Riverside parish asks psychiatrists to help parishioners battling depression and anxiety

At Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, pastor invites mental health professionals to counsel those suffering from psychological problems associated with recent immigration crackdown

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church in Riverside will invite psychiatrists onto its campus to get help for a congregation that is predominantly Latino and struggling with depression and anxiety over immigration crackdowns. The Rev. Miguel R. Ceja, the church’s pastor, said he is working on a pilot program partnering with Loma Linda University’s School of … [Read more...]

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“How far are we going to go in this race to hell?”

Cardinal Robert Sarah: Fight against abortion part of final battle between God and Satan

Cardinal Robert Sarah says abortion is the “greatest tragedy of our time,” and the pro-life cause is “part of the final battle…between God and Satan.” Interestingly, Sarah’s speech came three days after Pope Francis called the problems faced by refugees and migrants the “greatest tragedy since that of World War II.”  The cardinal, who is the prefect of the Congregation for … [Read more...]

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Rebuilding the Church in San Francisco

A full house at the consecration of city’s new St. Joseph’s Chapel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiTVE8urbbs California Catholic Daily exclusive. On March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Catholics filled San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Church as Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone consecrated the parish’s new adoration chapel.  The work on the St. Joseph’s Perpetual Adoration Chapel, a dream of Star’s pastor Fr. Joseph Illo since his … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Burke promises to correct situation over Amoris Laetitia confusion

Tells crowd that forces of evil will not prevail over the Church

Cardinal Raymond Burke once again has promised to “correct the situation” over confusion surrounding Pope Francis’s controversial 2016 document on marriage and the family, Amoris Laetitia. The American cardinal was speaking March 24 during a Q&A session after a presentation at Saint Raymond of Peñafort parish in Springfield, Virginia. Burke, formerly the head of the … [Read more...]

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Transgender madness from Sacramento

Bill would ban pronoun usage in nursing homes; elderly residents would have to share rooms and bathrooms based on gender identity

Transgender advocates in the California Legislature have introduced legislation that would require elderly residents in skilled nursing facilities to share rooms and bathrooms with biologically opposite individuals. SB 219, sponsored by Senator Wiener, would allow a transgender individual to occupy a room and use restroom facilities based on gender identity as opposed to … [Read more...]

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Fresno Catholic school to close

Declining enrollment, rising debt force St. Helen’s School in southeast Fresno to close its doors at the end of the school year

St. Helen’s School in southeast Fresno will close its doors at the end of the school year after 60 years of teaching children in the community. The school, which has faced declining enrollment, has struggled over the last seven years to cover the cost of employee benefits, incurring about $850,000 in debt to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, which has been covering the … [Read more...]

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Gorsuch on abortion, religion and reproductive rights

How President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court might vote on laws restricting abortion remains unclear

During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump pledged to nominate Supreme Court justices who would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing the basic right to an abortion. Whatever views Judge Neil Gorsuch may hold on the issue of abortion, they are unlikely to have an immediate impact on the court and Roe: Last term Justice Anthony … [Read more...]

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