Shroud of Turin now on display at northern Italian city’s Cathedral. The delegation included the President of the League of Imams and Preachers of Mosques in Italy,...
  • American Sniper derailed by Muslim complaints at University of Maryland

    04/24/2015 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    The University of Maryland joins the University of Michigan in the ranks of educational institutions with an "American Sniper" controversy. Muslim student protests prompted the University of Maryland at College Park to announce the cancellation of the movie about deceased Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. "American Sniper only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason. This movie dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes," the university's Muslim Students Association said in its petition, Fox News reported Thursday.

    04/24/2015 1:45:29 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: Thanks to the efforts of those around the world who care about the crimes committed against Christian men, women, and children, more and more attention is being given to the Armenian Genocide of 1915, during which 1.5 million Christians were murdered by the Islamic Turkish Ottoman Empire during and after World War One. Other Christian victims included indigenous Christian Assyrians and Greeks subjugated by the Turks. It is an understatement to say that crimes against Christians, which are again on the increase now, 100 years later, need to be, and must be, given the official attention they deserve....
  • On the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide, set in place by Turkish authorities

    04/24/2015 4:07:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 4/24/15
    Armenians executed by Ottoman authorities in Aleppo, 1916 (Aleppo, where Christians are being exterminated once again 100 years later)This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you. I will not now call you servants: for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends: because all things whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you....
  • The Islamic Genocide of Christians: Past and Present

    04/24/2015 3:08:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4/24/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Today, April 24, we remember how exactly 100 years ago the last historic Muslim caliphate, the Ottoman Empire, tried to cleanse its empire of Christian minorities Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks even as we stand by watching as the new caliphate, the Islamic State, resumes the genocide.And in both cases, the atrocities were and are being committed in the name of Islam.In November, 1914, during WWI, the Ottoman caliphate issued a fatwa, or Islamic decree, proclaiming it a sacred duty for all Muslims to massacre infidels specifically naming the Christian men of the Triple Entente, the enemies of...
  • Hundreds will walk against genocide in Santa Rosa on Sunday

    04/24/2015 11:29:00 AM PDT · by rey · 12 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 24 April 2015 | CHRIS SMITH
    A world free of genocide will be on their minds and comfortable shoes on their feet when people of conscience meet Sunday morning outside of Santa Rosas Congregation Shomrei Torah. Theyll take part in the Walk Against Genocide, created seven years ago by a 14-year-old boy whod become aware of the mass killings in Darfur and felt compelled to act. Since then, the walk Gabe Ferrick founded has raised more than $100,000 for relief to survivors of genocide in Darfur, Congo and elsewhere, and for advocacy to resolve the issues that can lead to mass killings. Participants in...
  • Priorities: Nets Cover First Dog Bo 28 Times More Than Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks. It was a genocide so awful that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 he would acknowledge it as such. As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide, he vowed. Obama has violated that promise every year since. This will be the seventh anniversary that Obama...
  • Nemesis as Moral Kingdom: The Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 2:58:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Vladimir Tismaneanu,Marius Stan
    Several years ago, Germany was the scene of an embarrassing episode when, under pressure from Turkey, the federated state of Brandenburg removed any reference to the Armenian genocide from a school syllabus.
  • Guardian UK: Pope Francis is starting to look a lot like Sarah Palin or Kevin Rudd

    04/23/2015 1:47:55 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies
    The (leftwing) Guardian ^ | April 21, 2015 | Kristina Keneally
    Im starting to have a crisis of faith. Not in God, but rather, in Pope Francis. It seems a betrayal to even write these words. Im a progressive Catholic who longs for a church that is more welcoming of women, homosexuals and divorced people.(Yadda Yadda) Francis global superstar, media darling, a truly modern pope is the best hope people like me have had for many years, right? Hes the second coming of John XXIII, isnt he? I confess that I am starting to doubt it. Francis swept into the Chair of St Peter with such animation and apparent...
  • Erdoğan, Obama to open mosque in US

    04/20/2015 4:48:06 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 31 replies
    Hrriyet ^ | April/20/2015
    The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkey’s foreign minister said April 19. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who was on a three-day visit to Washington, visited the center that also has a medium-sized mosque, and lunched with representatives from the American Muslim community. “During a phone call, President [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan asked President [Barack] Obama to accompany him in opening the center together and President Obama accepted his offer in principle,’” Çavuşoğlu told the representatives. If Obama’s schedule allows at the time of the opening, he will accompany Erdoğan. The...
  • Obama and Erdogan to open new mosque together in Maryland

