Marymount California University abruptly abandons Lakeside campus

Catholic school drops plans for Northern California campus, cites low enrollment

Nearly five years after Marymount California University celebrated the signing of a lease to use the Lucerne Castle as its Northern California campus, university officials abruptly ordered an exit from the facility without giving prior notice to students, staff, partner organizations or the county of Lake, which owns the building. It’s a move that local leaders call both … [Read more...]

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LMU graduates to serve critical need in parishes

Loyola Marymount University program prepares graduates to handle the responsibilities of a parish business manager

Catholics who add money to the collection baskets at Mass know that these donations allow the parish to keep the lights on, cool the church and make necessary repairs. But there are essential workers behind the scenes, in addition to the priests, who often go uncredited for ensuring that these resources are administered fairly and effectively, while at the same time meeting … [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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Two kinds of graduation speeches

Young people to tell others how to run their lives

The following comes from a May 31 story by Father James Schall, S.J. on Mercatornet.com. The economist Thomas Sowell recently gave a brief reflection on the general tenor of commencement speeches in our major universities. Most addresses left much to be desired. Sowell found two general types of graduation speeches. The first type is “shameless self-advertising by people in … [Read more...]

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Puzzling

Why are feds taking so long to act on forced Calif. abortion insurance?

The following comes from a March 4 story on the website of the Cardinal Newman Society. California’s coercive abortion mandate—which would force two Catholic universities and other organizations to violate their beliefs and provide health coverage for elective abortions—is still under investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and some are criticizing … [Read more...]

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Loyola Marymount abortion fight hits the New York Times

The following comes from an Oct. 6 story in the New York Times. To read Cal Catholic stories from the summer that detail the start of this fight, click on the dates: July 17, August 12, August 18. Not three weeks have passed since Pope Francis said the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion, declaring, “We have to find a new balance.” But on the campus of Loyola … [Read more...]

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Loyola Marymount drops abortion coverage

The following comes from an August 9 story on the website of the Cardinal Newman Society. Loyola Marymount University has told the Cardinal Newman Society that it will drop its employee insurance coverage of abortion but retain its coverage of contraceptives, following protests from a faithful Catholic professor and just prior to publication of a Newman Society report … [Read more...]

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