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Setting Things Right for March 9th, 2016

Setting Things Right for March 9th, 2016

Today’s show uses the caller/e-mail format.  Topics discussed include:

  • An Oaxaca Education Fund fundraiser – visit www.oaxacaeducationfund.org,
  • Two Good Friday Stations of the Cross events in Downtown San Diego – visit www.socialministrysandiego.com
  • Voting or not voting when no candidates are deemed respectable,
  • The morality of bariatric surgery, and
    Catholic university speakers who openly espouse ideas and practices that are abhorrent to those with moral sensitivities.
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Modern-day Martyrs in Yemen

Modern-day Martyrs in Yemen

Late last week, an attack on the Missionaries of Charity convent in Yemen took the lives of four of the sisters living there.  Missing in the aftermath of the attack is Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, a priest for India that was staying with the siters since last September, when his church was attacked and burned to the ground.

The attack, believed to have been carried out by ISIS or Al-Qaeda is just the latest in a string of Anti-Christian attacks in Yemen in the last few years.

For me there is no doubt that the sisters have been victims of hatred – hatred against our faith… The Missionaries of Charity died as martyrs: as martyrs of charity, as martyrs because they witnessed Christ and shared the lot of Jesus on the Cross
-Bishop Paul Hinder

On March 6th, Pope Francis said:

“I express my closeness to the Missionaries of Charity for the great loss that affected them two days ago with the killing of four religious in Aden, Yemen, where they assisted the elderly … The sisters who were killed are the martyrs of today…they gave their blood for the Church, (yet) they are not in the papers, they are not news.

Francis lamented that the sisters are not only the victims of their killers, but “also of indifference, of this globalization of indifference, which doesn’t care.”

You can read more of Pope Francis’ thoughts at the CNA website.  

You can also read more about the story as written by Elise Harris and Alan Holdren at CNA as well.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the martyrs this week.

How’s your station doing?

How’s your station doing?

 

As we wrap up our March Pledge Drive, we’ve got some of our stations that are fully funded and others that could use a little help. Here’s where we stand right now (we’ll try to update this page every day).

CityRemaining
San Diego$32,744
Sacramento$22,413
Phoenix$18,818
Salt Lake City$15,595
Bakersfield$12,745
Monterey$11,405
Madera$11,202
Modesto$10,208
Los Angeles & Orange County$6,979
Stockton$4,180
Reno$3,335
San Francisco & Bay Area$3,163
Albuquerque$2,894
Quincy$2,825
Gallup$1,310
Shiprock$1,200
Portales$325
Farmington$280
Sausalito$100
StatelineFULLY FUNDED
Kihei MauiFULLY FUNDED
Las VegasFULLY FUNDED
San Luis ObispoFULLY FUNDED
RoswellFULLY FUNDED
Santa FeFULLY FUNDED
ClovisFULLY FUNDED
EurekaFULLY FUNDED
LemooreFULLY FUNDED
INTERNETFULLY FUNDED