Tunes to make the summer soar

Many people might not realize that there is much more to Catholic music than what they hear in the liturgy. The work of Catholic recording artists spans genres — from contemporary Christian to bluegrass and even rap and metal. And in doing

Marian dogmas: Ancient beliefs of the Church

Next to Jesus, the most important person who ever lived was Mary — the Blessed Mother. For Catholics, our love affair with her began over 2,000 years ago when an angel visited a young Jewish girl and told her that she had

The value of self-care in ministry

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that Jesus, during his public ministry, took time alone to reflect and pray. The Gospels say he climbed up mountainsides and rowed away from the shore in boats to escape the crowds, going off alone or with

Refreshing new reads for spring

Spring is a time of newness, of being able to stretch out of our wintry confines and enjoy the refreshing warmth and light of our world. It’s a time of cleaning house and organizing. It’s also a time to open ourselves up

Sisters extend mercy to the peripheries

The Sisters of Mercy made headlines after they were arrested in February for peaceful civil disobedience in Washington, D.C., where they were demanding a new policy for the thousands of Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) recipients. But their ministry to serve

Ordination classes tell story

Catholicism first came to California in 1769, when Spanish Franciscan missionaries led by St. Junipero Serra came from Mexico to San Diego to establish the future state’s first mission. Today, California is home to 12 dioceses and 11 million Catholics — 29

Seminaries tailor education to meet diverse needs

The face of the Church in the United States is changing, and the face of the clergy is changing with it. And while this change in demographics presents certain challenges for seminaries and houses of formation, leaders in the Church say these

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