Archives for 2017

Churches worth driving to

Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, Santa Paula

  Name of Church Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel Address (on the grounds of Thomas Aquinas College – “TAC”) 10,000 Ojai Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060 Phone number (805) 421-5931 Website http://www.thomasaquinas.edu/catholic-life/our-lady-most-holy-trinity-chapel Mass times Sundays and holydays, 7:15, 9 & 11:30 a.m. Weekdays, 7, 11:30 a.m. and … [Read more...]

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Adoration, confession, and worship for busy college students

Titan Catholic club at Cal State Fullerton to provide faith-filled opportunities on secular campus

For many college students, making time for God can be tough, especially during Lent. But the Titan Catholic club at Cal State Fullerton hopes to provide faith-filled opportunities among both students and alumni. With Masses, opportunities for Holy Confession, Adoration, Bible studies, discernment groups, and formation series happening weekly on campus, there’s something that … [Read more...]

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Orange diocese sends immigration precautions to all parishes

You don’t open the door - you ask to see a warrant under the door and you have a right to remain silent

Bishop Kevin Vann has sent a letter to all Diocese of Orange parishes directing them to be prepared in the event of an encounter with immigration enforcement officials at or near a church, school, hospital or clinic. The letter went out after reports of a van believed to belong to Immigration and Customs Enforcement was photographed on the Christ Cathedral campus Feb. 17. It … [Read more...]

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“Like demolishing a Renoir”

Seismic upgrade of iconic Tower of Hope on grounds of Christ Cathedral wins architectural award for its ingenuity, saving the 250-foot-high landmark from demolition

The iconic 250-foot Tower of Hope designed by famed mid-century architect Richard Neutra was honored recently by the prestigious American Society of Civil Engineers for its seismic upgrade work. Recognized as one of Neutra’s historically significant buildings, the Tower of Hope was built in 1968 by the Rev. Robert H. Schuller and immediately became a world-renowned landmark. … [Read more...]

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For most of his career, Archbishop José Gomez has been known as a strong conservative

Los Angeles archbishop illustrates topsy-turvy politics of Trump era

With the Donald Trump presidency, we’re in a through-the-looking-glass moment in America, in which the previously implausible on multiple fronts has become the new normal. That includes the political profile of the U.S. Catholic bishops, and perhaps no one illustrates the point better than Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles. On March 8, Archbishop Gomez was in Washington … [Read more...]

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“California is really in a bind here”

Obamacare repeal measure would end subsidies for state's mandatory abortion coverage in insurance plans

A California law requiring all health plans cover abortions is set to collide with federal Affordable Care Act repeal efforts that would cut federal subsidies for health plans that pay for the procedure. State officials and health advocates have pledged to fight a stipulation of the Republican-authored American Health Care Act that could deprive 1.4 million Californians of the … [Read more...]

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New form of stem-cell engineering raises ethical questions

Scientists are starting to assemble stem cells that can organize themselves into embryo like structures

As biological research races forward, ethical quandaries are piling up. In a report published Tuesday in the journal eLife, researchers at Harvard Medical School said it was time to ponder a startling new prospect: synthetic embryos. In recent years, scientists have moved beyond in vitro fertilization. They are starting to assemble stem cells that can organize themselves into … [Read more...]

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