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Joyous ordination of two men to the priesthood

By |June 27th, 2022|

Originally published at Southern Cross

POWAY — Cardinal-designate Robert McElroy highlighted God’s love as the Good Shepherd as he ordained two men to the priesthood at St. Gabriel Church on June 24.

The two — Brad Easterbrooks, 37, and Guillermo “Memo” Hernandez, 30 — were joined by their families, friends, dozens of priests and members of

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After Canceling Papal Trip, Pope Francis Will Send Cardinal Parolin to Visit Africa

By |June 27th, 2022|

Originally published at National Catholic Register

Cardinal Parolin’s visit will take place July 1-8.

After reluctantly bowing out of his own scheduled trip to Africa in July, Pope Francis has decided to send the Vatican’s second-highest-ranking official in his place.

“Following the postponement of his Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Memories of the Little Soul: Why I Cried When I Heard the Supreme Court’s Decision on Abortion

By |June 27th, 2022|

Originally published at National Catholic Register

When I thought about the 60 million children who have been aborted since 1973, I knew one of them was mine.

I cried when I heard the news about Roe v. Wade being overturned. My tears came from sheer happiness, plus the realization that the decision came on

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Pope Francis Blesses Neocatechumenal Way Missionaries

By |June 27th, 2022|

Originally published at National Catholic Register

The Pope’s brief remarks were made during the Neocatechumenal Way missionary confirmation and sending, a meeting which included prayer and song, in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.

Pope Francis on Monday met and ratified the assignments of families, priests, and seminarians of the Neocatechumenal Way preparing to become

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‘Kennedy v. Bremerton’ Decision Is Yet Another Victory for Religious Freedom at the Supreme Court

By |June 27th, 2022|

Originally published at National Catholic Register

The justices rejected the notion that secularism can be imposed on religious Americans as the price of allowing them to participate in their own society.

Catholics and Americans scored another important victory in the Supreme Court Monday. By a 6-3 vote in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District,

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Should the Church Require a Year of Marriage Prep? Catholic Formators Weigh In

By |June 27th, 2022|

Originally published at National Catholic Register

The Vatican last week released a document with recommendations for a year-long “marriage catechumenate” to prepare Catholic couples for the sacrament of matrimony.

In the document’s preface, Pope Francis called adequate marriage preparation a matter of justice, since it precedes a life-long commitment.

But a couple’s experience of sacramental preparation

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