Pleasant Hill pastor not worried about vocations shortage

The September 15 parish bulletin of Christ the King Church in Pleasant Hill featured a reminiscence from the parish’s pastor, Father Brian Joyce. The previous week, Father Joyce had attended a Mass and reunion luncheon with his fellow seminary classmates from St. Joseph’s College in Mountain View and St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park. Father Joyce observed that his 1951 … [Read more...]

East Bay priest bucks Vatican

On the evening of Tuesday May 29, a small group protesting the Vatican’s investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious met in front of Oakland’s Cathedral of Christ the Light. The investigation was prompted by the organization’s promotion of positions not in line with the teaching of the Church. At least one pastor encouraged his parishioners to attend. In … [Read more...]