Bishop Jaime Soto to offer Mass for the intention of Bishop Richard Garcia of Monterey

Bishop Garcia has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at a Mass for the the intention of Bishop Richard J. Garcia of Monterey on Monday, June 25 at 12:10 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. All are welcome to attend. Bishop Garcia has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. In a memo to clergy June 21, Bishop Soto noted: "We join with the family … [Read more...]

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Bishops of Mexico release security guide in response to rising crime

Advice includes details about how to handle travel, making a withdrawal from an ATM, and what to do if you are kidnapped, robbed, threatened, or extorted

As increased levels of violence in Mexico continue, the Mexican Bishops Conference has published a protocol guide to help prevent crimes against priests, religious and faithful in the country. The protocols are not intended to hinder “the pastoral activity of bishops, nuns and lay people, but to [help them] do it in the safest possible way,” said Bishop Alfonso Miranda … [Read more...]

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“A cesspool of political bias”

Trump Administration pulls US out of pro-abortion UN Human Rights Council

The United States will be exiting the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ambassador Nikki Haley confirmed Tuesday, citing the body’s record of failing and neglecting its titular mission. Haley blasted the council, which has promoted abortion and the LGBT agenda, as “a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias,” Fox News reports. “I want to make it … [Read more...]

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Nun stories back in secular news

Women religious stories have been making a social and spiritual comeback over the last several decades

After being dismissed as relics of the past, nuns and women religious have been making a social and spiritual come back over the last several decades. While Catholic media has been watching these women closely, the secular media is finally beginning to take note of these remarkable women. The remarkable tale of starlet actress, Dolores Hart, who left a bright career as the … [Read more...]

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President Trump issues executive order on border orphans

Move is welcomed by bishops

After claiming to have no legal authority to unilaterally amend a recent Justice Department directive that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents along the U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order aimed at keeping families together after being apprehended for crossing illegally. "We're going to have strong, very … [Read more...]

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“An environment that if not hostile to organized religion, is not exactly friendly to it”

Priest reflects on challenge of 'being church' in wealthy Marin County

In the 50 years since it was built, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, perched on the redwood slopes of Mount Tamalpais has become an iconic feature of Mill Valley’s small-town landscape. Catholic San Francisco visited the parish on May 31 to talk about the anniversary of the church built in 1968 for a Catholic community that goes back 108 years. Part of the conversation … [Read more...]

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Sex, war, porn and LGBT issues

Vatican releases document outlining topics General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will discuss Oct. 3-28 in Rome, notes "we don’t understand the vocabulary, and therefore also the needs, of the young"

Sexuality, death, corruption, drug-trafficking, porn, video-games, migration, war, friendship and disabilities are only some of the issues that bishops from all over the world are planning to discuss in a summit in Rome this October, which will focus on youth, their faith and vocation. “Young people feel a lack of harmony with the Church,” says the document released on … [Read more...]

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US cardinal removed after credible allegations he abused a minor

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., "is no longer to exercise publicly his priestly ministry"

A high-profile liberal U.S. cardinal has been removed from public ministry for credible and substantiated allegations of abuse of a minor. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a former priest of the Archdiocese of New York and cardinal emeritus of Washington D.C., "is no longer to exercise publicly his priestly ministry," says a news release from New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan. "The … [Read more...]

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What went wrong?

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: "It is precisely the hard truths of our faith, those which the culture ignores and even despises, that have the greatest power to move people to conversion and be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ"

I recently received a letter from a young Catholic husband and father in which he observed: “Peers of mine who are converts or reverts have specifically cited teachings like ‘Humanae Vitae,’ ‘Familiaris Consortio,’ and ‘Veritatis Splendor’ as beacons that set the church apart from the world and other faiths.” What he suggests might seem counterintuitive, but it is borne out by … [Read more...]

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“Un-American, un-Christian and inhumane”

San Jose Bishop Patrick McGrath denounces separation of families at US-Mexico border

The following comes from Bishop McGrath’s “Message on Separated Families”:

 Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are hundreds of miles from the border, yet what has happened along the US-Mexico border over the past few weeks has a direct impact on many of our own people. Images of crying children, separated from their mothers, and the anguish of mothers whose infants have been … [Read more...]

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