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San Francisco archbishop clarifies Pelosi’s papal visit not an endorsement of her abortion views

Vandalism at Italian parish near downtown LA investigated as hate crime

SF Catholic Schools Superintendent: No COVID-19 vaccine mandates this school year

Cardinal from Bangladesh visits San Bernardino Diocese

Archbishop Cordileone invites youth to World Youth Day 2023

A new California law’s threat to free speech

Annual convocation revitalizes San Bernardino priests

Our Place of Rest: Christ Cathedral’s Memorial Gardens Dedication Set For 2 November

Catholic lawyers’ guild honors SF lawyer

Bishop of Monterey in California’s Letter for Respect Life Month

Newsom to mandate COVID shots for public and private schools, kids as young as kindergarten

Bishop of San Diego “ducks parents on vaccines”

San Francisco rosary rally honors Blessed Mother, emphasizes rosary’s importance

Bishop of San Bernardino leads delegation to visit asylum seekers

New center in San Diego honors teen bound for sainthood

California rolls back assisted suicide safeguards

Global consultation by Church to begin in Diocese of San Diego

Archbishop Gomez’s Homily from Thomas Aquinas College’s 50th Anniversary Mass

Bishop of Monterey in California’s Letter for Respect Life Month

Archbishop Broglio shares disappointment over Navy shutdown of San Diego Catholic chapel

Cathedral exhibit brings 250 years of LA Catholic history to life

California bans travel to Ohio; Attorney General reacts against law protecting religious freedom of healthcare professionals

Newsom signs bill to remove Serra statue from state Capitol

St. Junípero Serra’s example will endure, archbishop says after California governor replaces statue

California governor moves to protect ‘privacy’ of minors who procure abortions

Archbishop Cordileone: A child is not an object to be thrown away and neither is a mother’s heart

Philanthropist Tim Busch commissions book on Christ Cathedral

Faithful, archbishop at San Francisco’s Rosary Rally

Acclaimed LA Catholic artist John August Swanson passes at 83

Orange Diocese site for cathedral now Christ Our Savior

Archbishop asks LA priests to be vaccinated

San Bernardino Diocesan leader Deacon Michael Jelley retires

California Archbishops criticize ‘outrageous’ claims against St Junipero Serra

Catholics ask Gov. Newsom to reject St. Junípero Serra falsehoods

Jesuit High School in California Accused of Teaching Critical Race Theory

LA Archdiocese aims to evangelize through jubilee ‘pilgrimage sites’

Evangelical Lutheran Church installs first transgender bishop during ceremony in San Francisco

St Anne Church in Seal Beach Marks 100 Years

San Diego diocese issues 55-page action plan for the environment; schools and parishes to plant trees in September

Elder makes pro-life pledges to Lila Rose

California ethnic studies pushes in-school pagan prayers to Aztec gods

Archbishop of San Francisco writes in the Washington Post this week

Outdoor prayer vigil launches San Gabriel jubilee

Meet the Diocese of San Bernardino’s newest seminarians

Kidnapped Nigerian bishop with LA ties recalls his ‘saving moment’

Santa Cruz mission bell stolen

Diocese of Sacramento lifts up parish councils

LA’s Santa Teresita claims largest collection of Rudolph Vargas’ artworks

Abuse compensation program closes in LA, five California dioceses

Thomas Aquinas College faculty member to take reins

‘Now, I begin!’ A prayer for Mission San Gabriel’s jubilee year

San Francisco pastor celebrates opening of Stella Maris Academy

Big gift helps launch ‘landscape study’ of LA’s religious sisters

Christ Cathedral Bids Goodbye to Bishop Esterka

First California March for Life to be held

San Bernardino Diocesan schools will require masks but not social distancing

Monterey Bishop Prohibits Religious Exemption from COVID Vaccine Mandates

Los Angeles archdiocese won’t provide religious exemption from Covid vaccines

Catholic vaccine exemptions take the wrong path, San Diego’s Bishop McElroy says

St Thomas Aquinas College to Say Goodbye to Fr Buckley after 17 Years

Catholic University of San Diego health plan pays for abortions, sex-change surgeries

Social media being weaponized against religious freedom, Archbishop Cordileone argues

17 California bills threaten the unborn, parental rights, and freedom of religion… encouraging racism, drug abuse, sex trafficking, and assisted suicide

Diocese of Fresno ‘credible’ list of abusers include Central Coast priests

Will California lawmakers legalize composting of human bodies? Formal opposition comes from the Catholic Church

Orange County’s new Mary shrine recognizes Vietnamese Catholics’ special role

California Cancels the Saint Who Helped Found It

Archbishop Cordileone ‘Grieved’ by ‘Disrespectful’ Responses’ to Pope Francis’ Curbs on Traditional Latin Mass

100 teens make pro-life camp at St Therese in Alhambra; 150 mission pilgrims walk from Santa Barbara to Ventura

Vatican official praises LA archdiocese’s digital efforts at C3 conference

Immaculate Heart nuns weren’t heroines and Cardinal McIntyre wasn’t the villain

Did critical race theory lead to ouster of Latino student at Catholic school in California?

