More than 1,000 expected for V Encuentro regional gathering in Visalia

Bishops from California, Nevada and Hawaii to lead "historic ecclesial gathering" of Hispanic Ministry leaders April 27, 28 and 29

Archbishop of Los Angeles José H. Gomez will join bishops from throughout California, Nevada and Hawaii to lead delegations of Catholic leaders for the regional V (Fifth) gathering at the Visalia Convention Center (303 E Acequia Ave, Visalia, CA 93291) on April 27, 28 and 29, 2018. The regional V Meeting will convene a historic ecclesial gathering of more than 1,000 Hispanic … [Read more...]

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Catholic school in Sacramento has special program to prevent bullying

At St. Mary School, 'peace managers' help resolve conflicts between students before they get out of control

More than one out of every five students report being bullied, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. The majority of bullying happens at school, but it can also take place on the way to school, through text messages or online (better known as cyberbullying). At St. Mary School in Sacramento, trained peace managers are helping resolve conflicts between … [Read more...]

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Eucharistic Adoration attracts adorers from near and far at Buena Park parish

At any given time, approximately a dozen adorers can be seen kneeling and praying solemnly in front of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Pius V Catholic Church

The 60-year-old St. Pius V Catholic Church located in Buena Park is the place to go after a long day of work and fighting traffic on the way home.  Adoration hours are from noon to 8 p.m. At any given time, approximately a dozen adorers can be seen kneeling and praying solemnly in front of the Blessed Sacrament. The busiest time is from 4 to 7 p.m. when people, coming from … [Read more...]

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“They’ll have to kill me first”

Nun opposing Katy Perry's purchase of LA convent appeals to Pope Francis

A nun fighting Katy Perry's purchase of a former convent is fired up and reaching out to a higher authority -- Pope Francis himself -- to intervene in the case that has brought the “Roar” singer a rash of negative publicity. “They’ll have to kill me first if they want to keep me quiet,” Sister Rita Callanan, 80, told Fox News this week, referring to the Roman Catholic … [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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Design unveiled for new parish church in Santa Ana

Christ Our Savior will be first church built in Santa Ana since Our Lady of La Vang was dedicated in 2006

A  new Catholic church will soon sprout from what was once one of Orange County’s last remaining parcels of undeveloped farmland.  Christ Our Savior Catholic Church and new parish buildings are expected to be dedicated in mid-2020 and will be located at Alton Avenue, Bear Street and MacArthur Boulevard in Santa Ana.   At a time when Catholic churches in the U.S. are closing … [Read more...]

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Veneration of relics draws over a thousand devotees in San Bernardino diocese

Day of veneration in Riverside culminated in evening Mass

The stream of reverent devotees was nonstop at Queen of Angels Church in Riverside on March 14 as hundreds turned out to venerate the relics of Saint Padre Pio. The day of veneration culminated with an evening Mass, celebrated by Diocesan Vicar General, Monsignor Gerard Lopez, S.T.L., that was attended by over 1,500 people. “St. Pio left us these relics for our … [Read more...]

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LA’s Cathedral honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with tolling of bells

Today at 4:01 p.m. Pacific Time, cathedral's bells will toll 39 times to honor the number of years Dr. King lived on earth

On Wednesday, April 4, at 4:01 p.m. PT, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles will join in solidarity with churches and schools nationwide in remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by tolling the Cathedral’s bells 39 times to honor the number of years Dr. King lived on earth. The bell-ringing pays homage to Dr. King’s legacy and his many … [Read more...]

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LA Archdiocese blesses, breaks ground on new seminary

Archbishop Jose Gomez blessed and broke ground of the new Queen of the Angeles Center for Priestly Formation in Torrance, California.

The patch of land where an old apartment building-turned convent rests is the future site of the Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Archbishop Jose Gomez blessed and broke ground of the new Queen of the Angeles Center for Priestly Formation in Torrance, California. “Vocations to the priesthood, that’s one of my priorities in the archdiocese and I will say that Diego House and … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Gomez recognizes ‘first peoples’ in Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Archbishop of Los Angeles signs new protocols acknowledging Native Americans as deserving special recognition and pastoral concern

Archbishop José H. Gomez signed new protocols acknowledging that Native Americans of California, as the First People of the Land, deserve special recognition and pastoral concern. “These protocols that we are signing today are not a treaty or a legal document. They are a promise. A promise that we will work together so that our future will be more hopeful than our past,” said … [Read more...]

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