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La Rocca’s Mass gets a professional recording
Modern sacred music at its best: the Mass of the Americas

Amidst unnecessary contentions and frequent bad news in the Church, it becomes both essential and gratifying to share good news. Enter Catholic composer Frank La Rocca and the forthcoming CD/album release of his luminous Mass of the Americas. In recent years,

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September 23rd, 2022|

The Beatles, Humpty Dumpty, and Roe v. Wade
Bishop Conley impressed with Paul McCartney's rich education

The second story I’d like to begin with is geared toward Beatles fans, of which I am one. Paul McCartney turned 80 years old June 18. He recently published a two-volume work entitled: The Lyrics: 1956-Present, by Penguin Books.

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September 23rd, 2022|

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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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The anti-Catholic path of synodality
And we shouldn't care about your feelings

This week the USCCB released a report with the bureaucratically self-important title, “National Synthesis of the People of God in the United States of America for the Diocesan Phase of the 2021-2023 Synod.” Essentially, it’s a report from the bishops summarizing the

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September 22nd, 2022|

California will keep runaways wanting puberty blockers
Will provide even surgeries without parents’ knowledge

The California legislature recently passed a bill that would let the state take custody of minors who travel to California for what the bill calls “gender-affirming” medical care. This means that if a child from another state runs away from home

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September 22nd, 2022|

San Francisco pastor suffered at hands of pirates
Visitacion's Father Thuan Hoang started Blind Vietnamese Children Foundation

Father Thuan Hoang, longtime pastor of Church of the Visitacion in San Francisco, fled South Vietnam in 1987 after communist rule blocked his dream of becoming a Catholic priest. “I was 19 when they closed the seminary,” he said.

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September 22nd, 2022|

Catholics gather peacefully at San Bernardino abortion clinics
More than 70 people also attended Mass for Life and Reparation

Elizabeth Moreno, visibly pregnant, sat quietly in a San Bernardino parking lot as Father Manuel Cardoza celebrated the Eucharist – the source and summit of life in the Catholic faith. Just a few hundred yards behind her was Family Planning

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September 21st, 2022|

San Diego’s St. Augustine ramped up campus 2004-2018
Closing Bancroft Street paved the way in 1988

St. Augustine High School will kick off its centennial year on Friday, Sept. 16, with an 11 a.m. Mass at the all-boys school’s North Park campus. The liturgy will be held in the 55,000-square-foot student activity center, St. Augustine

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September 21st, 2022|

Planned Parenthood abortions up eight percent
While government subsidies climb from $618 million to $633 million

Planned Parenthood received record taxpayer funding amid an uptick in abortions and a decrease in healthcare services amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to its recently released 2020-2021 annual report. The nation's largest abortion provider released the report earlier this month, showing

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September 21st, 2022|

Archbishop Gomez calls for immigration reform
Spoke during special Mass at Cathedral of our Lady of Angels

Speaking to the faithful ahead of National Migration Week, Archbishop Jośe Gomez of Los Angeles encouraged prayer for a society of “solidarity and compassion” that better serves the “poor and least among us.” “My brothers and sisters, once again we

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September 20th, 2022|
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