    04/20/2015 7:52:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    By The Right Scoop ^ | 4/20/15 | By The Right Scoop
    A couple of years ago it was reported that Turkey was helping fund the building of a $100 million dollar mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland. In fact Erdogan visited the mosque when he was here in May of 2013, promising to come back for the opening. Well that time has apparently arrived and now Erdogan and Obama will be together at the mosque for the big opening ceremony: ANADOLU AGENCY The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkeys foreign minister said Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu, on a three-day visit to...
  • Iran Flexes Its Power by Transporting Turkey to the Stone Age

    04/23/2015 6:27:47 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 35 replies
    Observer ^ | April 22, 2015 | Micah Halpern
    Half of Turkey44 of 81 provinces, 40 million people including those living in Istanbul and Ankara, suffered a massive power outage that lasted a solid twelve hours. It happened on Tuesday, March 31st. It happened because Iran wanted it to happen. The blackout in Turkey was caused by a cyber hack that originated in Iran. This cyber attack was payback, a taste of what Iran has to offer. Everything went down. Computers, airports, air traffic, traffic lights, hospitals, lights, elevators, refrigeration, water and sewage, everything simply stopped. In an instant, Turkey was transported back to the stone ages.
  • Turkey is 'making NATO very uncomfortable'

    04/22/2015 6:52:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Business Insider India ^ | 4-22-2015 | JEREMY BENDER
    Turkey's push to carve out an independent foreign policy and purchase arms from countries outside of NATO is raising concerns among members of the defensive military alliance, Emre Peker reports for the Wall Street Journal. "Turkey is recasting itself as a nonaligned country in its rhetoric, which is making NATO very uncomfortable," a Western official in Brussels told the WSJ. Ankara's decision to purchase missile-defense technology from China, as opposed to from NATO member states, is the most visible break between Turkey and the rest of the NATO bloc. Turkey chose to purchase from Beijing due to a matter of...
  • St. Paul church pushes to recognize Armenian genocide

    04/20/2015 6:22:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-17-15 | Richard Chin
    Pope Francis and Kim Kardashian made headlines recently by calling attention to what happened to the Armenian people 100 years ago. It was genocide at the hands of the Turks in what was then the Ottoman Empire, according to the pope, the reality show star and many historians. In Minnesota, the push to recognize the deaths of Armenians a century ago as the first genocide of the 20th century is being led by a small, new St. Paul church. In the past month, St. Sahag Armenian Church has put up billboards on Interstate 94 in St. Paul and Interstate 494...
  • Turkey to Buy Chinese Missile Defence System

    04/22/2015 1:57:10 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 14 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | April 22, 2015 | Teddy Ng & Reuters in Istandbul
    [This is from the International Edition of SCMP] China has won the bid to co-produce a multibillion ($3Billion) long-range air and missile defence system in Turkey, in what is its largest and most advanced arms sales to a NATO country. The Turkish defence minister announced the decision to approve the US$3 billion bid by China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp, rejecting rival offers from Russian, US and European firms. The winning Chinese FD-2000 system beat the Patriot, the Russian S-400 and the French-Italian Eurosam Samp-T, it was announced on Thursday. [snip]
  • Austria MPs symbolically recognise Armenian genocide

    04/23/2015 6:58:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 4/22/15 | Jon Dougherty
    Austrian lawmakers' decision to condemn as "genocide" the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I will have "unfavourable repercussions" on Turkish-Austrian relations, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday. "The adoption of this declaration will inevitably have unfavourable repercussions on bilateral relations," he told his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz by telephone, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Turkey on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to Austria over the lawmakers' condemnation. Earlier Wednesday, the leaders of Austria's six major parties issued a statement recognising the killings for the first time as "genocide" and calling on Turkey to...
  • Rai: Turkey Must Apologize Over Armenian Genocide

    04/23/2015 9:18:48 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    BEIRUT: Turkey must apologize for the Armenian genocide, Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai told reporters Tuesday from the Beirut airport before traveling to Yervan for a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killings. "The ceremony which will be held [on April 24] in Armenia serves to sanctify the martyrs [of the genocide], Rai said. We pray for all the martyrs who were killed, whether they were Armenians, Assyrians or Syriac who were present in this large disaster. When asked whether those responsible for the massacre should apologize to the Armenian people, the patriarch replied by saying that an...
  • Paper Claims Pope Rejected Gay French Diplomat as Ambassador to Holy See

