Car accident claims two priests, injures third
The pastor of a Concord church and an archbishop visiting from India were killed in a Colusa County crash that badly injured another East Bay priest

Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong, India and Fr. Mathew Vellankal died in a car crash Oct. 10 during a visit to the Diocese of Oakland. The visiting archbishop and two local priests’ Toyota Prius was hit by a tractor-trailer

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2019-10-16T14:56:51-08:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |5 Comments

12 years later, Coachella community gets new church
San Bernardino region has seen continuous growth of Catholics

It’s been more than a decade in the making.  Parishioners of Our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church in the city of Coachella will soon see their offerings materialize into a new church that will accommodate 1,200 people — nearly

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2019-10-03T08:27:24-08:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |6 Comments

Catholic Medical Association holds first San Francisco meeting
Organization describes its mission as helping members “live and promote the principles of the Catholic Faith in the science and practice of medicine”

Archdiocesan Catholics in the health care industry have an opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues now, as the San Francisco chapter of the Catholic Medical Association held its first meeting at St. Dominic Church on Sept. 14. The group’s aim

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2019-09-24T18:30:48-08:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |5 Comments

San Jose diocese hosts Welcoming and Commissioning Day
Annual event held at Church of the Transfiguration with the theme “Stay with Us”

A long-standing tradition in the Diocese of San José took place on September 5 when the annual Welcoming and Commissioning Day was held at the Church of the Transfiguration. This year’s theme was “Stay with Us.” The day-long event

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2019-09-17T07:52:57-08:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Registration begins for those alleging clergy sex-abuse
Independent compensation program sponsored by six California dioceses will start registering those who claim to be victims on Monday, Sept. 16

The following is an excerpt from a letter from Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange, published by OC Catholic: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In May, together with Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Dioceses of

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2019-09-14T20:37:53-08:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |5 Comments

Stockton diocese gets new vocations director
Will reside at St. John Vianney House, which has been returned to status as a house of formation

The following is an excerpt of a letter from the office of Bishop Myron Cotta:  Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am pleased to see that we are moving forward in our plans to encourage and foster vocations to the

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2019-09-09T10:00:14-08:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |4 Comments

San Jose cathedral defaced
Satanic and anti-semitic graffiti were scrawled against the outside walls of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph on Sunday morning, Sept. 1

A historic Catholic Church in the heart of downtown San Jose was vandalized Sunday morning, hours before congregants gathered to participate in Sunday mass. Satanic and anti-semitic graffiti spray were scrawled against the church’s outside walls, alongside taunting drawings

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2019-09-05T18:19:48-08:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |5 Comments

Fr. Fessio, Ignatius Press at St Patrick’s Seminary
Catholic publishers honored

Fr. Fessio with Pope Benedict XVI   Special from Gibbons Cooney. On Saturday, September 14, St. Patrick’s Seminary will host its annual gala fundraiser. St. Patrick’s serves the archdiocese of San Francisco, plus surrounding dioceses including Oakland, Santa

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Immaculate Heart in Brentwood expects 1000 for Marian conference
Bishops Soto and Barber coming

Father Quang Minh Dong Devotions to the Blessed Mother are special in the hearts of Catholics worldwide. Rev. Quang Minh Dong, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brentwood, witnessed this during the inaugural Marian Conference last

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Campesino theater leaves San Juan Bautista mission
"Our spiritual and historical home"

Mission San Juan Bautista (photo by Leslie David) It is with mixed emotions that we at El Teatro Campesino announce that the annual theatrical presentations of La Virgen del Tepeyac and La Pastorela at Old Mission San Juan Bautista have come to

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2019-08-23T13:52:09-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |1 Comment