Archives for September 2017

Kidnapped by the Vatican?

New book by Ignatius Press tells story of Edgardo Mortara through his own words, precedes big Hollywood film

For the first time in the English-speaking world, the incredible story of Edgardo Mortara is told in his own words through the new book, Kidnapped by the Vatican? His story is one that reverberated around the world in the late 19th century, and is currently the cause that is holding up the canonization of Blessed Pope Pius IX. Mortara was born into a Jewish family but … [Read more...]

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Finding that peace which the world cannot give

Dominican priest will lead annual St. Jude Novena at St. Dominic Parish in San Francisco, aims to open participants' eyes to necessity of growing morally and spiritually

Dominican Father Emmerich Vogt believes the unhealed wounds of original sin and personal sin can lead the rich, the famous, and yes, even the faithful into sinful, self-destructive behavior. The former director of the St. Jude Shrine in San Francisco and preacher for the annual St. Jude Novena at St. Dominic Parish Oct. 20-28 told Catholic San Francisco that this year’s novena … [Read more...]

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Collaborative of pro-life pregnancy centers organized in San Francisco archdiocese

Options United for Life Northern California Pregnancy Resource Collaborative Network scheduled to launch on Respect Life Sunday, will bring clients to dozens of local nonprofits serving thousands of families

Abortion-vulnerable women in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Northern California will have wider access to pro-life counseling and medical services, under a collaborative of pregnancy resource centers launching Oct. 1, Respect Life Sunday. The coalition, Options United for Life Northern California Pregnancy Resource Collaborative Network, includes Options United, a … [Read more...]

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How to argue on the internet

Bishop Robert Barron spoke to Facebook employees Sept. 18 at the company's Menlo Park headquarters about how to debate religion

People need to learn how to argue better on the internet, especially about religion, Catholic media personality and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron said in remarks at Facebook's headquarters on Sept. 18. “Seek with great patience to understand your opponent’s position,” he advised, adding that it can be “very tempting just to fire back 'why you’re wrong.'” Instead … [Read more...]

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‘Poverty Simulation’ offered by San Bernardino Catholic Charities

In make-believe scenarios, you might be a single mother of two children, or an elderly pensioner living alone, or part of a family living in a homeless center

Many call it a life-changing experience—being part of the gritty reality of poverty. This is what happens when you are part of a Poverty Simulation.  You can be part of such an exercise on Saturday, October 16 at Serrano High School in Phelan, or six weeks later on November 28 at St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Riverside. A month in the life of someone experiencing … [Read more...]

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40 Days for Life starts tomorrow

41 locations in California

Dear Pro-life friends, 40 Days for Life is perhaps the most attended pro-life event at the parish level in the country. It is an opportunity for everyone in the pews to take a stand for life. It is simple: come out to peacefully pray in front of one of the 41 abortion centers in California where 40 Days for Life has a campaign starting this week.  Pray for the women going in, … [Read more...]

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Filial correction

Sixty-two scholars and priests issue letter to Pope Francis saying his words and actions risk leading Catholics into false doctrines

Sixty-two scholars and priests have issued a “filial correction” of Pope Francis, saying that his words and actions risk leading Catholics into false doctrines. The signatories emphasise that they do not accuse the Pope of committing the personal sin of heresy, or the canonical crime. But they claim that the publication of Amoris Laetitia, and the Pope’s subsequent words and … [Read more...]

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