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Shepherd Advocates for Life at Every Turn

By |August 7th, 2022|Categories: Mobile Blog, Southern Cross|

SAN DIEGO — At every opportunity, Bishop Robert McElroy advocates for the sacredness of life, from conception to natural death.He’s led every one of the San Diego Diocese’s Walks for Life since arriving in 2015, in rain or shine. Before COVID-19, attendance at this event had gone up every year,

Diocese becomes U.S. leader in caring for creation

By |August 7th, 2022|Categories: Mobile Blog, Southern Cross|

 “I ask every parish community and every believer to see the call to save the earth as God speaking directly to us in the depths of our soul.”That is how Bishop Robert McElroy introduced the diocese’s Creation Care Action Plan, a sweeping blueprint released in the fall of 2021 that

Prayer

By |August 7th, 2022|Categories: The Catholic Thing|

Echo of the clocktower, footstepin the alleyway, sweepof the wind sifting the leaves. Jeweller of the spiderweb, connoisseurof autumn’s opulence, blade of lightningharvesting the sky. Keeper of the small gate, choreographerof entrances and exits, midnightwhisper travelling the wires. Seducer, healer, deity or thief,I will see you soon enough—in the shadow

Catholic radio stations ordered closed, parish raided in Nicaragua

By |August 7th, 2022|Categories: The Catholic Thing|

Nicaraguan authorities have ordered the closure of Catholic media outlets and raided a parish in the Diocese of Matagalpa, the latest attack on the Catholic Church by the Sandinista regime.  © 2022 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: info@frinstitute.org The Catholic Thing is a forum

Castro, Ortega: The pope’s bad friendships

By |August 7th, 2022|Categories: The Catholic Thing|

China and Russia are today the subject of almost all the comments on the Holy See’s international policy, in both cases anything but brilliant. But there are other countries in the world where the Catholic Church lives in no less dramatic situations of authentic persecution. And yet the pope is

Seismic changes in transgenderism

By |August 7th, 2022|Categories: The Catholic Thing|

Britain’s National Health Service has closed a controversial clinic that provided gender-affirming care and puberty blockers to thousands of children, but it’s not yet clear whether the news could upend similar practices in the U.S.  © 2022 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: info@frinstitute.org The

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