Taking a break

The following is by Tom Burke of Catholic San Francisco: “On the Street Where You Live” has appeared in every issue of Catholic San Francisco during its now 20 years of publication. My love of the theater and its music is what led me to suggest the title, grabbing the idea from “My Fair Lady’s” … [Read More...]

Reminiscent of the great monasteries of Europe

On rugged hillside in Silverado Canyon – where hawks circle overhead and the wind whistles through the branches of California live oak trees – workers are constructing a massive stone abbey.    Reminiscent of the great monasteries of Europe, the long, Romanesque-style church has a 100-foot bell … [Read More...]

Is there a priest in the house?

By the time someone realized that staff, volunteers, and crew members participating in the Long Beach Grand Prix needed someone to celebrate Mass for them on Palm Sunday, it seemed that every priest in the San Pedro Pastoral Region was unavailable.  Except for one: Bishop Marc Trudeau, the region’s … [Read More...]

LA archdiocese agrees to record-breaking sex abuse settlement

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $8 million to a teenager who was sexually abused and kidnapped by a teacher at her Catholic high school. The teenager's attorney, David Ring, said that the settlement — finalized by a court last week — is the largest that the … [Read More...]

Teacher: Union dues used to push abortion in public schools

Teacher Rebecca Friedrichs said California’s unions are using financial dues to push a “hard left” policy of abortion in public schools, during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “You’ve had another guest on [referring to  who’s told you a little bit about that sex ed, forcing teachers to … [Read More...]

A church on wheels

The Hispanic population makes up roughly half of the nearly 10 million people in Los Angeles County. This makes the county the largest Hispanic population among all American counties – and there isn’t a close second. As a recent report by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation … [Read More...]

Sacramento diocese publishes outside speaker guidelines

The following is an excerpt from what was published in the April 15, 2019 edition of Weekly Diocesan News from the Office of the Bishop, without explanation: Diocese of Sacramento Guidelines for Selecting Outside Speakers Parishes, Movements, Apostolic Groups, Catholic Schools It is the … [Read More...]

Bishop Robert Barron describes Notre Dame blaze as “a real personal loss for me”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8uXrIKt70Y It was in the car somewhere between Santa Barbara and downtown Los Angeles that Bishop Robert Barron got the news that the legendary Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris had caught fire.  "It is heartrending," Barron said in an interview with Angelus News just … [Read More...]

“The show is filled with the seven deadly sins every moment”

With the final season of "Game of Thrones" premiering April 14, St. Dominic Parish in San Francisco hosted a panel to discuss a Catholic approach to watching the hit television show.  Dominican Father Isaiah Mary Molano, St. Dominic's parochial vicar, along with the parish's adult faith formation … [Read More...]

Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Catholics around the world watched with horror as the roof of Cathedrale Notre-Dame was engulfed with flames on Monday afternoon. The blaze began shortly after the church closed for visitors, and everyone was evacuated safely, though the entirety of the roof collapsed into the church. Here are five … [Read More...]

Rio Hondo College: miracles happen

Interviews with Maria Urbina and with Gildra, who is studying anthropology, took place in the Upper Quad and Lower Quads, respectively, at Rio Hondo College in Whittier on March 18, 2019. Maria California Catholic Daily: Do you consider yourself religious? Maria: Yeah. I consider myself … [Read More...]

“California should under no circumstances be encouraging or funding abortions”

Policy committees have been very active the past few weeks and important bills are receiving their initial examination by California lawmakers. Thank you to all who have generously responded to our action alerts and sent letters to legislators. There are victories and much work to be done. … [Read More...]

Navy chaplain who prayed outside San Diego Planned Parenthood named bishop

In 1988, Joseph Coffey was in Germany, selling Japanese cars to American soldiers, and “having a good time, not really not knowing what my future was going to be.” On March 25, he was ordained in Washington’s Shrine of the Immaculate Conception as an auxiliary bishop for the military archdiocese of … [Read More...]

Holy Week activities planned in Sacramento diocese

Bishop Jaime Soto and Bishop Emeritus William K. Weigand will preside over a full schedule of Holy Week and Easter liturgies. All services will be held at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th St. in downtown Sacramento. On Palm Sunday, April 14, Bishop Weigand will be the … [Read More...]