Latin High Mass returns to Mission Santa Clara Church for an evening

Sung Mass celebrated on mostly-unused main altar at historic church on Santa Clara University campus

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Roseanne T. Sullivan: Forty-nine years ago, on the first Sunday of Advent of 1969, the new Mass was introduced to Roman Catholics, and the traditional Latin Mass was virtually banned. Although Pope Benedict XVI freed up its use in 2007 and it has since been celebrated more widely under the name “extraordinary form,” it is still rare to … [Read more...]

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Tell the truth, with love, bishop advises

Meeting of Respect Life ministry in Oakland diocese draws about 60 participants

Leaders in the Diocese of Oakland’s Respect Life ministry came together at the Cathedral of Christ the Light Parish Hall in Oakland Nov. 3 to hear from speakers, and from each other. About 60 participants were welcomed by Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, who thanked them for “being witnesses to the truth.” “One thing you can do in addition to being witnesses for life,” he … [Read more...]

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Bronze sculptures, mosaics, a spectacular tapestry and much more

Stunning artwork will adorn Christ Cathedral when it is dedicated next year

The Old Testament begins with the creation of the world. The New Testament begins with the coming of Jesus, the first seeds of Christianity. Faith is rooted in creation. As such, humankind has honored the Creator, while at the same time acting as His creative conduit through all manner of expression. This includes visual art. Some stunning new examples of contemporary sacred … [Read more...]

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Episcopal cathedral in San Francisco to host “Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite”

Composer says work is "a radical appropriation of a European, patriarchal tradition, the formal Latin Mass, which we reinterpret through the lens of the marginalized LGBTQ experience"

"Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite" will have its San Francisco premiere on Nov. 16 & 17 at Grace Cathedral. The piece is an evening-length choral work by singer-composer Holcombe Waller, created to honor those who have suffered persecution due to their sexual orientation or gender expression. "Requiem Mass" is presented by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in collaboration … [Read more...]

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Vida Nueva named best monthly Hispanic newspaper in U.S.

Official Spanish-language publication of Los Angeles archdiocese recognized by National Association of Hispanic Publications, wins numerous awards

Vida Nueva, the official monthly Spanish-language publication of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, was recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) as the best monthly Hispanic newspaper in the United States in 2018.  The publication won a total of 11 José Martí Media Awards, the oldest and largest Latino mainstream media contest in the nation, for its … [Read more...]

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Norbertines launch digital library from St. Michael’s Abbey

The Abbot’s Circle website includes video, podcasts and written reflections, as well as chant recordings and audio lectures and a documentary on the fathers called “City of Saints”

On any typical weekend, the white cassock-clad priests of the Norbertine order from St. Michael’s Abbey in southern California preach in about 35 parishes, sharing the fruits of their contemplative and communal life with the Church. As canons regular, they are religious priests who live in community and share a charism and common life of prayer. During the week, they are … [Read more...]

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Tomorrow: Silicon Valley bishop to discuss balance between technology and human person

Coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantú of San Jose will deliver lecture at Santa Clara University on Nov. 1 on establishing right relationship between the human person and technology

The new coadjutor bishop for the Catholic diocese at the epicenter of global technology— Coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantú of San Jose—will deliver the 2018 Santa Clara Lecture at Santa Clara University Nov. 1.  His lecture will discuss the art of mastering technology and establishing a right relationship between the human person (body, mind, and soul) and technology. The event … [Read more...]

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For the greater good of the Church

Fr. Joseph Fessio reflects 
on Ignatius Press’ 40th Anniversary

Founded in 1978, San Francisco’s Ignatius Press has been instrumental in maintaining and promoting the full teaching of the Catholic Church to the English-speaking world. The press’s fidelity to the Church has enabled millions of readers to experience the full richness of the faith. Important books that otherwise might have remained on the shelves of university libraries were, … [Read more...]

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“Nobody has run it by Archbishop Cordileone”

San Francisco Jesuit church to host ‘Gay Men’s Chorus’

On Friday, October 26, the “San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus” is scheduled to perform at the Jesuit St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco. The concert is part of a three-day event marking the chorus’ 40th Anniversary, one part of which is a “Drag Brunch” with transvestite Donna Sachet at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. This is not the only controversial event to have been hosted at … [Read more...]

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Despite popularity, theaters are dropping ‘Gosnell’ movie

Filmmakers behind "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" question why hundreds of theaters have dropped the pro-life movie despite a strong opening performance

The filmmakers behind "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" have questioned why hundreds of theaters have dropped the pro-life movie despite a strong opening performance. They also shared of various reports of moviegoers being misled or flat-out prevented from buying tickets to the movie, noting that there are too many incidents to simply be dismissed as a … [Read more...]

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