New statues at San Jose cathedral

The following comes from an August 19 Valley Catholic article by Liz Sullivan: Just two days after the Feast Day of the patroness of the Diocese of San Jose, two new statues were blessed and welcomed into the fold. On August 13, at the 4:30 p.m. Mass, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath blessed the … [Read More...]

Court ok’s state restrictions on counseling, pastors

The following comes from an August 23 Pacific Justice Institute news release: San Francisco, CA—A federal court of appeals this morning upheld restrictions on what some pastors can say to minors struggling with their sexuality and gender. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San … [Read More...]

Should El Camino Real be honored?

The following comes from an August Amah Matsun article by Cathy Castillo: A proposal by the California Mission Foundation to have the state’s famed El Camino Real route declared a UNESCO Heritage Site is being bitterly opposed by state Indians who said it would only “honor and glorify the brutal … [Read More...]

Planned Parenthood’s gag law passes Assembly

The following comes from an August 11 Courthouse News Service article by Nick Cahill: SACRAMENTO (CN) — Controversy surrounding secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood employees discussing fetal tissue sales has morphed into a California proposal that would punish media companies for … [Read More...]

Ancient relic, believed to be from cross on which Jesus was crucified, stolen from San Francisco parish:

The following comes from an August 21 ABC7 News article by Cornell Barnard: Church leaders are heartbroken and parishioners are praying for the safe return of a relic, which is a prized and sacred possession at Dominic's Catholic Church. The relic is believed to be part of the cross where … [Read More...]

93 seminarians preparing to be priests in Los Angeles

The following comes from a post by Archbishop Gomez, published on August 17 by the Angelus: This week marks the start of the academic year for the many men who are preparing to be priests at our St. John’s Seminary and Juan Diego House. It is a good moment for us to give thanks to God. In … [Read More...]

Proposed regulation requires homeless shelter housing based on self-identified gender

The following comes from an August 21 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: According to proposed federal rules, homeless shelters partnering with the government might soon have to compromise the privacy and safety of their clients – and Catholics have voiced their concerns. “No person … [Read More...]

Bill prohibits smoking near youth sporting events

  The following comes from an August 18 Highland Community News article: SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 977 authored by Dr. Richard Pan, and sponsored by the 8th grade class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School in Elk Grove passed the California State Assembly today. SB 977 would … [Read More...]

Marian procession to mark Los Angeles’ 235th birthday

The following comes from an August 18 Catholic News Agency article: Later this month, a Marian Procession and Votive Mass will help celebrate the 235th anniversary of the city of Los Angeles, California – which was named after Mary, Queen of Angels. The August 27 festivities, hosted by the … [Read More...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Therese Church Address 510 N. El Molino Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 Phone number 626-282-2744 Mass times Monday-Saturday, 6 & 8 a.m. Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sunday, 7:30, 9 & 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Latin High Mass, Sunday at 1 p.m. Holy days: 6, 8, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. … [Read More...]

California Catholic Conference issues update on “critical bills” still pending

The following comes from an August 18 press release from the California Catholic Conference: With less than two weeks to go in this Legislative session, legislators are working furiously to shepherd their bills through both houses and onto the Governor’s desk.  The California Catholic Conference … [Read More...]

God bless my car

The following comes from an August 18 Reuters article by Paul Ingrassia: Holy water at hand, the bishop begins the invocation. “We call on God to bless all these cars and the people who bring them here,” intones the Most Rev. Richard Garcia of the Catholic diocese of Monterey, California. “He … [Read More...]

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