Our Lady of La Vang blessing at Christ Cathedral
Target for completion is Oct. 3 next year

Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen offers blessing at site (Photo by Challenge Roddie) On a rainy Thursday, Nov. 21, a small group of parishioners, clergy and construction workers gathered at the site of the future Our Lady of La Vang

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2019-12-11T10:26:56-08:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bishop Soto: no hand shaking or hand holding
Flu season early

Offer the sign of Peace to those around you with a simple nod. (Photo from archindy.org) The flu season has come early this year. The California Department of Public Health reports that the incidence of flu and flu-like illnesses

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2019-12-04T06:00:29-08:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |16 Comments

Last leg of pilgrimage through L.A. archdiocese
88th Annual Procession and Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe nears

After nearly a month of traveling through cemeteries, parishes and schools in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, the pilgrim images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego are currently visiting parishes in Los Angeles County, ending the

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2019-11-26T14:14:55-08:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |5 Comments

Oakland diocese settles cathedral construction lawsuit
More than 30 defendants sued, confidential agreements reached to pay for repairing Cathedral Center

The following is a letter from the President of the Catholic Cathedral Corporation: November 14, 2019 Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Diocese of Oakland, I am pleased to report the Catholic Cathedral Corporation of the East Bay has

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2019-11-22T12:32:28-08:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |2 Comments

Serra Club – not the group that climbs mountains
"There often isn’t enough action"

Ed Lupton at the podium in front of six newly ordained priests, 2015.(Photo byBill Garcia Solis) Ed Lupton admits that when he gets asked about his longtime involvement in the Serra Club, he is careful to make sure there

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2019-11-20T14:07:12-08:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

California Mission Mass celebrated Friday at Santa Clara University
Written down for converted Native Americans

Witnesses say they saw Father Catala levitate when he prayed in front of this crucifix. On Friday, November 22, at 6:30 p.m. the traditional Latin Mass and California Mission Mass music will return to Mission Santa Clara, which serves

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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: , |14 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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2019-10-30T12:38:12-07:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |3 Comments