Orange diocese helps get homeless beds
Fullerton to open shelter for 150

Greg Walgenbach (Photo by Challenge Roddie) Three Catholic churches in Fullerton are being credited with being among the driving forces behind recent actions taken by the city to address the homeless crisis, which continues to grip communities throughout Orange

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2019-11-26T16:20:43-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Poverty and Charity|Tags: , |3 Comments

Bishop Kevin Vann discusses theme for this year’s Respect Life Month
"Don't be overwhelmed by our problems"

The following is by Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange: While our commitment to affirm and defend the life and dignity of the human person is year-round, the Catholic Church in the United States sets aside each

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2019-10-04T08:26:50-08:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: |0 Comments

Renovations complete at House of Prayer for Priests in Orange diocese

The House of Prayer in the Diocese of Orange is the only structure built specifically as a home for priests. Designed in a simple Southwestern style and surrounded by trees and California native plants, it has provided overnight space for

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2018-12-14T12:06:48-08:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |5 Comments

First of its kind for Diocese of Orange

The  Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, led by the Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, has published the first-ever Diocesan Strategic Plan in support of the mission, vision and priorities of the Diocese of Orange.   The Diocesan Strategic Plan,

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Christ Cathedral will look the same — except inside

Outside, in defiance of its serene backdrop, a jackhammer thunders away. Sparks flare from a power saw as it ear-piercingly grinds through steel. Inside, sounds of construction echo through a cavernous space that is at once familiar and disorienting –

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Bishop Kevin Vann proclaims Holy Year of Preparation for Christ Cathedral

With the dedication of Christ Cathedral approaching, Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, has launched a year-long celebration calling for spiritual reflection and formation across the Diocese of Orange. Vann proclaimed the next 12 months to be a special

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Property sales reduce outstanding Christ Cathedral acquisition debt

In 2012, the Diocese of Orange purchased the internationally acclaimed Crystal Cathedral, which was in bankruptcy, for $57.5 million. The purchase represented a providential opportunity for the Diocese to establish a center for its diverse and expansive Catholic community of

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2018-06-28T07:56:08-08:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Whole Person Care Initiative developed to counter California’s assisted suicide law

It is one of the more difficult problems in Catholic healthcare – to see parishioners suffering at the end of their lives and seeking surcease from the pain. While the Church teaches that each person has love and worth until

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