Archives for 2017

March for life, peace and migrants in Tijuana draws 30,000

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón spoke out against walls while he carried cross of migrants

Some 30,000 people gathered last Sunday for the 17th March for Life, Peace and Migrants in Tijuana, Mexico. Led by the Archbishop of Tijuana, Francisco Moreno Barrón, participants marched from the former bullfighting stadium, Toreo de Tijuana, to the Tijuana Auditorium, where they arrived at 11:30 am. Before the march on March 19, the Archbishop of Tijuana prayed for the … [Read more...]

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California bishops sponsor bill to give new teachers a tax break

AB 586 would give newly credentialed teachers either a $500 individual tax credit or a $2500 income tax deduction

One of the greatest gifts we can give our youth is the opportunity for a quality education. In turn, the most effective way to achieve this goal of offering a good education is to have qualified and prepared teachers in the educational work force committed to their profession. In California, however, there is a growing shortage of qualified teachers. This difference is often … [Read more...]

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San Francisco archdiocese plans Fatima centennial

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will culminate the year Oct. 7 by consecrating the archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Preparation for a year of archdiocesan celebrations commemorating the centennial of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima begins this Sunday, March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. A Marian Day retreat will be held May 6 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, with Cardinal William J. Levada as main Mass celebrant. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will culminate the year Oct. 7 by … [Read more...]

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700 gather with Archbishop Cordileone for special immigration Mass

More than a dozen priests from parishes throughout the archdiocese took part in the bilingual Mass

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrated a special immigration Mass before 700 congregants at St. Peter Church in the Mission District on March 11 in response to requests from community members for his pastoral presence during a time of uncertainty. More than a dozen priests from parishes throughout the archdiocese took part in the bilingual Mass honoring the dignity of … [Read more...]

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Vatican agreement with SSPX close

Traditionalist group would be allowed to continue raising questions about some teachings of Vatican II

The secretary of the Ecclesia Dei commission has confirmed that the Vatican is close to an agreement with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) that would regularize the status of the traditionalist group. Archbishop Guido Pozzo told the German newspaper Die Tagespost that the Vatican will ask the SSPX to endorse a formal declaration, resolving some remaining doctrinal issues. … [Read more...]

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LMU president cancels summer institute on Catholic identity

Week-long seminar helped faculty gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of the Jesuit university; no reason for cancellation yet

Since the time of Father Thomas P. O’Malley, S.J., the President of LMU has sponsored a week-long summer seminar for faculty to help them gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of LMU. This annual event, sponsored since 1996, once provided a collegial setting in which to explore an aspect of LMU’s ethos as a Catholic, Jesuit-Marymount university.   It was one of … [Read more...]

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Bill would require college health centers to provide non-surgical abortions

Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, wants to force state-funded colleges to provide access to abortifacients

As Republicans in Congress move to defund Planned Parenthood, a California state senator is pushing a bill to require student health centers on public university and community college campuses to provide non-surgical abortion services. Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, is expected Friday to introduce Senate Bill 320, which would specifically require student health centers that … [Read more...]

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