Orange diocese makes progress report
Third of parishes went to Amazing Parish conference

From Amazing Parish website Students taught by world-class educators with access to modern faith-based curriculum and the latest learning technology. Church pews filled each Sunday with the young and old, inspired by the Gospel and their pastor’s message

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2020-01-07T10:42:48-08:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bishop Daly to lead vocations retreat at St. Patrick’s in Menlo Park Feb. 21-23
Plus monthly sessions with Fr. Tom Martin in Redwood City and Fr. Cameron Fuller in San Francisco

Bishop Daley served as San Jose auxiliary bishop before appointment to Spokane (Photo by Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review) Is God calling you to a vocation as a priest? One way to find out if you have a

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“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”
Los Angeles archdiocese and St. Bartholomew Church in Long Beach begin Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents

A beautiful little girl with long brown hair dies unexpectedly, as does a precious baby only a few days old, a troubled young man with a wife and two children, and a stunning, 20-something woman with the world by

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2019-12-28T12:03:36-08:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |0 Comments

Christ Cathedral hosts Vietnamese martyrs Mass
300,000 killed in over 60 years

Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen: “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church in Vietnam" (Photo by Chuck Bennet) It has become one of the most important dates on the local Vietnamese calendar. On Saturday, Nov.

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2019-12-20T23:49:13-08:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |0 Comments

“The Hispanic community is bringing our numbers up”
With 1.7 million Catholics, San Bernardino diocese says it's 5th largest in U.S.

Looking at the list of America’s most populous dioceses, you see Catholic bastions like New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago. Right behind those “big four” on the latest list is the Diocese of San Bernardino. At 1,740,655 Catholics,

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2019-12-19T18:08:01-08:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |2 Comments

Pope’s encounter schools launched in L.A.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti joins Archbishop Gomez

Archbishop Gomez, Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and high school students inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels conference room (Photo by Isabel Cacho) “Scholas Occurrentes,” a global education project promoting a “culture of encounter”

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2019-12-18T07:26:39-08:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |4 Comments

What makes the Catholic Church different
Adoration chapel dedicated in Walnut Creek

Adoration chapel window (Photo by Albert Pacciorini) A new Adoration Chapel was dedicated Dec. 8, the feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, at St. Mary Church of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Walnut Creek. A standing-room only

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2019-12-16T12:58:07-08:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Nun on the Bus Sister Campbell feted in San Jose
Dioceses with good bishops send faithful to Catholic Ministry Conference

“Hope is a communal virtue; it requires us to be in relationship with one another,” emphasized Sister Simone Campbell in her Friday, December 6 keynote at the annual California Catholic Ministry Conference held December 6-7 at the San José Convention

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2019-12-20T10:19:52-08:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |11 Comments

Norbertines to finish new home in Silverado Canyon in October
Boarding school to close

Father Justin Ramos in front of new construction (Photo by Michael Fernandez) In 2006, the Norbertine Fathers visited the Holtz Ranch in Silverado Canyon, exploring the site as a campus for their priests and seminarians. The fathers didn’t have

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2019-12-16T07:39:58-08:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |5 Comments