Adoration, confession, and worship for busy college students

Titan Catholic club at Cal State Fullerton to provide faith-filled opportunities on secular campus

For many college students, making time for God can be tough, especially during Lent. But the Titan Catholic club at Cal State Fullerton hopes to provide faith-filled opportunities among both students and alumni. With Masses, opportunities for Holy Confession, Adoration, Bible studies, discernment groups, and formation series happening weekly on campus, there’s something that … [Read more...]

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California bishops sponsor bill to give new teachers a tax break

AB 586 would give newly credentialed teachers either a $500 individual tax credit or a $2500 income tax deduction

One of the greatest gifts we can give our youth is the opportunity for a quality education. In turn, the most effective way to achieve this goal of offering a good education is to have qualified and prepared teachers in the educational work force committed to their profession. In California, however, there is a growing shortage of qualified teachers. This difference is often … [Read more...]

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LMU president cancels summer institute on Catholic identity

Week-long seminar helped faculty gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of the Jesuit university; no reason for cancellation yet

Since the time of Father Thomas P. O’Malley, S.J., the President of LMU has sponsored a week-long summer seminar for faculty to help them gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of LMU. This annual event, sponsored since 1996, once provided a collegial setting in which to explore an aspect of LMU’s ethos as a Catholic, Jesuit-Marymount university.   It was one of … [Read more...]

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Bill would require college health centers to provide non-surgical abortions

Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, wants to force state-funded colleges to provide access to abortifacients

As Republicans in Congress move to defund Planned Parenthood, a California state senator is pushing a bill to require student health centers on public university and community college campuses to provide non-surgical abortion services. Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, is expected Friday to introduce Senate Bill 320, which would specifically require student health centers that … [Read more...]

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More all-gender bathrooms at LMU

Transgender activists prompt president of Jesuit university to change eight restrooms on campus

In response to events on campus, LMU President Timothy Law Snyder has ordered the Facilities Management to create “additional all-gender restrooms.”   As the Loyolan reported, “The Student Housing Office replaced the traditional signs that depict a man and woman on eight different individual-use bathrooms at the beginning of August in the Leavey apartments, McKay Hall, … [Read more...]

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LMU ethics professor appointed consultant to U.S. bishops

Professor Christopher Kaczor named as one of four doctrinal consultants to the USCCB's doctrine committee

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has appointed philosophy professor Christopher Kaczor as a doctrinal consultant to its Doctrine Committee. Kaczor will be one of four doctrinal consultants who advise the U.S. Catholic bishops as they shape church policy and teaching. Kaczor will serve as the committee’s primary consultant on ethics. Kaczor is a … [Read more...]

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Will Lake County campus of Marymount California University survive?

The college, which opened in 2014, has just 26 undergraduate students

The lighted windows of the elegant, 1920s-era former hotel beckoned through the gloom of a recent rainy night in Lake County. Inside the castle-like building were four students in an undergraduate abnormal psychology course at what is a satellite campus of Marymount California University. The students, in their mid- to late-20s, work during the day. Most have young children. … [Read more...]

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