Orthodox parish in Maryland thrives

St. Jerome Catholic Church and its affiliated school, St. Jerome Academy, both in Hyattsville, have experienced dramatic growth because of the parish's reputation as a haven for conservative Catholics

At a time of declining church attendance across America and growing disenchantment with traditional religion, a Catholic parish in Hyattsville, Md., thrives by embracing the very orthodoxy other congregations have abandoned. St. Jerome Catholic Church and its affiliated school, St. Jerome Academy, have both experienced dramatic growth over the past few years, largely due to an … [Read more...]

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Groundbreaking held for new school, parish offices at St. Ignatius in Sacramento

Capital campaign exceeds 5.6 million - largest such campaign in diocese history

Families, school officials, parish leaders and students from St. Ignatius of Loyola School broke ground March 26 to mark the beginning of construction of a new state-of-the-art $9.1 million preschool to 8th grade school campus and parish offices. St. Ignatius Parish and School are located at 3235 Arden Way in Sacramento. A capital campaign to raise construction funds from … [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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Pro-abortion speaker tapped for Santa Clara Law School commencement

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will speak at Santa Clara University School of Law commencement May 20

[Editor's note: Leon Panetta compiled a strong pro-abortion voting record while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976 to 1994 from California’s 16th Congressional District. In 1990, he was a co-sponsor of the federal Freedom of Choice Act, and later, as President Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff, Panetta defended the then-president’s veto of a bill … [Read more...]

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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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