LMU president cancels summer institute on Catholic identity

Week-long seminar helped faculty gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of the Jesuit university; no reason for cancellation yet

Since the time of Father Thomas P. O’Malley, S.J., the President of LMU has sponsored a week-long summer seminar for faculty to help them gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of LMU. This annual event, sponsored since 1996, once provided a collegial setting in which to explore an aspect of LMU’s ethos as a Catholic, Jesuit-Marymount university.   It was one of … [Read more...]

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‘A physical manifestation of the act of practicing love’

'A physical manifestation of the act of practicing love'

Any Yelp-savvy person looking for a coffee shop in the midst of USC’s surrounding urban streets may be lured by extensive positive reviews and a four-and-a-half star-rating to a little café dozens of reviewers call “an oasis.” Located behind St. Agnes Korean Catholic Church, the Ignatius Café is very easy to miss. Located near the bustling intersection of Adams Blvd. and … [Read more...]

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Katy Perry wins court battle with nuns

Judge clears way for former convent to go to the singer; meanwhile, Perry takes selfie with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards

A Los Angeles judge has once again paved the way for Katy Perry to buy her dream home — a nun’s convent. Judge Stephanie Bowick ruled Wednesday that the California Institute of the Sisters, controlled by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, has clear title to the property and so is free to complete the sale to Perry, who had been competing with local restaurateur Dana … [Read more...]

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LMU ethics professor appointed consultant to U.S. bishops

Professor Christopher Kaczor named as one of four doctrinal consultants to the USCCB's doctrine committee

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has appointed philosophy professor Christopher Kaczor as a doctrinal consultant to its Doctrine Committee. Kaczor will be one of four doctrinal consultants who advise the U.S. Catholic bishops as they shape church policy and teaching. Kaczor will serve as the committee’s primary consultant on ethics. Kaczor is a … [Read more...]

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New ministry in LA for family members of gays and lesbians

Will be the only Catholic support group in the diocese in line with church teaching

The following is an email that was sent to California Catholic Daily this week: Dear CalCatholic,  I am a regular reader and faithful committed Catholic. I am also a mother of an adult who is living in a same sex relationship. Last year you ran my story (written by Joseph Sciambra) of finding no help in the LA archdiocese except for gay affirming ministries: How … [Read more...]

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Fear, uncertainty and terror

LA Archbishop José Gomez criticizes Trump administration's immigration policy at World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto

Fear, uncertainty and terror are part of the immigrant experience in Los Angeles, Archbishop José H. Gomez said Feb. 17 during a panel on immigration at a Vatican-sponsored conference. The fear has continued to spread since the election of President Donald Trump, he said, reporting that many children at archdiocesan Catholic schools are afraid they’ll go home one afternoon … [Read more...]

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Sacramento bishop says sanctuary cities won’t solve the problem

Bishop Jaime Soto: "we need a public discussion among elected officials about immigration reform as a reasonable alternative to the prevailing hysteria on the issue"

Immigrant families in Sacramento and around the country are trembling. They worry their families will be broken up, that their homes, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods will be recklessly invaded and that as many as 2 million people in California may be deported. Some concerned leaders have invoked the term “sanctuary,” seeking to shelter immigrants and their families from … [Read more...]

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