How to heal after divorce

Finding mercy and faith through the annulment process

The following comes from an April 13 Angelus article by Julie Schnieders: Lifelong Catholic Mark Padilla never expected to get divorced. Like most married couples, Padilla thought his first marriage would be his last. Married in 1988, his marriage started showing strains in the mid-90s. Then, in 1997, his wife moved out. A year later, they divorced. The divorce proved … [Read more...]

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More tragic LMU news

University employee is accused of hate crime for defending Catholic teaching

The following is an April 16 email forwarded to California Catholic Daily: Yesterday (Thursday) my wife came home from work very excited and happy about a conversation she had with a couple of students at work. She has worked at Loyola Marymount for the last 15 years in the Alumni department. The students were placing signs along the walkway of the University promoting among … [Read more...]

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Huge Protestant revival draws Catholics

LA archdiocese's newspaper reports from Azuza Now

The following comes from an April 13 Angelus article by Jennifer Wing Atencio: By 4 a.m., thousands were lined up at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for what may soon be called the beginning of a new wave of spiritual renewal and reconciliation of the Body of Christ in the United States. Protestant pastor Lou Engle of “The Call” led Azuza Now, a revival marking the … [Read more...]

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Pro-abortion congresswoman will speak at Catholic retreat house

California Catholic Daily exclusive: Jackie Speier to discuss “Living Mercy in Public Life” next week

On Saturday, April 23, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier is scheduled to speak on "Living Mercy in Public Life" at the Burlingame Mercy Center. The Mercy Center is a conference center and retreat house operated by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy. Their website blurb for the event says, “we are honored to present Mercy High alumna, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, who will address the topic Living … [Read more...]

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Pope extends another olive branch to traditionalist Catholics

Pope Francis reportedly set to extend indefinitely faculties of SSPX priests to hear confessions, grant absolution

The following comes from an April 11 Crux article by Ines San Martin: In what amounts to a category-bending gesture, Pope Francis, often seen as a progressive pontiff indifferent to the concerns of more traditionalist Catholics, reportedly has vowed to extend his recognition of the confessions heard by priests of a breakaway traditionalist group indefinitely. Last … [Read more...]

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Concord priest leads contingent of Catholics at city council meeting

Group's concerns were low-income housing and 'living wages'

The following comes from an April 11 Catholic Voice article: A contingent of Roman Catholic priests, parish staff members and parishioners were among the more than 200 people who crowded into a Concord City Council meeting April 5. On the agenda was a vote to choose a developer to turn the former Concord Naval Weapons Station into residential, commercial and office … [Read more...]

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Protest against Kamala Harris happening today in Sacramento

"Blood money trail" to call out corruption

The following comes from an April 13 email from Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust: Sacramento, CA - April 13, 2016 - The Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust is demanding that Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California, resign after she authorized a raid on whistleblower David Daleiden's home last week. Since last Summer, Daleiden, of the Center for Medical Progress, … [Read more...]

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The Pope’s border song

Francis names Archbishop Christophe Pierre as nuncio to U.S.

The following comes from an April 12 Whispers in the Loggia blog post by Rocco Palmo: Expected for weeks, it's now real: at Roman Noon, the Pope named 70 year-old Archbishop Christophe Pierre as his Nuncio to the United States, retiring Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò three months after the post's holder since 2011 turned 75. The choice would mark another move by Francis to … [Read more...]

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San Francisco’s Ignatius Press responds to ‘Amoris Laetitia’

Father Joseph Fessio and others provide expert analysis of Pope Francis' Papal Exhortation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlp2tKXHwuc&feature=youtu.be The following comes from an April 11 Christian Newswire news release: Pope Francis' papal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, was unveiled last week, and a vast number of pundits and journalists throughout the world have been dissecting the document. Ignatius Press, one of the largest religious publishers in the … [Read more...]

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Bothered by Babies

California Catholic Daily exclusive: Pro-Life billboard vandalized in San Francisco

One of the most visible efforts against abortion in the country are the billboards sponsored by ProLife Across America. The billboard campaign, begun in 1989, presents a message of hope in cities and towns all across the country. Mary Ann Kuharski, President of ProLife Across America told CalCatholic: “Last year ProLife Across America sponsored over over 8750 Billboards in … [Read more...]

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