California News Headlines

Suspect in LA Bishop O’Connell murder pleads not guilty

Archbishop Gomez to lead 6-mile eucharistic procession through Los Angeles

South LA residents worry about a Catholic archdiocese-owned oil well in their midst

Calif. priest details ‘catastrophic risks’ in artificial intelligence

Bishops find Catholic disciples, evangelizers with ‘deep spiritual thirst’ on San Quentin death row

Anti-family CA bill passes first committee; Bill threatens to remove children from parents over trans issue

Letter from the Bishop of Monterey on the Recent Storms

California bishops launch restorative justice project honoring Bishop O’Connell

17 New California Bills on ‘Reproductive Justice’ & ‘Abortion Rights’

Stations of the Cross events take Passion to San Diego streets

Austen Ivereigh visits San Bernardino Diocese to give presentation on Synod

Julianne Stanz: Bishop David O’Connell, son of St. Patrick

LA Bishop O’Connell honored by thousands at Cathedral funeral: ‘He healed souls’

Chair of U.S. bishops’ Catholic education committee speaks to hundreds of San Francisco teachers

Diocese of San Bernardino holds annual Rite of Election

Archbishop Cordileone: My Vocation Was Inspired by Beauty

Russel Shaw: Why Does the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Have So Few Auxiliary Bishops?

Bishop of Monterey in California Grants St Patrick’s Day Dispensation

Regional farewell Mass reveals ‘wide net’ cast by LA Bishop O’Connell

Diocese of Sacramento considers bankruptcy due to abuse lawsuits

LA Carmelites Sing Beloved Hymns of Adoration

SF Knights of Columbus council wins Contest of Champions award

Fingerprints of the Diocese of San Bernardino in Africa

Laudato Si’ Contest Winners in SF

LA Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell shot and killed

Housekeeper’s Husband Officially Charged in Murder of LA Auxiliary Bishop O’Connell

Medina admitted killing LA Bishop O’Connell

Statements from Archbishop Gomez on the Death of Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell

Wedding Anniversary Mass recognizes and thanks married couples in San Francisco Archdiocese

Organizers, catechists say fully in-person LA Congress is worth the effort

Faith formation in San Francisco: Volunteers, staff help others in their faith journeys

Michael Whitcraft & Thomas Villalobos: Beating a Dead Horse: The LA Religious Education Congress Needs to Stop Pushing Progressivism and Give Tradition a Chance

Statement from Monterey in CA’s Bishop Regarding Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Parishioners ‘shocked’ at possible bankruptcy for Catholic Diocese of San Diego

Why the ‘microschool’ model is working in three LA Catholic schools

Thirsting for Christ in Fresno: An interview with Bishop Joseph Brennan

LA’s Mass for the Sick offers ‘spiritual antidote’ amid troubling times

Christ Cathedral To Build New Chapel And Crypts

SF Archbishop blesses new Chesterton Academy of St. James in Menlo Park

Christian college students walk out on pro-life speech

LA sister meets Pope Francis at audience marking order’s jubilee

Oakland prostitutes outside St. Anthony parish school

World Day of the Sick “Messe des Malades” at Christ the Light Cathedral

SF Archbishop Cordileone: Honoring Our Lady of Lourdes: a New Healing Mass for a Broken World

New Vocations Director for the Diocese of Monterey in California

Monterey Park Catholics remember shooting victim: ‘A faithful servant of God’

SF’s Archbishop Cordileone blesses Half Moon Bay crime sites, reclaims them in prayer as “places of peace”

Love takes center stage at first OneLife LA after the fall of Roe v. Wade

SD’s Cardinal McElroy points way to victory for unborn

Marin Catholic stained-glass window brings campus together in prayer

Pope Francis sends condolences to Monterey Park shooting victims

Napa Institute’s 13th Annual Summer Conference

Escondido’s JPCatholic alumni launch Catholic job site

Make Fresno diocese pilgrimage, earn plenary indulgence

Sisters train lay Catholics for ministry to LA’s sick and dying

San Francisco’s Walk for Life without Dobbs

Fr Raymond J. de Souza: Cardinal McElroy’s Attack on Church Teachings on Sexuality Is a Pastoral Disaster

California Church Vandalized 3 Times Since Christmas; Suspect Apprehended

Nearly 1,000 San Bernardino Catholics brave the rain for first ever diocesan Eucharistic Procession with Bishop

L.A. Catholic schools are growing after years of decline. But is it enough?

