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Narrow escape for 80 Sisters of St. Joseph
Officials keep retired nuns sheltered in community room of their Brentwood residence while firefighters battle blaze on surrounding hillsides

As the Getty fire raged and the sound of sirens echoed around them Monday morning, dozens of women gathered in the community room at Carondelet Center, a nursing home in Brentwood, where the Sisters of St. Joseph live. But Monday was not

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2019-10-30T12:38:12-08:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |3 Comments

Filipino seminarians make up a fifth of the student body
St. Patrick's Seminary celebrates Philippine's patron saint

On Sept. 27, the St. Patrick’s Seminary & University community celebrated the feast day of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, the patron saint of the Philippines and the Filipino people, with a procession, Mass and traditional Filipino feast.  San

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2019-10-30T05:38:47-08:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Immigration|Tags: |2 Comments

Biden denied Communion for supporting abortion
South Carolina priest: "Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching”

A South Carolina Catholic priest denied Holy Communion to  presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday, because of the candidate’s support for legal abortion. Fr. Robert Morey, pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina,

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2019-10-29T11:50:30-08:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |26 Comments

Who’s in favor of women deacons?
In first for a U.S. bishop, San Diego's Robert McElroy declares himself sympathetic to the idea

San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said he supports allowing women to serve as deacons in the Catholic Church, in what appears as the first such public disclosure of a U.S. prelate since Pope Francis reopened consideration of the history

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2019-10-29T14:46:33-08:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |17 Comments

Not a surprise
Recommendation to allow married priests passes Amazon Synod by vote of 128-41

The meeting for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region has approved a final document which calls for the ordination of married men as priests and for women to be considered for diaconal ordination. One of the document’s

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2019-10-28T07:50:01-08:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |16 Comments

LA Southwest College student just knows God’s real
Janiesha knows what she believes; Jessica has some questions

California Catholic Daily reporter, Mary Rose, visits a California college each week and asks students about God, good, and evil. Interviews with Janiesha, who is studying nursing, outside the LA Southwest College Bookstore; and with Jessica, who is studying child development,

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2019-10-28T09:03:54-08:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Inquiring Minds|Tags: |0 Comments

How to love your enemy
Survivor of Rwandan genocide discusses forgiveness with 6000 Catholic middle and high school students from Los Angeles archdiocese

Earlier this month, Immaculee Ilibagiza, a Rwandan genocide survivor, gave her personal testimony on how to “Love Your Enemy.” She spoke to a packed crowd of more than 6,000 Catholic middle and high school students from the LA Archdiocese

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2019-10-25T11:46:45-08:00October 26th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: |7 Comments

Relics of love
Relics of Saints Maria Goretti and Thérèse of Lisieux donated to St. Polycarp Parish in Stanton

Their bodies were frail, but their spirits were strong and pure. And now Saints Maria Goretti and Thérèse of Lisieux are connected to St. Polycarp Catholic Church in Stanton in both body and spirit.  The physical connection to the two saints from the late 19th

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2019-10-25T05:53:42-08:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |3 Comments

We’re not going broke
In response to a book published Oct. 21 that claims the Holy See is facing a serious cash shortage, Vatican says it's not on the verge of financial collapse

Bishop Galantino (photo LifeSiteNews) The head of the Vatican’s sovereign asset management body has insisted that the Holy See is not headed for financial “collapse.” Bishop Nunzio Galantino made the comments in response to a book published on

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2019-10-24T14:46:26-08:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: |3 Comments

Dramatic increase in suicide rate for young people
CDC report finds that suicides among children aged 10 through 14 nearly tripled from 2007 to 2017

The suicide rate among children aged 10 through 14 has nearly tripled from 2007 to 2017, while the suicide rate among older teenagers has increased by 76 percent between 2007 and 2017, new federal data show.  According to a

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2019-10-24T08:15:15-08:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: |0 Comments