Bishop calls for novena against Levya’s bill
Mary's intercession implored to defeat SB24

The following is a July 24 letter from Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto: Dear Friends in Christ, Please join me in opposing the provision of abortion on university campuses in California and praying for the protection of infants and young

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2019-07-29T07:07:27-07:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |5 Comments

Sacramento bishop asks for prayers ahead of USCCB meeting

In a letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento, Bishop Jaime Soto asks parishioners to join him in praying for three intentions ahead of the USCCB Fall General Assembly. The following is the full text of Bishop Soto's

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2018-11-06T11:32:52-08:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Sacramento bishop warns of “unauthorized rites”

Sept. 25, 2018 Dear Parishioners and Priests: It has come to our attention that there have been unauthorized Masses and other sacraments celebrated in houses, halls, parks and other places. These are usually performed by priests who come from outside

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2018-10-11T11:44:35-07:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |27 Comments

The Catholic Church should support labor unions, Bishop Soto says

Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, California, told participants at the Social Action Summer Institute July 18 that only religious-minded patience can save the world from the horrific headlines of the day. "The past year has been heart breaking. Our patience has been

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2018-08-01T13:30:33-07:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |27 Comments

Sacramento bishop declares Roe v Wade anniversary a Diocesan Day of Reparation

Dear Friends in Christ: January 22, 2018 marks the 45th anniversary of the lamentable 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Roe v. Wade. In prayerful observance, I designate January 22, 2018 as a Diocesan Day of Reparation. I ask our clergy

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Sacramento bishop calls special meeting on immigration

Dear Pastors, Parochial Administrators, Clergy and School Administrators: In the light of ongoing concerns regarding the new Administration’s immigration enforcement policies, I am inviting all pastors, clergy and principals to a special meeting to discuss this matter on Friday, August

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2017-08-02T17:37:35-07:00August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , |10 Comments

Sacramento bishop issues letter to faithful on closure of Women’s Health Specialists abortion facility

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: A couple of weeks ago news quickly spread that the Women’s Health Specialists abortion facility in Sacramento was closing after 42 years. I want to offer a few words in the wake of this

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