UC Doctors ask for “protections” in contracts with Catholic hospitals; Some doctors asked UC Health to end relationship with religious hospitals

California parish faces mudslides, flooding on 5th anniversary of disaster that killed 23

Riverside’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help School teams up with NASA to address global agricultural needs

A quiet start to the new year in Big Sur

Foundation’s support boosts San Diego’s Our Lady’s School

Bishop of Monterey’s statement following the death of Benedict XVI

Archbishop of LA’s statement following the death of Benedict XVI

Archbishop of SF’s statement following the death of Benedict XVI

LA Catholics pay tribute to Pope Benedict’s ‘gentle soul’

Archdiocese of LA celebrates memorial Mass for Benedict XVI

At interreligious Cathedral vigil, homeless dead remembered by their names

Norbertines in Orange County Welcome 11 Novices

LA Auxiliary Bishop Aclan making ‘very positive’ progress in recovery from stroke

Creche at California State Capitol; in place for Holy Innocents and Epiphany

Kathleen Holcomb, Thomas Aquinas College grad, joins Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles; California girl becomes stay-at-home mom for the Church

Archbishop José H. Gomez: The Promise of Christmas

Monterey Bishop’s Christmas Message (VIDEO)

Oakland’s 154-year-old Catholic university to close next year

Longtime San Bernardino diocesan leaders retire this month

SF Archbishop installs Capuchin Fr Robert Barbato as rector of the National Shrine of St Francis of Assisi

Donor’s surprise gift sends Miraculous Medal to every LA Catholic student

15th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass held at St Mary’s Cathedral

Glendale parish hosts Eucharistic Revival event for LA youth

SF Archdiocesan Parishes and Schools celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

Meet Cora Evans — Convert From Mormonism, Catholic Mystic, Possible Future Saint

Santa Rosa Bishop Vasa: Chapter 11 will allow for evaluating claims ‘as fairly as possible’

Diocese of San Diego offers Christmas-themed “creation care” suggestions

Marin Baroque Society celebrates music of Mission period in Latin America

Pasadena parish lets Catholics ‘choose their moment’ in church

Miracle of SF’s Father “Trink”

Archbishop of San Francisco installs Fr Kevin Kennedy as 11th pastor and rector of St Mary’s Cathedral

The full guide to Simbang Gabi 2022 in LA

Victim-offender dialogues help build empathy in offenders: A snapshot of one visit to San Quentin State Prison

Banding Together to Give Back: Spotlight on the Skid Row Ministry at St Martin de Porres in Yorba Linda

Professions of Faith: SF lay Catholics on doing work in step with their Christian walk

LA’s Archbishop Gomez: Advent: From Nazareth to Bethlehem

Exclusive interview: 7 questions for Archbishop Cordileone 

Aguirre named San Bernardino Director of Advocacy and Justice for Immigrants

OneLife 2023 announces speakers for first post-Roe rally

San Bernardino Diocese holds Mass for African nations

LA’s Archbishop Gomez highlights Dorothy Day, universal call to holiness in final USCCB speech

The Gloria Purvis Podcast: Why Archbishop Cordileone condemns the death penalty

Native American monument to replace St Junipero Serra statue

Called to serve: Fr Vito Perrone installed as pastor of Mater Dolorosa

The ‘young Church’ comes to Long Beach for national teen gathering

2023 Walk for Life Mass to debut new sacred music highlighting children’s voices

Proposition 1: California votes for abortion in midterms 2022

SF Archbishop: The Catholic Church Must Be Allowed to Serve the Victims of Gender Ideology

New program at St Patrick’s Seminary prepares seminarians for challenging calling

LA catechists welcome return of in-person regional religious ed congresses

Praying for the souls of deceased priests in San Francisco

All Saints and All Souls Message of the Bishop of Monterey in California

Parishioner’s labor of love restores vandalized statue at Woodland Hills church

Contemplatives of St. Joseph bring monastic spirituality to South San Francisco parish

