Most Holy Rosary Chapel a Marin County magnet
“The space itself teaches”

Most Holy Rosary – dedicated in 1930 There are 16 parishes in Marin County. Most Holy Rosary Chapel is not one of them. On any given Sunday at 9:45 a.m., however, the historic church at the end of a

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2019-11-08T07:11:54-08:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |13 Comments

Bishop Gallegos – California’s next canonized saint?
Killed pushing car on Highway 99

Bishop Gallegos (Photo from Canonization Cause of Venerable Alphonse Gallegos) On Oct. 8, 1991, Congressman Robert T. Matsui of California addressed these words to the House of Representatives: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today in great sadness to advise

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2019-11-04T09:08:28-08:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |1 Comment

Planned Parenthood trial blog on San Francisco archdiocese website
Has this ever happened before?

Visit the San Francisco Archdiocese website for daily reports from the ongoing trial, Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress (David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt), underway now in federal court in San Francisco. The jury trial is in the U.S.

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Narrow escape for 80 Sisters of St. Joseph
Officials keep retired nuns sheltered in community room of their Brentwood residence while firefighters battle blaze on surrounding hillsides

As the Getty fire raged and the sound of sirens echoed around them Monday morning, dozens of women gathered in the community room at Carondelet Center, a nursing home in Brentwood, where the Sisters of St. Joseph live. But Monday was not

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2019-10-30T12:38:12-08:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |3 Comments

Catholic cemetery work takes special touch
It's not just digging a hole

All Souls from its website. “There’s a sacredness about working here.” With its white stucco exterior, red tile roof, and expansive green lawns behind it, the entrance building of All Souls Cemetery and Mortuary in Long Beach might

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2019-10-28T22:23:48-08:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |1 Comment

Franciscans to teach San Diego seminarians
Future priests stay at USD instead of going to Camarillo or Rome

From Franciscan School of Theology website For the past 50 years St. Francis seminary students in San Diego have attended undergraduate classes at the University of San Diego. Then they go on to St. John’s in Camarillo, Mount

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Relics of love
Relics of Saints Maria Goretti and Thérèse of Lisieux donated to St. Polycarp Parish in Stanton

Their bodies were frail, but their spirits were strong and pure. And now Saints Maria Goretti and Thérèse of Lisieux are connected to St. Polycarp Catholic Church in Stanton in both body and spirit.  The physical connection to the two saints from the late 19th

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2019-10-25T05:53:42-08:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |3 Comments

Sacramento diocese helped accused priest obtain clergy position in Mexico, lawsuit claims
Suit was filed on behalf of Juan Ricardo Torres, who alleges Father Castellanos began abusing him when he was 15

A new lawsuit filed on Tuesday claims the Catholic Church’s Sacramento diocese assisted one of its priests in obtaining a new position with a parish in Mexico after sexual abuse accusations in Northern California in the 1980s. The lawsuit

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2019-10-17T13:49:34-08:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |2 Comments

3000-seat church coming to Visalia
News story says one of the biggest in U.S.

St. Charles Borromeo to be finished in April, 2021 Visalia will soon be home to one of the largest seating capacity Catholic churches in the U.S. On Tuesday, ground was broken for St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. It’s

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2019-10-16T21:11:01-08:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |7 Comments