    04/23/2015 9:13:41 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4/22/15 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Kim Willsher
    Report says during discreet 15-minute meeting with Laurent Stfanini, pontiff told him Vatican could not accept his appointmentPope Francis met Frances nominated ambassador to the Holy See, who is gay, and told him that the Vatican would not accept his appointment, a French newspaper has claimed. In a meeting over the weekend, the pontiff allegedly cited his displeasure with a controversial 2013 gay marriage law in France as part of his reason for the decision, according to the report in satirical title Le Canard Enchin. Pope Francis also allegedly said he did not appreciate the manner in which France had...
  • The Environmental Insane Asylum

    04/21/2015 8:45:10 AM PDT · by rktman
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | Alan Caruba
    arth Day was declared in 1970 and for the past 45 years we have all been living in the Environmental Insane Asylum, being told over and over again to believe things that are the equivalent of Green hallucinations. Now the entire month of April has been declared Earth Month, but in truth not a day goes by when we are not assailed with the bold-faced lies that comprise environmentalism. Around the globe, the worst part of this is that we are being victimized by people we are told to respect from the President of the United States to the Pope...
  • Turkey suddenly open to RESTORING ties with Israel, REFUSES to criticize Israeli election

    04/02/2015 6:13:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    Turkey, via their Deputy Prime Minister, is putting the word out on the street that it is open to a restoration of ties with Israel, even acknowledging that it is NOT Turkeys place to criticize the recent Israeli election: snip Wow. The admitted refusal to criticize Israel over the election is definitely a change of pace for Turkey. I mean, when has Erdogan ever missed an opportunity to openly bash Israel? He was just ripping Netanyahu in January for just showing up to the Paris march against radical Islam, accusing him of killing 2500 Palestinians in the war last year....
  • Shock claim: Turkey provided 10,000 passports to ISIS

    04/15/2015 5:02:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    WND ^ | April 14 2015 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV Egypt is accusing Turkey of providing more than 10,000 Turkish passports to members of ISIS, the Islamic State, to facilitate travel of fighters across the region. An Egyptian intelligence official who asked not to be named told WND his country delivered a report to the U.S. documenting the astonishing claim. The official further charged that Istanbul is serving as the headquarters for ISIS planning. Turkey continues to allow free passage to Iraq and Syria to IS fighters, the official added. If the Turkish passport charge is true, it would present a worldwide ISIS travel threat. Already, there...
  • Anti-Cordileone ad misrepresents Catholicism, archdiocese says

    04/18/2015 3:43:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    cna ^ | April 17, 2015
    Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov 13. Credit: Michelle Bauman/CNA. San Francisco, Calif., Apr 17, 2015 / 04:13 am (CNA).- A group of Catholics promoting a full-page advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone don’t represent San Francisco Catholics and misrepresent the facts, the archdiocese has said. “The advertisement is a misrepresentation of Catholic teaching, a misrepresentation of the nature of the (archdiocese’s) teacher contract, and a misrepresentation of the spirit of the archbishop,” the San Francisco archdiocese said April 15. “The greatest misrepresentation of all is that the...
  • Thank You Archbishop Cordileone For Your Courageous Leadership

    04/19/2015 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    CatholicVote.Org ^ | April 19, 2015
    Your Excellency, Weve been monitoring the recent controversy surrounding your decision to insert morality clauses into teacher contracts in schools in your Archdiocese. Given the hostility to the teachings of the Church and growing attempts to coerce our institutions, your decision is perfectly reasonable. As you know, such clauses are nothing new and represent a commitment to fulfill a basic promise to those families who entrust their children to the care of the Church. We want you to know that we are praying for you and support you 100%. As the Archbishop of San Francisco, you are responsible for insuring...
  • The PR Guru Who Wants to Take Down San Francisco's Archbishop Cordileone

    03/19/2015 1:14:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 18, 2015 | MARK STRICHERZ
    The battle for San Franciscos Catholic schools has been joined. Will Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone or a public-relations expert survive? Last month, the archbishop called for changes to the staff and faculty handbooks of the archdioceses four high schools in the 2015-2016 school yearSacred Heart and Archbishop Riordan in San Francisco, Marin Catholic in Kentfield, and Junipero Serra in San Mateo. The proposal would add a detailed statement on Church teaching about sexual morality and the sanctity of life. According to Catholic SF Weekly, the archbishop explained his proposals this way: "At the outset, I wish to state clearly...
  • Vandals strike historic Santa Cruz (CA) Church

