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Pell’s last chance
Cardinal George Pell appeals sex-abuse convictions to Australia's highest court

Cardinal George Pell has submitted an application for leave to appeal his conviction to the Australian High Court, following the August 21 decision by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to uphold his conviction for child sexual abuse. Sources close to

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2019-09-18T09:34:05-07:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |12 Comments

‘Equivalent to taking 44 cars off the road for one year’
Solar carport under construction at San Bernardino Pastoral Center

You might be sick of high temperatures and the summer sun but diocesan leaders say, ‘let there be light!’ That’s because the Pastoral Center is joining a growing list of local parishes that are harnessing the region’s abundant sunshine

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2019-09-17T08:27:31-07:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: , |8 Comments

Pope Francis says life sentences rob prisoners of hope
“Never deprive one of the right to start over”

In an audience with penitentiary staff and prison chaplains, Pope Francis said Saturday that sentencing prisoners to life imprisonment diminishes their “right to hope.” “It is up to every society … to ensure that the penalty does not compromise

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2019-09-17T08:10:17-07:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |26 Comments

San Jose diocese hosts Welcoming and Commissioning Day
Annual event held at Church of the Transfiguration with the theme “Stay with Us”

A long-standing tradition in the Diocese of San José took place on September 5 when the annual Welcoming and Commissioning Day was held at the Church of the Transfiguration. This year’s theme was “Stay with Us.” The day-long event

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2019-09-17T07:52:57-07:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |0 Comments

What will Newsom do?
California bishops ask governor to veto bill requiring state universities to provide medical abortions

California legislators passed a bill Friday that would require all state universities to offer medication abortions, despite the objections of pro-life leaders. In a Sept. 16 statement, Andrew Rivas, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, encouraged California Governor

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2019-09-17T08:31:11-07:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |5 Comments

U.S. not the only source of heartburn for pope
Francis to reporters on papal plane: “Criticism comes not only from the Americans, they’re coming from all over”

Responding to a mini-fracas set off by his recent declaration that he considers it “an honor when Americans are attacking me,” Pope Francis told reporters during an inflight news conference Tuesday that the U.S. is not his only source

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2019-09-15T18:06:03-07:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |15 Comments

Truth, Beauty and Goodness Project begins Tuesday in San Francisco
Brainchild of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has its origins in ancient Greek philosophy, Judeo-Christian spiritual tradition

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Marc Benioff and Ron Conway invite you to attend the launch of the Truth, Beauty and Goodness Project With special guest, Father Paul Murray, OP Tuesday, September 17 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM Salesforce Tower in

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2019-09-15T17:34:54-07:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: , |2 Comments

Pasadena City College student grew up with Jesus Christ and Vishnu
"No one religion can be correct because there's just so many of them"

California Catholic Daily reporter, Mary Rose, visits a California college each week and asks students about God, good, and evil. Interview with Mariam, who is studying business administration, in the Pasadena City College Quad on August 28, 2019. Mary Rose/

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2019-09-16T09:40:50-07:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Inquiring Minds|Tags: |2 Comments

Registration begins for those alleging clergy sex-abuse
Independent compensation program sponsored by six California dioceses will start registering those who claim to be victims on Monday, Sept. 16

The following is an excerpt from a letter from Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange, published by OC Catholic: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In May, together with Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Dioceses of

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2019-09-14T20:37:53-07:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |5 Comments

Special TLM at San Diego cathedral
Masses spearheaded by the Brothers of the Little Oratory

A special Solemn High Mass for the Feast of St. Matthew will be sung in St. Joseph's Cathedral, 1535 Third Avenue, in downtown San Diego, on 21 September, 2019 at 10 a.m. Music for the Mass will feature the

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2019-09-16T05:31:55-07:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |5 Comments