Archives for December 2016

Will President Trump restrict embryonic stem cell research funding?

Tom Price, the president-elect's nominee to head HHS, has opposed embryonic stem cell research on moral grounds

For the first time in nearly a decade, biomedical scientists and companies are confronting a fundamental question: Will the government pay for research that involves human embryonic stem cells? Since the mid-2000s, research has dramatically expanded on stem cells, including those not derived from human embryos. There are currently more than 1,300 clinical trials on stem … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

The Cathedral of St. Eugene, Santa Rosa

Name of Church The Cathedral of St. Eugene Address 2323 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 Phone number (707) 542-6984 Website www.steugenes.com Mass times Saturday vigil, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. (Latin High Mass), 5:30 p.m. Weekdays, 6:45 & 8 a.m. & Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. (Latin, low … [Read more...]

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U.S. bishops support proposed law protecting some immigrant students

Chairman of USCCB's Committee on Migration urges passage of bill that would provide temporary relief from deportation for young people enrolled in DACA

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) spoke out in support of the BRIDGE Act, legislation that would provide temporary relief from deportation for young people without documentation currently enrolled or able to enroll in the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Addressing U.S. Senators in a letter dated December 22, … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Dolan will pray at Trump inauguration

The New York archbishop is among six clergy members who will offer prayers or scripture readings for the incoming president

Six prominent clergy members — including a Catholic cardinal, black and Hispanic Protestant leaders and a rabbi — will pray at Donald Trump’s inauguration. The inaugural committee told The Post on Wednesday that Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Rev. Franklin Graham, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Paula White will all give readings … [Read more...]

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Why I wear the habit

A nun’s reflection on religious life

As Pope Francis’s year dedicated to consecrated life concluded at the start of 2016, one nun shared her thoughts on how her religious garb serves as a “visible sign” that God exists and loves every person. Though the official Year for Consecrated Life concluded earlier this year, it’s actually “the beginning of helping people get reacquainted with religious life,” said … [Read more...]

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Bishop Blaire hopes for retirement soon

Diocesan leader celebrated 75th birthday on Thursday

Sister Ann Venita Britto began pacing at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday. The seniors who enjoy her regular holiday lunches at St. Anthony's Catholic Church were settling in for their Christmas feast, but the guest of honor had yet to arrive. The event couldn't go on without Bishop Stephen Blaire, who turned 75 on Thursday. A birthday celebration was planned, and he arrived about … [Read more...]

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Bishop Barnes calls for prayer and fasting before inauguration

San Bernardino bishop asks parishes to participate in a one-day fast in response to 'divisions that emerged from the presidential campaign'

The following comes from a December 19 Inland Catholic Byte article: In response to divisions that emerged from the presidential campaign and in support of healing and hope for the country, Bishop Gerald Barnes is asking parishes of the Diocese to participate in a one-day fast during the final 18 days leading up to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of … [Read more...]

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