Churches worth driving to

Queen of Life Chapel, Irvine

Name of Church Queen of Life Catholic Chapel Address Located at the Busch Group Offices, 2532 Dupont Drive, Irvine, CA 92612 Phone number 949-474-7368 Website www.queenoflifechapel.org Mass times Monday – Friday, 11:50 a.m. The chapel is an oratory operating with the blessing of the Bishop of Orange Kevin Vann; you’re also welcome to come to pray daily 8 a.m. – … [Read more...]

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Two ejected from ‘listening session’ in San Diego

Security guards say they were told to remove them on October 17 because they had been disruptive at a prior meeting

On Wednesday, two Catholic men were thrown out of a diocesan event in San Diego with little explanation. Hidden-camera footage shows the two men getting thrown out of Nativity Church, where Bp. Robert McElroy was holding a question-and-answer session on the sex abuse scandal. The event was free and open to the public. Moments after they walked in, the men — one identified … [Read more...]

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Viganò issues third testimony

Letter refutes accusations of Cardinal Ouellet

The following is a third letter from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, issued in response to an open letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.  On the Feast of the North American Martyrs To bear witness to corruption in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church was a painful decision for me, and remains so. But I am an old man, one who knows he must … [Read more...]

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“In the spirit of the Synod of Youth taking place in Rome”

For the first time this year, image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will visit schools in each pastoral region of the Los Angeles archdiocese, which includes Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties

In celebration of the 487th anniversary of the miraculous apparitions of the Virgin of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego, this year La Peregrina, a pilgrim image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, will start the annual pilgrimage with visits to parishes in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, Oct. 27-Nov. 3. In the spirit of the Synod of the Young People, the Faith and Vocational … [Read more...]

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Peace begins in the womb

Catholic women pray the rosary together outside Planned Parenthood in downtown San Rafael on first day of 40 Days for Life campaign

In a county where expressions of opposition and resistance are a standard feature of the local landscape, three Catholic women praying the rosary quietly together outside the Planned Parenthood facility in downtown San Rafael elicited strong emotions on Sept. 26. It was the first day of the 40 Days for Life campaign, an international pro-life campaign to end abortion that runs … [Read more...]

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Fresno diocese hesitates on naming priests accused of sex crimes

Unlike other California dioceses, Fresno remains undecided on naming names

Bishop Armando X. Ochoa is working with a review board to determine what information the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno may release about area priests accused of sexual misconduct, including the possibility of publicly identifying those priests by name. Teresa Dominguez, chancellor for the Diocese of Fresno, said Ochoa in early September raised the issue with the Fresno … [Read more...]

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California drags Little Sisters of the Poor back into court

Despite nuns' Supreme Court victory, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra seeks to end 2017 regulation providing legal protection to religious nonprofits from HHS contraceptive mandate

An order of nuns that was in the national spotlight during the Obama years is due back in federal court this week, defending their right to live according to their religious beliefs. In State of California v. Little Sisters of the Poor, California is suing to end a 2017 regulation that gives religious nonprofits – including the order of Catholic nuns – legal protection from … [Read more...]

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Italian journalist Sandro Magister: If pope truly wants reform, he should get rid of these prelates

Francis should free himself of Cardinals Godfried Danneels and Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, and Monsignor Battista Ricca if he truly wants a renovated and purified Church

Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not the only wrong person on whom Francis bet. At least three others can be pointed out in the upper levels of the hierarchy, each one tied with double thread to the changes that this pope wants to introduce into the Church. Then there is Belgian cardinal Godfried Danneels, one who prides himself on having been the kingmaker in the election of … [Read more...]

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Thousands gather at LA cathedral to celebrate St. Oscar Romero

An estimated 3,000 people gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels; Salvadorians performed traditional dances, while clips of Romero's recorded homilies and speeches played over loudspeakers

Thousands of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles gathered in the cathedral on Sunday to celebrate as Oscar Romero was canonized in Rome. St. Oscar Romero was canonized by Pope Francis Oct. 14, together with six other new saints. That same day, an estimated 3,000 people gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles for a Mass and … [Read more...]

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Gosnell movie cracks top 10 at box office

Film's co-producer: “This has been achieved despite the mainstream media virtually refusing to review the film"

A movie about Kermit Gosnell, the late-term abortionist in Philadelphia who went to prison after being convicted in connection with the deaths of three babies, hit the Top 10 films at the box office over the weekend. “We were [No. 10] on Friday and Saturday, but slipped back to 12 on Sunday,” Phelim McAleer, who co-produced the film with his wife, Ann McElhinney, said in a … [Read more...]

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