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The dangers of proliferating Communion services
Fr. Jerry Pokorsky warns of a Trojan Horse

The following is an except of an article by Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, a priest of the Diocese of Arlington and co-founder of CREDO and Adoremus, two organizations engaged in liturgical renewal.

The cancellation

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The dangers of proliferating Communion services
Fr. Jerry Pokorsky warns of a Trojan Horse
2020-05-22T18:07:01-07:00

Pastors and legislators push Newsom on churches
Ask to be as open as schools

Twenty-five California state legislators have joined hundreds of pastors who are calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to let churches hold in-person services. These Republican Senators and Assembly members sent the governor a letter last week asking him to

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Pastors and legislators push Newsom on churches
Ask to be as open as schools
2020-05-13T14:12:24-07:00

Bishop Cantu describes how empty church feels
'We’re going to want to continue to livestream'

“It was very strange,” [San Jose’s Bishop] Cantu said in May 1 interview with Catholic News Service. “I normally don’t get nervous for Masses, but I was really nervous. I sort of feed off the energy

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Bishop Cantu describes how empty church feels
'We’re going to want to continue to livestream'
2020-05-12T16:21:13-07:00

What a poorer U.S. church will mean
End of diocesan newspapers, parish employee layoffs, cuts in priest salaries

Well into the pandemic’s grip on American public life, parishes and dioceses are preparing a return to some new kind of normal. Masses are resuming, albeit for small numbers in limited circumstances. Catholic

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What a poorer U.S. church will mean
End of diocesan newspapers, parish employee layoffs, cuts in priest salaries
2020-05-07T14:12:11-07:00

Lockdown at Nazareth House, Alma Via, St. Anne’s Home
 "To be confined to your room, to have to wear a mask if you pop your head out"

Administrators and staff of long-term care facilities, residents and their family members, and a Catholic chaplain talked to Catholic San Francisco about how they are meeting the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. “The

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Lockdown at Nazareth House, Alma Via, St. Anne’s Home
 "To be confined to your room, to have to wear a mask if you pop your head out"
2020-05-06T20:54:39-07:00

4th procession with Eucharist plies South Santa Ana streets
Blessed Sacrament in a Jeep truck

Diocese of Orange Bishop Kevin W. Vann joined clergy, parishioners, and Santa Ana residents on Sunday, April 19 for a prayerful procession of the Blessed Sacrament from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church through

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4th procession with Eucharist plies South Santa Ana streets
Blessed Sacrament in a Jeep truck
2020-05-05T07:51:07-07:00

24 San Jose parishioners respond to call for virtual choir
Holy Family Parish gives Father Andrew Nguyen an Easter Surprise

Scott Thomas has been a parishioner at Holy Family Parish since 2004 and a dedicated music minister for over 30 years. He is also in charge of the sound system at the parish and recently started

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24 San Jose parishioners respond to call for virtual choir
Holy Family Parish gives Father Andrew Nguyen an Easter Surprise
2020-04-28T17:51:23-07:00

Rome orders survey of traditional Latin Mass
What's happened since Benedict XVI’s 2007 ruling?

The Holy See is conducting a world-wide survey of the traditional Latin Mass focusing on whether celebrations of the Tridentine liturgy respond to genuine pastoral needs and are

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Rome orders survey of traditional Latin Mass
What's happened since Benedict XVI’s 2007 ruling?
2020-04-27T18:02:41-07:00

How St. John’s Hospital chaplains do Corona last rites
Consecrated oil on a tissue

When asked if ministering to patients with the coronavirus (COVID-19) at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Ventura and St. John’s Hospital in Camarillo was different from other patients, chaplains Father Calin Tamiian and Veronica Marchese

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How St. John’s Hospital chaplains do Corona last rites
Consecrated oil on a tissue
2020-05-15T22:44:18-07:00