Archives for July 2017

Pro-abortion group targets pro-lifers in Congress for defeat

Emily's List, a group that aims to elect women who support abortion rights, has identified 50 congressional and Senate seats nationwide, including seven seats now held by California Republicans

Emily's List, the group that aims to elect women who support abortion rights, has identified 50 congressional and Senate seats nationwide as part of their "On Notice" program to flip seats in the midterm election. The group has identified seven California Republicans, the largest number of any state. They all occupy seats the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has … [Read more...]

San Diego Catholic Charities relocates to diocese’s pastoral center

Seventeen Catholic Charities staff members moved into the building on July 14 at the invitation of Bishop Robert McElroy

Offering possibilities for increased collaboration with the diocese, the administrative staff of Catholic Charities has found a new home at the diocesan Pastoral Center. Seventeen Catholic Charities staff members, including Executive Director Robert Moser, moved into the building on July 14 at the invitation of Bishop Robert W. McElroy. On July 17, the diocesan staff gathered … [Read more...]

Helping teens get to know the Lord

Archdiocese of Los Angeles sponsoring 'City of Saints Teen Conference' Aug. 4-6 at UCLA

Veteran youth minister David Calavitta says it’s good to know about Jesus Christ -- but it’s much better to actually know Him. Helping teenagers get to know the Lord is the primary purpose of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ City of Saints Teen Conference, Aug. 4-6, at UCLA, he adds. Calavitta will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, and brings to his role a passion … [Read more...]

Supporting a daughter’s vocation to religious life

Vicar for religious for Diocese of Orange says parents can assist in discernment process

As parents, we want the best for our children. Nonetheless it is a challenge for us to support a daughter when she decides to pursue religious life.  In fact, one-third of women entering religious life were discouraged to do so by their mothers, according to a 2014 study released by Georgetown University, compared to just 11 percent of men considering the … [Read more...]

Baby left dead in hospital bathroom finally buried

Anonymous donor, with help from San Bernardino diocese, provides internment at Catholic cemetery

California Catholic Daily exclusive By Tom Davis It took two years, but an infant left dead and abandoned inside a restroom at a Palm Springs hospital has finally been laid to rest. On Thursday, July 27, Baby Girl Rose Herrera-Cornejo was buried at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery in Colton, while prayers were offered and baby pink roses fell on the small … [Read more...]

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Montecito

Name of Church Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Address 1300 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108 Phone number (805) 969-6868 Website Mass times Saturday vigil 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.; 10 a.m.; noon. Weekday and Saturday, 7:45 a.m. Confessions 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Music Adult, children’s and teen choirs Names of priests Fr. Lawrence … [Read more...]

San Jose bishop plans ‘town hall’ with young adults

Bishop Patrick McGrath will field questions at St. Martin of Tours parish on Aug. 2

All young adults in the Diocese are invited to a Summer Discussion Night, featuring Bishop Patrick McGrath at St. Martin of Tours church. Bishop McGrath has graciously offered to make himself available for an evening to listen to ideas and answer questions from young adults. Therefore, we will be presenting this discussion night as a Town Hall style (Q&A) session focused … [Read more...]

How a Redlands Catholic church got twenty people to come back to the faith

Holy Name of Jesus Parish began the Catholics Returning Home program not knowing what to expect

“We are here for you,” Deacon Mike Bellinder explains as he makes eye contact with those seated around a large wooden table. Looking back at him are men and women of different ages and backgrounds in a small, private room at The Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Redlands. They’ve joined Catholics Returning Home, a program designed to welcome back those who’ve lost connection to … [Read more...]

Meeting will focus on important role of Hispanic people in the Catholic Church

San Bernardino diocese expects more than a thousand to attend V Encuentro event

After months of parish level consultation and outreach, the Diocese will convene a gathering of more than a thousand people at Riverside City College on August 19 to discuss the important role of Hispanic people in the Catholic Church. This Diocesan V Encuentro event will welcome delegates from the faith communities of San Bernardino and Riverside counties to gather together … [Read more...]

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...]