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28 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (5)

Why only 10 commandments?

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25 Oct 2016 News Comments (1)

10-year-old girl prays for miracle and God delivers

Ten-year-old Aysha lived in Kafer, Iraq, just outside the ISIS-held city of Mosul. The Islamic State fought fiercely just outside her village, leaving a trai…

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12 Sep 2015 News USA No comments

For Lincoln diocese, audit adds to its effective child protection plan

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06 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (28)

Should I leave the Church because of my homosexuality?

Full Question I am a homosexual. I am also a Catholic who loves my religion but feels that it is against me. Should I abandon my Catholic beliefs, since I …

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09 Sep 2014 Vatican No comments

Irish Church's new leader honored, humbled as he takes helm

Vatican City, Sep 9, 2014 / 08:54 am .- As Cardinal Sean Brady resigns at the customary age of 75, newly appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland E…

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04 Jun 2015 Articles No comments

The Excessive Sorrow and Insecurity in the Children of the Divorced (COD)

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09 Jun 2015 Vatican Comments (1)

Priest appointed by Pope Francis to investigate traditionalist order dies after stroke

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22 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (1)

What is Just War?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, in paragraphs 2302-2317, authoritatively teaches what constitutes the just defense of a nation against an aggressor.…

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12 Dec 2014 Q&A Comments (1)

Am I wrong for making the sign of the cross over my children's homes?

Full Question I read recently that lay people are not supposed to make the sign of the cross on others. I make the sign of the cross with holy water and a …

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San Diego diocese mourns death of Bishop Cirilo Flores

San Diego, Calif., Sep 8, 2014 / 12:23 pm .- Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego passed away the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 6, at the city’s Nazareth House, accompanied family and friends.

Bishop Flores was 66 years old. He suffered a stroke in April, and as he continued dealing with its effects, his diocese announced Aug. 25 that he was also undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

The Diocese of San Diego has asked that both Bishop Flores and his family be remembered in prayer.

At his deathbed were his cousin, Dr. Tom Martinez; Msgr. Steven Callahan; and the Sisters of Nazareth.

Bishop Flores was born in 1948 in Corona, Calif., 22 miles northeast of Orange, the child of Cirilo and Armida Flores. He has three brothers and two sisters, all of whom live in California.

He studied law at Stanford University, and practiced law in Riverside and Los Angeles counties prior to entering St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo in 1986.

He was ordained a priest of the Orange diocese in 1991, at the age of 43, and served in several parishes of the diocese. He was then consecrated as an auxiliary bishop of the diocese in 2009.

In 2012, Bishop Flores was appointed coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, succeeding as its ordinary on Sept. 18, 2013, upon the retirement of Bishop Robert Brom.

He is survived in the episcopacy of his local Church by Bishop Brom, 75, and Bishop Gilbert Chavez, 82, an auxiliary bishop emeritus of San Diego.










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  1. Lee Connolly Reply

    I am so grateful for the strong leadership we have in The Catholic Church

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