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Fr. Illo’s 97-year-old dad dies in Pennsylvania
Not Karl Marx at Columbia but college girls in mini-skirts made him agnostic

Please say a prayer for my 97-year-old father, who died at 12:15pm yesterday (Sunday). I was finishing the Nicene Creed at Mass — the words expecto resurrectionem mortuorum (“I hope for the resurrection of the dead”)—when Dad breathed his last

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Archbishop Cordileone, bishops Listecki, Strickland, Konderla attacked for questioning Covid policies
Playing God book uses 'fringy ideas' and 'delusional'

The COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately provided a platform for some of the most unhinged in the hierarchical ranks, and [Playing God‘s author Mary Jo] McConahay uses that recent era to introduce a core cast. For San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, the

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Eucharistic pilgrimage looking for 4 dozen pilgrims 19-29
To walk from San Francisco, Minnesota, Brownsville, New Haven

This past Wednesday, the executive team for the National Eucharistic Congress announced it will be launching a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage in the summer of 2024. The pilgrimage will consist of four cross-country eucharistic processions, collectively traversing the entire continental United

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Northern California’s Doug LaMalfa goes after government transgender support
Bill to cut federal funding and bill to protect children

Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) and Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) on Monday introduced two bills aimed at protecting children from gender transition procedures into the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively. While the bills have been introduced into Congress before, in

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Father Kriz of St. Philip’s in Fullerton told parishioner he would not send homeless away
Overnighters had to leave the Armory at 6 am

When young Dennis Kriz attended Mass in a working-class suburb of Chicago, he knew homeless people slept in the pews the night before. He could smell it. From the Great Depression until the late 60s, many Catholic

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