Diving deeper into the faith through reading

First meeting of recently formed OC Catholic Book Club discusses “Father Benedict: The Spiritual and Intellectual Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI”

Book club is in session. The first meeting of the new OC Catholic Book Club took place at Christ Cathedral’s Freed Theater recently—where all were invited to learn and discuss the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI, just over a week after his 90th birthday. “How can we take what we discuss here back to our communities, families, and parishes? That’s the goal of this inaugural book … [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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Pilgrimage statue of Our Lady of Fatima at Christ Cathedral

Bishop Kevin Vann will join the faithful of Christ Cathedral Parish on May 13 to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Fatima; prayer before statue offers plenary indulgence

Bishop Kevin Vann and Fr. Christopher Smith will pray the rosary with the faithful of Christ Cathedral Parish on Saturday, May 13, as they celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Fatima and the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of our Blessed Virgin in Fatima. The special celebration in the Arboretum will include: Crowning of Mary, Procession, Rosary, consecration, Mass and … [Read more...]

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What do priests do with their free time?

They surf, restore classic cars, body surf, collect memorabilia, or engage in off-road motorcycling, according to Orange diocese's newspaper

We asked four Diocese of Orange priests about their outside interests. Here is what they said: Classic Resurrection Rev. Msgr. Douglas Cook's longtime passion for fixing up classic old cars comes from his father. “My dad worked on cars all the time,” says Msgr. Cook, rector of Holy Family Cathedral. “He was a very patient teacher and a talented mechanic.” These days, … [Read more...]

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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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