Spirituality and Faith

Good news for sinners
Santa Rosa Bishop: "No one will be held accountable by God for sins for which one is truly sorry and which would have been confessed, had the opportunity been present"

The following is a message from Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa: The Lord has not abandoned us! First of all, I commend all the faithful for any efforts made to assure some electronic connection with

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Good news for sinners
Santa Rosa Bishop: "No one will be held accountable by God for sins for which one is truly sorry and which would have been confessed, had the opportunity been present"
2020-03-31T18:27:21-07:00

RestorePublicMass.com pleads with bishops
Social distancing, pew sanitizing, capacity limits suggested in age of coronavirus

In an unprecedented move, taken in the face of a far from unprecedented situation, the bishops of the United States and around the world have decided to deprive the Catholic faithful of participating in the sacrifice of the Mass. The

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RestorePublicMass.com pleads with bishops
Social distancing, pew sanitizing, capacity limits suggested in age of coronavirus
2020-03-23T15:30:14-07:00

General absolution for those in Covid-19 areas
Plus need for confession in a well-aired space

There must be “absolute attention to safeguarding the sacramental seal." (Photo from wheatonblog.wordpress.com) In places particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and with severe limits on people leaving their homes, conditions may exist to grant general absolution

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General absolution for those in Covid-19 areas
Plus need for confession in a well-aired space
2020-03-20T15:58:23-07:00

If Donald Trump, Abby Johnson, Bernard Nathanson, then why not Nancy Pelosi, Lady GaGa, Britney Spears?
Father Jonathan Meyer insists we never give up on conversions

Father Meyer: "I still fast and pray for Madonna. Imagine if she converted." On January 26, Father Jonathan Meyer, pastor of All Saints parish in Guilford, Indiana gave a sermon that has garnered a stir on YouTube. After

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If Donald Trump, Abby Johnson, Bernard Nathanson, then why not Nancy Pelosi, Lady GaGa, Britney Spears?
Father Jonathan Meyer insists we never give up on conversions
2020-02-22T12:20:58-08:00

Praying in liturgy conference Saturday, March 14 in Covina
Anthony Lilles, Christopher Carstens, Father Joseph Fessio – Adoremus at the Triduum

Why is it essential to foster in oneself and one’s family and parishioners a vibrant spiritual life -- especially in the liturgy -- and especially for the high point of the Church’s liturgical season, the Easter Triduum?

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Praying in liturgy conference Saturday, March 14 in Covina
Anthony Lilles, Christopher Carstens, Father Joseph Fessio – Adoremus at the Triduum
2020-01-21T10:29:00-08:00

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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Archbishop Gomez: the good materialism of Christmas
Origen, St. Jerome, Charles de Foucauld, John Paul II have made the pilgrimage to Bethlehem
2019-12-23T15:56:40-08:00

“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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“Please, Cardinal Newman, make the bleeding stop!”
Melissa Villalobos, Chicago mother, part of canonization
2019-12-20T10:43:26-08:00

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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One miracle after another
LA's relic of Our Lady of Guadalupe's tilma credited with man's remarkable recovery from ruptured brain aneurysm
2019-12-13T09:27:51-08:00

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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President Trump at the National Christmas Tree Lighting
Merry Christmas and God bless you all
2019-12-06T11:55:50-08:00

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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Communio meeting in San Diego Dec. 8
To discuss What Makes Persons Persons and the Many Homes of Anna Karenina
2019-11-30T10:10:26-08:00