From cemeteries to vocations

Orange diocese offers 41 ministry and service categories to help parishes meet spiritual and temporal needs of the faithful

The following comes from a November 22 OC Catholic article by Meg Waters: The word “diocese” comes from a late Roman Empire term for a relatively small geographic area governed by a civil authority under the allegiance and direction of the Roman prefect, and ultimately the emperor. It was equivalent to today’s county structure – a civil means of delegating certain aspects of … [Read more...]

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“Secular music not appropriate”

Sacramento bishop issues revised funeral guidelines Bishop Jaime Soto has issued new funeral guidelines for the Diocese of Sacramento, spelling out in detail by whom, for whom and how Catholic burial rites should be performed. The new guidelines, officially promulgated on March 7 and published on the diocesan website on March 12, include instructions on who may officiate at … [Read more...]

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Kneel if you want to

Oakland bishop issues revised instructions on receiving Holy Communion (Editor’s Note: On Jan. 31, California Catholic Daily published instructions for receiving Holy Communion that had been posted on the Oakland diocesan website. The instructions, written by Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, said in part, “Receiving Communion kneeling, or genuflecting before receiving, while often … [Read more...]

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Shakeup in Santa Rosa

Bishop Vasa orders major personnel changes The following is excerpted from a March 2 story published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. A link to the full story is provided below. Bishop Robert Vasa on Friday announced the appointment of 22 new pastors and their assistants at parishes throughout the Santa Rosa Diocese, along with six officials at the diocesan office. Vasa, who … [Read more...]

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