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Father Mut served as pastor of Mission San Juan Capistrano from 1866-1886.
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“Everything he did, from the time he was a boy, was to promote the Catholic Church.”
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How God worked in the lives of Deacon Steve Greco, Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, Scott Sullivan, Matthew Arnold, Patrick Coffin and Father Donald Calloway.
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Facts about six missions along the California coast: Santa Inés, San Rafael Arcángel, San Miguel, Santa Barbara, San Juan Capistrano and San Juan Bautista.
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Insights from Ave Maria University, Magdalen College, Thomas More College, UC Santa Barbara and USC.
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“It’s an exciting time to preach the Gospel.”
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An appreciation of St. Paul, Benedict XVI, Father John Hardon, Mother Assumpta Long and others.
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“Pray the Rosary every day for your family and children!”
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“We just have to trust the mercy of God and that God can provide.”
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“The power of the Cross, bringing good out of terrible suffering.”
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The western states still feel the influence of people like St. Damien of Molokai, St. Marianne Cope, St. Junípero Serra, St. John Paul II, Ven. Fulton Sheen and Ven. Patrick Peyton.
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“We’re living with a society that has completely destroyed the institution of marriage.”
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“The Church of Jesus Christ is going through a tough time. Strong, fearless men are needed…”
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“Do what you’re doing, but do it with love.”
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“It’s one of the best kept secrets in the Catholic Church.”
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Christ in the City introduces young Catholics to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and confession.
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“I think the greatest gift we can give the poor is to teach them how to find work so that they can provide for their own needs.”
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“The more you know Truth and the closer you are to Truth, the more beautiful your art will be.”
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The Hands Around the Capitol event began with Mass celebrated by Portland Bishop Robert P. Deeley.
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Bishops from Hawaii, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Wisconsin and California share their tips for a richer devotional life.
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Founded in 1980 in Newark, New Jersey, the Brotherhood of Hope evangelize on secular college campuses throughout the U.S.
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“We’re called to have hearts on fire for Christ. It’s not merely about head knowledge, but about allowing Jesus and the Holy Spirit to empower us.”
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Her outstretched arms are both a reminder and an invitation.
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“Each person goes through a training of how to approach people, how to share their testimony in two minutes, how to share the kerygma, and simple apologetics topics.”
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The current St. Ignatius was officially dedicated Aug. 2, 1914.
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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated Nov. 3-9, 2019, as National Vocation Awareness Week.
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“If the Pope is afraid, then the Church is afraid. And, the Church must never be afraid.”
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Each robotics team is responsible for researching and designing a robot, building a robot, programming the robot, competing with the robot, and documenting all steps of the engineering process.
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The new church will have four confessionals (up from the current two), a pipe organ, and traditional architectural elements.
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The bishops of Boise, Madison, Spokane and Oklahoma City share the lessons they have learned
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Insights from John Coverdale, Robert Senkewicz and Phillip Campbell
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“There will be men like you years and decades from now who will work out their salvation right here.”
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The Brotherhood of Hope’s primary mission is evangelization on secular college campuses.
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Meet Blessed Solanus Casey, Venerable Frederick Baraga, Father Thomas Price and Blessed Stanley Rother
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“God wants to use us to show his love and the truth of the Catholic faith.”
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“I realized that death would lead me to hell. I didn’t want to go to hell.”
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“Running an ultramarathon is a natural continuation of the Christian life.”
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Insights from a priest who was present at the Pentagon on 9/11, a U.S. military chaplain and a colleague of Fr. Walter Ciszek
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The conversion stories of three men — a bishop, a priest and a deacon
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“We like seeing you in church — just not so much of you.”
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Catholic communities throughout the region are beginning a rebuilding process that could take years.
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Observations from Archbishop Michael Miller, Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop Robert Carlson, Bishop Edward Slattery and Msgr. Peter Wilkinson
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“Is following Christ’s command easy? No. But it is the way of the great.”
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“Parents should talk about religious life with their children and pray for vocations.”
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“If it comes from the heart, it will pierce through the hearts.”
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“We have nothing but gratitude for what we enjoy, the bounty of the Gulf of Mexico.”
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A California priest explains why pilgrimages “help us to gain an appreciation of the treasure we possess in our Catholic heritage.”
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An interview with Catholic investment advisor George Schwartz
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Testimonies from Bishop James Conley, Mother Mary Augustine, Scott Sullivan and Msgr. Peter Wilkinson
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“Regardless of age, race or economic status, people are lending a hand.”
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“The people do not need religious to be one of them, just as children don’t need their parents to be peers or friends, but to lead them to heaven.”
