MONEY AND MURDER: In California—Killing infants after birth, Removing legal consequences

MONEY AND MURDER: In California—Killing infants after birth, Removing legal consequences

In the understated words of Bishop Kevin A. Vann of the Diocese of Orange, California:  “A challenge of abortion expansion and threats to religious liberty confronts us in the following bills in the California legislature.” If you don’t live in California., please pray — and check the legislative bills proposed in your state regarding life,…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Catholic Business Journal Columnist and The Mentors Radio Host Tom Loarie and his Wife Patty Featured on Cover of Blackhawk Living

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Catholic Business Journal Columnist and The Mentors Radio Host Tom Loarie and his Wife Patty Featured on Cover of Blackhawk Living

Blackhawk Living—If you’ve never met Thomas Loarie, there’s a chance you might recognize his voice. He co-hosts a radio show called The Mentors Radio, which airs Saturdays on the Salem Radio Network in California (KTRB AM860) and worldwide, on iHeart Radio. “We are now in our fifth year,” says Loarie. “We feature guests from all…

Missouri Christian church wins settlement over coronavirus restrictions on worship, Supreme Court rulings for California and More

Missouri Christian church wins settlement over coronavirus restrictions on worship, Supreme Court rulings for California and More

CNA—A Kansas City-area Baptist megachurch has reached a $150,000 settlement with the county over coronavirus restrictions, with the church claiming that the county treated them more harshly than secular institutions when it came to COVID protocols.  Abundant Life Baptist Church, which has locations in Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs, Missouri, filed a lawsuit against Jackson…

OBIT: Hank Evers, whose life continues to inspire

OBIT: Hank Evers, whose life continues to inspire

In November of 2020, Santiago Retreat Center Vice President of Philanthropy and our Brother in Christ Hank Evers was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer.  During this past year, we walked with Hank on his heroic Camino of suffering, made particularly difficult by the Covid restrictions on healthcare facilities. Doctor visits, hospital stays, chemo infusions, all…

July 1: Feast of Saint Junipero Serra, brief overview

July 1: Feast of Saint Junipero Serra, brief overview

Between 1769 – 1823, the Franciscan friars built a total of 21 missions stretching for 700 miles between San Diego and Sonoma, Calif., most of them thanks to the extraordinary charity and leadership of Saint Junipero Serra. Father Junipero Serra brought Christ to the Indians of California and also protection. He did not want the…

Direct Assault:  California bill targets university healthcare links to Catholic hospitals, demands further moral compromise

Direct Assault: California bill targets university healthcare links to Catholic hospitals, demands further moral compromise

CNA—A bill threatens to ban University of California health systems from partnering with institutions that follow Catholic ethics, prompting concern ideological motives on abortion and LGBT issues will damage longtime partnerships and limit medical care access. An organization of Catholic hospitals has defended its efforts to adhere to Catholic ethics, but also defend the partnership…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Ken Strottman, A Career in Making Toys

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Ken Strottman, A Career in Making Toys

California-based Ken Strottman, founder and chairman of Strottman International, is a proud alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and has been a faithful, practicing Catholic all his life. This weekend on THE MENTORS RADIO, another faithful life-long Catholic, Host Ric Brutocao, talks with Ken Strottman about Strottman’s unexpected journey into founding the unique marketing…

Make Room for the Future

Make Room for the Future

We are all wondering where we are going to go from here. New President, new administration, Covid response apparently working somewhat. We do have that sense that finally, even with the terrible projections, we may actually be “going” somewhere. And I have been thinking of that. Wondering what it is going to require of me.…

The Great Reset:  You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet, and It Should Terrify You, say those who know

The Great Reset: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet, and It Should Terrify You, say those who know

A close  friend of mine who grew up in Poland under Communism called me on the phone in March of this year.  She told me to sit down. She was going to tell me something I would not believe. OK. I sat down and listened. She was voting for Trump.  WHAT?!!! Even she couldn’t believe…

Congressman writes to DOJ after attacks on Catholic churches

Congressman writes to DOJ after attacks on Catholic churches

A Catholic congressman is asking the U.S. Attorney General to respond to a spate of acts of vandalism against churches around the country. In a letter to Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) urged the Justice Department “to protect religious freedom and combat religious discrimination in the United States.” Fleischmann cited…

