Archives for 2017

Drexel School System adds three new schools in San Jose diocese

System expanding from seven to 10 schools for the 2017-2018 school year

Following its theme of “Transforming Catholic Education” the Drexel School System within the Diocese of San Jose is expanding from seven to 10 schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Assistant Superintendent for Drexel Schools, Tara Rolle, Ed.D., recently announced that Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception School, Los Gatos; Saint Mary School, Gilroy; and Saint Elizabeth … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Peter Turkson visits Fresno

Turkson spent his hour-long talk summarizing Laudato Si’

One of Pope Francis’ main cardinals – who oversees Vatican offices addressing issues such as environmental pollution, climate change, health care, charity, immigrants and refugees on behalf of the Catholic Church worldwide – spoke in Fresno on Monday night about the importance of caring for the environment, “our common home,” as a way to help humanity and better understand … [Read more...]

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Another medical emergency at FPA in Bakersfield

Feb. 18 incident was fourth time in five weeks an ambulance has been summoned to Bakersfield abortion mill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th2nhgElwBQ For the fourth time in five weeks, the FPA Women’s Health abortion facility in Bakersfield, California, has summoned an ambulance to transport an abortion patient to the hospital to receive emergency care for complications that the abortion facility could not provide. The incident took place on Saturday, February 18, 2017, just … [Read more...]

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‘Glitter ashes’

LGBT advocacy group promotes use of ashes mixed with glitter on Ash Wednesday

Proclaiming "the need for progressive Christian witness has never been more urgent," a New York-based LGBTQ advocacy group with roots in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has launched "Glitter+Ash". Parity characterizes glitter ash as a way for churches observing Ash Wednesday to incorporate pro-LGBTQ advocacy into the beginning of the 40-day Lenten season. Formerly known as … [Read more...]

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New schools superintendent named for San Francisco archdiocese

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has appointed Pamela Lyons to lead Catholic school system

The Archdiocese of San Francisco announced that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has appointed Pamela Lyons as Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1.  She replaces Dr. Nina Russo who served as interim superintendent for the past two years. Dr.  Russo is retiring after seven years in Archdiocesan leadership and a 36-year career in education. Last fall the Archbishop … [Read more...]

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California bishop praises President Trump’s travel ban

Bishop Bawai Soro of St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Church in El Cajon writes column defending administration's travel ban, says "radical Islamic terrorism is the clear and present danger facing America"

The following is by Bishop Bawai Soro. Soro is a bishop with St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Church in El Cajon. Critics have objected to President Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban travel to the U.S. by refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries, alleging 1) their human rights are compromised, and 2) this ban is a Muslim ban. As an Iraqi-American, I would like to … [Read more...]

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Fear, uncertainty and terror

LA Archbishop José Gomez criticizes Trump administration's immigration policy at World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto

Fear, uncertainty and terror are part of the immigrant experience in Los Angeles, Archbishop José H. Gomez said Feb. 17 during a panel on immigration at a Vatican-sponsored conference. The fear has continued to spread since the election of President Donald Trump, he said, reporting that many children at archdiocesan Catholic schools are afraid they’ll go home one afternoon … [Read more...]

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