CA bishops like Jerry Brown’s cap and trade

See as in line with Pope Francis

The following comes from a July 21 release from the California Catholic Conference. The Legislature has officially recessed for the summer this week, but not before moving on a key piece of environmental legislation. On Monday, lawmakers gave a bi-partisan nod of approval to AB 398 (Garcia, D-Coachella), the extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program through the year … [Read more...]

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Heaven and Hell are not places

Backyard Theology in Orange County by Fr. Felix Just

The following comes from a July 18 story by Kimberly Porrazzo in the Orange County Catholic. It’s been hot outside. Some would say it’s been hot as hell. But how do we know hell is hot? And where, exactly, is hell anyway? I was curious what Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., and executive director of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality, had to say about the subject so I attended … [Read more...]

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Stockton bishop to visit 20 parishes between August and October

Forums are requirement of bankruptcy settlement, bishop "to meet with anyone about abuse that is alleged to have occurred in parishes or schools"

Non-Monetary Undertakings of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockton Required Forums in the Settlement of Bankruptcy 2017 Weeknight Forums, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday August 8 St. Mary’s High School Wednesday August 9 St. Anne, Lodi Friday August 11 Cathedral of the Annunciation Wednesday August 16 Church of the Presentation Friday August 18 St. Luke, Stockton … [Read more...]

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Oakland diocese sues cathedral builders, architects

Lawsuit alleges “design and/or construction defects and damages” at $175-million Cathedral of Christ the Light

Since it was completed in 2008, Oakland’s Cathedral of Christ the Light has been hailed as an architectural marvel, but the same design and construction that has drawn such praise is also at the center of a legal dispute over defects including cracking concrete, faulty plumbing and other flaws that have caused damage to the cathedral complex. The Catholic Cathedral Corporation … [Read more...]

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Bells ring out to celebrate founding of California’s oldest mission

All five bells at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá were rung in unison on July 15 to mark 248th anniversary

With a resonant clanging that cut through the thick noonday heat, all five bells at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá were rung in unison Saturday to mark the founding of the oldest mission in the state. Even the oldest bell, the 805-pound Ave Maria Purisima, a massive crown-topped bell that was made in 1802, was rung. Only once a year — on the day celebrating the founding … [Read more...]

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St. Patrick’s Seminary adds faculty, boosts student recruitment

Five new professors hired, expects to admit as many as 15 new seminarians from six dioceses for upcoming academic year

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University is welcoming five new professors and expects to admit as many as 15 new seminarians from six dioceses for the upcoming academic year, as new rector-president and vice chancellor Jesuit Father George Schultze reaches out to bishops in several Western states to encourage them to consider the Menlo Park seminary for priestly … [Read more...]

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Portland archbishop: active gays must repent and change before receiving Communion

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon, issues guidelines for implementing 'Amoris Laetitia,' says persons living unchastely must “sacramentally confess all serious sins with a firm purpose to change, before receiving the Holy Eucharist”

An American archbishop has released guidelines upholding the Church's constant teaching that Catholics in "serious sin" – including active homosexuals and those in adulterous unions – must repent before receiving Communion. The new guidelines from Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon are intended to implement Pope Francis’s Exhortation Amoris Laetitia in a way that … [Read more...]

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