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No church for young men
We must destroy the current ambiance found in most parishes

The army of female eucharistic ministers (Photo from Nathan Barontini's Blog) ....I know that even suggesting that our current model of youth ministry is flawed will raise the hackles of the Catholic professional class, in spite of the current

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2020-01-09T15:34:08-08:00January 11th, 2020|Categories: Church life|Tags: , |9 Comments

Skyline College Catholic student claims that Jesus is… ourselves
Oliver is religious but doesn't subscribe to the idea of a Bible or Church teachings, and believes Christ is our inner voice

California Catholic Daily reporter, Mary Rose, visits a California college each week and asks students about God, good, and evil. Interview with Oliver, who is studying communications, outside the bookstore at Skyline College in San Bruno on October 23, 2019.

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2020-01-05T20:29:25-08:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Church life|3 Comments

Three Masses inside the Riverside casino every Sunday
Laughlin priest keeps 'em laughing

Father Charlie Urnick, center. Some anecdotes even target his flock. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/L.A. Times) In his sermons, Father Charlie forgoes fire and brimstone in favor of Andy Rooney-like humor. His talks also tend to mention such appetizing dishes

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2019-12-30T13:15:33-08:00January 1st, 2020|Categories: Church life|Tags: , |4 Comments

L.A. archdiocese not as skeptical about Guadalupe apparitions
Sidewalk in front of Holy Family in Artesia still watched over

Holy Family sidewalk image (screenshot from Fox 11 News footage) The parishioners at Holy Family Catholic Church in Artesia walked out into the chilly morning darkness to gawk at the puddle on the sidewalk. Just minutes before, they

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2019-12-29T19:18:36-08:00December 28th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Pope names new coadjutor bishop for San Bernardino
Bishop Alberto Rojas, an auxiliary bishop of Chicago, will succeed Bishop Gerald Barnes

Pope Francis Monday named Bishop Alberto Rojas, an auxiliary bishop of Chicago, to be coadjutor of the Diocese of San Bernardino, California, and serve alongside Bishop Gerald Barnes until Barnes’ retirement. As coadjutor, Rojas will assist Bishop Gerald Barnes

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2019-12-04T10:48:10-08:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |5 Comments

Archbishop Cordileone invokes Mary at Mass of the Americas
Tribute to Guadalupe and Immaculate Conception

Mary unites all of God’s children, sparking conversions among those of different faiths, said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 16. The archbishop pointed to Mary as a force for conversion and unity among different peoples at

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2019-11-19T16:20:11-08:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |11 Comments

Pope Francis contemplates a new sin
Considers adding 'sin against ecology' to Catechism of the Catholic Church

Speaking to a group of lawyers on Friday, Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church is contemplating the introduction of “ecological sin” to the compendium of Church teaching. “We have to introduce, we are thinking about it, in the

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2019-11-18T18:10:18-08:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |28 Comments

SF’s ‘vocations parish’ celebrates 125 years
Priests, nuns join Patrick Coffin at Star of the Sea

Father Goode: "People used to say there was a Jesuit from every block of the parish." On Saturday, November 9, the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Parish celebrated its 125th

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2019-11-15T07:10:13-08:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Church life, Exclusives|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

It’s Trans Awareness Month in San Francisco
Mayor raised the light blue and pink transgender flag at city hall to mark a tradition "begun last year"

Mayor London Breed raised the light blue and pink transgender flag at City Hall Friday evening to mark November being Trans Awareness Month in San Francisco, a tradition begun last year. Standing next to her was Clair Farley, director of

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2019-11-06T13:13:09-08:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |7 Comments

While U.S. church suffers, Latin Masses skyrocket
St. Vitus in Los Angeles up to Sunday attendance of 500 in one year; St. Anne in San Diego up to 1000

From St. Vitus website Traditional Catholic parishes run by one society of priests are growing in the United States, defying the trend of decline in the broader American church over previous decades. Over the past year, parishes run

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2019-11-05T09:07:11-08:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , , |39 Comments