Cupich, Gomez to headline summit on overcoming polarization

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago regarded as 'liberal,' Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez 'viewed as having conservative leanings," get top billing at June conference aimed at overcoming divisions within Church

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, who at least on some matters, would be regarded stereotypically as representing “liberal” and “conservative” views, will headline together a major convening of Catholic leaders this June aimed at overcoming division, building relationships, and strengthening the Catholic community’s contribution to the … [Read more...]

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Ned Dolejsi to retire as executive director of California Catholic Conference

Dolejsi will be retiring this summer; a search firm has been retained to find a new director

The Most Rev. Jaime Soto, president of the California Catholic Conference (CCC) and Bishop of Sacramento, announced today that Ned Dolejsi, the longtime executive director of the CCC will be retiring this summer.  A search firm has been retained to identify a new director. “It is a bittersweet moment for us in California.  We would like to keep him even longer, but it’s clear … [Read more...]

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Rector of St. John’s Seminary is newest auxiliary bishop for Los Angeles archdiocese

Msgr. Marc V. Trudeau was personal secretary to Cardinal Roger Mahony from 2001-2004, replaces Bishop Thomas J. Curry, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on April 3

On Thursday Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Marc V. Trudeau, who survived lymphoma in 2008, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He replaces Bishop Thomas J. Curry, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis April 3, after he reached age 75, the usual age of retirement, in January. Trudeau joins Archbishop Jose H. Gomez and five other auxiliary bishops of … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis accepts resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Curry of Los Angeles

Bishop Curry has reached the retirement age for bishops of 75; resignation was publicized in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Thomas John Curry as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for reasons of age. He has reached the retirement age for bishops of 75. The resignation was publicized in Washington, April 3, 2018, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Bishop Curry was born January 17, 1943, in … [Read more...]

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San Francisco archbishop defends ‘Humanae Vitae’

"Leaders in the Church do a grave disservice to our people by misleading them with the false idea of what conscience means"

The promise of the sexual revolution and contraception was total sexual freedom for everyone. “Sex is for fun and now women can have just as much fun without the consequences,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said about the claims of the sexual revolution in a recent talk. “That was the cry of the day, and yet somehow it didn’t work out that way,” he … [Read more...]

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Dominican friar named new San Francisco auxiliary bishop

Pope Francis today appointed Fr. Robert Christian, O.P., of the Western Dominican Province, as auxiliary bishop for San Francisco

The Archdiocese of San Francisco announces that Pope Francis has today appointed Fr. Robert Christian, O.P., as auxiliary bishop. Fr. Christian is a Friar of the Western Dominican Province and currently serves as Master of Students of the province. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said, “I am overjoyed to welcome Fr. Christian back to his native San Francisco. We first met … [Read more...]

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California Bishops’ spokesman answers question on why they support only ‘progressive Democratic’ proposals’

Ned Dolejsi says there's a difference between ideological positioning and a theological perspective

The following is an excerpt from the California Catholic Conference of Bishops: During the three days of the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, many of our readers stopped by the booth to talk about the Catholic Legislative Network.  Many more joined us online for a series of Facebook Live broadcasts on Saturday. Kicking off the sessions, which you can now view on … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Dolan says Democrats have abandoned Catholics

In Wall Street Journal op-ed, the cardinal said he believes that Democrats have abandoned many of the tenets that made the party attractive to Catholics generations ago

In an op-ed published Friday in the Wall Street Journal, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York lamented that the Democratic Party’s shifting principles have effectively shut out and alienated orthodox Catholics. Dolan cited the Democrat’s current opposition to school choice programs and tax credits for education, along with their unwavering support for abortion … [Read more...]

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New vicar general named for Sacramento diocese

Fr. Ronald Torres appointed to replace Bishop Myron Cotta, who previously held post before being named Bishop of Stockton

To: Clergy From: Bishop Jaime Soto I have appointed Fr. Ronald Torres, vicar general for the Diocese of Sacramento, effective today, March 16, 2018. Fr. Torres currently serves as the parochial administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Yreka, California. He will continue to serve in this position until June 30, 2018. Starting July 2, 2018 he will work full-time at the Pastoral … [Read more...]

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Catholic dignitaries attend installation of Stockton diocese’s new bishop

More than 1,200 people fill St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Modesto to watch Myron Cotta become the sixth Bishop of Stockton

Catholic ritual, pageantry and prayer ushered in a new era for the Diocese of Stockton on Thursday as Central Valley native Myron Cotta was installed as its new bishop during a ceremony in Modesto. More than 1,200 people filled St. Stanislaus Catholic Church to watch Cotta, who turns 65 on Wednesday, become the sixth bishop of the six-county Roman Catholic diocese. Church … [Read more...]

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