Survivor helps inaugurate LA’s first ‘Garden of Healing’ for abuse victims

D.C.’s cardinal praises ‘precious gift of freedom’ at LA Red Mass

New San Bernardino deacon & wife share story of how they chose life for their daughter

Story of martyred Carmelites coming to the San Francisco Opera House

LA Philanthropist John Shea remembered as champion of Catholic education

Police arrest arsonist who set fire to St Patrick in Watsonville

New catechists in demand as LA parishes assess COVID impact

SF Archbishop lauds Catholic medical professionals for their Christ-like ‘comfort of presence’

Synod enters new “unfolding” stage in San Bernardino vicariates

Camino de Sonoma: An ecumenical walk through history and Northern California

Can California’s Catholics rally to defeat Prop 1?

Catholic descendants of California Mission Indians; Junipero Serra in their words

Camarillo parish welcomes new pastoral associate

San Bernardino Parishes, Diocesan Pastoral Center return to pre-COVID operations

Glendale parish celebrates San Lorenzo Ruiz feast

An Evening to Congratulate Cardinal McElroy

Hundreds in Sacramento honor late Bishop Gallegos

Frank La Rocca’s acclaimed ‘Mass of the Americas’ is finally recorded

LA priests reflect on racism during task force presentation

2022 Rosary Rally honors Mary, celebrates Eucharistic Revival

‘Unconscionable’: California Gov. Newsom cites Jesus on billboards promoting abortion

Mission pastor defends St. Junípero’s legacy at Ventura board meeting

SF Archbishop, namesake parish honor the spirit of St. Finn Barr

Catholic schools offer students a ‘coherent view of human rights’

UCLA buys Marymount California University

Michaelmas is special feast for Norbertine priests at California abbey

Sunday Mass Obligation Finally Returns to Monterey Diocese

Bishop of Monterey in California’s Message (VIDEO)

LA Archbishop Gomez calls Catholics to generosity, prayer at immigration Mass

Former St Gregory pastor Cardinal McElroy celebrates San Mateo parish’s anniversary

California Bishops Respond to California’s ‘Reproductive Healthcare’ Website

‘To dust you shall return,’ but human composting? California bishops raise objections

Bishop of Monterey in California: “No on Prop 1” (VIDEO)

California ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill for Minors Seeking to Transition Genders Raises National Parental Rights’ Concerns

Marian pilgrim image from Mexico returns to LA after pandemic pause

SF Archbishop to first responders: “We thank you.”

LA Bishop Wilkerson named interim vicar for San Fernando Region

SF Missionaries of Charity Celebrate Life and Legacy of St Mother Teresa with 25-Year Anniversary Mass and Festival

Jubilee Mass to mark the revival of a restored Mission San Gabriel

Court bars California from forcing conscientious objectors to participate in assisted suicide

SF Archbishop opens academic year at St Patrick’s Seminary and University with Mass of the Holy Spirit

LA’s Catholic prison ministry is forging new communities after the pandemic

LA Catholic schools see signs of post-pandemic growth in new school year

Eight diaconate candidates installed to the Ministry of Lector in San Francisco

LA convent-turned-maternity home meets critical need for pregnant moms

Statement of San Francisco Archbishop on Praying for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

Roger M. Cardinal Mahony: Reflections from Rome after a consistory to remember

Blasphemous “Testament of Mary” Play in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Archdiocese of Los Angeles hires abortion supporter to teach end-of-life issues

