Devastation found in San Bernardino County church
Following July 4-5 earthquakes, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Church now determined no longer safe

Patricia Scyrkels was one of the first parishioners to set foot in Trona’s Catholic church, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat. after the earthquakes that struck the California desert July 4-5. When she looked around her church, she was devastated by

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2019-07-24T13:59:09-08:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |1 Comment

Bishop Jaime Soto releases statement on Camp Fire in Paradise, California

In response to the Camp Fire burning in Butte County, Bishop Jaime Soto has released the following statement and words of consolation: “The tremendous loss from the Camp Fire ravaging parts of the diocese is devastating. The families in Paradise

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2018-11-10T16:10:30-08:00November 11th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |9 Comments

Wildfire forces evacuation of Thomas Aquinas College

The fast-spreading flames of a California wildfire reached the borders of the campus of Thomas Aquinas College early this week, but they did not cause serious damage, and all students are safe. “As a precaution, all students were evacuated, first

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2017-12-06T07:39:16-08:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |6 Comments

A fervent way to battle natural disasters

Five minutes from Santa Rosa, California, the landscape is all ash and ruin. But inside this small chapel, there is a kaleidoscope of stained-glass light and a single man sitting bathed in that light. The man is Stephen Morris, director

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Catholic youth volunteers beaten, raped and shot while delivering earthquake aid in Mexico

Members of a Catholic youth group were reportedly beaten, raped and shot while they were bringing aid to earthquake victims in south Mexico. The volunteers, who were delivering food and relief aid to communities affected by the earthquakes in Oaxaca

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2017-10-02T13:02:45-08:00October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , |19 Comments