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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Pope appoints new auxiliary bishop for San Diego

A vice-“disrupter” for Bishop Robert McElroy?

For the first time since 2002, what’s now a 1.3 million-member fold in San Diego has a new auxiliary bishop. But if anyone’s expecting a clone of the last one, well, have we got news for you. Six weeks since Bishop Robert McElroy electrified progressive activists (and infuriated conservatives) with a fiery address at a national summit on social justice, at Roman Noon this … [Read more...]

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Bishop Vasa joins pro-lifers outside Santa Rosa abortion clinic

Bishop Soto and five other bishops scheduled to participate later in "Jericho March" around state capitol in Sacramento

The Missionary Image is an actual (4′ x 6′}, authentic replica of the original Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe enshrined in the Basilica in Mexico City. In 1991, in response to a special request of St. John Paul II, the Bishops of Mexico blessed and commissioned the Missionary Images to bring conversions, reverence for life, sanctity of the family, and solidarity to … [Read more...]

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San Diego U-T covers Good Friday procession

The pro-life Stations of the Cross procession went through downtown San Diego

Full story at San Diego Union-Tribune. … [Read more...]

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Fresno bishop calls for prayer for Coptic Christians

After Palm Sunday killings in Egypt, Bishop Armando Ochoa asks faithful to "pray for the conversion of hearts and minds of religious extremists who exploit the Islamic faith for devious and evil purpose"

The Most Reverend Armando X. Ochoa, Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno, asks the faithful to join him in prayer for our Christian brothers and sisters who belong to the Coptic Church in Egypt. The devastating impact of religious persecution, hate and violence has once again killed, wounded and invoked fear and anxiety within a faith-filled community, as they gathered to worship … [Read more...]

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San Francisco Archbishop Emeritus George Niederauer ‘quite ill’

Prayers requested by archdiocese

We ask for your prayers this Holy Week for Archbishop Emeritus George Niederauer, who is quite ill.  While he is not able to receive visitors, he will appreciate the comfort of our prayers as we join our hearts and minds with his. Archbishop Niederauer was the 8th Archbishop of San Francisco, from 2006 until his retirement in 2012. Story from Archdiocese of San Francisco. … [Read more...]

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