CalCatholic Exclusives

Original stories by California Catholic Daily reporters.

Pope Benedict XVI “the deepest thinker”
So says filmmaker Werner Herzog

Benedict XVI at the German Bundestag in 2011 Werner Herzog, the well-known film director and film legend [Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1978), Fitzcarraldo (1982)], praised Benedict XVI in a December 7 interview with German

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2019-12-11T10:28:15-08:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Exclusives, Vatican News|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Christian student doesn’t think actions on Earth determine afterlife
Laythen has faith but believes that the Bible and concept of deadly sins exist in order to control people

California Catholic Daily reporter, Mary Rose, visits a California college each week and asks students about God, good, and evil. Interview with Laythen, who is studying psychology, near the Drama building at San Jose City College on October 22, 2019.

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2019-12-09T10:02:37-08:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Exclusives, Inquiring Minds|Tags: |2 Comments

Father Illo asks prayers of exorcism Dec. 6
"All of us worship idols to some degree, but..."

Father Illo: "It is hard for me to say what I'm about to say." In his sermon on Christ the King, yesterday, Sunday, Nov. 24, Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, used

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2019-11-25T12:13:06-08:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Exclusives|Tags: , , |9 Comments

California Mission Mass celebrated Friday at Santa Clara University
Written down for converted Native Americans

Witnesses say they saw Father Catala levitate when he prayed in front of this crucifix. On Friday, November 22, at 6:30 p.m. the traditional Latin Mass and California Mission Mass music will return to Mission Santa Clara, which serves

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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

Cañada College student: “I’m not saying go eat babies, but…”
Brian and Devontay are friends; one Christian and one agnostic, and both pro-abortion

California Catholic Daily reporter, Mary Rose, visits a California college each week and asks students about God, good, and evil. Interview with Brian, who is studying psychology, and Divontay, who is studying to be a medical assistant, on the center quad

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2019-11-04T09:42:07-08:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Exclusives, Featured, Inquiring Minds|Tags: |2 Comments

Lesbian rabbi latest member of USF Ministry
Joins open homosexual Donal Godfrey, SJ on Catholic university's staff

On August 6, the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco introduced the newest member of the school’s University Ministry, “Rabbi-in-Residence” Camille Angel. From the press release: “For the first time in its 164-year history, the University of San Francisco has appointed

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2019-09-12T13:52:11-07:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Exclusives, Homosexuality and transgender issues|Tags: |17 Comments

Fr. Fessio, Ignatius Press at St Patrick’s Seminary
Catholic publishers honored

Fr. Fessio with Pope Benedict XVI   Special from Gibbons Cooney. On Saturday, September 14, St. Patrick’s Seminary will host its annual gala fundraiser. St. Patrick’s serves the archdiocese of San Francisco, plus surrounding dioceses including Oakland, Santa

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Thomas Aquinas College opens in Massachusetts this week
Sophomores from Santa Paula join the new freshmen

Thomas Aquinas College, based in Santa Paula, California, is opening a second campus in Northfield, Massachusetts this week. “We have 30 freshmen starting at the New England campus tomorrow, and we’re delighted with that number,” says Anne Forsyth, Director

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2019-09-12T13:54:18-07:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Education, Exclusives|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Orrick reverses himself on Planned Parenthood security
In spite of no evidence

Judge Orrick. “Jesus loves you” and promising prayers were classified as “harassment.” Special to Cal Catholic from Mary Rose Short. On Friday, in a surprise reversal of parts of his tentative ruling issued a month ago, federal district

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