America Magazine editor appointed to handle Pope’s twitter, Vatican radio, website and tv

Father James Martin, S.J. has personally expressed views that contradict Church teaching on his own Twitter account

Father James Martin, America Magazine‘s editor-at-large, has been appointed by Pope Francis as a consultant to the Vatican’s department for communications — a job that includes manning the Vatican radio, website, tv, and popular papal twitter handle. [CCD editor's note: as this is not a full-time position, Fr. Martin has said he will be staying in New York with America … [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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Santa Clara University gets $100 million gift

The gift is the largest in Santa Clara’s 166-year history and ranks as the second-largest gift ever to a Catholic university

The patriarch and matriarch of one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent families in real-estate development and philanthropy, John A., ’60, and Susan Sobrato, have made a gift of $100 million to Santa Clara University to help create the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation. This “campus within a campus” will be designed to promote cross-disciplinary exploration to enhance … [Read more...]

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What do the bishops have to say?

California Catholic Daily exclusive: “Queer Migration” at USF Film Festival

From March 31 to April 2, the University of San Francisco is hosting its 14th Annual “Human Rights Film Festival.”  The festival was covered by CalCatholic in the 2007 article “Films Gay, Lesbian, Transsexual, and Murderous: Jesuit University says pro-abortion documentary celebrates ‘the power of the human spirit and intellect to prevail.’” This year’s festival indicates … [Read more...]

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New Santa Clara theology dean opened IgnatianQ Conference


California Catholic Daily exclusive: Conference creates 'safe spaces' for students at Jesuit institutions who are involved with LGBTQ work

On March 24, CalCatholic published a press release from the Jesuit Santa Clara University announcing the appointment of Kevin O’Brien, SJ, as the new Dean of their School of Theology. Prior to his appointment, Fr. O’Brien had served as the Vice President for Mission and Ministry at the Jesuit Georgetown University. A CalCatholic commenter immediately pointed out: “Last year, … [Read more...]

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Santa Clara’s Jesuit School of Theology gets new dean

Kevin O’Brien, S.J., currently at Georgetown, will take new post on August 1

The following comes from a March 22 Santa Clara University press release: Kevin O’Brien, S.J., an experienced ministerial leader with a background in theology, philosophy, and law, will be the new dean of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (JST-SCU). Fr. O’Brien, a Jesuit priest and Georgetown University’s Vice President for Mission and Ministry, will … [Read more...]

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Jesuit Superstar to lead Advent mission at San Francisco parish

Father Fessio to discuss Ratzinger’s ‘Spirit of the Liturgy’ at Star of the Sea

On December 7, 8, and 9, Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio will lead an Advent Parish Mission at San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Church. The mission’s general theme will be “entering more fully into the Advent mysteries with the liturgy,” and Father Fessio will "present and comment on what [he believes] is the most profound book on the Mass ever written: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s … [Read more...]

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USF student newspaper unanimously supports assisted suicide

No one on the Jesuit school's newspaper staff thinks government should intrude - except when it comes to gay marriage and Obamacare

The following comes from an October 16 Creative Minority Report blog post by Rebecca Taylor: The University of San Francisco (USF) is my alma mater. My name is on a plaque in the chemistry office for my academic exploits while I was there. Along with a degree in chemistry, I also got a whopping student loan debt that may never get paid off, but that is another topic for … [Read more...]

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Jesuit school celebrates gay marriage ruling on social media

USF says they don't have an official position on SCOTUS decision; somehow, it doesn't seem so

The following comes from a June 30 Campus Reform article by Mariana Barillas: The University of San Francisco (USF), a Jesuit Catholic institution, celebrated the Supreme Court’s opinion on same-sex marriage on Twitter last week. The university’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts features a number of postings about the Obergefell v. Hodges decision and the San … [Read more...]

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Am I listening to a Catholic priest?

Father James Martin tells Santa Clara University grads that "being holy means being you"

The following comes from a June 13 Santa Clara University press release: In a speech that sounded straight out of “The Colbert Report,” where he was a frequent guest, nationally known Jesuit, Catholic author and commentator James Martin, S.J., entertained and inspired the Santa Clara University graduating class Saturday morning, with advice that was part pastoral, part … [Read more...]

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