An Inspiration to All of Us: Students & Teachers Honored at Christian Service Awards Mass

Christian Service Award Recipients2015 Christian Service Award Recipients –Image: Tidings

(Tidings Online)  Peter Masado a Senior at St. Genevieve High School in Panorama City, enjoys devoting both time and energy to serving his fellow students and parish community as campus ministry president.

In that role Masado, has engaged with friends, learned new skills and developed leadership abilities but the Summer, Masado spent volunteering outside of his immediate communities is an experience that will stay with him for a lifetime.

As an Emergency Room volunteer at ‘Valley Presbyterian Hospital’ in Van Nuys, Masado helped deliver lab samples, ensured the availability of clean bed linens in all rooms and provided snacks, water and blankets to weary, waiting patients.

Masado recalled, ‘the most miraculous thing I’ve seen is a baby being born right outside the hospital, an emergency delivery took place in the parking lot. That happened on the first day of my volunteer experience and that just really opened my eyes to the miracle of life. It was amazing.’

Masado was among 78 Seniors from 51 Catholic High Schools throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles that were honored on the 18 March for their exemplary community service during the annual Christian Service Awards Mass held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels–the event also honored seven exceptional Catholic High School teachers.

Rest here from The Tidings Online

Archbishop Oscar Romero Declared a Martyr, Remembered in Los Angeles Ahead of Beatification

Archbishop Oscar RomeroSpirit of Archbishop Romero Lives On in Salvadoran People –Angelus 

(CNA) On Sunday in Los Angeles, over 3,000 people gathered at the ‘Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels’ for Mass in honor of Archbishop Romero’s upcoming Beatification (in San Salvador on the 23 May) and prayed that his ‘shining example’ of sacrificial love and his alliance and friendship with the poor and oppressed will continue to be fruitful.

“Archbishop Romero preached nonviolence and reconciliation in a time of hate and vengeance,” Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said in his Homily Sunday, adding that he, “Spoke out against every form of violence, every violation of the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person,” noting that this included “the violence of abortion.”

Sunday’s Mass marked the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Romero during his celebration of Mass in a small Chapel outside of San Salvador.

The proclamation by Pope Francis confirming that Archbishop Romero died a martyr CAFOD reports followed a vote by Theologians at the ‘Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints’ in January that Romero was murdered in “hatred of the faith.”

Archbishop Romero Radio BroadcastArchbishop Oscar Romero — El Salvador’s Most Trusted News Source
Image Courtesy: The Church Alive@Twitter

CAFOD worked closely with Archbishop Romero during the 1970s supporting his famous Sunday radio broadcasts which — at a time of heavy press censorship, were often times the only means by which people in El Salvador, knew the truth about the atrocities occurring in their country.

A vocal critic of the country’s military dictatorship, the Sunday before his assassination, Archbishop Oscar Romero’s homily called upon Salvadoran soldiers to disobey their orders if asked to attack innocent civilians Tidings reports — his homily ended with the words: “In the name of God, I urge you, I plead with you, I order you—Stop the killing.”

Archbishop Jose Gomez said that Archbishop Romero is “a shining example to all of us,” showing us humility and courage, love for the poor and his “witness of solidarity and service to others, even to the point of laying down his life.”

Thanks to ObamaCare That Raise You Want, You May Not Want

Covered California(The Blaze) Thanks to ObamaCare That Pay Raise You Want May Have
Negative Consequences to Some Taxpayers –Image:
Soquel by the Creek

Related: Half of ObamaCare Subsidy Recipients Will Owe IRS Money

Americans that Got Subsidies for Health Ins Now Owe the IRS Money

Happy 5th Birthday ObamaCare: More Than Half of Americans Don’t Like You

Real Clear Politics ObamaCareAccording to the Latest Real Clear Politics Average of Obama’s Signature Legislative Achievement 52.5% Americans Oppose ObamaCare

(The Daily Signal) Unfortunately for IHOP Franchiser Scott Womack who owned 12 restaurants in Ohio and Indiana with plans to expand his franchise to add 14 new locations in Ohio before ObamaCare was signed into law. Womack estimated that the Affordable Unaffordable Care Act would cost him $7,000 per full-time employee to provide health care coverage leaving him with few options:

Cut costs, eliminate staff, reduce hours or convert workers to part-time status.

Facing the prospect of ObamaCare’s  employer mandate taking effect on 01 January, 2015 Womack was forced to sell his IHOP franchise.

