There is a lot going on in the Church of SoNoGo

South Park – North Park – Golden Hill

Thursday, May 28, 2020

San Diego diocese saying June 14 for Sunday Mass

Just don’t know at CSU East Bay: Mandy grew up without religion; Kennia's parents left Catholicism before she remembers
What the Ninth Circuit thinks of religious Californians: Churches can't be trusted
San Diego diocese saying June 14 for Sunday Mass, June 8 for daily Mass: Evangelicals not as patient 

State issues re-opening rules for churches: "Consider discontinuing singing and group recitations"
We must continue to shape the culture: Homily on the Ascension
A more complete Pell story: Why the Australian cardinal had vicious enemies  

The real last words of Norma: Catholic World Report article raises questions about film AKA Jane Roe
Sacramento diocese freezes salaries: Hires security man
Family Research Council details public school horrors: Fairfax County as the testing site



The Death of George Floyd is a Pro-Life Issue.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Israel: "Auschwitz or Sinai"

Yehuda Kurtzer: Israel: "Auschwitz or Sinai" 
Lecture to Rabbis at Shalom Hartman Institute
"How do you read history in a way that becomes theologically commanding without falling into the trap of becoming a fundamentalist?"

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Sheltering in Place III

Come, my people, enter your chambers,
And shut your doors behind you;
Hide yourself, as it were, for a little while,
Until the plague is past (Isaiah 26:20).

This was Isaiah’s call to God’s people to shelter in place while God rained judgment on the City of Man. “Hide yourself…until the plague is past,” a call that’s remarkably apropos for our day.

I think of another call: Jesus’ invitation to withdraw from the mad, mad, mad, mad world around us and within us, at any time and for any reason, and enter into that quiet chamber in our hearts that Jesus called our “closet”—to shut the door behind us and bide a wee with him (Matthew 6:6).

David Roper

Monday, May 25, 2020

California Churches Can Reopen for Services with 100-Person Limit

A proposal for Catholic-Orthodox eucharistic sharing during the pandemic

A proposal for Catholic-Orthodox eucharistic sharing during the pandemic

by John D. Faris
Commentary: Would Catholic, Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches consider an expansion of sacramental sharing, especially eucharistic sharing, on a reciprocal, ordinary basis?

'Ut Unum Sint' at 25: Learning to recognize, welcome others' gifts

by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
For the 30 years from the Second Vatican Council to the publication of St. John Paul's encyclical May 25, 1995, official ecumenical dialogues tended to focus on comparing and contrasting Catholic teachings or practices with the teachings or practices of its dialogue partners.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Pope Francis asked us to care for Earth

Five years ago, Pope Francis asked us to care for Earth. Have we listened?

by Brian Roewe
Catholics across the world have embraced and acted on environmental encyclical Laudato Si'. But the consensus among Catholic ecological leaders is those responses have been not nearly as widespread as Francis sought.

San Diego Roman Catholic Parishes to Resume In-Person Masses in June