Supreme Court takes up DOMA, Prop 8; gay marriage opponents rally, too

No group opposing gay marriage carries as much influence as the Catholic Bishops, and Cordileone is their point man. Hes a Baby Boomer from Southern California who takes the assignment seriously.To Cordileone, 56, the effort combines a respect for ancient civilizations as well as an understanding of modern families. Hes aware many of his flock disagree with the churchs teachings on the issue, particularly in San Francisco, but he sees no conflict.”My job as an archbishop is to teach the truths of our faith and the truths of the natural moral law, and whatever challenges that entails, I embrace with enthusiasm,” he says.

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A Lesson on Fatherhood by Pope Francis | Fathers for Good

I would be remiss not make mention on this website dedicated to fatherhood that habemus papam — we have a papa – and indeed, what a remarkable papa Francis is turning out to be!Even from the outset, our new Holy Father has offered many examples of fatherly love, wisdom, and practical judgment at work. There’s no denying that Pope Francis is a pastor — that is, a spiritual father — above all else, and that this dimension of ministry permeates his entire approach to the Petrine office…

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Five Reasons to Participate in the March for Marriage | Marriage Unique for a Reason

Below are five reasons why you should attend. Or, if you can’t make it in person, consider devoting some time to prayer and/or fasting on March 26 for the preservation of marriage as the union of one man and one woman…

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Catholic Divorce Survival Guide Training

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Priests, Deacons, Annulment Advocates, Faith Formation

Directors, DRE’s, & Catechists who minister to divorced and separated Catholics

WHEN/WHERE:

Catholic Divorce Survival Guide Training

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Check-in Time: 8:00 am

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

14085 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709

COST/REGISTRATION:

$40 for day’s training materials and lunch

CDSGT_flyer_April20_2013.pdf.

Becky Eldredge: Creating Space to Connect Faith & Everyday Life – billcoffin68@gmail.com – Gmail

Christmas-2012-239-300x200Today, I am writing over at 3 minute retreat.  Today’s retreat invites us to reflect on how we are Christ’s presence in the world.  As I pondered that question, I kept thinking about how Chris and I are called in marriage to be Christ for each other…

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Will This Be a Jesuit Year in College Basketball?

We have a Jesuit pope. Is this the year for a Jesuit NCAA basketball champion? It hasn’t happened since 1977, when Al McGuire’s Marquette team took the title. But this year’s tournament has the strongest lineup of Jesuit schools in years. It includes a #1 seed (Gonzaga), a #2 (Georgetown), and a #3 (Marquette). The other Jesuit teams are St. Louis (4 seed) and Creighton (7).

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