Fr Angelo Sotelo of Chowchilla dies

‘Bittersweet’ end to Long Beach Masses for migrant kids as federal shelter closes

Latin Mass to continue in San Bernardino Diocese, Bishop announces

Oakland parishioner enters Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

Two Loyola Marymount students sue over vaccine mandate

Korean Catholics in Oakland embrace Jubilee Year of St. Andrew Kim

Archbishop Gomez: we need a Sabbath mindset in a workaholic culture

Bishop of Sacramento urges priests to dedicate next 5 Sundays to Eucharist

Bishop of Oakland affirms right to traditional Latin Mass

Masks back on for L.A. County parishes regardless of vaccinations

OC’s new Mary shrine recognizes Vietnamese Catholics’ special role

San Diego school district sued for renaming Junipero Serra High School

Mission San Gabriel repairs progress ahead of jubilee kick-off

San Bernardino bishop ‘shocked and saddened’ after retired priest attempts marriage

Eight Jesuits die from Covid at Los Gatos

Amid Catholic opposition, states are legalizing composting of human remains

Long Beach parish says a final farewell to the deacon who ‘never gave up’

Youth chant choir to tour California

Christ Cathedral re-opens with three ordinations

San Diego Couple shares beauty of Natural Family Planning

Archbishop Cordileone: Traditional Latin Mass will continue in San Francisco

Long Beach parish says a final farewell to the deacon who ‘never gave up’

Palm Desert Monsignor Marries his Secretary; Does Not Wait for Laicization

Bishop of Oakland: “How we priests have longed to be with you”; Obligation to attend Mass on Sundays back in force in Oakland on Sunday, August 15

Man arrested after setting fire to roof of Boyle Heights church

Red hand prints left on St. Patrick’s in Merced to protest finding of Native American bodies in Canada

California’s sparse Franciscan missions had a colorful start in Querétaro

Bishop of Monterey’s Video Message Regarding Reopening

EXCLUSIVE: Four New Priests for the Diocese of Monterey

Today’s Generation Can Turn to St. Junípero Serra

Catholic Charities of Monterey announces retirement of Ana Ventura Phares and appoints Angela Di Novella as New Executive Director

US Supreme Court rules against California’s nonprofit donor disclosure rule

Former Anglicans land in Escondido; Mass at John Paul the Great chapel

Archbishop of Los Angeles proclaims Jubilee year starting in September

Bishop of Sacramento favors bishops statement on Communion;
The ineffable mystery of the Eucharist cannot be defined by the political rancor

St John’s gala to honor longtime LA pastors, seminary benefactors

Donor gives $50 million in tuition aid for LA Catholic school students

New San Francisco priests enter “dark and unbelieving world”

Bizarre incident at Oakland cathedral leaves priest shaken; Knife-wielding man disrupts Sunday morning Mass, sits in bishop’s chair before fleeing; calls to 911 were put on hold

Diocese of Orange Welcomes Three New Priests

LA archdiocese lifts Mass dispensation as churches fully reopen

Diocese of Orange restores Sunday Mass duty

Masks required for indoor Masses in San Francisco archdiocese; dispensation will be discontinued effective June 24, some restrictions lifted, others modified

San Bernardino cathedral receives facelift, aims to be “smart church”

Enrollment at San Diego Catholic Schools Has Surged

Trend of vandalism against Catholic churches strikes Jurupa Valley parish

Sacramento diocese warns about church vandalism

Little Sisters of the Poor find buyer for San Pedro residence

Nun admits theft of $835,000 from Catholic elementary school in Torrance

In Sacramento diocese, pilgrimage to 11 parishes named for St. Joseph

Archbishop Gomez: fewer church weddings, fewer baptisms, first Communions, confirmations; What our new priests will face

SSPX priest in California prevails in challenge to COVID closure order

California missions walker Christian Clifford finishes book; Part Waldenesque, part Franciscan history, part Codex Calixtinus

Bedrooms turned into hermitages in Santa Ana; Bishop Vann visits new home of contemplative Missionaries of Charity

First ordinations in L.A. cathedral in nearly two years; Eight transitional deacons from St. John’s Seminary

Sacramento churches back at 100% on June 18; But hold off on hand shaking, basket passing

Archbishop Gomez offers Mass, delivers rosaries to kids at Long Beach migrant shelter

Abandoned as baby, he studies to become priest in San Francisco; Born in Korea, served in U.S. Army

