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“We prefer quality over quantity”
Number of priests in the Diocese of Orange remains at a healthy level, with 23 men in formation

The priest shortage in the Catholic Church has been an ongoing concern for decades. The numbers are sobering: Between 1980 and 2012, the ratio of Catholics per priest worldwide rose from 1,895 to 2,965. Last October, the Vatican reported that

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May 10th, 2021|

Bishop Olmsted condemns “false patience”
Urges all Catholics to read Archbishop Cordileone’s letter on Communion and abortion

“Woe to us bishops if we do not speak clearly about the grave evil of abortion, and the consequences of any Catholic who participates in the act or publicly supports it by word or action,” Bishop Thomas Olmsted of

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May 10th, 2021|

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Inquiring Minds

Inquiring Minds is a weekly article written by Mary Rose, who boldly ventures to college campuses throughout California to ask hard-hitting questions to some of the world’s most malleable minds.

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Second thoughts about gender in Sweden, Australia, the UK
Karolinska Hospital says no to puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for under 16

Can you really be transgender at four years old? Matthew Stubbings, and wife Klara Jeynes, both 44, from the English city of Doncaster, believe so. Their “son” Stormy was born as a girl named Emerald. However, from 18 months Emerald

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May 9th, 2021|

Santa Rosa’s Bishop Vasa commends his neighbor bishop
"They cannot support such evil and expect no spiritual consequences"

Statement by Bishop Robert F. Vasa In Support of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s Pastoral Letter Before I Formed You in the Womb, I Knew You May 4, 2021 On Saturday, May 1, the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Archbishop

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May 8th, 2021|

Cotton ball dipped in Chrism
Confirmations return to San Bernardino diocese, with Covid revisions

As Riverside and San Bernardino counties continue their reopening, parishes are beginning to confirm young Catholics across the Diocese while still adhering to safety measures.  Bishop Alberto Rojas revised the safety directives for Masses in an April 14 letter

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May 7th, 2021|

1200-seat churches planned for Wildomar and Fontana
"People will be excited when the earth starts moving”

Catholic churches in the San Bernadino diocese have been empty or partially filled for more than a year but that hasn’t stopped two parishes from moving forward in their journey to build a new house of worship. St. Frances

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May 7th, 2021|

California working to end bias in math classes
"We reject ideas of natural gifts and talents"

California's Department of Education is working on a new framework for K-12 mathematics that discourages gifted students from enrolling in accelerated classes that study advanced concepts like calculus. The draft of the framework is hundreds of pages long and covers a

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May 6th, 2021|

Suspect in San Gabriel Mission fire charged
Involved in another nearby arson days after mission attack

Authorities announced charges against a suspected arsonist whom investigators believe ignited the overnight fire that gutted much of Mission San Gabriel last July. Fifty-seven-year-old John David Corey Jr. was arrested last year for another, “unrelated” arson attack in the San Gabriel

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May 6th, 2021|
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