Facebook blames glitch for pulling plug on Catholic pages

Triggered by spam filter

The following comes from an AP story published July 19 in USA Today. See July 18 story in California Catholic Daily. Facebook is blaming a technical glitch for knocking several Catholic-focused Facebook pages with millions of followers offline for more than a day. Catholic radio station Relevant Radio reported that its page "Father Rocky" stopped appearing on Monday … [Read more...]

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More than 20 Catholic pages blocked from Facebook

Most from Brazil

The following comes from a July 18 story on the Catholic News Agency website. In the last 24 hours more than twenty Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, have been blocked by Facebook for unknown reasons. Of the known affected pages, 21 are based in Brazil, and four are English-language pages, with administrators in the U.S. and Africa. Most of the blocked … [Read more...]

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“Music from the Tower”

New radio program on liturgical music hosted by John Romeri, Christ Cathedral's organist and director of music

Christ Cathedral’s music program is making a big impact, not only in the Diocese of Orange, but also throughout the West Coast – thanks to a new program airing on Immaculate Heart Radio. “Music from the Tower,” produced in the Tower of Hope studios located on the Christ Cathedral campus, airs at 9 p.m. Saturdays on local stations KHJ 930 AM and KCEO 1000 AM. Its aim, says … [Read more...]

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“The meltdown of liberal Christianity”

Why is the Episcopal Church near collapse?

The headlines coming out of the Episcopal Church’s annual U.S. convention are stunning — endorsement of cross-dressing clergy, blessing same-sex marriage, the sale of their headquarters since they can’t afford to maintain it. Somehow slipping out of the headlines is a harsh reality that the denomination has been deserted in droves by an angry or ambivalent membership. Six … [Read more...]

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LA Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron discusses Martin Luther, “the undisputed father of the Reformation”

"Cantankerous, pious, very funny, shockingly anti-Semitic, deeply insightful, and utterly exasperating"

With great profit and pleasure I’m currently reading Alec Ryrie’s new book Protestants: The Faith that Made the Modern World. Among the many texts appearing in this year of the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation, Ryrie’s stands out for its verve, clarity, and historical sweep. In some ways, it is an answer to Brad Gregory’s The Unintended Reformation, though it lacks … [Read more...]

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Relevant Radio and Immaculate Heart Radio complete merger

Final FCC approval means Catholic radio programs will be broadcast from over 120 AM and FM radio stations in 39 states, reaching 133 million listeners and up to 60 percent of U.S. Catholics

Relevant Radio and Immaculate Heart Radio have announced the completion of their merger. The organization’s legal name is now Immaculate Heart Media, Inc. broadcasting as Relevant Radio. The merger (officially announced on Oct.13, 2016) received final approval by the Federal Communications Commission on May 24 and all station licenses have been transferred to Immaculate Heart … [Read more...]

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Partnership with CatholicTV may save Fresno diocese’s KNXT

Bishop Armando Ochoa says collaboration "could allow us to retain our broadcast license"

Bishop Armando Ochoa has announced that KNXT TV 49 and CatholicTV Network will be partnering in providing Catholic programming here in the San Joaquin Valley. KNXT Channel 49 has, for the past 30 years, been the only broadcast full power television station owned by a Catholic diocese in this country. CatholicTV operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of … [Read more...]

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