CalCatholic Exclusives

Original stories by California Catholic Daily reporters.

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: , , , |1 Comment

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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2019-09-12T13:52:11-08:00August 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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2019-09-12T13:54:18-08:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Education, Exclusives|Tags: , , , |2 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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California dioceses choose Gray Davis, Leon Panetta to oversee abuse payoffs
Sex scandals compounded by abortion scandal

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Mary Rose Short. In May of this year, six California dioceses announced a new monetary compensation program for abuse victims. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the dioceses of Fresno, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino,

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2019-09-17T15:23:29-08:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Exclusives, Social issues|Tags: |19 Comments

Chant camp at St. Patrick Seminary, July 23-25

Students from past camp By Roseanne T. Sullivan A summer youth camp “with a sacred difference”— sponsored by Mater Ecclesiae Academy — will be held July 23-25 at St. Patrick’s Seminary, in Menlo Park. Campers six to sixteen

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Traditional Latin Mass returns to Nativity Church, Menlo Park

On March 9, Fr. Alvin Yu celebrated Mass in the Extraordinary Form (also called the Traditional Latin Mass) at the Church of the Nativity in  Menlo Park – the first of what will be a monthly offering at the parish.

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2019-09-12T13:57:40-08:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Exclusives, Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |16 Comments

Heroic and subversive Rene Girard honored at USF

  By Roseanne T. Sullivan California Catholic Daily exclusive On Sunday January 27, the Benedict XVI Institute of Sacred Music and Divine Worship collaborated with St. Ignatius Church at the University of San Francisco to put on “René Girard and

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