San Buenaventura Mission elevated, Junipero Serra statues out
Pope Francis designates LA mission a basilica, while Ventura city council votes to move statues off public property

Pope Francis has elevated a California mission church founded by St. Junipero Serra to the rank of minor basilica. The San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura was granted the title by the pope in an announcement from

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Church music composer investigated by L.A. archdiocese
Gives new meaning to “You are Mine,” “We are Called,” “Blest are They” 

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles says it will investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against noted liturgical musician and composer David Haas, who has performed over the years at the archdiocese’s Religious Education Congress.

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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

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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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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