Archives for July 2017

How a Redlands Catholic church got twenty people to come back to the faith

Holy Name of Jesus Parish began the Catholics Returning Home program not knowing what to expect

“We are here for you,” Deacon Mike Bellinder explains as he makes eye contact with those seated around a large wooden table. Looking back at him are men and women of different ages and backgrounds in a small, private room at The Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Redlands. They’ve joined Catholics Returning Home, a program designed to welcome back those who’ve lost connection to … [Read more...]

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Meeting will focus on important role of Hispanic people in the Catholic Church

San Bernardino diocese expects more than a thousand to attend V Encuentro event

After months of parish level consultation and outreach, the Diocese will convene a gathering of more than a thousand people at Riverside City College on August 19 to discuss the important role of Hispanic people in the Catholic Church. This Diocesan V Encuentro event will welcome delegates from the faith communities of San Bernardino and Riverside counties to gather together … [Read more...]

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International Latin superstars to highlight Catholic music festival

'Christ Fest 2017' scheduled for campus of Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove

An unprecedented all-Hispanic evening of contemporary Christian rock/pop music complemented by traditional mariachi and cross-over operatic and inspirational performances by top-billing artists comes to the beautiful 34-acre Christ Cathedral campus, Friday, Sept 8. Offering in Spanish something for everyone, the performance menu features No. 1 Latin hit maker Christian pop … [Read more...]

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Vatican scuttlebutt: ‘Summorum Pontificum’ may be in danger

Pope Francis said to be considering plan to offer traditional Latin Mass only through SSPX, but only after Benedict XVI dies

Sources inside the Vatican suggest that Pope Francis aims to end Pope Benedict XVI’s universal permission for priests to say the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), also known as the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. While the course of action would be in tune with Pope Francis’ repeatedly expressed disdain for the TLM especially among young people, there has been no open discussion of … [Read more...]

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Parish shopping

Researchers: More than 30 percent of parishioners and 40 percent of millennials attend Mass at a parish they choose, rather than the church closest to them

In San Francisco, many Catholics travel miles past their local church to find a parish where they feel most at home, part of a national movement that observers attribute to a mobile society and a church structure that no longer requires Catholics to attend church within their parish boundaries. “Today’s Catholic experience is not governed by where you live. That’s just a … [Read more...]

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San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone revamps liturgy institute

Benedict XVI Institute will be reimagined as center for promoting Catholic culture, including art, music, architecture and literature

The board of directors of the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship has decided to revamp the organization to broaden its focus beyond forming ministers of sacred music and liturgy and to “reclaim the Catholic imagination,” especially through literature. The institute will be reimagined “as a center for promoting Catholic culture,” continuing its emphasis … [Read more...]

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President Trump bans transgender people from military service

“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” says the president

President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will no longer “accept or allow” transgender people in the United States military, saying American forces “must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory” and could not afford to accommodate them. Mr. Trump made the surprise declaration in a series of posts on Twitter, saying he had come to the decision after … [Read more...]

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