Adoration, confession, and worship for busy college students

Titan Catholic club at Cal State Fullerton to provide faith-filled opportunities on secular campus

For many college students, making time for God can be tough, especially during Lent. But the Titan Catholic club at Cal State Fullerton hopes to provide faith-filled opportunities among both students and alumni. With Masses, opportunities for Holy Confession, Adoration, Bible studies, discernment groups, and formation series happening weekly on campus, there’s something that … [Read more...]

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Orange diocese sends immigration precautions to all parishes

You don’t open the door - you ask to see a warrant under the door and you have a right to remain silent

Bishop Kevin Vann has sent a letter to all Diocese of Orange parishes directing them to be prepared in the event of an encounter with immigration enforcement officials at or near a church, school, hospital or clinic. The letter went out after reports of a van believed to belong to Immigration and Customs Enforcement was photographed on the Christ Cathedral campus Feb. 17. It … [Read more...]

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“Like demolishing a Renoir”

Seismic upgrade of iconic Tower of Hope on grounds of Christ Cathedral wins architectural award for its ingenuity, saving the 250-foot-high landmark from demolition

The iconic 250-foot Tower of Hope designed by famed mid-century architect Richard Neutra was honored recently by the prestigious American Society of Civil Engineers for its seismic upgrade work. Recognized as one of Neutra’s historically significant buildings, the Tower of Hope was built in 1968 by the Rev. Robert H. Schuller and immediately became a world-renowned landmark. … [Read more...]

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Lent is not an endurance test

Bishop Kevin Vann offers three ways to make the most of the Lenten season

For many Catholics, Lent has become something of an endurance test, not unlike children competing to hold their breath under water. People seek to deprive themselves in the same way, hoping that they can last all the way to Easter when they can breathe deeply and relax. The problem with this lies in the fact that while we may white knuckle our way to Easter, chances are that … [Read more...]

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Chinese New Year to be celebrated at Christ Cathedral

Mass will be followed by a traditional ancestry veneration ceremony

Orange County Chinese Catholics will celebrate the Chinese New Year on Sunday, Jan. 29. The 10:30 a.m. Mass will be led by Bishop Kevin Vann and will be followed by a traditional Chinese ancestry veneration ceremony. A colorful lion dance will be performed in the plaza of the Christ Cathedral campus to share the New Year joy and the symbolic good fortune act with the public. … [Read more...]

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CA dioceses losing staff to bishops’ conference, seminary

Dr. Margaret M. Turek led Oakland's Department of Faith Formation and Evangelization; Rev. Alfred Baca was pastor of St. Columban Church in Garden Grove

Dr. Margaret M. Turek, STD, will be leaving her position as director of the Department of Faith Formation and Evangelization to serve as professor of Dogmatic Theology and director of the Master’s in Arts (Theology) program at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University, Menlo Park. Her resignation is effective April 30. Dr. Turek led the Department of Faith Formation and … [Read more...]

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Orange diocese hosts homeless memorial service

The 193 homeless individuals who passed away in 2016 on the streets of Orange County due to illness, exposure or violence were remembered

It was a somber evening as the souls of 193 homeless individuals who in 2016 passed away on the streets of Orange County due to illness, exposure or violence were remembered at a pray service. Most of them did not receive a proper memorial at their passing. The Dec. 21 Homeless Persons’ Interfaith Memorial Service, held in the Arboretum at Christ Cathedral, was held on the … [Read more...]

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