Sacramento bishop issues letter to faithful on closure of Women’s Health Specialists abortion facility

Bishop Jaime Soto: "I want to offer my thanks to everyone who has ever stood, even once, in peaceful prayer in front of any abortion facility"

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: A couple of weeks ago news quickly spread that the Women’s Health Specialists abortion facility in Sacramento was closing after 42 years. I want to offer a few words in the wake of this development. Year after year, on the sidewalk in front of this facility, there has been a steadfast presence of faith-filled people peacefully praying … [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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Groundbreaking held for new school, parish offices at St. Ignatius in Sacramento

Capital campaign exceeds 5.6 million - largest such campaign in diocese history

Families, school officials, parish leaders and students from St. Ignatius of Loyola School broke ground March 26 to mark the beginning of construction of a new state-of-the-art $9.1 million preschool to 8th grade school campus and parish offices. St. Ignatius Parish and School are located at 3235 Arden Way in Sacramento. A capital campaign to raise construction funds from … [Read more...]

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Sacramento diocese issues revised speaker guidelines

Reiterates prohibition of speakers who advocate policies contrary to Church teaching, forbids giving them awards, honors or recognition on church, school or diocesan property

[Excerpted from] Revised March 2017 Guidelines for Selecting Outside Speakers Diocese of Sacramento Parishes, Movements, Apostolic Groups, Catholic Schools Host Responsibilities: As a general rule, the invitation of any speaker or honoree should be an opportunity to evangelize and catechize the faithful. Thus, anything which may cause confusion or scandal or incite to … [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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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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