California Diocese News

State issues re-opening rules for churches
"Consider discontinuing singing and group recitations"

Churches in California can begin holding services again at a limited capacity, the state announced on Monday.

The California health department ruled that, subject to the approval of local authorities, churches in the

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State issues re-opening rules for churches
"Consider discontinuing singing and group recitations"
2020-05-26T11:45:07-07:00

COVID-19 was final straw
School at Carmel Mission closing for good at end of school year

Nearly 80 years after the school opened, Junipero Serra School at Carmel Mission Basilica will close its doors after the current 2019-2020 academic year.

In a press release sent out Friday evening, the

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COVID-19 was final straw
School at Carmel Mission closing for good at end of school year
2020-05-13T14:01:15-07:00

Oakland diocese loses 300 positions in parishes, another 300 in Catholic schools
Bishop Michael Barber provides details of additional cuts at chancery level

April 30, 2020

Dear lay employees of the Diocese of Oakland,

I know all of you are dealing with very painful situations. Collectively, in these last days of April,

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Oakland diocese loses 300 positions in parishes, another 300 in Catholic schools
Bishop Michael Barber provides details of additional cuts at chancery level
2020-05-06T13:36:00-07:00

Archbishop Gomez: God is calling us to show love for Him
Compares the present to first century of Christianity

Speaking on behalf of all the priests in the archdiocese of Los Angeles, in his weekly column published today, Archbishop José Gomez expressed his longing for the faithful during this Easter season, and acknowledged that although there

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Archbishop Gomez: God is calling us to show love for Him
Compares the present to first century of Christianity
2020-04-23T16:26:16-07:00

San Pedro’s Bishop Trudeau writes Stations of the Cross for health workers
“We proclaim the empty tomb of Christ"

Bishop Marc Trudeau is no stranger to suffering. In 2008, he was diagnosed with Stage III, Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma. He complained of pain in his stomach to his doctor, and within a

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San Pedro’s Bishop Trudeau writes Stations of the Cross for health workers
“We proclaim the empty tomb of Christ"
2020-04-07T18:06:08-07:00

Holy Week in Southern California under the lock-down
Wash the feet of the people in your home

Dioceses across Southern California are advising parishioners in the days leading up to Holy Week with guidelines on how to observe some of the religion’s most important days of the year. Some traditional events are being

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Holy Week in Southern California under the lock-down
Wash the feet of the people in your home
2020-04-07T16:52:19-07:00

San Francisco’s nuns during the 1918 flu
Daughters of Charity, Sisters of Mercy open archives

“The nationwide influenza epidemic struck in the fall of 1918: San Francisco is not spared,” Marie N. Mahoney writes in “Reflections: Mary’s Help Hospital and Seton Medical Center, 1893-1985,” published by Seton Medical Center.

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San Francisco’s nuns during the 1918 flu
Daughters of Charity, Sisters of Mercy open archives
2020-04-03T08:18:28-07:00

American Martyrs pastor in Manhattan Beach contracts Wuhan virus
Monsignor John Barry: “no life-threatening incidents," not using a ventilator

Monsignor John Barry, the pastor at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach since 1983, told parishioners Sunday he remains hospitalized as he continues recovery from the COVID-19 virus. “I did go to

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American Martyrs pastor in Manhattan Beach contracts Wuhan virus
Monsignor John Barry: “no life-threatening incidents," not using a ventilator
2020-04-01T19:14:54-07:00