    05/10/2012 2:58:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Santa Cruz, Calif., May 9, 2012 / 07:09 am (CNA).- The parishioners of Holy Cross Church and the Diocese of Monterey, Calif. are shocked and saddened after a Sunday vandalism spree damaged irreplaceable items like a baptismal font that the famous missionary Bl. Junipero Serra brought to the area in 1791.The Diocese of Monterey is deeply saddened by the apparent hate crime committed against Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz last weekend, diocese spokesman Deacon Warren Hoy told CNA May 8.Damage affected the church, the attached Mission Santa Cruz Museum and the parishs ministry and outreach building Siena House....
  • Santa Cruz: Vandals damage Father Serra artifact at Holy Cross Church

    05/08/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/8/12 | Cathy Kelly, Santa Cruz Sentinel
    A vandal or vandals caused widespread damage at Holy Cross Church early Sunday in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime. The damaged items included a baptismal font brought to Mission Santa Cruz by Junipero Serra in the late 1700s, a church spokesman said... A custodian discovered the destruction to the main church and other areas on the property about 6:50 a.m., ...It included windows shattered by rocks and paint sprayed and poured on doors, walls, statues, a fountain area and sidewalks, Friend said. Some anti-church slogans and symbols were painted, he said. Targets included the main church,...
  • Muslim Man Sentenced 56 Months For Hate Crime

    06/13/2002 4:17:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies · 188+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/12/02
    LOS ANGELES - A Muslim fundamentalist was sentenced to nearly five years in state prison for vandalizing religious statues at a Roman Catholic church and stealing hundreds of magazines from a mosque. Emad Ibrahim Saad, 35, of Los Angeles, was sentenced Tuesday to 56 months in prison for vandalism, theft and hate crimes. Saad fired several attorneys and insisted on representing himself at his trial. However, on the last day of the trial, he refused to leave his jail cell and show up for court. Prosecutors said Saad decapitated a Virgin Mary statue, cut off the hand of a statue...
  • Police arrest LA man for allegedly vandalizing churches

    11/03/2001 10:08:46 AM PST · by culpeper · 33 replies · 47+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/3/2001 | Christina Almeida
    <p>Police arrest LA man for allegedly vandalizing churches By Christina Almeida Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man suspected of vandalizing three Roman Catholic churches and placing a stolen religious statue near a mosque with material saying, "Allah is the only true God" has been arrested. Emad Ibrahim Saad, 35, of Los Angeles, was arrested Thursday and booked for investigation of vandalizing a place of worship, said police Det. Kurt Wachter. He was jailed in lieu of $70,000 bail, pending a Monday arraignment. He remained in jail Friday. Among the sites Saad is suspected of vandalizing is St. Augustine Church in Culver City. There, a statue of the Virgin Mary was beheaded and one of Father Juniperro Serra, founder of California's early missions, was ripped from its pedestal and taken to a nearby mosque. Authorities say Saad is also suspected of stealing Islamic literature from a Los Angeles mosque and leaving it behind at the vandalized churches in Culver City and Los Angeles. He was arrested by Culver City and Los Angeles police Thursday morning as he distributed Islamic literature in the suburban city adjacent to Los Angeles. Wachter said authorities believe Saad acted on his own and was not part of a larger group. Maher Hathout, a senior adviser for the Muslim Public Affairs Council, said whoever committed the crimes violated the tenets of Islam. "This is an act contrary to the spirit and the teaching of Islam," he said. Earlier this week, Cardinal Roger Mahony cautioned against a rush to judgment, saying the vandal or vandals could be taking advantage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to cause rifts between Catholics and Muslims. "We have to continue to be people of faith, and, most important, we have to trust each other," he said.</p>
  • Blessed Junpero Serra 1713 - 1784 (Mission Chronology, Biography, etc.)

