Archives for October 2016

California’s connection to leftist plot to infiltrate Church

Staff member of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good has several ties to California dioceses

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Anna Rose: The early October Wikileaks “Catholic drop” wasn’t a huge surprise to faithful Catholics. It was the proverbial kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Catholics concerned about the faith already knew certain players were trying to subvert the Church from within, so the Wikileaks Catholic/Podesta connection was just … [Read more...]

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Dispute over seminary leadership led to order’s departure

Sulpicians decided to leave St. Patrick's Seminary without warning after board of trustees sought to negotiate a change in governance

The following comes from an October 25 Catholic San Francisco article by By Valerie Schmalz: After 118 years, the society of diocesan priests who have administered and taught at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University will withdraw completely from the seminary at the end of this academic year. The abrupt Oct. 21 announcement by the U.S. provincial of the Sulpicians Father … [Read more...]

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“These are vocations we will lose if they are not helped”

Laboure Society helps men and women aspiring to religious life eliminate student-loan debt

The following comes from an October 24 Catholic News Agency article by Kevin J Jones: Personal and student debt can slow down or prevent prospective seminarians and aspirants to religious orders from pursuing their vocations, but one organization with national scope aims to change that. “The Laboure Society's work is critical because thousands of discerning men and women … [Read more...]

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Director of Wikileaks-exposed front group to speak at USF

John Gehring is the Catholic Program Director of Faith in Public Life, coalition funded by George Soros

A California Catholic Daily Exclusive: On Thursday, October 27, the Lane Center of the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco will host John Gehring, “Catholic Program Director” at the organization Faith in Public Life. Gehring will speak on “The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope’s Challenge to the American Catholic Church.” USF's timing could have been better chosen. In early … [Read more...]

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Poll: California measure to end death penalty in danger

Most other propositions have support

The following is from an October 20 KPBS Midday Edition story: A statewide survey released Wednesday found almost all of California’s 17 ballot measures are on track to pass next month, with the proposition to end the death penalty in California the only measure to have significant opposition. The poll from Sacramento State’s Institute for Social Research and its … [Read more...]

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San Jose bishop blasts Trump

Bishop Patrick McGrath, without naming names, says suggesting election will be rigged "borders on the seditious"

The following is an October 24 statement from Bishop McGrath on Election 2016 from the Diocese of San Jose website: Dear Friends, Since 1796, when John Adams succeeded George Washington as President, a founding principle of our great nation has been the orderly transfer of power, as an expression of the will of the people. The notion of a democracy relies upon this. As … [Read more...]

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Jesuit ministries seek to make impact to help the homeless in Southern California

Auxiliary Bishop Edward Clark will celebrate Oct. 29 mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood "to raise awareness of the LA housing crisis and the opportunity to do something about it on Election Day"

The following comes from an October 19 Angelus article by Ellie Hidalgo: Homelessness has many faces in the City of Angels. It’s a harsh reality faced by many veterans, seniors, foster youths, the unemployed, working poor families, immigrants, formerly incarcerated, battered women and their children, and those with mental health struggles. To raise awareness of the LA … [Read more...]

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Sulpicians to leave St. Patrick’s Seminary

After 118 years, order will be withdrawing administrative and academic services at the end of academic year

The following comes from an October 22 Archdiocese of San Francisco press release:
 Yesterday the Archdiocese was informed by the Society of the Priests of St. Sulpice (Sulpicians) that, after 118 years, they will be withdrawing their administrative and academic services from the Seminary at the end of this academic year, June 30, 2017. We sincerely thank the Sulpicians … [Read more...]

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Three California bishops seek USCCB posts

Oakland Bishop Michael Barber, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron among nominees for committee posts

The following comes from an October 17 USCCB press release: WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be voting for the chairman-elect of five standing committees at the upcoming annual 2016 General Assembly taking place November 14-16 in Baltimore, Maryland. Each bishop elected will serve for one year as chairman-elect before beginning a three-year … [Read more...]

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