In friendship with the LGBT community, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath of San Jose told diocesan leadership: “We will not refuse sacraments or Christian Burial to anyone who requests them in good faith.” Bishop Patrick Joseph McGrath of San Jose emphasized compassionate, pastoral care to members of the LGBT community in a directive addressed to diocesan leadership dated June 29, 2017. Bishop McGrath wrote, Recent news reports of policies and practices related to members of the LGBT community in other dioceses… Read more

How long will that take? Turns out Trump told Pope Francis he’d read Laudato si’ and other papal documents after exchanging gifts upon concluding a private audience this morning. How long will it take for Trump to make good on that commitment? I suppose he didn’t say “I’ll read them while I am in office,” but I don’t know. Imagine what kind of actions Trump would take if he were to follow the logic of love in the Pope’s teachings…. Read more

Pope Francis is scheduled to receive U.S. President Donald Trump. Livestream below: Read more

So you’re not just anti-war, but against all violence? No room for you at the Pittsburgh March Against War. Broadcasting on Facebook live on Tuesday evening, Aimee Murphy, Founder and Executive Director of Humanize International, joined Rosemary Geraghty to announce that Rehumanize International has been dropped from the Pittsburgh Anti-War March as a sponsor and co-organizer, scheduled to take place July 1st this year: The Pittsburgh March Against War Describing the event on Facebook, the current organizers state, Pittsburgh must… Read more

Pope Francis: Overcome our techno-economic systems with solidarity! He said, “Only by educating people to a true solidarity will we be able to overcome the ‘culture of waste,’ which doesn’t concern only food and goods but, first and foremost, the people who are cast aside by our techno-economic systems which, without even realizing it, are now putting products at their core, instead of people.” What he touched on was basically Laudato si’ and Evangelii Gaudium in Ted Talk form. “When… Read more

The Diocese of San Diego announced today that Rev. John Dolan, friend of the marginalized and suffering, has been appointed as its next Auxiliary Bishop. The faithful of Southern California learned on Wednesday that Pope Francis has appointed the Rev. John P. Dolan Auxiliary Bishop-Elect for the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego. Dolan, a veteran pastor and San Diego native, has a developed a reputation for being a friend to all of God’s people and promoter of humankind’s duty to… Read more

Supporters of the hunger strikers detained in US DHS ICE Northwest Detention Center operated by GEO Group in Tacoma, Washington, issued an update today calling those in solidarity with the held immigrants to action. The release states the demands of the strikers, which include “Change the food menu to meet basic nutritional needs; Lower commissary prices; Improve hygiene, including providing clean clothing and the ability to wash clothes in soap and water; Increase recreation time; Make educational and other programs… Read more

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