    06/30/2008 9:24:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 1,563+ views
    Blessed Junpero Serra1713 - 1784[ Chronology | The Man | Biography | Birth to Missionary | Travels ] Chronology 1713. . Miguel Jose Serra, born at Petra on the Island of Mallorca, Spain.1729. . At the age of 16 he entered the service of the Catholic Church. He soon entered the Order of St. Francis of Assisi, and and took a new first name, Junpero, that of St. Francis' beloved original companion friar.1749. . Father Serra volunteered to serve the Franciscan missions in the new world. He left Cadiz, Spain and sailed for Vera Cruz, Mexico, at the age al...
  • The Significance Of Blessed Junipero Serra

    07/01/2002 5:40:25 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 26 replies · 884+ views
    Catholic.Net ^ | March-April, 2000 | Gerard Beigel, S.T.D.
    SAINTLY SKETCH The Significance of Blessed Junpero Serra by Gerard Beigel, S.T.D. In the providence of God, Mission San Carlos Borromeo was destined to hold the remains of the Franciscan priest who planted the Gospel of Jesus Christ in California: Blessed Junpero Serra. It is only a matter of time, please God, before he will be canonized as a saint of the Church. As someone who is already beatified, he is held up to the faithful as a model of heroic Christian virtue. Let us reflect upon the spiritual character of this man who continues to influence the Church....
  • Bl. Junpero Serra and the Holy Family

    07/01/2014 9:49:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CE.com ^ | 07-01-14 | Sean Fitzpatrick
    Bl. Junípero Serra and the Holy Family Sean FitzpatrickOn September 25th, 1988, Pope St. John Paul II beatified a swarthy, Spanish, asthmatic priest of small stature who was a dazzling scholar, a tireless apostle, and the founder of many missionaries from San Diego to San Francisco—Junípero Serra, who walked the western desert to irrigate souls with the water that becomes a spring welling up to eternal life.Born Miguel Jose Serra Ferrer on November 14, 1730, in Petra, Majorca, Spain, this servant of God and God’s people became a Franciscan after a brilliant career as a scholar of philosophy, taking...
  • Pope's Canonization Announcement Surprises Even Serra's Promoters

    01/16/2015 2:25:55 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 1/15/15 | Patricia Zapor
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Surprising even the people who have been promoting the sainthood cause of Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis announced Jan. 15 that in September, he hopes to canonize the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan who founded a string of missions across Mexico and California. Blessed Serra is credited with directly founding nine missions in California, one in Baja California in Mexico and with reinvigorating established missions in Mexico. Friars under his tutelage founded many others across California, in territory that was then part of New Spain. The vice postulator for Blessed Serra's sainthood cause, Franciscan Father John Vaughn, told Catholic...
  • Statue of Pope Francis' new saint could be kicked out of US capitol

    02/10/2015 10:42:43 AM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    cna ^ | February 10, 2015 | Kevin J. Jones
    The statue of Father Junipero Serra (Far Left) inside the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. Washington D.C., Feb 10, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Just weeks after Pope Francis announced his intention to canonize missionary Father Junipero Serra during his upcoming visit to the states, a California legislator has proposed replacing the soon-to-be-saint's statue in the U.S. Capitol – but critics of the move are beginning to speak out. “I certainly wouldn't endorse it,” Monsignor Francis J. Weber, an author and historian of 18th century missionary, told CNA Feb. 6. Father Serra helped establish the California missions, many...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SERRA INTERNATIONAL, 04-15-10

    04/15/2010 8:48:32 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 105+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-15-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SERRA INTERNATIONAL An organization under Catholic leadership whose purpose is to foster vocations to the priesthood and the religious life. Aggregated since 1951 to the Pontifical Society for Priestly Vocations. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Priesthood Sunday -- October 28th -- Serra Club [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    10/27/2007 10:50:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 382+ views
    SerraUS.org ^ | not given | Serra International
    A Brief History of Serra International . . . The year was 1934; the place was Seattle, Washington, and four Catholic friends had an idea. They decided to meet regularly over a meal to discuss how their Christian values could be lived out in their professional lives. Soon more friends were joining them, and within several months they had decided on an additional focus: the encouraging of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. They chose Padre Junipero Serra, the noted Spanish missionary, as patron.This small group has grown into Serra International. Serrans today are still...
  • Cathedral yields more surprises: Crews unearth Presidio chapel remnants

