Pope Francis, President Trump meet at Vatican

Private discussion between the two lasted about 30 minutes

After months of anticipation, Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump finally met at the Vatican Wednesday in a friendly encounter which included an emphasis on protection of life and freedom of conscience. According to a May 24 Vatican communique, Pope Francis and Trump expressed satisfaction "for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy See and the United … [Read more...]

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‘A taste for public policy advocacy’

San Bernardino diocese’s newspaper features photo of young Catholics with pro-abortion state senator

California Catholic Daily exclusive By Claudia Mendoza Catholic Youth Advocacy Day, held in late March at the state Capitol, is sponsored by the bishops’ lobby, the California Catholic Conference, and underwritten in the San Bernardino diocese by Catholic Charities. On May 1, the BYTE, the official news source of the San Bernardino diocese, published a photo of … [Read more...]

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Trump signs executive order protecting freedom for opponents of abortion, gay ‘marriage’

Order signed in the White House Rose Garden on the National Day of Prayer, some say it doesn't go far enough

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on religious liberty yesterday morning. The order, titled "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty," allows churches to speak about politics from the pulpit while keeping their tax-exempt status and it provides regulatory relief for ordinary Americans who don't subscribe to gender ideology or believe in same-sex … [Read more...]

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Gay deacon and the Jesuits offer Catholic LGBTQ workshop

Brian Bromberger 'sees no contradictions' in his diaconate, yet writes glowingly of gay porn documentaries

(Warning: Some links contain graphic descriptions and images.)  Through their Ignatian Spiritual Life Center, the Jesuit-run parish of St. Agnes Church, located in the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco, will host a workshop (on May 20, 2017) entitled: LGBTQ Gifts for the Institution Church. The “facilitator” for the workshop will be Brian Bromberger, a Deacon of the … [Read more...]

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“Catholics must come to grips with the issue of abortion”

More than 50 brave rain for candlelight procession closing Spring 2017 campaign of 40 Days for Life in San Jose

A candlelight procession brought to a close the Spring 2017 campaign of 40 Days for Life, the sixteenth campaign held in the Diocese of San Jose. More than fifty people braved the rain for the walk from Saint Leo the Great Church, down Race Street to Planned Parenthood on The Alameda, for a final prayer service. “It was a peaceful, prayerful walk, as we gave public witness to … [Read more...]

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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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