Historic St. Francis of Assisi Church, Bend, Oregon

Spires were planned but never added

Name of Church Historic St. Francis of Assisi Church Address 494 NW Lava Road (corner of Franklin & Lava), downtown Bend, Oregon (the newer, larger church, with the parish office, is located at 2450 NE 27th Street, Bend, Oregon, about four miles away) Phone number 541-382-3631 Website www.stfrancisbend.org Mass times Sundays, 1 p.m., Latin Tridentine Mass; with … [Read more...]

Los Angeles City College: We can’t actually say that there is sin

Inquiring Minds - fifth in a series

California Catholic Daily's reporter, Mary Rose, visits a California college each week and ask students about God, good, and evil in “Inquiring Minds.” Kyle, pre-nursing major from Manila, The Philippines Outside the Los Angeles City College Student Union December 4 Do you consider yourself religious? Kyle: Yeah. How does that affect your life? Kyle: Maybe I … [Read more...]

Los Angeles City College: I think I’m going to go to heaven

Inquiring Minds - fourth in a series

Dear Reader, California colleges are battlefields for student minds. Students’ hearts yearn for the truth, but where will they find it? Our reporter, Mary Rose, will chronicle this battle. She will visit a California college each week and ask students about God, good, and evil. Below is the fourth installment of California Catholic Daily’s new feature, … [Read more...]

St. Thomas Church, Redmond, Oregon

Family rosary group plua daily and pro-life rosaries

Name of Church St. Thomas Address 1720 NW 19th Street, Redmond, OR 97756 Phone number (541) 923-3390 Website www.stthomasredmond.com Mass times Saturday vigil 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 10 a.m.; noon (Spanish). Weekdays (except Wednesday): 8 a.m. Wednesday, 6 p.m. First Saturday, 8 a.m. Confessions Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. and by … [Read more...]

Los Angeles sheriff attends Mass with inmates

Sheriff Alex Villanueva joins prisoners at Men's Central Jail for Christmas Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jose Gomez

On Christmas Day, the front pew of the jail chapel was empty — reserved for Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his entourage. But when Villanueva arrived, he chose a spot near the back. The VIP pew eventually was filled by some of the nearly 200 inmates who had gathered to celebrate Mass with the archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose H. Gomez, at Men’s Central Jail. The … [Read more...]

Public opinion of clergy plummets

Gallup Poll says score for clergy is the lowest since it began asking the question in 1977

Americans' view of the honesty and ethics of clergy has fallen to an all-time low in a ranking of different professions released by Gallup. The Gallup poll, conducted between Dec. 3-12 of 1,025 U.S. adults, found that only 37 percent of respondents had a "very high" or "high” opinion of the honesty and ethical standards of clergy. Forty-three percent of people gave them an … [Read more...]

Down Syndrome to be focus of San Diego Walk for Life

Those affected are disproportionately threatened by abortion

The upcoming San Diego Walk for Life will shine a spotlight on a community that is disproportionately threatened by abortion: those with Down syndrome. Recent studies have shown that three-quarters of pregnant women in the United States and more than 90 percent of their counterparts in some European countries will choose abortion if prenatal testing suggests that their unborn … [Read more...]

West LA College: I’ll figure out if there’s an afterlife if I have time

Inquiring Minds - third in a series

Dear Reader, California colleges are battlefields for student minds. Students’ hearts yearn for the truth, but where will they find it? Our reporter, Mary Rose, will chronicle this battle. She will visit a California college each week and ask students about God, good, and evil. Below is the third installment of California Catholic Daily’s new feature, … [Read more...]

Suspended New York priest has California ties

Father Donald G. Timone, 84, suspended from ministry and under investigation by Archdiocese of New York, was chaplain and teacher at John Paul the Great Catholic University

The Archdiocese of New York has suspended a priest who had continued his clerical duties despite two settlements paid for allegations of sexual abuse of teenage boys. The Rev. Donald G. Timone, 84, is the subject of an internal investigation by the archdiocese, but had continued to celebrate Mass in New York and California, more than a year and a half after an archdiocesan … [Read more...]

Anti-Catholic bigotry on Senate Judiciary Committee?

California Sen. Kamala Harris raised concerns that membership in Knights of Columbus might disqualify nominee to federal bench

A judicial nominee faced questions from Senators this month about whether membership in the Knights of Columbus might impede his ability to judge federal cases fairly. The Knights of Columbus say that no candidate for public office should have to defend his membership in a Catholic service organization. Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) raised concerns … [Read more...]