From the Pastor

We are in the fourteenth week of Ordinary Time. The readings remind us of the need and the importance of preaching the Good News, which is the responsibility of everyone, not just a few. By Baptism we are all missionary people. And, as missionary people, we are called to bear witness to Jesus, and to preach the Gospel….

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From the Pastor

This week is the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings are about God’s call and peoples’ response and commitment to His call. The call of God demands a total commitment in total freedom with the spirit of patient love. It requires the speaking of an unconditional “Yes” to Jesus and to the Christian life…

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California’s Attempt to Break the “Seal of Confession” – Senate Bill (SB) 360

California’s Attempt to Break the “Seal of Confession” The “seal of confession” is one of the most sacrosanct of Catholic beliefs and penitents rely on this unbreakable guarantee to freely confess and seek reconciliation with God. A priest who breaks the seal is automatically excommunicated (Canon 1388). Yet now, the California Legislature is debating SB…

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From the Pastor

This week is the fifth Sunday of Easter. The readings today describe the concept of renewal, of our commitment to God and to one another. Common phrases that we will see throughout the readings are: “The New Jerusalem,” “a new Heaven and a new Earth,” and “a new Commandment.” Today’s first reading is from the Acts of the Apostles. It beautifully describes the missionary works of Paul…

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