LA Bishop Aclan in stable condition following stroke

Priest from Placentia made Melkite bishop

‘Fan book’ pays tribute to legacy of Paulist priest’s long running show

California bishops offer pew cards, flyers on Proposition 1

Fresno bishop joins march for farmworkers’ union voting rights bill

Two more California bills to perpetuate gender confusion

LA Catholics hope to ‘ignite a fire’ after Eucharistic Congress

Farewell to Richard Grant, a ‘driving force’ of Catholic charity in LA

Diocese of San Bernardino to ordain 11 men to the Permanent Diaconate next month

Lourdes relic visit brings much-needed ‘spark’ to LA parish

A San Francisco Priest Who Defied Tyrants

Jenny Gorman Patton: ‘We’re all malades’: What I lost and found in Lourdes

Catholics respond with prayer and song when protesters disrupt Napa conference

LA says farewell as Bishop Barron takes up his new post in Minnesota

At Home with Orange County Bishop Vann

SoCal Catholics have an opportunity for pilgrimage in their own backyard

Big boost to San Diego diocese’s creation care ministry

LA Catholics travel the path of St Junípero Serra in second annual pilgrimage

‘Faithful fans’ cheer Giants; Franciscan friars visited all 30 ballparks this summer

100 years after its unveiling, the complicated story of what to do with Jo Mora’s Fr Serra statue continues

San Diego synod reveals split on key issues

How LA’s breads are bringing people together

10th Annual Reentry Conference & Resource Fair in San Francisco

California Catholic Conference Hopes for Amendments That Would Limit Harm of Abortion Bill

University of San Diego keeps Serra statue under wraps; Waiting to pair with Tekakwitha

St. Bernadette’s relics to conclude US visit in LA

OC bishop joins SoCal youth for vocational pilgrimage to Holy Land

‘Tell the school goodbye’: Families, staff, alums heartbroken by closure of 60-year-old Good Shepherd school

Join the Camino de Santiago – OC Route!

Stockton Knights of Columbus to step out on abortion

Vatican defrocks priest who scolded Oakland Diocese over sex abuse

USA celebrates Saint Junípero Serra

New shrine to serve as tangible sign for LA’s Ugandan Catholics

Archbishop Cordileone, U.S. bishops call for more action on gun violence

St. Patrick Seminary’s rector Anthony Lilles on Mission San Juan Bautista

Two LA priests get warm sendoffs as Cathedral changes pastors

Parents frustrated with Monterey diocese after Good Shepherd School closure

California abortion amendment deserves ‘vigorous opposition’, bishops say

Monterey Bishop’s Statement on Supreme Court Ruling

PRAY-ERS for Priests: Seven Sisters Apostolate in the Archdiocese of San Francisco

Los Feliz’s St Casimir renovations celebrate Lithuania’s Catholic spirit

Joyful Ordination brings four new priests to Diocese of San Bernardino

CA Bishops Respond to Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court Ruling

San Francisco site of new Mass honoring St Junipero Serra

SF Archdiocese synod survey, listening session results

Thomas Aquinas College to Bid Farewell to Fr Raftery

After synod ‘listening’ phase, LA Catholics hope for start of something new

Cardinal Muller shows dismay at McElroy choice

What an LA priest learned after a year in Rome

SF’s St Thomas More honors religious freedom martyr

LA Cathedral children’s choir to hold auditions

San Bernardino’s Bishop Rojas to lead Mexico pilgrimage during his Jubilee year

California bishops launch ‘born ready’ movement ahead of Roe decision

California Bishops Oppose CA Constitutional Amendment to Protect Abortion

Pope Francis appoints San Diego auxiliary to lead Phoenix diocese

California novices dismissed after reporting formator

Atheists defend San Francisco Cathedral; ‘SF Pro-Life’ foils abortion supporters at St Mary’s

San Diego churches in El Centro merge as ‘Our Lady of the Valley’

A Recent Armenian Liturgy in California

Pope Francis names San Diego Bishop to the College of Cardinals

LA’s Bishop Barron ‘thrilled’ to lead Minnesota diocese after pope’s appointment

Armenian Catholic Church patriarch visits Fresno

SF Archbishop to Ordain Two Priests

LA’s Archbishop Gomez has ‘mild symptoms’ after positive COVID-19 test

Synod Conversations at Holy Cross Parish in Santa Cruz: Parishioner Responses

Requiescat in pace: Oratorian Fr Thomas Kieffer of Monterey

Archbishop Cordileone Responds to Criticism That He’s ‘Politicizing the Eucharist’

