Archives for May 2017

Cardinal Francis Arinze: Fatima reveals Hell is real

"Hell is not something that was invented in the Vatican,” says Nigerian prelate

People who disregard Hell as a place “invented” by the Church to scare people into acting a certain way need to listen to the message from Our Lady of Fatima, said Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria. She showed three shepherd children that Hell exists, and is not empty, he added. “There are people who don't want us to talk of Hell. But Hell is not something that was invented … [Read more...]

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What Bishop McElroy told theology school graduates

San Diego bishop addressed 55 graduates at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, telling them "a vibrantly transformed branch of Catholic theology" has emerged over last three years

Pope Francis teaches us that theology must "attend to the concrete reality of human life and human suffering," San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy told theology graduates at a commencement speech May 20. "There has emerged in the last three years a vibrantly transformed branch of Catholic theology which is rightfully claiming its place as a central element of Catholic doctrine and … [Read more...]

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Diving deeper into the faith through reading

First meeting of recently formed OC Catholic Book Club discusses “Father Benedict: The Spiritual and Intellectual Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI”

Book club is in session. The first meeting of the new OC Catholic Book Club took place at Christ Cathedral’s Freed Theater recently—where all were invited to learn and discuss the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI, just over a week after his 90th birthday. “How can we take what we discuss here back to our communities, families, and parishes? That’s the goal of this inaugural book … [Read more...]

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LMU graduates to serve critical need in parishes

Loyola Marymount University program prepares graduates to handle the responsibilities of a parish business manager

Catholics who add money to the collection baskets at Mass know that these donations allow the parish to keep the lights on, cool the church and make necessary repairs. But there are essential workers behind the scenes, in addition to the priests, who often go uncredited for ensuring that these resources are administered fairly and effectively, while at the same time meeting … [Read more...]

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What they don’t want you to see

Latest from Center for Medical Progress showed grisly reality of ripping apart fetuses, disappears from YouTube hours after being posted

Yesterday evening, the Center for Medical Progress undercover footage — recorded at the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation conventions — was removed from YouTube, supposedly for a violation of the site’s Terms of Service agreement. A few hours later, news emerged that Judge William Orrick — the California district judge who granted NAF and Planned Parenthood’s request … [Read more...]

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Without a church building since 2014

Grass fire flattened Holy Family Church almost three years ago; new buildings will be dedicated this week

Parishioners, friends and members of the local community will gather on Monday, May 29 at 11 a.m. in celebration as Bishop Jaime Soto presides at the dedication Mass and blessing of the new Holy Family Church and parish facilities in Weed. Holy Family has been without a church building since Sept. 15, 2014, when a grass fire broke out near Boles Creek just east of the town in … [Read more...]

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Melania Trump reveals she is Catholic

First Lady shares her faith with the world after meeting Pope Francis

When Melania Trump recited The Lord's Prayer before a Melbourne, Florida presidential rally in February, the Internet went hog wild. Now we know one reason why the first lady began with 'Let us pray' and 'Our Father who art in heaven' when she introduced the president that evening: She's a practicing Roman Catholic. Her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed that to … [Read more...]

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