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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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So many other footsteps in Joseph and Mary

Pope Francis' Christmas Eve homily at St. Peter's

The following comes from a Dec. 24 posting on Whispers in the Loggia. HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD – MASS IN THE HOLY NIGHT ST PETER'S BASILICA 24 DECEMBER 2017 Mary “gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Lk 2:7). In these plain and clear words, … [Read more...]

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Karl Keating on Phil Lawler’s Pope book

One serious Catholic writes about another

The following is from a December 23 Facebook posting by Karl Keating, the founder of Catholic Answers and author of Catholicism and Fundamentalism (among other books). Links inserted by California Catholic Daily. Philip Lawler, the editor at Catholic World News, has a new book coming out February 26: Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock (On … [Read more...]

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Join Bishop Soto for Holy Innocents procession

Unborn babies the new victims

The following comes from a posting on the diocese of Sacramento website. Join Bishop Jaime Soto for the Feast of the Holy Innocents candlelight rosary procession and Mass to pray for the sanctity of life. Meet at 6 p.m. at the steps of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament at 11th and K Streets in downtown Sacramento. The procession will walk to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church … [Read more...]

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Nativity scene fire at St. George’s in Ontario

Fast action with fire extinguisher on Christmas Eve

The following email about St. George's parish in Ontario (San Bernadino diocese) was sent to Cal Catholic on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.  Dear Msgr. Lopez, Paz and Bien en el Día de Navidad. Yesterday at around 2:30pm, I went out to the parish office and noticed our Nativity Scene was on fire. There was a man running around as if to look for someone, I asked him to … [Read more...]

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The Napa Valley of pot

"Not a good message"

The following comes from a Dec. 14 story by Valerie Schmalz in Catholic San Francisco. The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-to-0 to allow commercial marijuana farming in greenhouses and nurseries in the areas zoned agricultural, located almost entirely in the Half Moon Bay region along the Pacific Ocean. “The pot growers see this allowing greenhouse … [Read more...]

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