California AB 2223 ‘Infanticide Bill’ Amended

LA’s 2022 transitional deacon class is as diverse as they come

San Bernardino diocese, parishes emerging from pandemic to new normal

Archdiocese: Sheriff didn’t ask permission to film ad inside LA church

California’s 5 best pilgrimage routes – From 9 miles to 85 miles, here are several options to make your way between the 21 missions

Archbishop of San Francisco bars U.S. Speaker of the House from Holy Communion over abortion advocacy

Preservationists seek to acquire beloved Hollywood home to cloistered nuns

Former San Diego cop serves in Centelia

Artesia parish’s digital ministry is uniting Filipino Catholics beyond COVID

Diocese of San Diego bids farewell to Bishop Brom

Pro-abortion women blocked by parishioners at LA’s Our Lady of Angels Cathedral

San Francisco Catechists honored at St Pius X Dinner

Springtime for the Church: 8 new priests, 8 deacons to be ordained for LA

Pilgrim’s Tour: A visual guide through San Francisco’s St Mary’s Cathedral

Pro-life guide for June 7 California primary election; Californians for Life rate state and federal office candidates

California Catholic dioceses ask Supreme Court to hear statute of limitations extension case

San Francisco’s Saint Mary’s Cathedral Turns 50

California Catholic Conference’s Statement on State’s Response to Dobbs Leak

Hispanic Catholic leaders gather for ‘Roots and Wings’ Congress in nation’s capital

Flurry of CA abortion bills proposed; retaliation coming for SCOTUS leak

JPCatholic freshman cast in lead role in film about San Diego miracle

Pope names LA priest a judge on Vatican’s top appeals court

Marymount in Palos Verdes to close in August

LA parishes, families embrace post-pandemic mental health ministry

700 San Francisco Catholic schoolchildren write on life

Judge halts Church’s suit over poverty funds denied to LA Catholic schools

San Diego students participating in synod sessions

Archdiocese of San Francisco accepting cryptocurrency

LA Archdiocese special collection for Ukraine aid hits $1 million

California pauses plans to require COVID-19 vaccinations for schoolchildren

Asking St. Junipero Serra’s intercession for California

New athletic center open at Thomas Aquinas College

Try visiting CA Catholic landmarks on your summer vacation

Norbertines attract recent or soon-to-be Thomas Aquinas grads

San Bernardino clergy join interfaith community action meeting on gun violence

Archbishop of San Francisco: “Why I Signed the Open Letter to Germany’s Bishops”

Encino parish shows support for Ukraine with Holy Week artwork

“Sr. Dede” helps celebrate St Thomas Aquinas College’s 50th Anniversary

San Francisco students, volunteers join efforts to spread Easter joy in the jails

Four men in San Bernardino to be ordained in May excited to begin priestly ministry

Ukrainian mother and child arrive in Monterey amid Russian war

After shootings, Sacramento bishop says good neighbors can restore peace

Archbishop of San Francisco’s Chrism Mass Homily: “Anointed for the Three-Fold Mission of Christ”

Jubilee pilgrims celebrate ‘being together’ again on LA’s streets

The Windows of St Isabella in Marin County: Meditations for Palm Sunday to Ascension

Everyone Should Oppose These California Vaccine Mandate Bills

Stations of the Cross divided in half for San Diego streets; social issues walk in morning, pro-life walk in afternoon

San Francisco Catholics launch Laudato Si actions

On LA’s streets, Guadalupe points to heaven in unexpected places

Statue stolen from Ceres church

Live-stream equipment, donations stolen from Santa Monica parish

Melancholy on removal of Serra statue from Capitol Park

Time zone difference benefits LA students joining pope’s consecration

San Francisco’s Stella Maris Academy head reflects on first year

LA Catholics invited to follow pope’s consecration of Russia, Ukraine

Sacra Liturgia conference coming to San Francisco

No co-pays for abortion under new California law

Archbishop Gomez commits Church ahead of Dobbs decision

Bishop of Monterey to Consecrate Russia & Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

LA Congress embarks on its first-ever ‘hybrid’ event this weekend

San Bernardino’s Bishop Barnes to lead Holy Land pilgrimage

Lomita parish dedicates new parish center for the poor

Capuchin Franciscans will take over St Jarlath in Oakland

St. John of Avila relic to visit LA during week-long mission

Fr Bill Krekelberg describes Serra relic, Lincoln signature, Archbishop Cantwell cane