What are other Americans saying about ObamaCare:

  • Kristina Ribali@Twitter: “5 years after ObamaCare and my deductible went from $1,200 a year to $6,000 a year per person. Family from $6,000 to $12,000″
  • Gavin Preston, MD @Twitter: “All of my Doctor friends, except for one, have told me if they had to accept ‘Covered California’ (The ACA exchange) payments, out of business.”
  • Covered California@Facebook:  Elena Furlan Ross writes: “Covered California is a SCAM!! I paid $416 monthly premium, I went to the doctor, paid my copay and the doctor sent me a bill for $1225 because COVERED CALIFORNIA denied the claim! Do not buy Covered California, Do not waste your money, you will receive no health coverage.”
  • Nabeel Amin@Twitter: “Left with no coverage in an urgent situation courtesy @CoveredCA and @BlueShieldCA with no recourse or responsibility.”
  • Nabeel Amin@Twitter: “…@CoveredCA 5 hours of non-stop calls and all they can say is we don’t know why your account was terminated.”

Related: Ask Emily: ObamaCare Adds More Pain to Taxes –OC Register

Covered California Sends 120K Corrected Tax Forms Thousands Still Wait

Insurance Choices Dwindle in Rural California as Blue Shield Pulls Back

It’s California Strawberry Day!!!

Happy California Strawberry Day(KCET) We’re All Excited That Saturday is California Strawberry Day
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Pacific Ocean Water, Water Everywhere: California Faces More Water Restrictions & Big Water Rate Hikes Proposed Due to Drought

California DroughtCalifornia ‘Sign of the Times’ –Image: Waterguy559@Twitter

(Fox News Los Angeles) California Water Cops have OKd more restrictions on lawn watering and are adding new limits on water use by businesses as the drought persists.

The State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously Tuesday, to extend and expand its emergency drought regs–California residents can not turn their sprinklers on everyday under the new rules, customers must ask for water at restaurants and be given an opportunity to decline fresh sheets and towels at hotels–violators face up to $500 a day in fines but its up to local water Cops to enforce the rules.

Earlier this month,the San Jose Mercury News reported that three of the largest Bay Area water agencies — the Santa Clara Water Valley District, East Bay Municipal Water District and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, that serve some 5.8 million people are considering water rate hikes by as much as 30% this year because they are selling a lot less water as customers are conserving due to the drought.

California water regulators get one coming and going. Should one waste water, they’re subject to fines and should one conserve too much water, they face increased costs due to their conservation.

Last year I wrote here here and here if not for California’s wacky environmentalist policies and want for more overly burdensome and crippling regulations that are driving away business investment and opportunity, legislators in Sacramento over the years, could have invested resources wisely for the future by constructing life-saving desalination plants along the coastline such as Israel’s Sorek Desalination Plant that provides 26,000 cubic meters or 7 million gallons of clean portable water every hour to over 1.5 million people.

While Santa Barbara has finally seen the light and ‘may’ modernize and finally reactivate the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Facility after being mothballed for the past 23 years, much more can be done to utilize the vast natural resources abundant and readily available but unfortunately, still under utilized.

California Finally (After 125 Yr Delay) Grants Chinese Immigrant Hong Yen Chang Law License

Chinese Immigrant(NBC Los Angeles) Deceased Chinese Lawyer Hong Yen Chang,
Was Denied Law License in 1890 Because of his Race –Image: SF Gate

Related: Re: Hong Yen Chang, Sp Ct of California Case No. S223736

You’re Invited to the 2015 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, March 13–15

‘Planned Parenthood’ Supporter Shouts “All Hail Satan” at El Centro City Hall Meeting Over Abortion

Planned Parenthood Supporter...

(Imperial Valley Press) A ‘Planned Parenthood’ supporter was asked to leave an El Centro City Council meeting by Police after Pro-Life Atty David Gibbs,  accused him of threatening the lives of Pro-Life clergy.

The man identified as Marcus Shapiro, denied threatening anyone but given his rather bizarre behavior in front of some 2,000 to 3,000 citizens that were in attendance at the council meeting, angered that the El Centro Regional Hospital executed a transfer agreement for ‘Planned Parenthood’ allowing them to open an abortion clinic without any public input. — Marcus Shapiro is seen on video at approximately 2:20 shouting “All Hail Satan” at the city council meeting. 

Satanic Symbol...It is further entirely easy to believe that Shapiro, believes exactly what he was accused of given the fact that MarcusShapiro@Facebook has this image of Satan on a cross proudly displayed in a 05 March post evidencing his allegiance Satan.

The use of the “Hail Satan” mantra is not new to abortion supporters according to LifeNews.com during heated abortion debates in the Texas legislature, loony liberal lefty pro-Abortion zealots were chanting “Hail Satan” there as well.

Full article here and video of Shapiro’s Outburst Via Saynsumthn’s Blog

Old Glory Back on Display at Univ of California Irvine Student Govt Office Lobby

UC Irvine(OC Register) U.S. Flag Back on Display at UC Irvine After Override of
‘Misguided Student’ Council Ban –Image:
Eileen Frere/ABC 7 Los Angeles

UC Irvine Misguided StudentsThese are the UC Irvine Supposedly ‘Misguided Students’ that Banned
the Flag to Avoid Triggering Undocumented Immigrants Hurt Feelings

Image: –OccupyCorruptDC