Outrageous and insulting

U.S. bishops reject claims by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon that they support undocumented immigrants in order to fill churches and make money

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday sharply rejected claims by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon that the bishops support undocumented immigrants in order to fill churches and make money. “It is preposterous to claim that justice for immigrants isn’t central to Catholic teaching. It comes directly from Jesus Himself in Matthew 25, ‘For I was hungry and you … [Read more...]

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Other children have dreams too

Moral outrage over DACA cancellation should extend to the unborn lives cut short by abortion: Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, R.I.

Many Americans are justifiably outraged at the lives that will be shattered by the cancellation of DACA – but that same sentiment should extend to the unborn lives cut short by abortion, said Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, R.I. In a Sept. 5 Facebook post entitled “Other Children Have Dreams Too,” Bishop Tobin noted that he and his fellow bishops have been clear in … [Read more...]

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Catholics Care

Oakland diocese launches new initiative to provide avenues toward whole-person care, from conception to natural death

From the pulpits across the diocese of Oakland on Sept. 9 and 10, Catholics will hear from priests and deacons about an initiative launching: Catholics Care. Under the auspices of the Marriage and Family Life division of the Department of Evangelization and Catechesis, the initiative seeks to provide avenues toward whole-person care, from conception to natural … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Robert Sarah finds fault with Fr. James Martin’s stance on gays

“For the unmarried – no matter their attractions – faithful chastity requires abstention from sex,” the cardinal wrote in opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal

Catholic outreach to LGBT individuals must always include the truth about Catholic teaching and chastity, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in an article responding to Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin. “The Catholic Church has been criticized by many, including some of its own followers, for its pastoral response to the LGBT community,” Cardinal Sarah wrote in an op-ed for the Wall … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis reveals that he consulted a psychoanalyst to ‘clarify a few things’

He was accused of being 'ultraconservative' while head of Jesuit order in Argentina

Pope Francis has revealed, for the first time, that he sought help from a psychoanalyst when he was younger. He is believed to be the first Pope in history to have visited a psychoanalyst – or at least to have admitted to it. In a new book, he says that at the age of 42 – decades before he was made Pope - he went to a psychiatrist in Buenos Aires in his native Argentina for … [Read more...]

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In Los Angeles, Columbus Day is toppled like a Confederate statue

The second Monday of October will now be called “Indigenous Peoples Day"

Los Angeles has become the largest city nationwide to remove Columbus Day as an official city holiday, replacing it with a day to commemorate indigenous people. The nearly unanimous decision Wednesday by the city council added Los Angeles to a growing list of U.S. cities to adopt similar measures, eliminating a holiday that many Native American activist groups and others see … [Read more...]

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Dramatists prepare for third season performances at Christ Cathedral

Curtain to rise in October on acclaimed drama series

Back in 2014, Leonardo Defilippis was attending a Napa Institute conference when he ran into an old friend, the Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann. Defilippis’ friendship with the bishop of the Diocese of Orange dated back several years, to when Vann was a priest in his native Springfield, Ill., and later when Vann was ordained and installed as bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fort … [Read more...]

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