California to drop capacity, physical distance restrictions on June 15

Bishop of Oakland Robbed at Gunpoint of Cash, Episcopal Ring While Praying Near Cathedral

A Catholic composer’s perspective; Archbishop of San Francisco hosts Sir James MacMillan

SoCal migrant shelters allow Masses for unaccompanied minors; LA archdiocese had worked for weeks to celebrate Sunday Masses for the migrant children

San Jose bishop prays for victims of another ‘senseless’ shooting

Archbishop of San Francisco praises beauty of Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption; Student tour of building’s architecture arranged by the Benedict XVI Institute

Pandemic spiritual communion leaves altar bread industry in crisis

Californians urged to oppose rollback of assisted suicide safeguards

Two California bishops represent divided state of abortion-Communion debate

Carmel Mission Foundation undertakes a big restoration project to help continue a legacy

Harry Downie’s devotion to restoring the Carmel Mission sometimes went above and beyond

Diocese of Monterey in California publishes Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter

Santa Rosa: end of dispensation for Sunday Mass; Confessions back inside St. Eugene cathedral

Imperial County loans $2.54 million to Catholic Charities for homeless in El Centro

Carmelites in Alhambra hurt by drop in communicants; large hosts still in demand because priests were still celebrating Mass

Archbishop of San Francisco: “I sense a growing sense of urgency among the bishops…”

Inside the Catholic operation to combat LA’s swelling homeless crisis

Santa Rosa’s Bishop Vasa commends his neighbor bishop

Confirmations return to San Bernardino diocese, with Covid revisions

Cardinal Mahony asks Catholics to fight election law reform; Calls it voter suppression

Number of priests in the Diocese of Orange remains at a healthy level, with 23 men in formation; “We prefer quality over quantity”

1200-seat churches planned for Wildomar and Fontana in Diocese of San Bernardino

Muslims and Catholics in California’s Orange County to unite for Eid al-Fitr prayers

Investigators announce arrest of suspected arsonist in Mission San Gabriel fire

San Francisco’s Cathedral celebrates 50th anniversary jubilee

Democrats will replace Serra statue with Indians; Father of the California missions out of Capitol Park for good

Archbishop of San Francisco publishes pastoral letter on abortion

Archbishop Naumann Commends Archbishop Cordileone’s Pastoral Letter: ‘The Protection of the Unborn Remains a Preeminent Priority’

Bishop of San Diego Asks Fellow Bishops To Give Biden Communion

Carmel Mission restoration comes in time for its 250th anniversary

Oppose SB 380: No person is expendable

Oakland Diocese updates Covid worship guidelines

Van Nuys parish seeks prayers, answers, after Guadalupe mural vandalized

Two parishes in the Sacramento diocese vandalized 

Fire reveals pieces of Mission San Gabriel’s past as it prepares for jubilee year

Archbishop Gomez: A jubilee is a season of mercy

San Bernardino diocesan ministry to asylum seekers ramps up amid border crisis

Pope Francis reaches out again to tap Bishop of San Diego

Archbishop of San Fransisco prays rosary outside San Mateo Planned Parenthood

Thomas Aquinas College president to retire

Bishop Barron: Why the Church can’t stay woke — or stay quiet

Missionaries of Charity contemplative branch moves to Orange County

San Diego bishops visit migrant children at convention center

New phase of Carmel Mission restoration work underway

Attorney Charles LiMandri, apologist Trent Horn speak truth to USD students

Supreme Court Eases California Curbs on At-Home Worship Services

Archbishop of Los Angeles: Gospel is the answer to the ‘new religion’ of secularism

Bishop of Stockton: Virtual complacency has crept into our homes

Oakland diocese cracks down on money counting

California allows churches to open fully

Bishop of San Bernardino reinstates offering of communion on tongue

California gender-neutral toys mandate moves ahead

Six Los Angeles Catholic schools to close, the pandemic a final blow after years of struggle

Vietnamese fund 1/3 of Mission San Gabriel restoration

Diocese of Monterey in California’s Chrism Mass (FULL VIDEO)

‘Like praying twice’: Singing returns to parish liturgies as choirs take their place in the Sanctuary

Hundreds of Young Adults Convene at Orange’s Christ Cathedral Each Month

Riverside County parishes step up to serve as vaccination sites

Archbishops of Los Angeles and San Francisco condemn anti-Asian attacks, call for prayer services

Friars of the Renewal begin work in East Oakland

L.A. priests speak against pope’s ruling; Vatican statement on same-sex marriages seen as ‘harsh, judgemental’

Archbishop Gomez calls on Catholics to trust in St Joseph

Covid causes 12% drop in Catholic church giving; -18% in San Diego, Orange, and San Bernadino dioceses

