Archives for February 2018

Exhibit highlights future Our Lady of La Vang Shrine

Newly-opened exhibit at Christ Cathedral Cultural Center details the history of Vietnamese-American Catholics in Orange County

A  new exhibit highlighting the future Our Lady of La Vang Shrine has been unveiled at the Christ Cathedral Cultural Center.   The shrine, designed by architects Aaron Torrence and Trung Quoc Tran, will be located in the northeastern portion of the Christ Cathedral Campus in Garden Grove and honors an  apparition in 1798 of the Virgin Mary holding the infant Jesus, to … [Read more...]

St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church

Name of Church St. Nicholas Byzantine Church Address 9112 Oleander Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335 Phone number (909) 822-9917 Website Worship Schedule Sunday Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m. Weekdays, 9 a.m. Confessions 30 minutes before liturgies. Names of priests Fr. Stephen Casmus, administrator. Fr. Casmus had an engineering career (as a deacon) … [Read more...]

“Why do we insist on receiving Communion standing and on the hand?”

Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, says widespread Communion in the hand is part of Satan’s attack on the Eucharist

The head of the Vatican department overseeing liturgy is summoning the Catholic faithful to return to receiving Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling. In the preface to a new book on the subject, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, writes: “The most insidious diabolical attack consists in trying to extinguish faith in the Eucharist, by … [Read more...]

Sen. Richard Durbin banned from Holy Communion by his bishop

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois says the senator is in violation of Canon 915 for his support of abortion, continues policy put in place by Diocese of Orange Bishop Kevin Vann when he was Durbin's pastor

Statement from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki on Senate Failure to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Children’s Act: I agree completely with His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, who called the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection … [Read more...]

“I was struck by how joyful everyone was”

Student from San Jose State University's pro-life club, Spartans for Life, reflects on her first time participating in the West Coast Walk for Life

I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, stretched, and popped out of bed. What would today be like, I wondered? Today would be my first time to walk the West Coast Walk for Life. The sun was barely up when our San Jose State University student club, Spartans for Life, gathered on January 27. As we piled into a van for the drive to San Francisco, the excitement was tangible. We were … [Read more...]

Papal confidant calls for Raymond Arroyo’s head

Father Antonio Spadaro retweets call for EWTN to be severely censured “until they get rid of Raymond Arroyo” following coverage of Spadaro speech at Georgetown University

Papal confidante Father Antonio Spadaro retweeted a call for EWTN to be severely censured “until they get rid of Raymond Arroyo.” The call for an “interdict” to be imposed on the Catholic media empire started by Mother Angelica came from Anthony Annett, Assistant to the Director at the International Monetary Fund’s Communications Department. An interdict is essentially one … [Read more...]

U.S. bishops announce “National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers”

Faithful asked to call their elected representatives in Congress on Monday, Feb. 26, to protect Dreamers from deportation, to provide them a path to citizenship, and to avoid any damage to existing protections for families

  Late last week, the Senate failed to achieve the 60 votes needed to move forward with debate on legislation to provide relief to Dreamers. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' president, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB vice president, and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, chairman of the USCCB Committee on … [Read more...]

An overview of the Seven Deadly Sins

Msgr. Charles Pope: "It is valuable to name and begin to understand these deep drives of sin within us because the more we do so the more we can grow in self-knowledge"

Do you know what the Seven Deadly Sins are? It is valuable to name and begin to understand these deep drives of sin within us because the more we do so the more we can grow in self-knowledge. Further, it helps us to “know their moves” and gain mastery over them. As they stir deep within us we can recognize evidence of this and begin to take greater authority over them. Too … [Read more...]

Santa Clara priest: we must demand stricter gun control

Fr. Gerald Coleman, adjunct professor at Santa Clara University, says that more guns means more violence

Commentary by Fr. Gerald Coleman, adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Pastoral Ministries at Santa Clara University. On Ash Wednesday of this year, a horrible tragedy occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people were killed. On the following day, an 11-year-old girl was arrested for writing a threatening and vulgar letter … [Read more...]

“A modernist and subjectivist way of interpreting the Catholic faith”

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, rejects idea of ‘paradigm shift’ in Catholic doctrine

Cardinal Gerhard Müller rejects the notion of a “paradigm shift” in Church teaching, in an essay for First Things. In an unusual public disagreement among prominent cardinals, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith takes issue with the use of a term (“paradigm shift”) that was used by the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, with … [Read more...]