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Ideas come from philosophy that the family is the domestic Church
New marriage preparation program in Diocese of Orange emphasizes relationships and virtues

Parishes in the Diocese of Orange approach marriage preparation in the same way they have for many years – in fact, since my husband and I were married in 1985. Like Les and me, engaged couples can either choose

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2019-10-02T15:02:07-08:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |1 Comment

“The collection was not even enough to buy a light bulb”
Venezuelan priests in Los Angeles reflect on plight of their homeland, look for ways to help

Only seven months ago, Father Miguel Acevedo was the pastor of the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, in Caracas, where he was in daily contact with the misery and hunger that is gripping large swaths of the

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2019-10-02T09:06:14-08:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |4 Comments

Breakdancing priests spread message at Catholic high school
Three California priests come together for unconventional method of ministry

Spreading their message in a unique way, three priests connected with students at Knoxville Catholic High School during an all-school assembly on Sept. 24. It was Spirit Week, so students and faculty were pumped up and ready for the energetic morning

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2019-10-01T10:27:40-08:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |20 Comments

Pope Francis declares Sunday of the Word of God
Replaces Third Sunday in Ordinary Time on liturgical calendar

Pope Francis Monday declared the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be the Sunday of the Word of God in order to promote a closer relationship with holy scripture and its dissemination in the world. “A day devoted to

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2019-10-01T06:24:26-08:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |15 Comments

Fr. James Martin, SJ is “encouraged, consoled and inspired”
Pope Francis grants 30-minute private audience to author of "Building a Bridge"

Pope Francis met Monday with Fr. James Martin, SJ, in a private audience in the apostolic palace inside the Vatican. Martin said on Twitter Sept. 30, that his meeting with Pope Francis lasted 30 minutes, and that he shared

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2019-09-30T15:04:25-08:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |51 Comments

Puberty-blocking drugs linked to thousands of deaths
Between 2004 and this year, the FDA documented 6,056 deaths of patients who took the hormone blocker Lupron

Drugs that are being used to halt puberty in gender-confused youth have been linked to thousands of adult deaths, government data show. The Food & Drug Administration has recorded thousands of deaths associated with Lupron, a puberty-blocking drug that

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2019-09-30T15:10:04-08:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |7 Comments

Orange Coast College student loves Taoism and Tolkien
Rain was the only kid engaged in Sunday School

California Catholic Daily reporter, Mary Rose, visits a California college each week and asks students about God, good, and evil. Interview with Rain, who is studying journalism, outside the Garrison Honors Center at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa on

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2019-09-29T18:21:54-08:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |2 Comments

The witness of our sisters
Archbishop Jose Gomez praises contributions of more than 1,150 women religious, representing more than 100 religious institutes, serving in Los Angeles archdiocese

Jesus described his Church as a great and flourishing tree planted from the tiniest seeds of his Gospel and spreading to the ends of the earth. For the beginning, the branches of this great tree have included women who

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2019-09-29T12:41:43-08:00September 29th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |8 Comments

Pope says clericalism is consequence of fixation on sexual morality
Francis tells fellow Jesuits: “We focus on sex and then we do not give weight to social injustice, slander, gossip and lies”

In a meeting with Jesuits in Mozambique earlier this month, Pope Francis said that clericalism is a direct result of rigidity and linked to a fixation on sexual morality. “One dimension of clericalism is the exclusive moral fixation on

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2019-09-28T09:04:58-08:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |28 Comments

Worth driving to: St. Joseph Church, Salem, Oregon
Oldest Catholic parish in Salem has a Latin Mass community, variety of choirs, and reverent liturgies

Name of Church St. Joseph Church Address 721 Chemeketa St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 Phone number 503-581-1623 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Spanish). Sundays, 6:45 a.m. (Latin Tridentine), 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (and

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2019-09-26T19:52:13-08:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |6 Comments