Archives for 2018

“This is just another one of their games”

San Jose diocese, Church blasted at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Palo Alto during first of three "listening sessions" planned by Bishop Patrick McGrath in response to sexual abuse crisis

Angry and hurt over national reports of clergy abuse that have again rocked the Catholic Church to its core, dozens of residents confronted Bishop Patrick McGrath Saturday to demand transparency as the Diocese of San Jose prepares to launch its own investigation. About 70 people — including alleged victims of abuse — gathered at Our Lady of the Rosary for a listening session … [Read more...]

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Dangerously close to heresy

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput publishes wide-ranging criticism of the Instrumentum Laboris for upcoming Youth Synod, says it comes close to heresies of naturalism, Lutheranism, and relativism

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has published a wide-ranging criticism of the Instrumentum Laboris (a kind of introduction or preamble) for the upcoming Synod on the Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. In an introductory paragraph, Chaput explains that the analysis was “received from a respected North American theologian”. The article, which appears … [Read more...]

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Pope recognizes illicitly ordained Chinese bishops

Vatican announces decision after provisional Vatican-China deal on the nomination of bishops was signed in Beijing on Sept. 22

After the signing Saturday of a provisional Vatican-China deal on the nomination of bishops, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ recognition of seven illicitly ordained Chinese bishops. The decision was made “with a view to sustaining the proclamation of the Gospel in China,” according to a Sept. 22 Vatican press brief. Those bishops who will now be admitted to full communion … [Read more...]

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Did Kamala Harris cover up for San Francisco archdiocese sex abuse?

Former San Francisco district attorney could have legally intervened, but chose not to

More than eight years ago in 2010, Kamala Harris, then-San Francisco District Attorney, was running for California Attorney General. And for some reason, her record of covering up sex abuse records belonging to the San Francisco Archdiocese was never part of the political news of her record. Today, Harris is a United States Senator, with an eye for running for President in … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bremerton, WA

Name of Church Our Lady Star of the Sea Address 1513 6th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337 Phone number (360) 479-3777 Website www.starofthesea.net Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Weekdays, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. and Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. Last Saturdays 9 a.m. and 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m., Latin Tridentine … [Read more...]

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U.S. bishops announce new abuse-prevention measures, call for McCarrick investigation

Reforms include establishment of an independent reporting mechanism to receive complaints against bishops, and the development of a Code of Conduct for bishops

The U.S. bishops’ conference has announced new accountability measures in response to recent clerical sex-abuse scandals. The reforms include the establishment of an independent reporting mechanism to receive complaints against bishops, and the development of a Code of Conduct for bishops. A statement released Sept. 19 by the USCCB’s Administrative Committee said that the new … [Read more...]

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In homily, San Jose pastor opens up about being abused by another priest

Father Brendan McGuire said he has heard from dozens of victims since his announcement

To be a voice for victims of clerical sexual abuse, Father Brendan McGuire realized he had to come to terms with the abuse he suffered at the hands of a priest when he was 18. It was a secret he had held for 35 years. He told the story of his abuse in a homily delivered at five weekend Masses Sept. 8-9 at Holy Spirit Church in San Jose, California, where he is pastor. In a … [Read more...]

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“Basically, the synod fathers will say whatever the pope says they said”

The Apostolic Constitution, Episcopalis communio, which Pope Francis issued Tuesday morning, introduces significant reforms to the consultative body known as the Synod of Bishops

The Apostolic Constitution, Episcopalis communio, which Pope Francis issued Tuesday morning, introduces significant reforms to the consultative body known as the Synod of Bishops. The General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, in his prepared remarks to reporters gathered at the Press Office of the Holy See for the presentation of the new … [Read more...]

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San Diego: protesters to demand reforms from Bishop McElroy

On September 28, Catholics will gather at San Diego Roman Catholic Diocese Pastoral Center to pray and protest

San Diego Catholics plan to hold a peaceful, prayerful protest Friday, Sept. 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Roman Catholic Diocese pastoral center, 3888 Paducah Drive, to pray for Bishop Robert McElroy and demand reforms. The protest is being organized in the wake of the resignation of former Washington, D.C. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sexual abuse of a minor … [Read more...]

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San Bernardino Diocese will release name of every priest accused of sexual abuse

List will be published on the diocese's website within two weeks

The San Bernardino Catholic Diocese plans to release the names of every priest who has been credibly accused of sexually abusing children over 40 years. Diocese spokesman John Andrews said Tuesday that the list will be published on the diocese's website within two weeks. The disclosure will be among the latest made or planned by dioceses around the country, including in San … [Read more...]

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