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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Monstrance restored for use at St. Joseph Parish, Rio Vista

Father Boyle discovered the piece hidden away in long-term storage at the parish

The following comes from the Sacramento diocese website: Bishop Jaime Soto and Father Richard Boyle, OSM, of the Order of Friar Servants of Mary, hold a monstrance that has been restored for use by parishioners of St. Joseph Parish in Rio Vista, where Father Boyle has served as parochial administrator since July 2014. He will be leaving St. Joseph's Oct. 31 to serve at … [Read more...]

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Confessionals required in every parish

Sacramento diocese reminds parishes they must "provide a fixed grille between the penitent and the confessor"

The following is from the Diocese of Sacramento, posted last week on the diocesan website: Liturgy Reminders: Commentary on the General Instruction of the Roman Missal Re: Sacrament of Reconciliation: the Confessional Confessionals should be built so as to give penitents the option making their confession from behind a screen or ‘face-to-face’. Penitents cannot be … [Read more...]

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Good news for Easter’s Catholic Books

Sacramento bookstore -- and its Faith Formation Center -- approved to reopen

Earlier this summer, Easter's Bookstore was experiencing troubles with regulations and it seemed as though the bookstore and the Faith Formation Center associated with it had to close. The following is an open letter from John Hamlon, an instructor who teaches theology classes for parishes within the Diocese of Sacramento and for Easter’s Faith Formation Center. Friends, … [Read more...]

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Vacaville toddler dies after being removed from life support

"Execution of an innocent 2-year-old"

The following comes from an August 24 Fox40 story: A Vacaville 2-year-old is dead, not because of the severe respiratory illness that stole his vibrancy along with his breath last April, but because of the heartless action by a hospital in the midst of an appeal, according to his loved ones and his lawyers. "This is a sad, sad state because this is an execution of an … [Read more...]

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Easter’s Catholic Books in Sacramento facing challenges

Regulations may spell end for Catholic institution

California Catholic Daily exclusive Since 1998, one of the bright spots in the Diocese of Sacramento has been Easter’s Catholic Books and Gifts. Easter’s was founded and is operated by sisters Denise Easter-Kramer and Sandy Easter-Graham, who told CalCatholic in 2009, “Our primary goal is to help re-evangelize the Church.” To call Easter’s a bookstore is a little … [Read more...]

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