Downey priest suspended from Facebook for post about Islam

Facebook temporarily suspended the account of Catholic priest Fr. John Higgins in response to a post he made about the history of Islam. Here’s the offending post: “There are peaceful and good Muslim people,” his post reads in part. “And

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2017-06-07T10:32:47-07:00June 7th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |46 Comments

Fresno bishop calls for prayer for Coptic Christians

The Most Reverend Armando X. Ochoa, Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno, asks the faithful to join him in prayer for our Christian brothers and sisters who belong to the Coptic Church in Egypt. The devastating impact of religious persecution,

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2017-04-13T12:01:25-07:00April 13th, 2017|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |1 Comment

St. Mary’s College to honor retired Oakland bishop

In recognition of his lifelong dedication to Catholic education, the Most Rev. John S. Cummins, bishop emeritus of Oakland, will be honored by the institute that bears his name at Saint Mary's College of California. The John S. Cummins Institute

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Archbishop José Gomez discusses president’s recent executive orders

Last week was hard. It is sad to see it come to this — that the president of the United States must define, by an executive order, the precise meaning of the word “wall.” “‘Wall’ shall mean a contiguous, physical

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2017-01-31T19:40:29-07:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , , |52 Comments

LA parish offers succor to Syrian refugees

The following comes from a September 27 Catholic News Agency article by Casey McCorry: The needs of Father David Bedrossian’s parish are unique. While many priests grapple with budgetary concerns and a desire to fill pews, Father Bedrossian is wondering

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2016-09-27T14:59:30-07:00September 27th, 2016|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

‘Muslim Appreciation Month’ considered in California

The following comes from an August 2 Christian Post article by Brandon Showalter: A California lawmaker is asking the state legislature to recognize August as "Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month" but some pastors and national security analysts are criticizing the

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