Archives for 2017

Families pull children from California school that forced transgender lesson on 5-year-olds

Forty-one families have pulled 73 children from the elite Sacramento-area Rocklin Academy charter schools as the board continues to defend a kindergarten transgender lesson

Forty-one families have pulled 73 children from the elite Sacramento-area Rocklin Academy charter schools as the board continues to defend a kindergarten transgender lesson several parents say traumatized their 5-year-olds and that parents weren’t told about beforehand. A mother who pulled her son from Grade 6 and daughter from Grade 3 at Rocklin Academy Gateway, where the … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

Mary Star of the Sea, San Pedro

Name of Church Mary Star of the Sea Address 870 W. Eighth Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 Phone number (310) 833-3541 Website www.marystar.org Mass Schedule Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Spanish), noon, 1:30 p.m. (Croatian), 4 p.m. (Italian), 5:15 p.m. (Latin/English sung Mass). Confessions Thursday and … [Read more...]

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Knowing the basics

When was the last time you brushed up on your knowledge of the faith?

Often it is the converts to Catholicism that make the best Catholic apologists. Most “cradle” Catholics’ religious education consists of elementary instruction and ends at the sacrament of Confirmation. Adult converts have the good fortune to learn the “grownup” version of Catholicism, and have more opportunity to delve into the rich theology and rationale for the many tenets … [Read more...]

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Fraternal invitation to Bishop McElroy and Father Martin

Let's embrace the truth about homosexual inclination that is at the heart of our Church’s teaching

San Diego bishop McElroy recently wrote in defense of Jesuit Fr. James Martin’s work after it became known that Martin was disinvited from several Catholic speaking engagements, in large part due to backlash from multiple Catholic sources expressing concern over Martin’s writing and speaking on homosexuality and the Church. There is a bit of a media firestorm now associated … [Read more...]

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Bioethics expert says ‘de-valuing’ human beings is 21st century malady

“We’re actually preying on other human beings, and using them to benefit those who are wealthy and powerful”

In the early 21st century, the list of bioethical conundrums facing humanity is almost infinitely long. Just because we can whip up new human lives in a petri dish, should we? Just because we can extend life almost indefinitely, should we? Just because we can alter a new life’s genetic code to give it certain perceived enhancements, should we? According to one of the … [Read more...]

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Christ Cathedral construction update

Scaffolding will be in place into early next year

The interior of Christ Cathedral has once again been transformed in appearance as construction continues. Nearly 60 construction crewmembers are working in the space each day. Here’s what’s going on now.   – Massive scaffolding has been erected on the east, west and south balconies  – Cleaning and painting of the space frame at the east balcony is now underway  – … [Read more...]

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‘Putting Christ at the center’

New San Francisco Catholic schools superintendent says 2017-18 academic year is first year of a three-year initiative around the Eucharist, “challenging the schools to really look at their sacramental life"

Look for more emphasis on “putting Christ at the center” and a focus on helping Catholic school children understand reverence in the Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic schools. “We talk a lot about putting Christ at the center of what we do. There is no greater way that we put Christ at the center than during the Eucharist,” said new Catholic schools Superintendent Pamela … [Read more...]

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