Ancient relic, believed to be from cross on which Jesus was crucified, stolen from San Francisco parish:

The following comes from an August 21 ABC7 News article by Cornell Barnard: Church leaders are heartbroken and parishioners are praying for the safe return of a relic, which is a prized and sacred possession at Dominic's Catholic Church. The relic is believed to be part of the cross where … [Read More...]

93 seminarians preparing to be priests in Los Angeles

The following comes from a post by Archbishop Gomez, published on August 17 by the Angelus: This week marks the start of the academic year for the many men who are preparing to be priests at our St. John’s Seminary and Juan Diego House. It is a good moment for us to give thanks to God. In … [Read More...]

Proposed regulation requires homeless shelter housing based on self-identified gender

The following comes from an August 21 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: According to proposed federal rules, homeless shelters partnering with the government might soon have to compromise the privacy and safety of their clients – and Catholics have voiced their concerns. “No person … [Read More...]

Bill prohibits smoking near youth sporting events

  The following comes from an August 18 Highland Community News article: SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 977 authored by Dr. Richard Pan, and sponsored by the 8th grade class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School in Elk Grove passed the California State Assembly today. SB 977 would … [Read More...]

Marian procession to mark Los Angeles’ 235th birthday

The following comes from an August 18 Catholic News Agency article: Later this month, a Marian Procession and Votive Mass will help celebrate the 235th anniversary of the city of Los Angeles, California – which was named after Mary, Queen of Angels. The August 27 festivities, hosted by the … [Read More...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Therese Church Address 510 N. El Molino Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 Phone number 626-282-2744 Mass times Monday-Saturday, 6 & 8 a.m. Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sunday, 7:30, 9 & 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Latin High Mass, Sunday at 1 p.m. Holy days: 6, 8, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. … [Read More...]

California Catholic Conference issues update on “critical bills” still pending

The following comes from an August 18 press release from the California Catholic Conference: With less than two weeks to go in this Legislative session, legislators are working furiously to shepherd their bills through both houses and onto the Governor’s desk.  The California Catholic Conference … [Read More...]

God bless my car

The following comes from an August 18 Reuters article by Paul Ingrassia: Holy water at hand, the bishop begins the invocation. “We call on God to bless all these cars and the people who bring them here,” intones the Most Rev. Richard Garcia of the Catholic diocese of Monterey, California. “He … [Read More...]

Bishop Robert Barron to preside at TAC convocation day mass and matriculation

The following comes from an August 18 press release from Thomas Aquinas College: The Most Reverend Robert E. Barron will offer the opening Mass of the Holy Spirit at Thomas Aquinas College on Monday, August 22, 2016, in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel. He will also preside at the … [Read More...]

Something for everyone

The following comes from an Inland Catholic Byte article: SAN BERNARDINO—In the spirit of the Year of Mercy, the Diocesan Office of Catechetical Ministry will offer its first ever Faith Formation Conference themed “His Mercy Endures Forever” on Saturday, September 10 at California State … [Read More...]

Like a rock concert

The following comes from an August 17 Angelus article by Clara Fox: Flashing lights, throbbing bass, wild cheers — the only thing differentiating the crowd gathered at UCLA campus from a typical rock concert were the distinctly Christian lyrics of the band WAL. “Tonight anything is possible. … [Read More...]

Bishops evaluate changes to SB 1146

The following comes from a California Conference of Bishops press release: This week, SB 1146 (Lara, D-Bell Gardens) a bill that would have threatened the religious freedom of faith-based colleges and jeopardized higher educational opportunities for the tens of thousands of Californians they … [Read More...]

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