International Latin superstars to highlight Catholic music festival

'Christ Fest 2017' scheduled for campus of Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove

An unprecedented all-Hispanic evening of contemporary Christian rock/pop music complemented by traditional mariachi and cross-over operatic and inspirational performances by top-billing artists comes to the beautiful 34-acre Christ Cathedral campus, Friday, Sept 8. Offering in Spanish something for everyone, the performance menu features No. 1 Latin hit maker Christian pop … [Read more...]

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“Music from the Tower”

New radio program on liturgical music hosted by John Romeri, Christ Cathedral's organist and director of music

Christ Cathedral’s music program is making a big impact, not only in the Diocese of Orange, but also throughout the West Coast – thanks to a new program airing on Immaculate Heart Radio. “Music from the Tower,” produced in the Tower of Hope studios located on the Christ Cathedral campus, airs at 9 p.m. Saturdays on local stations KHJ 930 AM and KCEO 1000 AM. Its aim, says … [Read more...]

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Priests also need prayers

Founded in the Diocese of Orange, the Foundation of Prayer for Priests has become an international apostolate

The Foundation of Prayer for Priests (FPP), an international apostolate, materialized in 2013 out of a void that co-founder and Diocese of Orange parishioner Kathleen Beckman saw in this era of the New Evangelization: to protect the Church’s spiritual leaders with prayer. Ms. Beckman co-founded FPP with Monsignor Stephen Doktorczyk, JCD, Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of … [Read more...]

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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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