Marian events at Marin Catholic High School culminate in consecration

On Dec. 12, new outdoor Marian grotto at the Kentfield school will also be blessed by archbishop

Just over two months after he consecrated the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 7, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will do the same for Marin Catholic High School on Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Marin Catholic president Tim Navone told Catholic San Francisco that the consecration of the Kentfield school to Mary is the … [Read more...]

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Taking the Catholic out of Catholic universities

Nowadays, rather than embracing the good, the true, and the beautiful, Catholic universities have adopted the same curricular fads as their secular peers

As the college term drew to a close last spring, Providence College’s most prominent professor, Anthony Esolen, author of hundreds of articles and several books—including what some reviewers consider the best translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy—packed up and got ready to leave the school, where he had taught since 1990. He would renounce his tenure, give up his well-earned … [Read more...]

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Venerating the oppressors?

About 40 students march at Stanford seeking the renaming of a street and three campus buildings named after St. Junipero Serra

Native students and their allies marched in Wednesday’s Walk to Rename in support of renaming buildings and streets honoring Junipero Serra on campus. The students convened in the courtyard outside of Serra house in Stern Hall and walked down Galvez Mall to President Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s office in the Main Quad, where they presented letters of discontent to … [Read more...]

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Gay-friendly texts approved for California elementary schools

State board of education gives nod to 10 LGBT-inclusive history textbooks for students in grades K-8

Children in California will be learning to identify historical personages by their sexuality. The Advocate reported that the California state board of education approved “10 LGBT-inclusive history textbooks” for elementary school students in grades K-8 last week. It also rejected two textbooks on the grounds that they did not include “LGBT history.” The exclusion of LGBT … [Read more...]

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San Domenico School ‘will no longer be Catholic,’ sisters announce

San Anselmo school, where removal of Catholic statuary on campus sparked international media attention earlier this year, drops affiliation with Church, will no longer be recognized as Catholic by San Francisco archdiocese

Urgent appeal from California Catholic Daily staff Dear California Catholic Daily reader, This coming year, we hope to bring you even more original stories and videos about the Church in California. We intend to do this as part-time staff spread throughout the state — on a limited budget. However, in order to stay afloat, we need more of our readers to donate. You … [Read more...]

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“It’s a way to get closer to God”

Students at Saint Mary's College of California form groups to pray the rosary, participate in Eucharistic Adoration

Founded as part of the Lasallian educational institution, Saint Mary’s College of California embraces Catholic tradition, particularly through its Mission and Ministry Center. For students who want to explore their faith, the Rosary Group and Eucharistic Adoration present ways to help connect not only with their faith but with other students as well. “The goal of Rosary Group … [Read more...]

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Burbank Catholic high school to take yearlong hiatus

Higher operating costs and a decade-long decline in enrollment led to decision to restructure Bellarmine-Jefferson High School operations

When students at Bellarmine-Jefferson High School (Bell-Jeff) in Burbank break for summer vacation next year, the school’s operations will officially take a yearlong hiatus to allow administrators to focus on restructuring the school’s education program for the fall of 2019. Higher operating costs and a decade-long decline in enrollment led to the decision to restructure the … [Read more...]

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Long Beach library hosts Drag Queen Story Hour

Appearance of transvestite at Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library generates controversy

A photograph showing a horned drag queen reading a picture book to children at a Long Beach public library event is one of the latest images to generate controversy. The person shown in the image is Xochi Mochi, who posted the photo on her Instagram account on Saturday afternoon, the same day Long Beach Public Library’s online calendar shows an event called Drag Queen Story … [Read more...]

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Junipero Serra impasse at Stanford University

Committee formed in 2016 stalls in effort to make recommendations on renaming a street and three campus buildings named after St. Junipero Serra

After repeated delays, a committee assembled by the University in early 2016 to establish principles for renaming campus buildings and landmarks expects to release its conclusions by the end of fall quarter. However, in what the committee chair describes as an effort to move an unexpectedly challenging process along, the group’s mandate has changed. At the request of … [Read more...]

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Seven Oakland schools will become Lumen Christi Academies in fall 2018

"A robust academic setting permeated with Catholic values"

Seven schools in the Diocese of Oakland will become Lumen Christi Academies in fall 2018. They are Queen of All Saints, Concord; St. Anthony, Oakland; St. Catherine of Siena, Martinez; St. Cornelius, Richmond; St. Elizabeth, Oakland; St. Paul, San Pablo; and St. Peter Martyr, Pittsburg. "Our beloved Catholic schools have always been places of hope, inspiration and success; … [Read more...]

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