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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2019-08-07T12:46:58-08:00August 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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2019-08-01T17:57:47-08:00August 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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2019-07-29T11:24:01-08:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |11 Comments

Discerning in, discerning out
What happens when seminarians leave?

It can be easy to see a seminarian’s discernment out of seminary as a failure. In fact, many of those who discern out of seminary face a kind of stigma from their friends and family, and even from themselves.

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2019-07-26T20:30:30-08:00July 27th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |9 Comments

Shocking number of Catholics ignorant of faith
Pew survey asked American Catholics to define Church teaching on transubstantiation

Results from a new Pew survey show that Jews are the most knowledgeable among America’s religious communities about world religions, while only half of American Catholics know what their own Church teaches on core principles such as communion. According

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2019-07-24T13:57:24-08:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |31 Comments

Vallombrosa Center building new Lourdes shrine
Menlo Park retreat plans to renovate its Lourdes grotto and build a shrine to Our Lady around it

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park has embarked on a project to renovate its Lourdes grotto and build around it a shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes. A retreat center visitor in 2018

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2019-07-24T05:32:32-08:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |0 Comments

Catholic professional group coming to LA archdiocese
Program developed in Phoenix diocese helps participants share their faith in their personal and professional lives

A two-year program created to develop Catholic leaders within the professional world is expanding beyond the Diocese of Phoenix in a move that reflects the success and popularity of the still relatively young initiative. Leaders of the program, now

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2019-07-21T20:33:16-08:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |4 Comments

From late-night DJ to Catholic priest
Newly-ordained Father John Hoang celebrates one of his first Masses in cemetery where his parents are buried

With great joy, newly ordained priest, Father John Hoang, celebrated one of his first Masses with 51 relatives and friends on June 8th at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, the resting place of his parents, Pierre Dam Hoang and Teresa Tuyet Hoang.

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2019-07-19T09:00:01-08:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |1 Comment

One of the big draws is the ability to pick and choose
Growing number of young people have turned away from traditional religion to embrace practices like tarot, astrology, meditation, energy healing and crystals

A growing number of young people — largely millennials, though the trend extends to younger Gen Xers, now cresting 40, and down to Gen Z, the oldest of whom are freshly minted college grads — have turned away from

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2019-07-14T06:47:53-08:00July 14th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |30 Comments

As close as you can get without having to get on a plane and fly to Spain
Santiago de Compostela Church in Lake Forest recreates caminos of its namesake

For the fifth year, Santiago de Compostela Church in Lake Forest, prepares to celebrate the Feast Day of its namesake, St. James the Elder. This year the Feast Day will take place on Saturday, July 20, and will kick

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2019-07-10T15:00:22-08:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |0 Comments