Bells ring out to celebrate founding of California’s oldest mission

All five bells at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá were rung in unison on July 15 to mark 248th anniversary

With a resonant clanging that cut through the thick noonday heat, all five bells at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá were rung in unison Saturday to mark the founding of the oldest mission in the state. Even the oldest bell, the 805-pound Ave Maria Purisima, a massive crown-topped bell that was made in 1802, was rung. Only once a year — on the day celebrating the founding … [Read more...]

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Bishop McElroy aligns himself with Bishop McGrath

When it comes to the sacraments for those in same-sex marriages, San Diego bishop says he agrees with approach of San Jose bishop -- not that of Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois

Although response from Catholic clergy has been muted in the wake of Springfield, Illinois, Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s June 12 decree that prohibits Catholics in "same-sex 'marriage' " from receiving Communion, lay organizations have been vocal about their disdain for the decree. The decree bars Catholics in same-sex marriages from receiving Communion as well as from receiving … [Read more...]

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Before he goes

Father Perozich reflects on his ministry in San Diego, speculates on future of Church

The following follows up on our previous story, “Most courageous" parish priest plans to leave San Diego. In his 25 years as a priest, Father Richard Perozich worked with the diocesan advisory board on Natural Family Planning, started a Courage chapter for people with same-sex attraction seeking chastity, did prison ministry, worked on ecumenical and interfaith efforts, and … [Read more...]

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“Most courageous” parish priest plans to leave San Diego

Father Richard Perozich will retire from Immaculate Conception Church and live out the Benedict Option

A veteran clergyman described by an admirer as “the most courageous priest in our San Diego Diocese” warned at his pre-retirement party that although the priority of Christianity is saving souls, he was hearing more from prelates concerned about earthly matters than religious ones. Fr. Richard Perozich gave a farewell talk in early June to about 30 members of Ecclesia Militans … [Read more...]

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Transgender scholarship offered at Oceanside community college

Trans* Pride Scholarship at MiraCosta College will provide a $1,000 grant every year to a “transgender or gender nonconforming student or active ally to this community"

MiraCosta College is the first in the United States to endow a scholarship for a student who identifies with the transgender community. The endowed Trans* Pride Scholarship contributes to a large number of initiatives that MiraCosta College has in place to support and affirm sexual minorities. Each year, the fund will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a student. "Anyone, … [Read more...]

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“This could ruin your relationship”

A save in the last week of April in San Diego

Dear Pro-life friends, Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. Report from the fourth week of April, 2017 One of the counselors approached a car as it parked near the entrance to the … [Read more...]

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Students for Life weeklong event underway at University of San Diego

Each day will a different life issue will be spotlighted: Immigration, Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Abortion/Adoption and Suicide

An in-depth recognition of the preciousness, value, respect and dignity of life will be celebrated at the University of San Diego April 24-28 as the 11th annual L.I.F.E. (Life is For Everyone) Week is held and hosted by the University Ministry-sponsored Students for Life organization. The purpose of Students for Life's weeklong celebration is to educate the USD community on … [Read more...]

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