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Bishop Barnes asks pastors to confer Confirmation
7700 eligible for sacrament this year

Among the many questions the COVID-19 pandemic brought to Zoe Apodaca’s life this year was — “will I still be Confirmed?” The Highland teen had to wait for this important milestone in her

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Bishop Barnes asks pastors to confer Confirmation
7700 eligible for sacrament this year
2020-08-10T16:46:01-07:00

21 outdoor Masses and a new deacon at Star of the Sea
The feel of the catacombs

The lockdowns accompanying the Covid-19 epidemic have crippled the ability of churches throughout California to provide the sacraments to their parishioners. Different counties have different restrictions, none more stringent than the city and county of San

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21 outdoor Masses and a new deacon at Star of the Sea
The feel of the catacombs
2020-08-10T09:26:19-07:00

Bishop Soto announces excommunication of Father Jeremy Leatherby
Priest omits names of pope and bishop in Eucharistic prayer

Fr. Jeremy Leatherby has placed himself and others in a state of schism with the Roman Catholic Church. By his words and actions, Fr. Leatherby has incurred a latae sententiae (automatic) excommunication. This means that by his own

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Bishop Soto announces excommunication of Father Jeremy Leatherby
Priest omits names of pope and bishop in Eucharistic prayer
2020-08-09T19:18:45-07:00

Damien began to have “the smell of his sheep”
He suffered for the sake of God’s love

Marisol Escobar’s statue of St. Damien of Molokai has graced the statuary hall in the U.S. Capitol since 1969. The people of Hawaii chose this statue to mark their tenth anniversary of statehood. It stands out,

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Damien began to have “the smell of his sheep”
He suffered for the sake of God’s love
2020-08-09T07:47:08-07:00

Songs to replace the banned David Haas ones
Sacramento, San Jose dioceses join the censure

The following list was assembled by the Diocese of San Jose liturgical commission, the office of liturgy, and 12 local music ministry directors: All Is Ready – David Haas Topical: Unity, Gathering Bible Reference:

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Songs to replace the banned David Haas ones
Sacramento, San Jose dioceses join the censure
2020-08-08T13:34:48-07:00

Tijuana churches to re-open Aug. 15 with ringing of bells
Temperature checks, hand sanitizer, foot disinfection, face masks

The archbishop of Tijuana, Francisco Moreno Barrón, announced that next Saturday, August 15 at 10 a.m., the 101 churches belonging to the archdiocese will be opened with the ringing of the bells and a religious ritual.

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Tijuana churches to re-open Aug. 15 with ringing of bells
Temperature checks, hand sanitizer, foot disinfection, face masks
2020-08-06T19:35:16-07:00

Sacramento Catholic schools jump through hoops to open
Touchless soap dispensers and sinks

The Catholic Diocese of Sacramento plans to submit waiver applications to public health officials this week to reopen 38 elementary schools across seven counties, including 17 in Sacramento. The diocese’s plan comes after

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Sacramento Catholic schools jump through hoops to open
Touchless soap dispensers and sinks
2020-08-05T18:30:49-07:00

Our Lady of La Vang statue arrives from Carrara
Made from 16 feet of white marble, set for Christ Cathedral

In the late 18th century, persecuted Vietnamese Catholics who had been driven from their homes into a nearby rainforest were comforted by the appearance of a Marian apparition that became known as Our

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Our Lady of La Vang statue arrives from Carrara
Made from 16 feet of white marble, set for Christ Cathedral
2020-08-05T18:25:24-07:00

Notre Dame says a lot with Buttigieg naming
Father Jenkins knows about his pro-abortion zeal

In late June the University of Notre Dame announced that Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend and sometime 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, had been named a 2020-21 faculty fellow at the Notre Dame

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Notre Dame says a lot with Buttigieg naming
Father Jenkins knows about his pro-abortion zeal
2020-08-05T09:49:10-07:00
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