Priest’s body found in Rosarito

Injuries caused by firearms

The archbishop of Tijuana, Francisco Moreno Barron, announced the death of Icmar Arturo Orta in a statement issued yesterday. On Sunday night, the Attorney General's Office of the State reported that in the first minutes of Friday the finding of a lifeless body inside a car, on Alegee Circuit and Rosarito streets, in the Rancho Chula Vista area of Rosarito. In a statement … [Read more...]

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McElroy fudges with parish bulletins

Will the laity ask about the Vigano letter? List of October meetings

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego is now famous for being mentioned in context of the special treatment of sexual predator Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by former papal nuncio Carlo Maria Vigano, "The appointment of McElroy in San Diego was also orchestrated from above, with an encrypted peremptory order to me as Nuncio, by Cardinal Parolin: “Reserve the See of San Diego for … [Read more...]

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Abortion and Congress – what will local Catholics and Evangelicals do?

49th District hangs in balance between pro-life Harkey and pro-abortion Levin

The following comes from an August 9 press release Planned Parenthood Action Fund today endorsed Mike Levin for Congress in California’s 49th District. “Voters face a stark choice in California’s 49th District this November. On one side, you have Diane Harkey, an unyielding opponent of a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. …., Mike Levin is a stalwart champion of … [Read more...]

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The Catholic Church in California — an annual report

September 1, 2017 to August 30, 2018

The following annual report, the first of its kind, is based on stories from California Catholic Daily from September 1, 2017 through August 30, 2018 and from staff research. CONTENTS Yearly statistics by diocese Priests, parishes, ordinations, seminarians — information from diocesan websites or staff California bishop statements of note Immigration, gun … [Read more...]

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Vigano letter tests bishops, others

Strickland, Scott Hahn, Lantheaume, Tobin, McElroy, Cupich, Wuerl, Soto, Olmsted, Morlino, DiNardo, Paprocki, Coakley, Vann, Aquila, Cordileone, Weigel, Robert George, Chaput

  Bishop Joseph Strickland, Tyler, Texas, Aug. 26 “Let us be clear that they are still allegations, but as your shepherd I find them to be credible .”     Scott Hahn, Catholic apologist, Aug. 26 “Thank you, Bishop Strickland."       Cardinal Raymond Burke, Vatican City, Aug. 26 “The declarations made by a … [Read more...]

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Patrick Coffin launches new membership site

Be a saint

The following was emailed to California Catholic Daily from lay evangelist Patrick Coffin. Coffin hosted the radio interview program Catholic Answers Live for eight years. As you probably know, the thing I've been hinting at and quietly building for any months is finally here. Since we're only opening the doors twice a year, this is the last time I'll mention it until the … [Read more...]

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Those pesky Americans

Rod Dreher accused of being a Donatist

  The following comes from a Feb. 14 posting on the Settimo Cielo blog by Sandro Magister. The Benedict Option has now crossed the Atlantic and become a question of global import. A question that is certainly of no little account, because it concerns the future of Christianity in an ever more post-Christian era. The American Rod Dreher, author of the proposal … [Read more...]

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“I saw you on the street corner…”

Marian Sister of Santa Rosa reflects on her habit

The following comes from a Feb. 13 posting on the site of the New Liturgical Movement. The following is an essay written by one of the sisters of a community in Santa Rosa, California, called the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa. She is a seamstress for the community, and part of her work is making their habits. I asked her to describe why she felt this work was important, … [Read more...]

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Jail families

Los Angeles deacons step out to help them

  The following comes from a Feb. 14 story in the Angelus news of the L.A. archdiocese. Angelina (who wants to remain anonymous) says, “My life has been changed since my son went away. He was with me all the time. Now I am isolated. I feel really sad. Because I was thinking my son was going to take care of me in my old age. So living this life without him is very … [Read more...]

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SF Catholics can eat meat this Friday — but there’s a catch

Need to abstain next Wednesday

The following comes from a Feb. 13 posting on the Facebook page of the San Francisco archdiocese. LUNAR NEW YEAR DISPENSATION: Archbishop Cordileone has announced that the faithful who wish to celebrate the Lunar New Year on Friday, February 16, and to eat meat, may transfer their obligation of abstinence to the following Wednesday. Otherwise, the normal Lenten regulations … [Read more...]

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