Oakland bishop: “Everything you need to get to heaven is at your parish church”

In homily during pilgrimage to Lourdes, Bishop Michael Barber reflects on sin, suffering and the promise of eternal life

The following is by the Most Rev. Michael C. Barber, S.J. Bishop Barber took part in a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, with Order of Malta, to the shrine where Our Lady appeared in 1858. This is part of his May 8 homily from a Mass at Sacred Heart Parish Church in Lourdes. I had heard years ago about the Diocese of Arlington, and how they were ordaining so many young priests — … [Read more...]

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Orange Catholic Foundation conference on business and ethics a huge success

Record-breaking attendance nets more than $500,000 in financial assistance for students attending Catholic schools in Diocese of Orange

The Orange Catholic Foundation’s 15th Annual Conference on Business & Ethics opened Friday morning, May 12, to a capacity audience of 1,100 people at the Anaheim Hilton. More than 500 were logged on to view the live webcast. The keynote speaker, Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton, spoke candidly about the ups and downs of her personal, professional, and spiritual … [Read more...]

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Sulpicians say goodbye to St. Patrick’s Seminary

The Sulpicians informed Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Oct. 21, 2016 that they would be leaving St. Patrick’s, more than 500 attend farewell celebration

In a final tribute to their 118 years of service at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park, the Society of St. Sulpice, Province of the United States, the Sulpicians, hosted a farewell celebration May 13, with a prayer service and luncheon to officially end their history of staffing the school. More than 500 alumni, friends and supporters of the seminary … [Read more...]

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‘Woman priest’ to speak at Jesuit School of Theology

Mary Alice Nolan, who claims to have been ordained a Roman Catholic Woman Priest, will participate in panel discussion entitled "Women Responding to the Call to Ministry in the Church" at Berkeley campus

Part of a series of events at the Jesuit School of Theology on The Papal Commission on Women Deacons: On Tuesday, May 2, there will be a panel discussion on "Women Responding to the Call to Ministry in the Church" at the Gesu Chapel, Jesuit School of Theology. Reception to follow. This panel features women who have heard and responded to God’s call to ministry in various … [Read more...]

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He never imagined being a priest

Millennial couldn't resist God's call

In the city around him, Anthony Ferguson’s fellow millennials were just waking up, shaking off hangovers, checking messages on dating apps and getting ready to make their way in the world. But Ferguson was already out the door on this Friday morning — wearing the same black shirt and white collar he always wears — sitting in a chapel under the warm light streaming through … [Read more...]

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She didn’t participate in ‘A Day Without Women,’ and here’s why

"It seems paradoxical that women would absent themselves from paid work when it’s only recently in human history that so many of us can enjoy these opportunities"

The challenge for any “women’s movement” is to represent all women, and that’s the problem with today’s “A Day Without Women.” Not only does it ignore women who don’t support abortion, but it glosses over the experience of millions of women in the developing world who can’t afford to postpone their responsibilities. I’m one of those people who likes to read a book before … [Read more...]

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Jesuit named new rector of St. Patrick’s Seminary and University

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone appoints Rev. George F. Schultze, S.J., as president-rector

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Chancellor of the Board of Trustees of St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, has appointed Rev. George F. Schultze, S.J. as President-Rector and Vice Chancellor effective July 1, 2017. Fr. Schultze has been at St. Patrick’s since 2005, serving on the Seminary faculty, holding various administrative positions and serving as spiritual … [Read more...]

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