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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Was Dorothy Day a dissenting Catholic?

New book from Ignatius Press says no, describes Day as "a faithful servant to the Church's teachings on everything from sexual morality to social justice"

A woman recognized by name by Pope Francis in 2015 who "shaped fundamental values which will endure forever in the spirit of the American people," Dorothy Day was a force in her time, advocating for the poor and living out the social justice teachings of the Catholic Church. But many people saw her — and still do today — as challenging the Catholic Church on its teachings of … [Read more...]

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“What you are doing is sacred work”

Bishop Kevin Vann blesses 150 construction workers at Christ Cathedral, thanks them with luncheon

The construction crew working on the renovation of Christ Cathedral reached a milestone in mid-May. They have collectively logged 100,000 hours of work on the cathedral and have done so without a single accident or injury. Bishop Kevin Vann and Fr. Christopher Smith, episcopal vicar and rector at Christ Cathedral, decided to celebrate both by hosting a catered luncheon for … [Read more...]

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Vatican: Sports okay on Sunday, just don’t miss Mass

First-ever Vatican document on sports cautions against dangers of highly competitive children’s sports, political and economic pressures on athletes to win “at all costs” and the unsportsmanlike behavior of some fans

A new Vatican document cautions against the dangers of highly competitive children’s sports, political and economic pressures on athletes to win “at all costs” and the unsportsmanlike or violent behaviour of fans. The document, “Giving the Best of Yourself,” also condoned sports on Sundays as a means of bringing families and communities together in joy and celebration, but … [Read more...]

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Crowds witness consecration of rebuilt Holy Cross Church in San Jose

100-year old church burned down in 2014

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Roseanne T. Sullivan. On Sunday November 16, 2014, flames began shooting up from the roof towards the front of the stucco Italianate Holy Cross Church in northside San Jose, just a few minutes after the 1:00 p.m. Mass. The day after the fire, local and national news excitedly reported the discovery of a more-than-a-century old … [Read more...]

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Christ Cathedral transformation about 40 percent complete

The project is tracking to the budget and construction schedule, with the cathedral’s dedication set for July 17, 2019

Christ Cathedral’s transformation is about 40 percent complete, said Construction Manager Eric Flynn. “It’s been in incredible project,” Flynn said. The Diocese of Orange purchased the 78,000-square-foot cathedral in 2011 and the initial design concept was unveiled in late 2015. The project is tracking to the budget and construction schedule, with the cathedral’s dedication … [Read more...]

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Baby bust

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: United States just hit a 40-year low in its fertility rate

The United States just hit a 40-year low in its fertility rate, according to numbers just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2017 provisional estimate of fertility for the entire U.S. indicates about 3.85 million births in 2017 and a total fertility rate of about 1.76 births per women. These are low numbers: births were as high as 4.31 million in … [Read more...]

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Mormons cut ties to Boy Scouts

Move came a week after the BSA announced it would cut “boy” from its name

The Mormon Church has announced that it will end all association with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and other worldwide Scouting programs, a week after the BSA announced it would cut “boy” from the name because it now accepts girls. “Effective on December 31, 2019, the Church will conclude its relationship as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs around the … [Read more...]

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“We look forward to the account being restored quickly”

YouTube suspends abortion pill reversal account for posting "harmful or dangerous content"

Last week, YouTube suspended the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) account for “repeated or severe violations of [the] Community Guidelines.” Four videos were posted to the account. The “offending” videos included one webinar explaining APR in scientific and medical terms. The remaining three told the stories of women who chose life for their babies using the APR protocol. Citing … [Read more...]

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“Narrow-minded gun supporters will be quieted”

Santa Clara University professor inspired by young people who "flooded out of their classrooms and ushered in a new dawn in the struggle against gun violence"

The following is by Father Gerald Coleman, an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University: The impact I witnessed during the “March for Our Lives” demonstration in San Francisco, CA was overwhelming: instead of crying there was speaking, instead of mourning there was protesting, in place of defeat there was drive, instead of waiting, youth made their voices heard about gun … [Read more...]

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