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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California Catholic’s quiet missionaries

Email us for your free calling cards 

  On Friday, January 26, we announced that we will send our readers 10 free calling cards just for the asking. Since then we have had requests for 10 cards each from two readers from San Francisco, one from Anza, one from Sherman Oaks who was going to a Feb. 4 baby shower, and one nun who is on “outreach ministries for our Congregation” in the L.A. … [Read more...]

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Free — your own Cal Catholic calling cards

Make your impression

Ever in a family or church gathering where someone doesn’t know California Catholic Daily?   And you think they should.     Now we will send you 10 Cal Catholic business cards — just for the asking.   Email us your name and address and we’ll put in the mail to you today.   Send to info@cal-catholic.com … [Read more...]

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God is not watching us from a distance

Orange diocese Bishop Vann's Christmas Eve homily

The following comes from a Dec. 25 posting on the website of the Diocese of Orange. These days for me – as for most of us – bring a flood of memories from the realms of our lives and Christmases past. I was thinking of my maternal grandparents a lot these days, and how we would always go there on Christmas Eve – usually in bad weather – and would proudly receive a new set of … [Read more...]

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Watercolors of Central Coast missions found

On view at San Juan Bautista through March

The following comes from a Dec. 16 story by Frank Perez on Benitolink.com. Tucked between pages of a hardbound book shelved in the family home or filling a sketchbook stored in the attic, the watercolor paintings of Central Coast missions remained hidden from public view, their location only known to the artist, the late Nancy Burtch Hauk of Pacific Grove. A new exhibition … [Read more...]

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Robert Klein wants more stem cell money

More proof of his failure

The following comes from a Dec. 15 story on Capitol Weekly. Directors of the California stem cell agency on Thursday virtually endorsed a plan to stave off its financial death, pinning their hopes on a possible $5 billion bond measure and a private fundraising effort to bring in an additional $222 million. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, as the agency … [Read more...]

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Daughters of St. Paul need another miracle on Middlefield

Redwood City building wants renovation

The following comes from a Dec. 14 story by Mary Sullivan on the site of Catholic San Francisco. Since 1966, the Daughters of St. Paul have maintained a bookstore in the Bay Area where their ministry is evangelization through the media. Currently, Pauline Books & Media in Redwood City is the only Catholic bookstore in the Bay Area run by the order. Increasingly high … [Read more...]

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