California Encuentro delegates prepare for ministry

Nearly 1,300 delegates -- including laypeople, priests and 21 bishops -- gathered for regional encuentro at the Visalia Convention Center April 27-29

Hope, energy and the drive to unite to share the Catholic faith filled the Visalia Convention Center, as nearly 1,300 delegates -- including laypeople, priests and 21 bishops -- gathered for a regional encuentro. "This is the moment when the church is listening to the Hispanic community in an effort to understand us better, but also in the hopes that we will become missionary … [Read more...]

Greenfield priest gets Lumen Christi Award

Fr. Enrique Herrera, pastor of Holy Trinity Church, receives highest honor of Catholic Extension; only the third time Californian has received the award, first time for the Diocese of Monterey

Celebrations of the Virgin of Guadalupe's feast day came two days early in Greenfield on Sunday. Nearly two thousand individuals came out to participate in the hour-long procession including Aztec dancers, costumed native bands, women in embroidered dresses and many caballeros on horseback. The crowd assembled outside of Holy Trinity Church to attend an outdoor Mass and … [Read more...]

Archbishop Gomez launches new Hispanic Catholic radio station

Celebration at cathedral included mass and blessing of the radio station

The following is an October 9 Angelus article: On Oct. 1, Archbishop José H. Gomez flipped the switch to launch El Sembrador (ESNE) Radio in Los Angeles at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The celebration included a Mass and blessing of the station at noon, followed by a reception at the Cathedral Plaza Ballrooms. The expansion of El Sembrador Radio to Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Diocese of Orange launches Spanish-speaking newspaper

The following comes from a September 16 Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange press release: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange is extending its multimedia outreach within Orange County by launching a Spanish-language counterpart to its weekly Orange County Catholic newspaper. Orange County Catholic En Español debuted September 20 as a bi-weekly Spanish-language newspaper … [Read more...]