California Diocese News

San Pedro’s Little Sisters of the Poor locked down with their residents
No visitors allowed

Little Sisters of the Poor, San Pedro homepage The Little Sisters of the Poor in San Pedro is a Roman Catholic order of nuns who have been caring for seniors in Southern California for more than 100 years.

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San Pedro’s Little Sisters of the Poor locked down with their residents
No visitors allowed
2020-04-04T07:40:26-07:00

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

Sisters of Mercy (Photo from Catholic San Francisco) “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

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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 Barry (From Angelus News) 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

San Francisco archdiocese says ‘Don’t forget us’
Donation plea

Rod Linhares: "We will emerge from this situation even stronger as a faith community." (Photo from abilitiesunited.org) The effects of COVID-19 have manifested in many ways in the lives of parishioners and parishes throughout our archdiocese. Not being able

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San Francisco archdiocese says ‘Don’t forget us’
Donation plea
2020-03-30T10:44:02-07:00

California Catholic dioceses adjust to coronavirus
No hand-holding, hand-shaking, sharing cup for Communion

Distribution of Holy Communion at L.A. Cathedral on Ash Wednesday (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Catholic Church leaders throughout Southern California have altered or suggested changes in their worship service practices amid concerns of the spread of

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California Catholic dioceses adjust to coronavirus
No hand-holding, hand-shaking, sharing cup for Communion
2020-03-02T11:45:25-08:00

Armed man shot at Immaculate Heart in Santa Ana
Ran outside church before collapsing

Immaculate Heart of Mary. Police found man at altar with handgun.   An armed man, possibly distraught over a relationship, was fatally shot Sunday afternoon by Santa Ana police in a Catholic church, a police spokesman said. The

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Armed man shot at Immaculate Heart in Santa Ana
Ran outside church before collapsing
2020-03-02T09:31:22-08:00

Cupich and Mahony attend Mass for Coadjutor Bishop Rojas
Division and acrimony criticized

Cupich and Rojas at farewell vespers service in 2019 (Photo by Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic) When more than 2,500 of the Catholic faithful gathered at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Chino Hills on Feb. 24 to welcome Coadjutor

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Cupich and Mahony attend Mass for Coadjutor Bishop Rojas
Division and acrimony criticized
2020-03-02T10:11:15-08:00

Oakland diocese sponsors adoration and confession Feb. 28-29
24 Hours for the Lord tomorrow and Saturday

  24 Hours for the Lord will be observed in the Diocese of Oakland Feb. 28-29. Six parishes — Most Holy Rosary in Antioch; St. Bonaventure in Concord; Holy Spirit in Fremont; St. Elizabeth in Oakland; St. Joan of Arc in

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Oakland diocese sponsors adoration and confession Feb. 28-29
24 Hours for the Lord tomorrow and Saturday
2020-02-27T07:24:29-08:00

Little Sisters of the Poor closing San Pedro rest home
Jeanne Jugan Residence has been open since 1979; sisters are seeking someone to buy the property

The Little Sisters of the Poor announced Tuesday that they will be withdrawing from the Jeanne Jugan Residence in San Pedro, where they have resided for the last four decades. “As part of a strategic plan aimed at strengthening

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Little Sisters of the Poor closing San Pedro rest home
Jeanne Jugan Residence has been open since 1979; sisters are seeking someone to buy the property
2020-02-20T12:02:38-08:00