From Walnut Creek Planned Parenthood to convert warrior

California’s Ukrainians banding together; In LA and San Francisco, volunteers emerge in fight against Russia

LA’s Catholic schools get a boost from Hannon donation

Largest Catholic parish in construction phase; St Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia will accommodate 3100 worshippers

Santa Clara students sue university over vaccines

Masking in California Schools Ends March 12

SF Archbishop’s ‘Rosary for Peace in Ukraine’ knocked offline in apparent hack

Wilmington parish hosts swap meet for families in need

How to Help Families in Ukraine

Members of Catholic Education Foundation of LA run for the future

Message of the Bishop of Monterey in California on Ukraine

San Diego 40 Days for Life opening events

Bishop Soto blesses new solar panels at Sacramento parish

Art of Religion: Norbertine Father Integrates Religious Vocation With Iconography in Silverado Canyon

SoCal FOCUS gathering draws hundreds of local students

Bay Area Ukrainians worried about Russian invasion; many praying for peace

LA Archbishops’ friendly Super Bowl wager raises $22,000 for Catholic schools

Memo from the San Francisco Archbishop regarding reopening for public Masses, Ash Wednesday, and Protection of the Blessed Sacrament

LA’s Bishop Ed Clark retires, leaving behind legacy as a trusted healer

St. Mary Medical Center moving from Apple Valley to Victorville in new partnership with Kaiser

Advocates warn human trafficking is ‘more than a Super Bowl issue’

Archbishop Cordileone: Zoom only goes so far; we need in-person Mass, school classes

Praying for Ukraine in Sacramento

California makes up 20% of U.S. medication abortions; UC San Francisco offering $50 gift cards for teens 13 and up

Catholics, community members walk and rally against violence in San Francisco

How Sacramento Diocese school became disability-friendly

Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula celebrates its saint

Action required: LA archdiocese’s task force on racism gets to work

Feb. 12 medical conference at St. Patrick’s Seminary

LA Filipinos celebrate milestone anniversaries at Santo Niño Mass

Salinas teacher uncovers Critical Race Theory in school, realizes why Hispanic students were failing

St. Mary Medical Center moving from Apple Valley to Victorville in new partnership with Kaiser

Sights, sounds, and signs of life at OneLife LA 2022

Walk for Life West Coast draws more than 15,000 pro-lifers

Speakers stress message of hope at OneLife LA’s in-person return

Diocese of San Bernardino delegation prays for life at OneLife LA

SF Walk for Peace & Memorial Vigil Mass

LA Catholics pray for victims of ‘injustice’ of abortion at Requiem Mass

Archbishop of San Francisco on National Catholic Schools Week

California bishops commit to working for better futures for California’s women, children, and families

Walk for Life 2022 Schedule

Parishes partner with Habitat for Humanity to take on LA’s homeless crisis

Bayview parish hosts 37th Annual MLK Jr. Day Mass

Bishop at SD Walk for Life: ‘This is a moment of great hope’

Traditional hymns even kids can sing

A 1950s housewife who lived in the remote Santa Cruz Mountains may become America’s 13th saint

California shuts down San Diego church preschool over mask mandate

LA Archbishop Gomez: Living in the life of Jesus

San Mateo third-grader wins Vincentian service award

Solemn Vespers for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Redwood City

LA Catholic middle-schoolers win big in national art contest

Oakland’s Bishop Barber opens up on his life, liturgy, schools

CatholicVote announces 2021 Top 10 Courage Awards: names Archbishops Cordileone, Gomez

San Diego Walk for Life

Diocese of Stockton Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Student’s paper marked down for describing God as male at LA’s Catholic LMU

Mater Dei president Fr Jenkins steps down

Santa Rosa diocese looking for schools head; Candidate must be active Catholic

Around the Diocese of San Bernardino: A roundup of diocesan, parish and school happenings

Rorate Masses celebrated in San Francisco

LA’s Adopt-A-Family steps up efforts during second COVID Christmas

California sidewalk law SB 742 blocked; Free speech outside abortion clinics upheld by Federal court

