Catholic Charities works to meet needs of Inland Empire’s poor

For almost 40 years, an Inland organization has worked to offer help and hope to a staggering number of families struggling with poverty. Catholic Charities of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties offers crisis intervention and family strengthening programs to those in need. Its three core … [Read More...]

Pontifical Academy for Life reportedly changes vaccine advice

The Pontifical Academy for Life has encouraged parents to have their children vaccinated. A statement from the Pontifical Academy—released in July 2017 but only now made public—appears to take a very different tone from a statement issued by the same Vatican office in 2005. In the 2005 statement, … [Read More...]

St. Bernard, Eureka

Name of Church St. Bernard Church Address 615 H Street, Eureka, CA 95501 Phone number (707) 442-6466 Website www.saintbernards.org Mass times Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 12:15 p.m. (St. Bernard is a dual, jointly-administrated parish along with St. Joseph Mission … [Read More...]

Transgender person sues Catholic hospital in Eureka for refusing hysterectomy

A transgender man [biological female] is suing St. Joseph Health of Northern California, alleging that he was refused care at the Roman Catholic health system’s hospital in Eureka because of his gender orientation. In the lawsuit filed in Humboldt County Superior Court on Thursday, Oliver Knight … [Read More...]

One-time Sacramento Bishop Francis Quinn dies at 97

Bishop Francis A. Quinn died Thursday. At 97 years old, he was the oldest living bishop in the United States at the time of his death. Quinn served from 1980 to 1994 as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, which covers 42,000 square miles in 20 counties. He led a growing flock in … [Read More...]

Cardinal DiNardo discharged from hospital following stroke

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has been released from the hospital, following a mild stroke last week, his archdiocese announced March 20. The cardinal, who serves as president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, is expected to make a full recovery. DiNardo had suffered a stroke on the … [Read More...]

Bring your parish back to life: here’s how

The following is written by Father Joseph Illo of Star of the Sea Parish in San Francisco. Four years ago the Archbishop of San Francisco assigned me to the Star of the Sea, a large and beautifully Catholic building. Its statues, stained glass, marble altar and altar rail were still intact, but, … [Read More...]

Will Pope Francis meet with Chinese leader?

As Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to Rome this week, there has been much speculation as to whether his trip will also include an unofficial visit with Pope Francis. Ahead of the Chinese president’s arrival in Italy March 21, the AP reported that Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro … [Read More...]

Laudato si’ leads to clean energy in Monterey diocese

One-third of the parishes, offices and facilities of the Diocese of Monterey have gone solar, and the counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz now draw on 100 percent carbon and nuclear-free energy largely thanks to efforts of local Catholics. The diocesan office and the late Bishop Richard … [Read More...]

An edgy voice for the pro-life cause

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNgwsT295G8 It’s not your typical pro-life organization that puts out a video with a pregnant woman wearing a pink wig and, at one point, even sporting a pair of purple fairy wings as she mocks talking points made by the “pro-choice” movement. But perhaps that’s why … [Read More...]

Santa Clara University names new president

Santa Clara University today announced that Kevin O’Brien, S.J., a theologian, Jesuit priest, and educator, will become the 29th president of Santa Clara University on July 1, 2019. O’Brien, 52, succeeds Michael Engh, S.J., who announced in June 2018 that he will be concluding his presidency at the … [Read More...]

Holy Family School in Citrus Heights will not close this year

The following was posted on the Diocese of Sacramento website on March 17, 2019: Dear Holy Family Community: We are pleased to announce that Holy Family School is staying open. After strong efforts from parents, the parish, and the diocese, we are moving forward to register students for the 2019- … [Read More...]

Poll analysis finds Catholic approval of Trump has declined

Two years into his presidency, President Donald Trump still enjoys high approval ratings from white evangelical Protestants, while Catholic support has declined. A new analysis released on Monday by the Pew Research Center examining 11 surveys conducted throughout the president’s 26 months in … [Read More...]

Is this the movie the pro-life cause has been waiting for?

Lila Rose, the young charismatic founder of Live Action, took a short break from investigating corruption at Planned Parenthood clinics to help her friend, Abby Johnson, with her latest venture, the feature film “Unplanned.” Rose has an acting cameo in the film, which is based on Johnson’s 2010 … [Read More...]