Greenfield priest gets Lumen Christi Award

Fr. Enrique Herrera, pastor of Holy Trinity Church, receives highest honor of Catholic Extension; only the third time Californian has received the award, first time for the Diocese of Monterey

Celebrations of the Virgin of Guadalupe's feast day came two days early in Greenfield on Sunday. Nearly two thousand individuals came out to participate in the hour-long procession including Aztec dancers, costumed native bands, women in embroidered dresses and many caballeros on horseback. The crowd assembled outside of Holy Trinity Church to attend an outdoor Mass and … [Read more...]

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No ‘two-for-one” Mass to satisfy Christmas Day obligation

U.S. bishops: In the case of two consecutive days of obligation, as at Christmas this year, each obligation must be fulfilled with a separate Mass

In a newsletter issued earlier this year, the U.S. Catholic bishops addressed questions regarding whether Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligations can be fulfilled with a “two-for-one” Mass attendance at Christmas this year. In a “relatively rare” situation which last occurred in 2006, Christmas Day this year falls on a Monday. Because Catholics are obliged to attend Mass for … [Read more...]

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Eucharistic Procession through downtown Hollywood draws 800 participants

Event provided encounter with the homeless, began with Mass at Blessed Sacrament parish, concluded with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

A Eucharistic procession is not the first thing people expect to see on the streets of Hollywood, California. But last Saturday, that’s what happened, with hundreds of people taking part in an evening of prayer and encounter with the homeless. Nathan Sheets, executive director of The Center, a group that works to fight isolation among the homeless, told CNA that the event … [Read more...]

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Why are young people leaving the Church?

Attendees at Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference learn the reasons

Take an average Sunday Mass in the Diocese and in Catholic parishes throughout the nation. You are likely to find continually fewer young people in attendance. The majority leave before age 21; with a median age of 13. They are “going, going, gone,” said Bob McCarty, D. Min., in a talk at the Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference 2017 held Nov. 3-4 at the Santa Clara … [Read more...]

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Oakland diocese names first layman to serve as chancellor

Bishop Michael Barber announces appointment of Stephen Wilcox, president of the nonprofit Wilcox Family Foundation, as chancellor effective November 16

Stephen Wilcox, president of the nonprofit Wilcox Family Foundation, has been named chancellor of the Diocese of Oakland. As chancellor, Wilcox will oversee the offices of Catholic Youth Organization, Communications, Faith Formation and Evangelization and Mission Advancement, as well as the Diocesan Review Board and Archives. Wilcox will also serve as Bishop Barber's … [Read more...]

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You don’t have to get out of your car

Fr. Mathew Vellankal has brought drive-through prayer to his new parish, St. Bonaventure in Concord

Following a successful model he crafted at Holy Spirit Parish in Fremont three years ago, Rev. Mathew Vellankal has brought drive-through prayer to his new parish, St. Bonaventure in Concord. "Pope Francis has said we should go to the peripheries" to reach people, Father Vellankal said, and people seek spirituality. "People might be sick, have lost a job, have someone who is … [Read more...]

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San Francisco parish organizes opposition against proposed marijuana store

St. Anne of the Sunset Parish and school are organizing against a cannabis dispensary that was approved by the San Francisco Planning Commission on Irving Street, in the heart of the local shopping district

Urgent appeal from California Catholic Daily staff Dear California Catholic Daily reader, This coming year, we hope to bring you even more original stories and videos about the Church in California. We intend to do this as part-time staff spread throughout the state — on a limited budget. However, in order to stay afloat, we need more of our readers to donate. You … [Read more...]

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Judge rules against former office manager in Napa church wrongful termination suit

Judge finds that former parish office manager at St. Apollinaris Church, who claimed she was fired after calling attention to the alleged misuse of church funds, failed to prove her dismissal was an act of retaliation

A Sonoma County Superior Court judge has ruled against a former parish office manager at St. Apollinaris Church in Napa who claimed she was fired after calling attention to the misuse of church funds. In a tentative ruling issued earlier this month, Judge Allan Hardcastle found that Jo Savage, an employee of St. Apollinaris for 28 years, had failed to show that her termination … [Read more...]

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We have something that belongs to you

A video that models joyfully inviting others to the Traditional Latin Mass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eHP7xIAVHM The following is a short excerpt from Monsignor Charles Pope's blog: Recently, I saw a video produced by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in Los Angeles that beautifully and effectively advocates for the Traditional Latin Mass. It is a great illustration of the kind of liturgical evangelization we must do. Here are the … [Read more...]

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San Francisco parish will host Papal Ninja

Sean Bryan to speak at Star of the Sea

California Catholic Daily exclusive: On Sunday, November 12, San Francisco’s Star of the Sea parish will host a talk by Sean Bryan, better known to millions of viewers of NBC’s hit show “American Ninja Warrior” as the “Papal Ninja.” "American Ninja Warrior" follows contestants as they attempt to complete obstacle courses of ever-increasing difficulty. Should a … [Read more...]

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