Bishop opens Holy Door of Mercy at Folsom State Prison

The following comes from the Diocese of Sacramento website: Bishop Jaime Soto made a pastoral visit and celebrated Mass at Folsom State Prison on Saturday, Nov. 5. Below he shares his reflections on the visit: Sin and its consequences can

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2016-11-12T08:08:14-08:00November 12th, 2016|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , |1 Comment

With Pope’s cardinal picks, Bernardin’s ‘seamless garment’ is back

The following comes from an October 9 Crux article by John L. Allen Jr.: By naming Blase Cupich of Chicago, Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis and Kevin Farrell, formerly of Dallas, as cardinals, Pope Francis has moved the senior leadership of the

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2016-10-10T15:08:25-08:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |43 Comments

Pope Francis’ post-synod document to be released April 8

The following comes from a March 31 Catholic News Agency article by Elise Harris: The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis’ highly anticipated post-synodal apostolic exhortation on the gifts and challenges of family life will be published April 8. Titled

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2016-03-31T14:03:39-08:00March 31st, 2016|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Catholic Church in California launches initiative to help immigrants become American citizens

The following comes from a February 23 Diocese of Orange press release: The Most Rev. José H. Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, will join the Most Rev. Dominic Luong, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Orange, other Bishops and

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2019-01-03T16:16:18-08:00February 24th, 2016|Categories: California Diocese News, Immigration|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

San Francisco priest named ‘missionary of mercy’

The following comes from a January 26 Catholic San Francisco article by Christina Gray: Capuchin Franciscan Father John De La Riva, rector of the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in North Beach, has been accepted by Pope Francis

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2016-01-28T20:20:13-08:00January 28th, 2016|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Archbishop Gomez visits Skid Row for Christmas

The following comes from a December 23 Angelus article: On December 19, Archbishop José Gomez joined Adopt-A-Family volunteers as they made house calls to some of the poorest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, stopping by apartments on Skid Row to deliver

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2015-12-28T12:02:03-08:00December 28th, 2015|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |4 Comments