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Why Benedict waited on this book
Expected backlash on Mass's difference from Protestant services

Pope Benedict XVI has had a book of essays published posthumously in which he defends the unique character of the Mass and the Catholic priesthood and attacks rising intolerance in the increasingly atheistic West. In the book, which is called

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January 28th, 2023|

Northern California’s history of eugenics
SF writer calls region the "capital of the eugenics movement in the U.S."

It’s easy to think of eugenics as something that happened far away from us, with ideals alien to our character. Yet Adolf Hitler himself studied—and was inspired by—American laws that prevented the birth of people “injurious to the racial stock.”

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January 27th, 2023|

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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.

JPCatholic alumni launch Catholic job site
Catholic Gigs received seed funding from investor

JPCatholic alumni Paul Massell (‘13) and Jacob Spence (‘14) have raised seed funding for their new entrepreneurial venture, an online Catholic job board called Catholic Gigs. The founders describe Catholic Gigs as filling a unique need for Catholic schools, organizations, and

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January 26th, 2023|

Cardinal McElroy cites ‘heinous acts’ of LGBT exclusion
Sexual activity not part of hierarchy of truths

"....The effect of the tradition that all sexual acts outside of marriage constitute objectively grave sin has been to focus the Christian moral life disproportionately upon sexual activity. The heart of Christian discipleship is a relationship with God the Father,

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January 26th, 2023|

Scott Wiener is making California haven for human trafficking
Reality changed once loitering bill passed

....While the last few decades have seen an increase in human trafficking, women at all three of the anti-trafficking groups I spoke with across California agreed: nothing compares with the stunning rise in trafficking they’ve witnessed in recent months. Powell,

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January 26th, 2023|

LA Catholics embark on ministry to sick and dying
Sisters trained 13 members of Fraternity of Lay Sons and Daughters of St. Maria Soledad

Jaime Diaza, a parishioner at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, was diagnosed with a brain tumor that needed to be surgically removed. As Diaz lay in his hospital bed, he prayed to St. Maria Soledad, a Spanish

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January 25th, 2023|

Make Fresno diocese pilgrimage, earn plenary indulgence
Bakersfield, Fresno, Livingston, Laton, Guistine

Bishop Brennan announces a Pilgrimage to the Shrines of the Diocese of Fresno in honor of the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival. Each Shrine has designated a week of prayer and events, which the faithful are encouraged to attend. At the first

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January 25th, 2023|

Why would anyone follow German bishops’ lead?
Phil Lawler points out that millions of Germans are leaving the Catholic Church

“The Roman Catholic Church is in the midst of the greatest church crisis since the Reformation, which is not triggered by the worldwide abuse scandals, but finds a focal point in them.” That sentence, opening a very long article in The Tablet,

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January 24th, 2023|
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