San Bernardino victims remembered

After Mass, a small bell installed in the back of the church was rung after each victim’s name was read

The following comes from a December 9 Angelus article by R.W. Dellinger: During the first anniversary of the Dec. 2 terrorist attack last year in San Bernardino, a Mass of Remembrance and Healing was celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery in nearby Colton. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Rutilio del Riego presided at the liturgy held in the mausoleum’s All Souls Chapel … [Read more...]

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A different kind of prayer warrior

Priest travels the streets of San Francisco to pray for homicide victims where they were killed

The following comes from a November 1 Christian Today article by Andre Mitchell: A Roman Catholic priest has been going around the city of San Francisco, California for the past four years to pray for those killed in the streets. Rev. Michael Quinn from the Archdiocese of San Francisco has made it his mission to say prayers and sprinkle holy water on city streets that … [Read more...]

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“It is time for us to end the death penalty”

Archbishop Jose Gomez explains why Church now favors abolition of the ultimate punishment for crime

The following comes from a September Angelus article written by Archbishop Jose Gomez: On the ballot this Nov. 8 in California is Proposition 62. This proposition would repeal the death penalty in our state and would make life in prison without parole the maximum punishment that could be imposed for crimes of murder. My brother bishops and I in the California Catholic … [Read more...]

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Another priest killed in Mexico

Fifteen priests have been murdered in Mexico in less than four years

The following comes from a September 26 Catholic News Agency article by Elise Harris: Less than a week after two Catholic priests in Mexico were found murdered after having been abducted from their parishes, the body of a third slain priest, Fr. José Alfredo López Guillén, has been found. Fr. López Guillén, pastor of Janamuato in Mexico’s central state of Michoacan, was … [Read more...]

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ISIS names Pope Francis its ultimate enemy

In its monthly publication Dabiq, ISIS described Pope Francis as a "non-believer" and accused him of defending homosexuals

The following comes from a September 4 Christian Daily article by Lorraine Caballero : The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has named Pope Francis as its number one enemy and has criticized the Catholic Church leader for pursuing "dialogue with moderate Islam." In its monthly publication Dabiq, ISIS described Pope Francis as a "non-believer" and accused him of … [Read more...]

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Bishop Soto on recent spate of violence

The parable of the Good Samaritan echoes in the succession of recent tragedies

The following statement was adapted from the homily Bishop Soto gave Sunday, July 10 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament: The story of the Good Samaritan from last Sunday is a well-known Christian parable (Lk 10:25-37). Few people, Christian or non- Christians, would not be familiar with Jesus’ story about the man who fell victim to robbers and then was later saved and … [Read more...]

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Chaldean Catholic communities flourish in the American southwest

California has grown into a major hub for Christians fleeing Iraq

The following comes from a CNEWA article by Joyce Coronel: Zinah Marzana’s blue-green eyes fill with tears as she recalls the moment her life changed forever. It was December, and she was holding her infant son as her husband, Zergo, drove along the road outside Tel Kaif in northern Iraq’s Nineveh Plain. Her brother sat in the front seat beside her husband. Somehow, they’d … [Read more...]

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