Can your kids handle a Latin Mass?

Oxford prof and father of seven gives advice

    The following comes from an Apr. 14 story in Regina magazine  REGINA’s Anna-Maria Vesey recently sat down to discuss this hot topic with Joseph Shaw, the the head of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales and Oxford University professor. Shaw is the hands-on father of seven young children. REGINA: With all its formality, are children welcome at the … [Read more...]

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Benedict XVI: “The things of God do not seem urgent”

Bemoans man-centered liturgy in new edition of Opera Omnia

The following comes from an Apr. 19 story on LifeSiteNews. A mistaken liturgical reform following Vatican II that emphasized human “activity and creativity” in place of giving “priority” to God has jeopardized the very existence of the Catholic Church, according to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. “In such a situation, it becomes ever clearer that the existence of the Church … [Read more...]

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San Diego U-T covers Good Friday procession

The pro-life Stations of the Cross procession went through downtown San Diego

Full story at San Diego Union-Tribune. … [Read more...]

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Africa adding most baptized Catholics

Europe and North America most deacons

The following comes from an April 6 story on Crux. New statistics released by the Vatican on Thursday show that Africa continues to position itself as the future axis of Catholicism, with the number of baptized Catholics on the continent growing at a significantly faster rate than anywhere else in the world. According to the numbers released on Thursday by the Vatican’s … [Read more...]

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Parish expands adoration for school children

St. Pius Parish in Redwood City provides opportunity for students in all nine grades to participate in adoration

St. Pius Parish in Redwood City has expanded First Friday hours of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in 2016 from a few hours to 24 hours. Although well attended by the adult parishioners, time for adoration was not routinely offered to the children in the parish school. The prayer and worship commission identified the need for the children to be exposed to adoration in order … [Read more...]

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Power of the parish

Author argues that the local church is the greatest engine for good in history

While the world seems somewhat obsessed with Washington, D.C., albeit for understandable reasons — we’re missing what a powerhouse a nation of parishes could be. That’s what California businessman William E. Simon Jr. has set his focus on, with a group he’s founded called Parish Catalyst and with a book called Great Catholic Parishes: How Four Essential Practices Make Them … [Read more...]

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‘A physical manifestation of the act of practicing love’

'A physical manifestation of the act of practicing love'

Any Yelp-savvy person looking for a coffee shop in the midst of USC’s surrounding urban streets may be lured by extensive positive reviews and a four-and-a-half star-rating to a little café dozens of reviewers call “an oasis.” Located behind St. Agnes Korean Catholic Church, the Ignatius Café is very easy to miss. Located near the bustling intersection of Adams Blvd. and … [Read more...]

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