US bishops sign petition to end death penalty

Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto was among prelates who were first to sign ‘National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty’ at US bishops’ headquarters building on May 9

Bishops were among the first to sign the ‘National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty’ at the US bishops’ headquarters building on May 9. Each person taking the pledge promises to educate, advocate and pray for an end to capital punishment. “All Christians and people of goodwill are thus called today to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty, whether … [Read more...]

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Bishop Soto leads eucharistic procession to state Capitol

The journey was a public witness to end abortion

Bishop Jaime Soto presided at the 5 p.m. Mass on Sunday, April 30 in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento, followed by a eucharistic procession around the state Capitol in a journey of prayer and public witness to end abortion. Carried in the procession was an actual 4’ X 6’ authentic replica (Missionary Image) of the original Miraculous Image of Our … [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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Bishop Soto on recent spate of violence

The parable of the Good Samaritan echoes in the succession of recent tragedies

The following statement was adapted from the homily Bishop Soto gave Sunday, July 10 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament: The story of the Good Samaritan from last Sunday is a well-known Christian parable (Lk 10:25-37). Few people, Christian or non- Christians, would not be familiar with Jesus’ story about the man who fell victim to robbers and then was later saved and … [Read more...]

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Bishop Soto urges support for parental notification

‘Go forth from our parishes into our communities and neighborhoods’

The following comes from Bishop Soto's physician assisted suicide statement and the Diocese of Sacramento website: In a January 8 letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento, Bishop Jaime Soto, who is also president of the California Catholic Conference, thanked his co-workers in Christ for their recent efforts to overturn the physician-assisted suicide law … [Read more...]

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Let the Indian in

California mission exhibits and school projects will be reviewed

The following comes from a Sept. 4 story in the Sacramento Bee. Bishop Jaime Soto, who heads the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento and the California Catholic Conference, announced Friday a plan to explore how American Indian experiences at California missions during the era of Father Junipero Serra are portrayed and how they are taught in Catholic schools. The effort, … [Read more...]

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Bishops Soto and Blaire join pro-abortion Democrats

Climate change bill a 'high-water mark' for other world leaders

The following comes from an Aug. 31 story in the Los Angeles Times. Kevin de Leon and Isadore Hall are both rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and California Abortion and Reproductive Rights League. California Democrats are calling on supporters in Hollywood and the Catholic Church as they push for climate change bills in the final two weeks of the … [Read more...]

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