Archives for November 2017

Bad news for Oakland’s Cathedral of Christ the Light

Vicar general reports that latest review has determined that earlier construction flaws discovered in the chancery, rectory and parking garage now include cathedral as well

The following is from the Diocese of Oakland website. Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Diocese of Oakland, I write today to update you regarding our investigation of the design and construction issues at the Cathedral Center. As I have previously reported, the Catholic Cathedral Corporation of the East Bay board of directors approved a plan recommended by our expert … [Read more...]

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The Restless Pilgrim — a California blog

Who says Catholics are not funny?

The following comes from the About page on Restless Pilgrim. Included on Restless Pilgrim are posts on: podcast discussion of Mere Christianity, a response to Islam's denial of the crucifixion, and 11 reasons why guys should dance. Hello! My name is David Bates and I’m an English Software Engineer living in the United States, currently based in San Diego, California. I … [Read more...]

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Grassroots movement will consecrate California to Mary

Mass, rosary processions, and prayers planned for December 9

The following is from an email we received from one of our readers on November 21. To Whom It May Concern, My name is (withheld) and I am a volunteer with Consecrate California. This is a grass-roots movement in which we are hoping to once again dedicate our beautiful state to Our Lord, through our Lady. On December 9th we are asking Parishes throughout the state of … [Read more...]

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Speakers announced for 14th annual “Walk for Life West Coast”

Two of them are former abortionists

  The 14th annual Walk for Life West Coast is quickly approaching and organizers are gearing up for a huge crowd and several exciting new speakers. On Saturday, January 27, 2018, people will travel from all over the West Coast to come together to deliver an important message: women deserve better than abortion, and there are people who are willing to help them … [Read more...]

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Why are young people leaving the Church?

Attendees at Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference learn the reasons

Take an average Sunday Mass in the Diocese and in Catholic parishes throughout the nation. You are likely to find continually fewer young people in attendance. The majority leave before age 21; with a median age of 13. They are “going, going, gone,” said Bob McCarty, D. Min., in a talk at the Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference 2017 held Nov. 3-4 at the Santa Clara … [Read more...]

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Little Sisters of the Poor head back to court

Nuns seek to defend themselves against lawsuits by the states of California and Pennsylvania that would take away their religious exemption from the HHS contraception mandate

The Little Sisters of the Poor are heading back to court to defend themselves against lawsuits by the states of California and Pennsylvania to take away the Little Sisters’ religious exemption from the new Health and Human Services rule. In early October, HHS issued a new rule that protects religious non-profits like the Little Sisters of the Poor, Catholic nuns who dedicate … [Read more...]

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Oakland diocese names first layman to serve as chancellor

Bishop Michael Barber announces appointment of Stephen Wilcox, president of the nonprofit Wilcox Family Foundation, as chancellor effective November 16

Stephen Wilcox, president of the nonprofit Wilcox Family Foundation, has been named chancellor of the Diocese of Oakland. As chancellor, Wilcox will oversee the offices of Catholic Youth Organization, Communications, Faith Formation and Evangelization and Mission Advancement, as well as the Diocesan Review Board and Archives. Wilcox will also serve as Bishop Barber's … [Read more...]

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FSSP choir to sing at Jesuit parish

Feast of Immaculate Conception - December 8

The choir for St. Anne parish in San Diego has been asked to sing a solemn high Mass on Friday, December 8 for the 100th anniversary of its neighbor, Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, run by Jesuit priests. St. Anne, staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) since 2008, features five Sunday Masses and two daily Masses in the Extraordinary Form (Latin). The choir … [Read more...]

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Jury awards Katy Perry and Los Angeles archdiocese $5 million in convent lawsuit

In dispute over former Los Feliz convent, archdiocese gets $3.47 million in attorney fees, Perry's company awarded $1.57 million in fees ; jury to decide on punitive damages, if any, later

A Los Angeles jury Friday found that restaurant owner Dana Hollister intentionally interfered with singer Katy Perry's attempts to purchase a former convent from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Perry's drawn-out legal fight to buy the Los Feliz property was partly settled earlier this year when a judge ruled that the right to sell the property lay with the … [Read more...]

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Stockton diocese circulates DACA petitions at parishes

"We stand with Pope Francis who encourages us to build bridges"

Catholic churches in the Diocese of Stockton will take action on behalf of immigrants hoping for legal status following Masses on Saturday and Sunday. Parishioners may sign petitions, to be sent to lawmakers who represent members of the diocese: Jerry McNerney, Jeff Denham, Tom McClintock and Paul Cook. They also will be sent to California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala … [Read more...]

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