Two Cuban priests celebrate Mass for Ladies in White

Persecuted group meets at home

The following comes from a July 20 story on Breitbart.com. Following 109 Sundays in which the Communist Cuban government had denied them entry to their local church, the Ladies in White dissident group received two Catholic priests to celebrate Mass in their headquarters on Monday. The two priests, Fathers José Conrado and Castor Álvarez, led what those in attendance … [Read more...]

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Sex surrogate/author of lesbian erotica to speak at San Francisco parish

Linda Poezl will speak at Most Holy Redeemer's “writers salon” in the Church hall

(Warning: the following may contain explicit material.) On July 15, 2017, Most Holy Redeemer (MHR) Catholic Parish, located in the Castro District of San Francisco, will host a “writers salon” in the Church hall. Described as a “celebration of the written word;” according to an advertisement on the Parish’s website for the event: “Come and hear your MHR parishioners and … [Read more...]

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Newly ordained priest celebrates first Latin Mass

Fr. Alvin Yu celebrates Extraordinary Form in San Francisco as his mass of thanksgiving for ordination

California Catholic Daily Exclusive On Saturday, June 10, San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone ordained two men to the priesthood: Fr. Michael Liliedahl and Fr. Alvin Yu. The next day, each priest attended the others’ Mass of Thanksgiving at their respective home parishes. For Fr. Liliedahl that was San Francisco’s St. Dominic’s Church and for Fr. Yu that was San … [Read more...]

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Benedict’s decree has taken root

July 7 is the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum, which allowed priests to celebrate the Tridentine Mass -- the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

July 7 is the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum, a decree that allows priests to celebrate the form of the liturgy of the Mass before it was reformed in 1970. For most Catholics, this will likely fall into the category of ecclesiastical arcana, and pass unnoticed. Yet this same decree’s widespread obscurity—enacted primarily to insure “worship worthy … [Read more...]

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Mercy night, gay parade, and the ballpark

A busy evangelization weekend in San Francisco

California Catholic Daily Exclusive. Over San Francisco’s “Pride” weekend, Catholics offered three separate evangelical outreaches to the city of St. Francis. On Friday, January 23, the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi hosted San Francisco’s second ‘Mercy Night.’ Teams of Catholics, mostly young, went out into the busy North Beach neighborhood, which, on a Friday … [Read more...]

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Not just for Protestants anymore

Long the realm of fundamentalist Christian churches, vacation Bible schools now being offered at increasing number of Catholic parishes in Diocese of Orange

Catholic parents seeking summer activities for their children should look no further than their parish, because a growing number of vacation Bible schools are offered at Catholic parishes throughout the Diocese of Orange. Long the realm of fundamentalist Christian churches, vacation Bible schools typically offer a weeklong program of daily activities structured around … [Read more...]

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LMU graduates to serve critical need in parishes

Loyola Marymount University program prepares graduates to handle the responsibilities of a parish business manager

Catholics who add money to the collection baskets at Mass know that these donations allow the parish to keep the lights on, cool the church and make necessary repairs. But there are essential workers behind the scenes, in addition to the priests, who often go uncredited for ensuring that these resources are administered fairly and effectively, while at the same time meeting … [Read more...]

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