Archives for August 2018

New Catholic school opens on site of old St. Elizabeth campus in Oakland

Cristo Rey De La Salle opened Aug. 15 in the Fruitvale neighborhood, will exclusively serve low-income students

Where St. Elizabeth High School once stood for almost a century in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, a renovated school has arisen with a new spirit, a new mission and even a new name: Cristo Rey De La Salle. It’s a school where students are expected to earn their subsidized tuition by working one day a week at a local company that foots a good chunk of the bill. And it’s … [Read more...]

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SNAP calls for statewide abuse investigation in California

Following release of grand jury report in Pennsylvania, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests says it will ask Attorney General Xavier Becerra to impanel similar panel in the Golden State

This week’s release of a scathing grand jury report in Pennsylvania detailing hundreds of previously unknown sexual abuse allegations against Catholic priests has sent disturbing new questions reverberating across California and the country: How many more victims are out there and how many more abusive priests are left to be exposed? The answer is a lot, survivors, lawyers, … [Read more...]

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California bishops respond to recent scandals

Bishop Vann and Archbishop Gomez call for purification of Church

Editor’s Note: The following reflection from Bishop Kevin Vann was written and submitted to OC Catholic newspaper on Wednesday, August 15, the feast day of the Assumption of Our Lady.  My dear sisters and brothers in the Lord, It is with the utmost sorrow that I write to you in this time of great scandal and tribulation in our Church. Many people in leadership, particularly … [Read more...]

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Latin Mass to be sung at San Quentin State Prison

First Mass scheduled for August 25, among various initiatives of the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship in San Francisco archdiocese

Among the various initiatives of the recently rejuvenated Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship, which is under the patronage of His Excellency Archbishop Cordileone and the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Latin Mass is to return to San Quentin State Prison, with the first Mass scheduled for August 25th. The Institute runs its own schola, which is a … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis “breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants”

In an admiring portrait of the pope, Fr Thomas Rosica wrote that Francis is able to do so because he is “free from disordered attachments”

Under Pope Francis, the Church is now “openly ruled by an individual rather than by the authority of Scripture alone or even its own dictates of tradition plus Scripture,” a Vatican adviser has said. In an admiring portrait of the Pope, Fr Thomas Rosica wrote that Francis “breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants” because he is “free from disordered attachments”. Fr … [Read more...]

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Onetime owner of Catholic Online website headed to prison

Michael Galloway was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for tax evasion

A man who years ago was the subject of Eyewitness News investigations after allegations surfaced that he defrauded a host of Catholic charities is now headed to prison. The Department of Justice announced Monday that 63-year-old Michael Galloway was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for tax evasion. He was previously convicted on four counts. Galloway improperly … [Read more...]

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“We want to learn how to teach children so they can sing beautifully”

Workshop trains parish music directors, teachers, priests, and religious sisters how to instruct children and teens to sing Gregorian Chant, one of several initiatives of the Benedict XVI Institute founded by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Parish music directors, teachers, priests, and religious sisters gathered near San Francisco last week for a workshop helping them learn how to teach children and teens how to sing Gregorian chant. The Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship held a Teaching Children's Chant Camp Workshop in Menlo Park, about 30 miles south of San Francisco, Aug. 9-12. Among … [Read more...]

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“Returning to the New Testament roots of the diaconate”

Oakland Bishop Michael Barber tells new transitional deacons: "I’m asking you to join me in serving the poor tomorrow morning, a few blocks away from here in People’s Park”

At St. Joseph the Worker Church in Berkeley, Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, ordained four men to the transitional deaconate on Aug. 4. Bishop Barber wasted little time in putting Peter Lawongkerd, John Pietruszka, Javier Ramirez and Mark Ruiz to work. “Before mounting the pulpit tomorrow, to proclaim the Gospel or preach the Word of God or offer your first sermon. Before … [Read more...]

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Why the Assumption makes the holy day cut

This Wednesday is a holy day of obligation: the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, when we celebrate the fact that Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven at the end of her earthly life

According to the Code of Canon Law, there are 10 holy days of obligation in the universal Church, though very few countries or dioceses actually require the faithful to observe all 10. Certain areas have holy days other than those on the Canon Law list. In most of the U.S. there are only five (in addition to every Sunday, of course): Mary the Mother of God, the Assumption, All … [Read more...]

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More than 10,000 sign petition to stop Fr. James Martin from speaking at World Meeting of Families

Letter accompanying petition: "We believe that sowing error and confusion should have no place at the World Meeting of Families;" sponsors of event say they plan to make no changes to speaker lineup

Over 10,000 people have signed a petition to withdraw an invitation to Fr James Martin from the World Meeting Of Families. The petition, started by the Irish branch of Tradition, Family, Property, opposes Fr Martin’s attendance on the grounds that he “supports trangenderism for children,” and “favours homosexuals kissing during the mass.” Included with the petition is a … [Read more...]

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