Get On the Bus program reunites children with incarcerated parents

Sacramento Auxiliary Bishop recommends supporting program for Lent

My Dear Brothers in Christ, Each year, a program called Get On The Bus rallies Catholic faith communities throughout the state to provide the children of incarcerated parents with a visit with their mother or father – a parent they likely see one day a year thanks to Get On The Bus. This year, over 1,000 children will board buses and travel to prisons hundreds of miles … [Read more...]

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Bishop Jaime Soto speaks on Amoris Laetitia

No clarification on the Chapter 8 controversy

California Catholic Daily exclusive. The Sacramento Catholic Forum, which kicked off its year on January 25th, was founded to provide formation, fellowship, and networking opportunities to Catholics in the Diocese of Sacramento. Their first breakfast meeting of the year – held at their new location, Christ the King Retreat Center in Citrus Heights – was attended by over … [Read more...]

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“Abortion is often an act of desperation driven by fear”

Bishop Jaime Soto delivers a pro-life homily for the Mass of Reparation/Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Homily by Bishop Jaime Soto for the Mass of Reparation/Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, Jan. 23, 2017: They had said, “He has un unclean spirit.” (Mk. 3.22-30) Today’s gospel passage comes after a series of episodes of Jesus preaching, healing, and casting out demons. It was because of all these powerful works of mercy that the scribes came out from … [Read more...]

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Fasting, prayer, penance and works of mercy

Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto declares Roe v. Wade anniversary a Day of Reparation in the diocese

The following is a December 13 letter from Bishop Jaime Soto of theSacramento Diocese: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: January 22, 2017 marks the 44th anniversary of the lamentable 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Roe v. Wade. Since the date falls on a Sunday, the observance is moved to Monday, January 23rd. I designate that day as a Diocesan Day of … [Read more...]

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Sacramento religious leaders decry genocide by Islamic State

Groups have seen their churches destroyed, clergy kidnapped and executed

The following comes from a March 23 Sacramento Bee article by Bill Lindelof: More than a dozen clergy and lay people from Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim and Protestant houses of worship gathered Wednesday at a news conference on the steps of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament downtown. The gathering was meant to call attention to Secretary of State John Kerry’s … [Read more...]

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Bishop Soto issues statement regarding failure of assisted-suicide initiative

156,000 signatures turned in out of 500,000 needed for ballot

The following is an excerpt from the statement of the Most Rev. Jaime Soto, Bishop of Sacramento and President of the California Catholic Conference, on the referendum to overturn the physician-assisted suicide law (ABx2-15) in California: January 4, 2016 “Dear Fellow Catholics and Friends, “On behalf of my brother Bishops in California, I express my gratitude on your … [Read more...]

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When it comes to abortion, California is like China

Our efforts to foster a culture of life have to include what Pope Francis has proposed as a culture of encounter

The following comes from Bishop Jaime Soto's November Reflection on the Diocese of Sacramento's website: It was recently announced with much fanfare that China was officially doing away with its "one-child" policy. Many news reports have recounted the moral and social havoc this ill-conceived government mandate has wracked upon China. Many on this side of the Pacific may … [Read more...]

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