Faith Formation Conference returning to Santa Clara Convention Center

Joining San Jose in sponsoring the event is the Monterey diocese in collaboration with the San Francisco archdiocese and the dioceses of Stockton and Oakland

A year after it was held simultaneously with the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry and at the San Jose Convention Center, the Faith Formation Conference will return to its original format; but not quite! Recently twenty-five representatives from the Diocese of Monterey, Diocese of San Jose (DSJ), Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of Oakland gathered for … [Read more...]

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Three cardinals and an archbishop

Quartet of Los Angeles-born-raised-and-educated priests share unique link to the Catholic hierarchy

Archbishop Emeritus George Niederauer of San Francisco, who died May 2, was part of a quartet of Los Angeles-born-raised-and-educated priests who shared a remarkable and certainly unique link to the Catholic hierarchy. For rarely, if ever, has a single region produced so many future bishops in so short of a time period. The four --- born within 14 months (and 30 miles) of one … [Read more...]

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Archbishop George Niederauer succumbs to lung disease

Retired San Francisco archbishop died May 2 at Nazareth House in San Rafael, was 80 years old

Archbishop George Niederauer, the eighth archbishop of San Francisco and a leader in the contentious 2008 battle to pass Proposition 8 that banned same-sex marriage in California, has died. Archbishop Niederauer died Tuesday of lung disease at Nazareth House, a Catholic senior care facility in San Rafael, at the age of 80. “Religious leaders have the constitutional right … [Read more...]

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San Bernardino bishop to receive national award for lay ministry

On June 2, Bishop Gerald Barnes will receive the Gaudium et Spes Award from the National Association for Lay Ministry

In the year of his Silver Jubilee, Bishop Gerald Barnes is being honored nationally for one of the hallmarks of his Episcopacy – lay formation. On June 2, Bishop Barnes will receive the Gaudium et Spes Award from the National Association for Lay Ministry. This honor is given to one who promotes understanding of the Church in the world within the context of the Second Vatican … [Read more...]

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Reno Bishop Calvo gives Dominican nuns hope on women deacons

"Where is the Holy Spirit calling us?"

  The following comes from an Apr. 17 story in the Catholic Voice, diocesan paper for Oakland. Almost a year ago, in answering questions asked of him by the International Union of Religious Superiors, Pope Francis said, "I accept. It would be useful for the Church to clarify this question. I agree," when asked if he would establish an official commission to study … [Read more...]

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From small Tijuana restaurant to Christ Cathedral

Cesar Antonio Sanchez will sing Misa Criolla in Orange diocese

The following comes from an April 20 story in Orange County Catholic. Christ Cathedral will present its Spring Choral Spectacular at Christ Cathedral April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Guest soloist César Antonio Sánchez will sing the beautiful Misa Criolla as one of the featured works of the evening.... César began his musical study as a boy chorister at the Church of the Sacred … [Read more...]

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