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Murrieta School District deceiving parents?
No opting children out of LGBTQ content

A California school district will not allow parents to opt their children out of classes containing LGBTQ content, figures or historical references, emails show. Murrieta School District says parents have the ability to opt their children out of comprehensive

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2019-08-15T20:01:40-07:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Church life|10 Comments

The devastating effect of abortion
Archbishop Cordileone: In a society that doesn't just tolerate but celebrates abortion, how can there be a shared sense of common decency?

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone called for Christians to be the "moral conscience" of society during a Mass marking the end of a novena against an upcoming abortion bill.  From Aug. 3-11, Californian dioceses and archdioceses prayed a novena for the

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2019-08-15T12:35:10-07:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Church life|7 Comments

What to do with millions of human embryos?
Fertilized eggs can survive for as long as 100 years

The number of “abandoned” human embryos in the United States could number in the millions, and many fertility specialists are reticent to discuss the dilemma of what to do with frozen embryos, according to a recent NBC News report.

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2019-08-14T20:57:04-07:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |2 Comments

“We cannot erase the horror of the Church’s history”
New measures to combat sexual abuse from Bishop McElroy

Bishop Robert W. McElroy gathered all 2,500-plus employees of the San Diego Catholic Diocese for the first time since it was formed in 1936 to announce an expansion of the fight against the sexual abuse of children not just

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2019-08-14T10:18:43-07:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Church life|13 Comments

Six new priests for Diocese of Orange
First class to be ordained at recently dedicated Christ Cathedral

On a jewel of a day, with Christ Cathedral glittering in the morning sun, six new priests became the first class to be ordained at the flagship cathedral for the Diocese of Orange.   A packed church enthusiastically greeted the

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2019-08-14T09:17:06-07:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |7 Comments

“Unplanned” is top selling DVD on Amazon
Pro-life movie tells true story of Abby Johnson, an ex-Planned Parenthood clinic director

“Unplanned,” a movie about an abortion clinic director who left her job at Planned Parenthood, is the No. 1 DVD in Amazon sales after surpassing expectations in movie theaters.  “You know, without being trite, I think the people have

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2019-08-14T09:04:33-07:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |2 Comments

Orange County parishes thanked
Proceeds from rose sales on Mother's Day assist pro-life groups

If you bought a rose outside your church on Mother’s Day, there is a new mother, or soon-to-be new mother out there who thanks you. Your donation, along with hundreds of others, resulted in $36,239 being donated to Obria

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2019-08-13T12:56:41-07:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |0 Comments

Confession for kids
How do we make sure the first reconciliation isn't the last?

Stepping inside a dark confessional booth, facing one’s sins, and confessing them to the priest is scary, even for adults who’ve confessed their sins routinely for decades.   For children, receiving the sacrament of confession is intimidating. It can be

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2019-08-13T10:13:16-07:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |13 Comments

After El Paso
Archbishop Gomez: "A line has been crossed in our nation"

All week long, I’ve been praying and reflecting on the mass shootings in California, Ohio, and  El Paso, Texas. El Paso hit me in a personal way. My family is Mexican and American, and we trace our roots back

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2019-08-13T09:28:03-07:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |19 Comments

No choice but tech
LA archdiocese conference seeks to find ways to reach today's kids

To kick off the three-day workshop for the C3 Catholic Communication Collaboration (C3CON19), Los Angeles archbishop José H. Gomez said during his morning prayer that “the C3 conference is one of my priorities in the archdiocese. It is important

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2019-08-12T15:14:43-07:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |8 Comments