Last year Ensenada, next year the Vatican

The Diocese’s first Catholic cruise with Bishop Kevin Vann and Bishop Tim Freyer last summer was so successful that the Diocese is planning an even bigger annual bishops’ pilgrimage cruise in 2018. Last July, Bishop Vann, Bishop Freyer and a

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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

Planned Parenthood among recipients of $20 million emergency grant

California’s treasurer announced Monday, newly approved plans to allocate a hefty multimillion-dollar state grant to hundreds of Planned Parenthood facilities and community clinics across the state. Planned Parenthood’s CEO says the federal threat to defund reproductive healthcare has already forced

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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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Bishop Soto leads eucharistic procession to state Capitol

Bishop Jaime Soto presided at the 5 p.m. Mass on Sunday, April 30 in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento, followed by a eucharistic procession around the state Capitol in a journey of prayer and public witness to

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Groundbreaking held for new school, parish offices at St. Ignatius in Sacramento

Families, school officials, parish leaders and students from St. Ignatius of Loyola School broke ground March 26 to mark the beginning of construction of a new state-of-the-art $9.1 million preschool to 8th grade school campus and parish offices. St. Ignatius

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2017-04-06T09:26:27-07:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Education|Tags: , |1 Comment

Sacramento diocese issues revised speaker guidelines

[Excerpted from] Revised March 2017 Guidelines for Selecting Outside Speakers Diocese of Sacramento Parishes, Movements, Apostolic Groups, Catholic Schools Host Responsibilities: As a general rule, the invitation of any speaker or honoree should be an opportunity to evangelize and catechize

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2017-04-03T17:36:14-07:00April 3rd, 2017|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |8 Comments

Bishop Jaime Soto speaks on Amoris Laetitia

California Catholic Daily exclusive. The Sacramento Catholic Forum, which kicked off its year on January 25th, was founded to provide formation, fellowship, and networking opportunities to Catholics in the Diocese of Sacramento. Their first breakfast meeting of the year –

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2017-02-01T17:18:29-07:00January 31st, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |4 Comments