Archbishop Gomez: the good materialism of Christmas
Origen, St. Jerome, Charles de Foucauld, John Paul II have made the pilgrimage to Bethlehem

Basilica of the Nativity, Bethlehem Pope Francis gave us an early Christmas gift with “Admirabile Signum” (“Enchanting Image”), his little letter on the ancient custom of setting up Nativity scenes as a way to prepare for the birth

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2019-12-23T15:56:40-08:00December 25th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , |2 Comments

“Please, Cardinal Newman, make the bleeding stop!”
Melissa Villalobos, Chicago mother, part of canonization

Canonisations are unforgettable events for those lucky enough to attend one. But the memory of the day when St John Henry Newman was raised to the altars is likely to endure more than most because of the sheer joy and

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2019-12-20T10:43:26-08:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , |0 Comments

One miracle after another
LA's relic of Our Lady of Guadalupe's tilma credited with man's remarkable recovery from ruptured brain aneurysm

On Friday, May 3, 2002, my husband Vicente collapsed due to the rupture of a brain aneurysm. He immediately fell into a coma, flatlined en route to the hospital, and was given less than a 5% chance of surviving.

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2019-12-13T09:27:51-08:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |1 Comment

President Trump at the National Christmas Tree Lighting
Merry Christmas and God bless you all

"Jesus Christ inspires us to love one another." (Photo from YouTube) And all across our land, Melania and I would like to wish you a very, very Merry Christmas. And now, the First Lady will do the honors of

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2019-12-06T11:55:50-08:00December 8th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , |15 Comments

Communio meeting in San Diego Dec. 8
To discuss What Makes Persons Persons and the Many Homes of Anna Karenina

Robert Spaemann, close member of Pope Benedict XVI's scholars' circle On Nov. 12, California Catholic Daily published an article, "The real split among U.S. bishops," which divided the prelates into the Concilium (liberal) and Communio (conservative) groups. The

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2019-11-30T10:10:26-08:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , |6 Comments

News from Rome motivates this parish in Novato
Galileo, Mozart, Descartes, Cervantes traveled to Loreto

Interior of holy house in Loreto, Italy The pastor and faithful at Our Lady of Loretto Parish in Novato welcomed the news that Pope Francis has decreed a new optional feast, Dec. 10, to honor their patron saint. A

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2019-11-27T15:03:07-08:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , |0 Comments

8-mile St. Jude Pilgrimage in San Francisco
Thousands walk the streets carrying statues and other symbols of devotion to the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes

Thousands of pilgrims, many wearing the green color of St. Jude’s cloak, walked together through the streets of San Francisco carrying statues and other symbols of devotion to the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes during the

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2019-11-20T11:10:07-08:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |7 Comments

How to teach kids about the Bible
More than 650 attend Great Adventure Bible Timeline seminar at Christ Cathedral Academy

“I am the LORD your God…You shall not have other gods before me,” states the second commandment given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai (Ex 20:2-3). Jeff Cavins, creator of the Bible Timeline Chart, believes we live surrounded by

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2019-10-18T07:43:34-07:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |16 Comments

“I saw a deep hurt”
Annual Masses for deceased children offered at Catholic cemeteries in Oakland diocese

Care for parents and families who carry the pain of the loss of a child is a ministry that is getting renewed attention from the staff of Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services. CFCS’ commitment to this segment of the

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2019-09-24T08:48:21-07:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |4 Comments