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“We believe Christ is calling us to make a difference in Indonesia and other parts of Asia.”
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“Being married to a deacon is a great blessing ... each day is filled with surprises and new experiences with God.”
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“You’re surrounded by people interested in the same things, working toward the same goal.”
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The monk’s life makes present, here on earth, the full meaning of Christian existence
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“The world is broken because families are broken. Families are broken because marriages are broken.”
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Wisdom from Matt and Mindy Dalton, Peter and Cynthia Lemieux, and Edward Trendowski
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“God is with you. He’ll give you the grace you need through the sacraments.”
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“I want to do whatever Our Lady calls me to do.”
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“I survived Roe vs. Wade. Roe vs. Wade will not survive me.”
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“It is important to come together with so many others from all over the country to support and uphold each other.”
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Six bishops tell why they admire St. Frances de Sales, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Archbishop Charles Chaput, Pope St. John Paul II and others.
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“Prayer is the driving force and the strength of all our missionary efforts.”
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“We emphasize that while many in our generation believe that science and faith are contradictory, they, in fact, are not.”
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The Children’s Rosary effort was launched in 2011
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Bishops Cary, Burbidge, Doerfler, Monforton and Strickland share the stories behind their vocations.
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“One of the keys for young people, I believe, is to create a space for silence. ... This silence is critical to discerning a vocation and the moral life.”
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Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Monastery of Christ in the Desert and Prince of Peace Abbey
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“We’ve seen churches bombed and set on fire, and people are being falsely accused and persecuted for talking about religion”
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“Radio programs are a ‘foot in the door’ for many people to begin their journey of conversion.”
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The Good News is shared with people who need some good news in their lives for a change.
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Thoughts from Jim Caviezel, Harry Connick, Jr., Eduardo Verástegui and Patricia Heaton
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Cora Evans, Fr. Walter Ciszek and Br. Marcel Van may be saints someday
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“They bring a joy that is constant ... and they bring a sense of peace.”
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“It’s been wonderful, giving myself to something much greater than myself.”
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“It is so important that women of all ages come together and learn from one another, united in a Catholic sisterhood.”
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These three men — Ven. Frederic Baraga, Fr. Thomas Price and Archbishop John Noll — deserve to be better known among American Catholics
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“Horsemanship teaches us students our role as caretakers of creation.”
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We need a paradigm shift among men in our parishes. We need to bring men into brotherhood...
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“God has surprised me, and I’m ready for anything else He wants to put in my way.”
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“The saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church's history.” —Pope St. John Paul II
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“I believed I could find happiness there, and I couldn’t.”
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Interesting facts about Archbishop Coakley and Bishops Barber, Conley, Morlino, Rhoades and Tobin
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“I like to remember that our side wins in the long run.”
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“Over time, and through many trials, it became clear that God wanted me to have an undivided heart for Him alone.”
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‘May he be a shepherd to your holy flock, and a high priest blameless in your sight, ministering to you night and day...’
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“We’re living with a society that has completely destroyed the institution of marriage.”
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”The Holy Mass alone is ‘heaven on earth’”
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‘For I was hungry and you gave me food ... in prison and you visited me.” (Matthew 25:35-36)
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“The religious sense of the Christian people has always found expression in various forms of piety surrounding the Church's sacramental life, such as the veneration of relics…” (CCC 1674)
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“Evangelism is not about programs but people.”
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Here are stories shared by three Catholics who are ex-Satanists, who now publicly share their stories in various public Catholic forums as both speakers and writers
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Next time you’re in the state, take the time to visit one of these beautiful Catholic churches
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Dr. Richard Wetzel dispels myths surrounding premarital sex, pornography, HIV/AIDS, contraception, abortion and more
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“As if on a tree which has grown in the field of the Lord... various religious families have branched out in a marvelous and multiple way from this divinely given seed.” (Lumen Gentium 43)
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“The addicted need to let go of their shame and reach out for help.”
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Joe Scheidler, Bishop Rene Gracida, Alice von Hildebrand, Msgr. Peter Wilkinson and Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz recall their Christian upbringing
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The shrine is a place of beautiful art and architecture, and does a magnificent job telling the story of Mother Seton and her community.
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These churches serve the Maronite, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and Vietnamese Catholic communities in California and Oregon.
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Facts about Bishop James Conley, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Archbishop Michael Miller, Bishop Robert Morlino, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Archbishop Alexander Sample and Archbishop Joseph Naumann.
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Jim Graves is a Catholic writer and editor living in Newport Beach, California. He previously served as Managing Editor for the Diocese of Orange Bulletin, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Orange, California. His work has appeared in the National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, Cal Catholic Daily and Catholic World Report.