David Haas is OUT: St. Paul-Minneapolis and Los Angeles Archdioceses drop music, prohibit concerts, after new allegations against David Haas

David Haas is OUT: St. Paul-Minneapolis and Los Angeles Archdioceses drop music, prohibit concerts, after new allegations against David Haas

CNA—The largest Catholic archdiocese in the United States—the Archdiocese of Los Angeles—has requested that its parishes and schools stop playing music composed by David Haas following the recent allegations of sexual misconduct.  “Parishes, schools, and ministries of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are asked to refrain from using music composed by musician David Haas out…

After fighting California officials, Catholic home for trafficked girls set to open

After fighting California officials, Catholic home for trafficked girls set to open

CNA—A Catholic charity that has prepared to open a home for underage victims of human trafficking has reached a resolution with California authorities after it was allegedly pressured to affirm LGBT sexuality, to inject sex hormones into any beneficiaries who identify as transgender, and to agree to drive minors to abortion clinics. “We were able…

Ongoing rampant Marxist destruction of history, Persecution of Catholics increasing

Ongoing rampant Marxist destruction of history, Persecution of Catholics increasing

IN CALIFORNIA, a 429-year-old Franciscan missionary edifice — almost five centuries old — is torched in the dark of night. That was Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, founded in 1771 by Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra — the fourth mission in present-day California established by the saint, whose legacy has been unfairly tainted by overzealous (historically naieve —CBJ…

California Council Votes to Remove Statue of Spanish Priest Canonized by Pope Francis

California Council Votes to Remove Statue of Spanish Priest Canonized by Pope Francis

Newsweek—(reporting includes a video that will make your heart cry—CBJ ed.)  A California city council voted unanimously to remove a statue of a Spanish priest who Pope Francis had canonized. The Ventura City Council cast a 6–0 vote during its meeting Wednesday night to remove a statue of Father Junipero Serra from outside its city…

Churches and statues vandalized, burnt, attacked across US over weekend

Churches and statues vandalized, burnt, attacked across US over weekend

After violent mobs toppled the Saint Junipero Serra statue in San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone performed a public exorcism on the same spot.  “An act of sacrilege occurred here. That is an act of the Evil One,” the Archbishop said. He is right. Absolutely right. When a deadly COVID virus—one that now has several…

Reject Racism, But Know What You Are Supporting

Reject Racism, But Know What You Are Supporting

There’s nothing like sitting outside on the 4th of July, the birthday of the United States, listening to great patriotic music and hearing a new Lee Greenwood song. Yes, I missed watching the traditional parade due to Covid-19 concerns, but I find myself thinking of all the blessings that my family and I enjoy; things…

Board Certified Medical Doctor talks about the real tragedy, greater than COVID-19

Board Certified Medical Doctor talks about the real tragedy, greater than COVID-19

Jeff Barke, M.D., is a board certified family physician who has been practicing for more than 30 years in southern California.  He is calm, logical, NON-political and an acute, incisive evaluator of genuine medical data For him—speaking strictly as a seasoned medical doctor with decades of experience—the real tragedy of prolonged shutdowns are statistics such…

Little Sisters of the Poor (“David”) vs. Obama Care (“Goliath”) , Back in Court

Little Sisters of the Poor (“David”) vs. Obama Care (“Goliath”) , Back in Court

Practicing Catholics and small- to mid-sized business leaders in the U.S. breathed a sigh of relief when the Little Sisters of the Poor finally won their battle against Obama care in the Supreme Court.  As you recall, the nuns fought the forced mandate triggered by Obama’s and Pelosi’s healthcare mandate to violate the nuns’ faith,…

Churches sue California Governor and others citing unfair lockdown

Churches sue California Governor and others citing unfair lockdown

A Christian congregation in Chula Vista, California, and its pastor are suing Governor Gavin Newsom and other officials for unconstitutional stay-at-home orders and actions during the coronavirus pandemic. After weeks of mandatory isolation to stop the spread of COVID-19, Governor Newsom has begun a four-stage plan to “reopen” California’s economy.  Retail and supporting manufacturing are…

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