Lent is over. Now what?

How to avoid treating Lent as just one big detox program

Once the Easter Triduum is over and Catholics cast off their Lenten penances, what comes next? Was Lent just one big detox program, and is the Easter Season a marathon of steak dinners, chocolate eggs, Netflix binges and bigger bar tabs, while practices of daily Mass and prayer are neglected? Not so, said liturgical experts, who stressed that Catholics can both celebrate … [Read more...]

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San Diego U-T covers Good Friday procession

The pro-life Stations of the Cross procession went through downtown San Diego

Full story at San Diego Union-Tribune. … [Read more...]

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Sacramento diocese announces Fatima pilgrimage sites

Plenary indulgence available for those who make pilgrimage to Christ the King Retreat Center in Citrus Heights or St. Joseph Church in Redding

Memo from Bishop Myron J. Cotta, auxiliary bishop of Sacramento: As we approach the 100th Anniversary of the First Apparition of Fatima on May 13, please be reminded of the opportunity to visit the designated pilgrimage site located at Christ the King Retreat Center in Citrus Heights. In addition to the Retreat Center, I am pleased to announce that St. Joseph Church in Redding … [Read more...]

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Michael Voris coming to San Diego

ChurchMilitant producer will speak on false ecumenism, gay clergy, poor formation among other topics

Michael Voris of ChurchMilitant will be coming to San Diego on April 25 to speak at St. Ephrem Maronite Catholic Church. Michael will discuss the five greatest challenges and threats to our faith today: • False Ecumenism • Indifferentism • Universalism • Gay Clergy • Poor Formation Michael Voris is the senior executive producer of ChurchMilitant.com, a Catholic lay … [Read more...]

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Archbishop blesses San Francisco’s tallest building

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone invited to bless 61-story Salesforce Tower

In a remarkable event for the increasingly secular city of St. Francis, Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff invited Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and other religious leaders to bless the 61-story, Salesforce Tower, being touted as the city’s tallest building. “The invitation to offer this interfaith blessing speaks to the deep faith and commitment to philanthropy of … [Read more...]

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California may ban chaplains from meeting with death row prisoners before execution

Prison chaplain: Final hours before death is the time someone about to be executed needs comfort, hope, and support the most

In an odd and unexplained rule change proposal, California may ban chaplains from meeting with death row prisoners nearer than three hours before their scheduled execution. The California Department of Corrections (CDCR) is engaged in a detailed revision of its procedures for ending the lives of prisoners sentenced to death. The elaborate set of rules specifies in minute … [Read more...]

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San Francisco archdiocese plans Fatima centennial

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will culminate the year Oct. 7 by consecrating the archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Preparation for a year of archdiocesan celebrations commemorating the centennial of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima begins this Sunday, March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. A Marian Day retreat will be held May 6 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, with Cardinal William J. Levada as main Mass celebrant. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will culminate the year Oct. 7 by … [Read more...]

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