California Diocese News

Call for Serra statue vigil first week of July in Hillsborough
San Juan Capistrano moves its replicas of the missionary

Call for Serra statue vigil first week of July in Hillsborough
San Juan Capistrano moves its replicas of the missionary
2020-06-29T18:35:27-07:00

San Bernardino diocese holds walk against racism
“We have to look at ourselves and be honest"

As he spoke of his decades long experience of racism, and the current national climate following the police killing of George Floyd, the voice of Deacon Don Norris, the only African American deacon in the diocese,

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San Bernardino diocese holds walk against racism
“We have to look at ourselves and be honest"
2020-06-29T14:12:06-07:00

Half of San Francisco’s parishes defy city’s 12-person rule
“They cannot force us not to open"

About half of San Francisco’s Catholic parishes celebrated public Mass Sunday, June 21, a sign of the revival of parish life and worship after nearly 100 days of shelter-in-place orders.

Father Francis Garbo, pastor of Mission

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Half of San Francisco’s parishes defy city’s 12-person rule
“They cannot force us not to open"
2020-06-22T11:09:11-07:00

Archbishop Cordileone cries out against toppling of Serra statue
Explains how the saint protected Indians from abuse

What is happening to our society? A renewed national movement to heal memories and correct the injustices of racism and police brutality in our country has been hijacked by some into a movement of violence, looting

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Archbishop Cordileone cries out against toppling of Serra statue
Explains how the saint protected Indians from abuse
2020-06-22T11:17:10-07:00

California bishops hold racism-focused Stations of the Cross
Recording sites included a former KKK headquarters, a gas station where police killed a black woman, a BART station where a black man was gunned down, among others

Bishops from throughout the state of California will release a video today reenacting the Stations of the Cross to draw attention to the sin of racism and ask God’s help in eliminating it.

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California bishops hold racism-focused Stations of the Cross
Recording sites included a former KKK headquarters, a gas station where police killed a black woman, a BART station where a black man was gunned down, among others
2020-06-18T12:39:10-07:00

Catholic schools closing, retreat centers threatened
The pandemic takes its toll

Joe Oberting brought deep connections to Napa’s St. John the Baptist Catholic School when he became its principal two years ago. His three children went to school there, and his family has attended church at St.

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Catholic schools closing, retreat centers threatened
The pandemic takes its toll
2020-06-17T18:12:47-07:00

Norbertines prepare to move from St. Michael’s Abbey
Founded in 1961 by seven priests who escaped Hungary after communist officials nationalized Catholic schools

The historic St. Michael’s Abbey, a 33-acre property in South Orange County, was recently listed for sale, as theNorbertineFathers prepare to move to a new home not far from the property, in Silverado

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Norbertines prepare to move from St. Michael’s Abbey
Founded in 1961 by seven priests who escaped Hungary after communist officials nationalized Catholic schools
2020-06-04T11:43:18-07:00

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