Santa Rosa Bishop Robert Vasa: “I have no desire to cover up anything”

The following is from a statement by Bishop Robert Vasa of Santa Rosa, regarding steps the Diocese of Santa Rosa is taking to release names of priests accused of sexual abuse: I have been reviewing files [related to child sexual

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Santa Rosa bishop orders halt to Communion services without a priest

The following is a message from Bishop Vasa of Santa Rosa: I use my space in the North Coast Catholic this month to communicate to all the people of God a Directive already shared with the priests of the Diocese

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2018-08-06T09:15:38-07:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |17 Comments

Santa Rosa bishop reflects on the meaning of “active participation” in the liturgy

The Second Vatican Council called for all of us, laity and clergy alike, to a full, active and conscious participation in the sacred liturgy. There has been and continues to be a strong emphasis on ‘active’ participation but this is

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2018-02-06T15:49:32-07:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |12 Comments

Fire-damaged Catholic schools re-open in Santa Rosa

It was a homecoming for Cardinal Newman High students, who finally returned to campus Monday more than three months after the Tubbs fire heavily damaged the school north of Santa Rosa. Faculty, staff and diocese officials welcomed back hundreds of

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2018-01-23T07:22:24-07:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News, Education|Tags: , |1 Comment

Bishop Vasa joins pro-lifers outside Santa Rosa abortion clinic

The Missionary Image is an actual (4′ x 6′}, authentic replica of the original Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe enshrined in the Basilica in Mexico City. In 1991, in response to a special request of St. John Paul

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Bishop Vasa moved out of house to make way for nuns

  The following comes from a recent post on the website of the Santa Rosa diocese. The Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa had their beginnings in Spokane, Washington. Their religious community was in the midst of a reorganization and the

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2019-01-07T10:36:23-07:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |6 Comments