    07/30/2008 6:51:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 455+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | July 30, 2008
    The wall footings, foundation and floor of the oldest Christian house of worship in California were found during grading work on Monterey's San Carlos Cathedral on Monday. The "third chapel" of the Royal Presidio of Monterey was a rectangular adobe building located directly in front of the present stone church, according to archaeologist Ruben Mendoza of CSU-Monterey Bay. The chapel was built in 1772 after the first two chapels — a lean-to made of brush and a later log pole structure with a thatched roof — burned down. Historian Gary Breschini, writing on the Monterey County Historical Society Web site,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CALIFORNIA MISSIONS, 12-10-14

    12/10/2014 9:22:14 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 12-10-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:CALIFORNIA MISSIONSThe parish centers established among the American Indians by Catholic missionaries from Spain. Three sets of missions were founded, in sequence, by the Jesuits and Dominicans in Lower California (now Mexico), and by the Franciscans in Upper California (now the United States). The Jesuit missions and the years of their foundation, beginning from south to north, were: San Jos del Cabo (1730); Santiago de las Coras (1721); San Juan de Lign (1705); Nuestra Seora de los Dolores del Sur (1721); Nuestra Seora del Pilar (1720); Santa Rosa or Todos Santos (1733); San Luis Gonzaga...
  • More Than Just a Statue: The Legacy of California's First King

    04/29/2005 2:43:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 300+ views
    Los Angeles Lay Catholic Mission ^ | May 2005 | CHARLES A. COULOMBE
    The beatification of the Emperor Charles I of Austria-Hungary last October by Pope John Paul II might remind Californians that we too once had monarchs three of them in fact: Charles III, Charles IV, and Ferdinand VII: all of them kings of Spain. The pictured statue of the first of these in the old plaza downtown reminds us that he ordered both the founding of California in 1769 and the foundation of Los Angeles in 1781. The adjoining church of Our Lady of the Angels stands in itself as a memorial to his grandson Ferdinand, who paid for its...
  • A Saint on Capitol Hill

    02/23/2009 5:45:46 PM PST · by Thorin · 12 replies · 582+ views
    Takimag ^ | 2/23/09 | Tom Piatak
    When one reads the new atheists, one gets the impression that the influence of Christianity has been entirely baleful, that Christianitys contribution to morality has been entirely negative, and that the United States, far from being a Christian country historically, is really the finest flower of the anti-religious Enlightenment, and that we therefore ought to stamp out all public manifestations of Christianity, which will most likely wither away anyway as Americans become as sensible as contemporary Britons and Scandinavians. These peculiar beliefs often find expression in lawsuits trying to suppress all public expressions of Christianity. It is therefore with some...
  • CA: Respect earned - Another win for the Gipper

    10/24/2006 10:04:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 662+ views
    California Political Review ^ | 10/24/06 | Frank Duclos
    In January 2005, GOP state Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth (R-La Mesa), while in Washington, D.C., for the Inauguration of President Bush, toured Statuary Hall in the national Capitol with Congressman Duncan Hunter. Each of the 50 states provides Statuary Hall a pair of statues honoring notable persons from the state. Californias statues are of Father Junipero Serra and Thomas Starr King. Father Serra, of course, is well known. King, who lived from 1824 to 1864, was a Unitarian minister, lecturer, and orator credited with playing a prominent role in keeping California in the Union during the Civil War. Taking nothing away...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-08, Opt. Mem, Bl. Junipero Serra

    06/30/2008 9:42:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies · 40+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 07-01-08 | New American Bible
    July 1, 2008 Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Am 3:1-8; 4:11-12 Hear this word, O children of Israel, that the LORD pronounces over you,over the whole family that I brought up from the land of Egypt: You alone have I favored, more than all the families of the earth;Therefore I will punish youfor all your crimes. Do two walk togetherunless they have agreed?Does a lion roar in the forestwhen it has no prey?Does a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-09, Opt. Mem. Bl. Junipero Serra

    06/30/2009 10:35:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies · 480+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 07-01-09 | New American Bible
    July 1, 2009 Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Gn 21:5, 8-20a Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.Isaac grew, and on the day of the child's weaningAbraham held a great feast. Sarah noticed the son whom Hagar the Egyptianhad borne to Abrahamplaying with her son Isaac;so she demanded of Abraham:"Drive out that slave and her son! No son of that slave is going to share the inheritancewith my...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-10, Opt. Mem. Blessed Junipero Serra

