Spirituality and Faith

Dorothy Day sainthood cause advances
Documentation on life of co-founder of Catholic Worker movement almost ready to be sent to Vatican

The sainthood Cause for Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, believes it could have all of the documentation prepared at some point next year to send to the Vatican Congregation for Saints’ Causes.

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Dorothy Day sainthood cause advances
Documentation on life of co-founder of Catholic Worker movement almost ready to be sent to Vatican
2020-04-30T11:40:55-07:00

U.S., Canada to be reconsecrated to Blessed Virgin
L.A. Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of USCCB, calls on brother bishops to join him in prayer on May 1

Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, is inviting all U.S. bishops to join him on May 1 in reconsecrating the U.S. to the Blessed Virgin Mary in response to the pandemic. The reconsecration

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U.S., Canada to be reconsecrated to Blessed Virgin
L.A. Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of USCCB, calls on brother bishops to join him in prayer on May 1
2020-04-24T12:36:36-07:00

Drive-by blessings offered in San Mateo
“I wanted to give them hope, uplift their spirits"

On Holy Saturday, Father Mark Reburiano went out on a mission to make sure people knew that the church was still with them. Putting a tall wooden cross through the sunroof of his Honda, he drove

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Drive-by blessings offered in San Mateo
“I wanted to give them hope, uplift their spirits"
2020-04-21T14:27:56-07:00

In Oakland diocese, faith finds a way despite COVID-19
Drive-up Confession, palms in the mail, live-streamed Masses, Stations of the Cross on Facebook Live

The shelter-in-place restrictions that were put on the church, and the community, and then the nation as a whole, have been met with creativity, resilience and a mission, as Pope Francis said early in his papacy, to

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In Oakland diocese, faith finds a way despite COVID-19
Drive-up Confession, palms in the mail, live-streamed Masses, Stations of the Cross on Facebook Live
2020-04-15T11:28:53-07:00

Priests being turned away by hospitals
Last week, a priest who was in the middle of granting an elderly woman an Apostolic Pardon was removed by security

It was mid-afternoon last week when a phone rang in an American Catholic rectory. A priest picked up.

“Father?” a voice asked with hesitation.

“Yes.”

“We’d like

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Priests being turned away by hospitals
Last week, a priest who was in the middle of granting an elderly woman an Apostolic Pardon was removed by security
2020-04-08T11:10:03-07:00

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

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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.

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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

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 to the faithful without them personally confessing their sins first, the

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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