Tag: California

L.A. Archdiocese expands fund for Southern California wildfire victims

L.A. Archdiocese expands fund for Southern California wildfire victims

| October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is expanding a fund established last year for victims of wildfires in California to victims of the current wildfires burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

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Religion, state of the Church among topics at annual Napa conference

Religion, state of the Church among topics at annual Napa conference

| Elizabeth Bachmann | August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Under the clear, California-blue skies of Napa Valley, 15 bishops and 100 priests gathered with over 500 lay Catholics and women religious to discuss religion and drink wine, brainstorm solutions and smoke cigars, not to mention celebrate Mass over 100 times in the span of just a few days.

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U.S. bishops stress action after deadly shootings

U.S. bishops stress action after deadly shootings

| Carol Zimmermann | August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

In response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 3 and 4, several U.S. bishops expressed their support and prayers for victims while also expressing outrage that these tragedies continue to occur.

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With dedication Mass, Orange Diocese’s Christ Cathedral ‘becomes reality’

With dedication Mass, Orange Diocese’s Christ Cathedral ‘becomes reality’

| Orange County Catholic staff | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tim Strader believes Christ Cathedral of the Diocese of Orange “will become the most important Catholic cathedral in the United States, other than St. Patrick’s” in New York.

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‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

| Pablo Kay | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a last-minute twist, a California bill that would have required priests to break the sacramental seal of confession was shelved by its sponsor amid a remarkable grassroots campaign mounted by the state’s Catholics, members of other faith groups, and religious liberty advocates from across the country.

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Threats to the seal of confession

Threats to the seal of confession

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

An in-depth look at the the seal of confession in light of the California confession bill

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Protecting seal of confession called essential for civilized society

Protecting seal of confession called essential for civilized society

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Ethan K. Alano walks into the reconciliation room at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem, he bares his soul before God and goes into detail about his sins during confession. Alano’s trust in the priest is solid.

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Priestly martyrdom to uphold seal of confession not a new phenomenon

Priestly martyrdom to uphold seal of confession not a new phenomenon

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A symbol of the historical commitment priests have to the seal of confession greets people as they cross the threshold of a Catholic church in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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Challenges to seal of confession attributed to clergy sex abuse scandals

Challenges to seal of confession attributed to clergy sex abuse scandals

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

For centuries, the Catholic Church has maintained that what a penitent says to a priest in the confessional is strictly confidential, but in 2019 that rite continues to be challenged by governments.

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Archbishop ‘deeply disappointed’ by Senate passing confession bill

Archbishop ‘deeply disappointed’ by Senate passing confession bill

| Pablo Kay | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said he was “deeply disappointed” by the California Senate’s passage of a bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that they hear in the sacrament of confession.

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Confession bill amended, but Church leaders say it still targets priests

Confession bill amended, but Church leaders say it still targets priests

| Pablo Kay | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Church officials are urging Catholics to continue to oppose a California bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that they hear in the sacrament of confession.

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Pope offers prayers for victims of wildfires; death toll climbs

Pope offers prayers for victims of wildfires; death toll climbs

| November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cal Fire officials reported that the death toll had reached 77 in the Camp Fire north of Sacramento, one of the deadliest blazes in the state. The number of people who are missing has reached almost 1,000.

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