    06/30/2010 9:55:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 07-01-10 | New American Bible
    July 1, 2010Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Am 7:10-17Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam,king of Israel:Amos has conspired against you here within Israel;the country cannot endure all his words.For this is what Amos says:Jeroboam shall die by the sword,and Israel shall surely be exiled from its land.To Amos, Amaziah said:Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah!There earn your bread by prophesying,but never again prophesy in Bethel;for it is the kings sanctuary and a royal temple.Amos answered Amaziah, I was no prophet,nor have I belonged to a company of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-11, Solemnity, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/30/2011 9:52:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 07-01-11 | New American Bible
    July 1, 2011Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Dt 7:6-11Moses said to the people:"You are a people sacred to the LORD, your God;he has chosen you from all the nations on the face of the earthto be a people peculiarly his own.It was not because you are the largest of all nationsthat the LORD set his heart on you and chose you,for you are really the smallest of all nations.It was because the LORD loved youand because of his fidelity to the oath he had sworn your fathers,that he brought you out...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-04, Opt'l. Blessed Junipero Serra

    07/01/2004 9:06:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies · 191+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 07-01-04 | New American Bible
    July 1, 2004 Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Thursday 29 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IAm 7:10-17 Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam, king of Israel: "Amos has conspired against you here within Israel; the country cannot endure all his words. For this is what Amos says: Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be exiled from its land." To Amos, Amaziah said: "Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah! There earn your bread by prophesying, but never again prophesy in Bethel; for it is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-05, Opt. Blsd. Junipero Serra

    07/01/2005 7:13:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies · 352+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 07-01-05 | New American Bible
    July 1, 2005Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Friday 29 Reading IGn 23:1-4, 19; 24:1-8, 62-67 The span of Sarah's life was one hundred and twenty-seven years.She died in Kiriatharba (that is, Hebron)in the land of Canaan,and Abraham performed the customary mourning rites for her.Then he left the side of his dead one and addressed the Hittites:"Although I am a resident alien among you,sell me from your holdings a piece of property for a burial ground,that I may bury my dead wife." After the transaction, Abraham buried his wife Sarahin the cave of the field of Machpelah,facing...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-06, Opt.Bld. Junipero Serra

    07/01/2006 7:30:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies · 178+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 07-01-06 | New American Bible
    July 1, 2006 Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Saturday 27 Reading 1Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19 The Lord has consumed without pityall the dwellings of Jacob;He has torn down in his angerthe fortresses of daughter Judah;He has brought to the ground in dishonorher king and her princes. On the ground in silence sitthe old men of daughter Zion;They strew dust on their headsand gird themselves with sackcloth;The maidens of Jerusalembow their heads to the ground. Worn out from weeping are my eyes,within me all is in ferment;My gall is poured out on the groundbecause of the downfall...
  • Pope Francis Announces Sainthood for Junipero Serra, Founder of California Missions

    01/15/2015 9:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Reuters and KQED-TV ^ | January 15, 2015 | Dan Brekke
    <p>Pope Francis announced Thursday that he will canonize Father Junipero Serra, the founder of Californias missions and a controversial figure for his role in a process that began the decimation of the Native American population here.</p> <p>The pope said the canonization the formal elevation of a person to sainthood will take place in September, when hes scheduled to visit the East Coast.</p>
  • History, Truth, and Politics: the record on Father Junipero Serra

    03/30/2015 6:02:39 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | March 29, 2015 | Catholic News Agency
    Left: Monument of Junpero Serra on plaza de San Francisco de Asis in Havana; right: Mission church of Jalpan de Serra, Quertaro, Mexico, built by Junpero Serra between 1751 and 1758 (Images: Wikipedia) Los Angeles, Calif.- California missionary Father Junipero Serras canonization is long overdue, says a university professor concerned that the priests history has been politicized and misrepresented. When he died, many native peoples came to the mission for his burial. They openly wept. Others of his colleagues and even colonists, believed that he would be made a saint, because of the way he had lived his life,...
  • Easter Sunday protest over Serra planned at Carmel Mission

    04/02/2015 5:57:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 04/01/15 | Phillip Molnar
    An Easter Sunday showdown at the Carmel Mission is expected between Native Americans and the faithful over the canonization of Father Junipero Serra. Anger among tribes has been growing since January, when Pope Francis announced Serra, who is buried at the mission, would be made a saint. Native Americans and their supporters plan a 1 p.m. gathering near unmarked burial sites adjacent to the mission for a ceremony for our ancestors just as believers begin Mass on the holiest day in the Christian calendar. For too long the mission system has been glorified as these wonderful moments of Californias...