Santa Clara University president on leave amid misconduct allegations

Monterey Chrism Mass to be Live-Streamed

Last week of 40 Days for Life: This Lent’s stories from Palmdale, El Cajon, Lawndale, Thousand Oaks, Riverside, Redding

Ramblers’ celebrated chaplain has big fan base in Los Angeles Archdiocese

Bishop of Monterey in California on COVID-19 Vaccines

Pop-up card project in L.A. connects Catholic kids with isolated seniors

San Francisco Catholic schools reopen classrooms with care, caution

Orange County Catholic School Enrollment Sees Bump in the Past Year

LA parishes take hybrid approach to engage Catholics in pandemic Lent

Physician – Assisted Suicide Bill Aims to Remove Abuse “Safeguards”

Catholic group receives grant to restore historic Carmel Mission Basilica

Junipero Serra school in San Diego loses name and mascot

Masses following CDC health guidelines ‘extremely safe’ to attend, expert says

The quiet witness of COVID’s ‘last responders’ at LA’s Catholic cemeteries

San Francisco parishes tighten belts; Volunteers take up roles of paid staff

Archbishop Gomez blesses new Queen of Angels Center

Archbishop Cordileone distinguishes Pfizer and Moderna from Johnson & Johnson

Catholic Diocese of Monterey weighs in on JnJ COVID-19 vaccine concerns

Bill Aims to Declare Religious Services “Essential”

Global Solidarity: Riverside Catholic School helps equip a Cambodian village with water purification systems

Struggling St. Michael Academy in San Diego closing in June

St. Francis in Mountain View sued for judging too quickly; Acne masks thought to be blackface

CA Catholic Conference Advocating for Full Funding of CalFresh Outreach Program

COVID vaccines part of LA priests’ front-line pandemic work

Bishop of San Jose makes statement on Mass resuming indoors; U.S. Supreme Court rejects Santa Clara County’s ban on indoor worship services

Sacramento Catholic school removes students over mom’s racy photos; Parents of three students at Sacred Heart Parish School promoted, profited from images inconsistent with Catholic morality

Archbishop Cordileone names Fr. Doherty St. Patrick’s rector; Taught at Marin Catholic, ordained in 2014

What Kind of Bully Harasses Nuns?

Baby saved at Planned Parenthood

Archbishop Cordileone commends prosecution of Serra statue vandals for working justice

Ash Wednesday Message from L.A. Archbishop: “What we cannot understand today, we will understand tomorrow”

California Bill to Force M.D. Participation in Assisted Suicide

No pay raise this year for priests, employees of Sacramento diocese

Amid pandemic, LA’s annual Mass for the sick finds a deeper meaning

Archbishop Gomez urges prayer, support for those affected by winter storm

St Junipero Serra vandals ask charges to be dropped

Kathleen Domingo Named New Executive Director of the California Catholic Conference

California revises indoor church guidelines after ruling

CA Democrats want insurance for all abortions – no co-pays, no deductibles

San Francisco archbishop: State can’t close churches, ‘science’ is on our side

Santa Clara County says they don’t have to follow Supreme Court

Responding to pope’s call, Archbishop of San Francisco supports ‘Year for the Homeless’

California bishops challenge state’s extension of statute of limitations for abuse

Some LA County Catholic schools prepare for return to the classroom

San Bernardino Diocese offers alternatives for safe Ash Wednesday observance

San Rafael Carmelites to resettle in separate monasteries

In Ventura County’s smallest Catholic outpost, outdoor worship comes naturally

Bishop of Orange: “Thanks, Mom, for your Witness to Prenatal Justice”

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics must recover ‘idea of worthiness to receive Communion’

Archbishop of San Francisco confronts Pelosi directly; she “does not speak for the Catholic Church”

Archbishop Gomez receives COVID-19 vaccine, thanks healthcare workers

LA County ends ban on indoor religious gatherings

Archbishop of San Francisco confronts Pelosi directly: She “does not speak for the Catholic Church”

St Mary’s College of California names new president; Dr. Richard Plumb comes to the Bay Area from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota

Parish housing fund provides rental assistance for East Palo Alto residents

Orange County Norbertines on verge of new home

Father Sean Carroll to lead Western Jesuits; Graduate of Servite High and Stanford

Parishes in San Bernardino diocese to serve as COVID-19 vaccination sites

Bishop of Monterey in California on COVID-19 Vaccines (Video)

Archbishop of San Francisco: Public life and worthy reception of Communion

“My faith is growing dimmer”; Catholic San Francisco polls readers on effects of pandemic

Vocations director for San Francisco: “I think the Lord is using this pandemic to prune the Church”

California History Virtual Tours

National Council of Catholic Women Looking To Establish Local Presence