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Holy Pumpkin Carving Service
Cloistered nuns will carve pumpkins to order at Kensington monastery

The best-ever pumpkin harvest awaits visitors at the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Kensington from 3-6:30 p.m. Oct. 19. A display of pumpkins carved by the cloistered Sisters during their recreation time will offer the guests a

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2019-10-08T14:20:54-07:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: , |2 Comments

Music in terms anyone can understand
Ignatius Press offers 'The Sound of Beauty' by award-wining classical composer Michael Kurek

In a groundbreaking book that puts the more complicated aspects of music in terms anyone can understand and appreciate, award-wining classical composer Michael Kurek's new book, The Sound of Beauty, draws on decades of experience to deliver a must-read

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2019-10-03T07:48:21-07:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: , |7 Comments

“We’ve had a lot of people asking about them”
What has become of 10 statues inherited from former Crystal Cathedral?

When visitors and congregants think of the Christ Cathedral campus, visions naturally turn toward the iconic structures: Philip Johnson’s glass-encased cathedral, the bell tower and architecturally significant Richard Neutra and Richard Meier campus buildings.  But when the Diocese of Orange moved

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2019-09-22T19:33:04-07:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |3 Comments

How does Christ Cathedral compare to the world’s most famous churches?
One of the world’s largest centers of worship features modern architecture and modernistic sacred art

When Christ Cathedral was dedicated on July 17, it became the nation’s newest cathedral, albeit the only one that formerly housed America’s first megachurch.  After a $77-million transformation, Christ Cathedral – once known as the late Rev. Robert Schuller’s

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2019-09-18T13:28:30-07:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |7 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

It’s meant to be sung
Sacramento diocese offers workshops to teach priests how to sing the Preface and other parts of the Mass

To: All priests From: James Cavanagh, Director Date: August 15, 2019 Re: Singing the Preface and other parts of the Mass Music workshop for Priests: How to sing the Preface and other parts of the Mass 1. Tues. Sept.

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2019-09-11T12:22:53-07:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |7 Comments

“Tolton: From Slave to Priest”
Play that tells story of venerable Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American Catholic priest, coming soon to several venues in Sacramento diocese

The following is a letter posted on the Diocese of Sacramento website: In June we began a journey by kicking off the anti -racism initiative based on the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops Pastoral Letter against Racism called

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2019-09-06T20:44:00-07:00September 7th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |2 Comments

$300,000 renovation at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Martinez
During the $300,000 renovation, Masses are held in the parish hall

Parishes throughout the Diocese of Oakland are embarking on ambitious “Divine Renovation” plans to re-energize themselves and grow. Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, established three priorities to revitalize and evangelize the Church: improving the Sunday Mass experience, emphasizing the

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2019-09-02T20:42:41-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |21 Comments

Can tattoos be sacramentals?
Theologians and priests weigh in

The Carmelite scapular, carrying the powerful promise of escaping hell, is a popular devotion. But scapulars can be awkward under certain types of clothes or simply easy to forget in the morning. So, could a well-intentioned Catholic already enrolled

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2019-08-29T13:36:14-07:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |19 Comments

163 stations reaching an audience of 220 million
Relevant Radio spending $17.7 million to acquire 14 AM stations and 7 FM translators from Salem Media Group

Relevant Radio® has entered into an agreement with Salem Media Group (NASDAQ: SALM) to purchase nine AM stations and four FM translators in eight markets. Salem Media Group has agreed to sell stations to Relevant Radio in Boston, Atlanta,

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2019-08-18T19:48:30-07:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |5 Comments