Science and the Shroud of Turin
Two experts on the subject coming to Diocese of Orange in October

Modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the Shroud of Turin. It is, in fact, the single most studied artifact in human history, and we know more about it today

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2019-09-20T18:49:03-07:00September 21st, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |0 Comments

Philadelphia priest spends sabbatical at California Missions
Father Matthew Guckin follows in the footsteps of St. Junipero Serra, his favorite American saint

St. Paul in the first century AD evangelized the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians. Coming forward to the 18th century, St. Junipero Serra (1713-1784) evangelized the Kumayaay, Payomkawichan, Tongva, Chumash, Tepothahl, Esselen, Ohlone and Miwak, all

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2019-09-10T08:32:20-07:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |4 Comments

Angels linked to divine mercy
Onetime chaplain to order of St. Maria Faustina to preach about angels at Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park

Michaelite Father Peter Prusakiewicz will visit the Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park at the end of September to lead a retreat on angels. From Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, Father Prusakiewicz will offer a parish mission on the

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2019-09-02T21:15:10-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|1 Comment

Memo to Nones: Darwin can’t explain Cambrian explosion
David Koch Hall at Smithsonian leaves gap

Bishop Robert Barron and others working hard to evangelize the “Nones”—young adults without religious conviction—tell us that a major obstacle to a None embracing Christianity is the cultural assumption that Science Explains Everything. And if science explains it all, who

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2019-08-24T21:32:38-07:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Is Jesuit superior general committing heresy?
Canon lawyer Ed Peters asks about denial of devil as personal reality

Father Sosa (right) upon election as superior general. (photo by Alpha Sigma Nu) The existence of the devil as a personal reality, and not merely as a symbol of evil, is an article of faith (Ott, Fundamentals 126-131; CCC 395, 2851). Denial

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2019-08-23T13:49:18-07:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , |11 Comments

Unnecessary liturgical reform to blame?
Many Catholics learned their faith from pastors who stripped the altars and passed out Eucharist like a leaflet

The latest Pew study shockingly states that only 31 per cent of Catholics in the United States believe that “during Catholic Mass, the bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Jesus.” Out of the 69 per cent of

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2019-08-09T09:17:42-07:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |23 Comments

San Francisco archdiocese gives tips on Marian consecration
"We must observe the practices that Our Lady requested at Fatima”

The Archdiocese of San Francisco is offering the faithful updated resources to live the consecration of the archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in daily life. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, in response to a request from some of

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No sainthood for Chesterton
Local ordinary cites three reasons for not opening sainthood cause for GK Chesterton

The Cause for GK Chesterton will not be opened, the Bishop of Northampton has said. In a letter that was read out at the opening session of the American GK Chesterton Society conference, Bishop Peter Doyle wrote that he “recognise[d] Chesterton’s

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2019-08-07T12:46:58-07:00August 4th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |22 Comments

For Eastern Rite Christians, Dormition fast begins
Strict 14-day fast culminates in Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God

Each year the Eastern Catholic Churches, as well as other Eastern Christians, participate in a fasting season Aug. 1-14 in preparation for the Aug. 15 feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God (which is celebrated as the

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2019-08-01T17:57:47-07:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |2 Comments

Doubleheader at Napa Institute
George Weigel and Cardinal Raymond Burke exhort 700 attendees to fight pervasive error

In back-to-back opening keynote addresses July 25 at the ninth annual Napa Institute, well-known conservative Catholic commentator George Weigel and high-profile papal critic Cardinal Raymond Burke exhorted the assembly to fight pervasive error, division and apostasy in the church

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2019-07-29T11:24:01-07:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |11 Comments