It won’t be the first time

Consecration of California to Mary on December 9 one of several in history

California Catholic Daily Exclusive. Thousands, perhaps millions, of California Catholics are planning to attend a Mass, pray a rosary, and offer other prayers between noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 at various locations around the state, with the intention to consecrate California to Our Lord through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Some wonder why a specific … [Read more...]

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Marian events at Marin Catholic High School culminate in consecration

On Dec. 12, new outdoor Marian grotto at the Kentfield school will also be blessed by archbishop

Just over two months after he consecrated the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 7, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will do the same for Marin Catholic High School on Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Marin Catholic president Tim Navone told Catholic San Francisco that the consecration of the Kentfield school to Mary is the … [Read more...]

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CA bishops: Urge Congress to enact the Conscience Protection Act

Legislation would clarify federal law and ensure that those who provide health care and health coverage can do so without being forced by government to help destroy innocent unborn children

Now is the time to contact your members of Congress and advocate for the protection of life and freedom of conscience.  The Conscience Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 644) has been included in appropriations legislation that must pass this year to keep the government operating. The Conscience Protection Act is common-sense legislation that will clarify federal law and ensure that … [Read more...]

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San Jose Christmas tree display mired in controversy

This year, there's a tree erected by the Satanic Temple, one that celebrates Colin Kaepernick kneeling on the football field, and a section set aside for LGBT activists

Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses a controversy over this year's San Jose Christmas tree display: Every year since the 1950s, San Jose has had a proud record of honoring Christmas with a grand display of Christmas trees. This year, however, a controversy has arisen over some trees. San Jose's Plaza de Cesar Chavez is the site of approximately 500 Christmas … [Read more...]

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No ‘two-for-one” Mass to satisfy Christmas Day obligation

U.S. bishops: In the case of two consecutive days of obligation, as at Christmas this year, each obligation must be fulfilled with a separate Mass

In a newsletter issued earlier this year, the U.S. Catholic bishops addressed questions regarding whether Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligations can be fulfilled with a “two-for-one” Mass attendance at Christmas this year. In a “relatively rare” situation which last occurred in 2006, Christmas Day this year falls on a Monday. Because Catholics are obliged to attend Mass for … [Read more...]

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Pro-lifers target new FPA location in El Cajon

“If we all show up, the surrounding tenants will complain to the landlord - and most importantly we can save a life or two of precious children”

Local pro-lifers will storm heaven with prayer next week outside a newly opened California surgical abortion location, asking God to shut it down.  “We need to pray that this new killing clinic will be shut down,” wrote Allyson Smith in an announcement to local pro-lifers, asking them to come and pray next Tuesday at the new Family Planning Associates abortion clinic located … [Read more...]

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“Advent is the time for us to wake from our sleep!”

Archbishop Jose Gomez writes about Advent in his latest column

In preparation for the first Sunday of Advent, the Archbishop of Los Angeles has said the season is a time to spiritually “stay woke,” shaking off apathy and becoming more aware of God’s presence. “My prayer for us this year is that we will make this Advent a spiritual adventure of living with a new awareness of the presence of God,” said Archbishop José Gomez in a Nov. 28 … [Read more...]

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A fervent way to battle natural disasters

Eucharistic adoration part of effort to bring healing following California wildfires

Five minutes from Santa Rosa, California, the landscape is all ash and ruin. But inside this small chapel, there is a kaleidoscope of stained-glass light and a single man sitting bathed in that light. The man is Stephen Morris, director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Santa Rosa, and the chapel is down the hall from his office. In October, the most destructive fires in … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

St. Monica, Mercer Island, Washington

  Name of Church St. Monica Address 4301 88th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, Washington 98040 Phone number (206) 232-2900 Website www.stmonicami.org Mass Schedule Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 9 & 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 8 a.m.; Fridays during the school year, 8:30 a.m. Confessions Saturdays, 8:45 a.m. & 3:30 – 4:30 … [Read more...]

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Even Supremes wonder why abortionists protected by gag order

Judge suppressed testimony that 'it's a person, it's killing'

Even U.S. Supreme Court justices are wondering why members of the National Abortion Federation are being protected by a California judge’s gag order on an undercover video in which an industry insider admits it’s “a person, it’s killing.” The American Center for Law and Justice has confirmed the court has ordered the National Abortion Federation to respond to ACLJ’s petition … [Read more...]

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