Archives for March 2014

English bishop Philip Egan : Denying Communion an act of mercy

The following comes from a Mar. 21 story in the Tablet (U.K.). The bishop of Portsmouth (U.K.) has provoked criticism from Catholic MPs after saying that politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Communion. Bishop Philip Egan said that instead of being punitive, the denial of communion is “always an act of mercy” with the hope that individuals can be … [Read more...]

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Priests should sit and wait patiently in the confessional

The following comes from a Mar. 24 story on the Vatican Insider, a feature of the Italian newspaper La Stampa. Priests should sit and wait patiently for faithful in the confessional at times that are convenient for penitents. Cardinal Mauro Piacenza said this afternoon during the inauguration of the course on the inner conscience, the private inner space of each individual. … [Read more...]

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Shrinks for priests

The following comes from a Mar. 24 story in the Oakland Catholic Voice. With a blessing from the bishop of Oakland, the Kairos Psychology Group has opened in the diocese. The practice, led by Father Stephan Kappler, who has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, will offer psychotherapy, assessment and consultation, primarily to priests and vowed religious. Father … [Read more...]

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Canadian missionary travels to S.F. to celebrate Triduum

The following comes from a Mar. 19 story in Catholic San Francisco. A Canadian priest will travel to California specifically to celebrate the Easter triduum in the extraordinary form at Star of the Sea Parish this year, bringing the traditional Latin Mass liturgies of Holy Week and Easter to San Francisco for the first time in 50 years. Canadian Father Paul Nicholson was … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Mahony joins other bishops

The following was sent to Cal Catholic from one of its readers on Mar. 26 In February 2013 as the news media reported on major clergy sexual abuse scandals in the Los Angeles Archdiocese  and Archbishop Jose Gomez issued emphatic orders to Cardinal Roger Mahony “Effective immediately, I have informed Cardinal Mahony that he will no longer have any administrative or public … [Read more...]

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Gay totalitarianism at Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco

The Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco consist of two single-sex schools: the Convent of the Sacred Heart (girls) and Stuart Hall (boys). Each has both an elementary school and a high school. This report is restricted to high schools. The campus ministry page, linked from the About page of www.sacredsf.com, lists the ministry contacts. For Stuart Hall, the … [Read more...]

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Thomas Aquinas College’s new Stations of the Cross run uphill

The following comes from a Mar. 17 story on the site of the Cardinal Newman Society. Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula dedicated new Stations of the Cross on the first Friday in Lent, according to the College’s website. “To walk along and meditate upon these Stations is a profoundly moving experience,” said college president Michael McLean. “This Via Dolorosa will … [Read more...]

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