Saint Francis Home has room for 70 in Santa Ana; Founded by nuns who fled Cristero war

Santa Barbara family’s special Nativity scene invites people back to church

Padre Kino proved California was not an island; New book on Sonora’s colorful priest

UC-Irvine fires Catholic ethicist who filed ‘natural immunity’ challenge to COVID-19 vaccine mandate

After a harrowing shooting, Altadena sixth-grader counts Christmas blessings

St Agnes parish in the Haight pushes back Cordileone visit

Orange’s Bishop Vann responds to California report on abortion

Diocese of San Diego Asks Parishioners to Wear Masks Indoors Following State Mask Mandate

Oakland’s Bishop Barber names Rick Medeiros as new chancellor

LA is the only US archdiocese with a relic of the original Guadalupe image

Santa Claus is coming BACK to Town

Cardinal Pell speaks in San Francisco

California Future of Abortion Council’s ‘Report’ is Disappointing, Deceptive

‘California doesn’t need more abortion,’ bishops say in response to sanctuary plan

14th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass and Parol-Lighting Ceremony

LA’s ministry for sailors eyes a comeback amid pandemic, port back-up

Archbishop Cordileone gives fervent Guadalupe homily

LMU Jesuit archaeologist remembered as a beloved mentor, brilliant scholar

Thomas Aquinas College builds helipad to assist in fighting wildfires

VIDEO: Cardinal Pell’s 8 December Talk at SF’s Star of the Sea

What would a post-Roe California look like?

California makes plans to be the nation’s abortion provider

LA New Loyola Marymount alumni petition targets use of preferred pronouns

Cardinal Pell and Fr Seitz to speak in San Francisco

SF Catholics become fieldworkers in St Vincent de Paul Society following saint’s path

New Grand Terrace solar project in San Bernardino inspired by Laudato Si

Legacy of Service: Deacon Frank Chavez to Retire after 20 years as Diaconate Director for Diocese of Orange

Petition seeks to return St. Junipero Serra statue to ‘place of honor’ at Catholic university

SF archbishop’s open letter to students of Riordan High School

Sistine Chapel coming to Mission Valley, San Diego

Grace and healing after miscarriage or infant loss in SF

OneLife LA returning to in-person format in January 2022

‘Tis the Season: Faith-Inspired Gifts at OC’s Christ Cathedral

Amid Soaring Gas Prices, San Diego Bishop Urges Divestment from Oil Companies

LA archbishop asked to apologize after calling social justice movements ‘pseudo-religions’

New healing ministry for adult children of divorce launches in Bay Area

Santa Paula principal gets foundation to re-do St. Sebastian

Mission San Jose in Fremont Cleaning Up After Vandalism, Graffiti Attack

LA designates Corita Kent studio historic; Immaculate Heart nun famous for pop art

Mission parishes pastor recognized by S.F. mayor for COVID-19 response

America Magazine Interview: San Francisco Archbishop on Biden, Pelosi, abortion and Pope Francis

Thomas Aquinas College reports progress on athletic center

San Diego diocesan schools to accept personal belief exemption from student Covid vaccine mandate

LA Catholic schools not requiring student COVID-19 vaccinations

God leads former Baptist Army vet to new life as SF seminarian

Requiem Mass recalls homeless San Franciscans who died on the streets

A Sacred Ground: Bishop of Orange Presides Over Special Mass at Old Mission Historic Cemetery

San Bernardino Franciscan Sisters with ties to the diocese celebrate jubilees

Archbishop Gomez warns against rise of ‘new political religions’

In defense of St. Junípero Serra, the Apostle of California

SF Catholic school defends importance of pro-life assembly boycotted by students

Students raise alarm over Planned Parenthood fundraiser at LMU

LA Archbishop ‘deeply disappointed’ by Planned Parenthood fundraiser at LMU

Some Davis parishioners feel excluded as Guadalupe shrine is renovated

Planned tribute aims to honor Chumash dead at Ventura mission

Associates Praise Bishop Vann as Leader of 10th Largest Diocese in the U.S.

Order of Malta Los Angeles launches Operation Beat Hunger

The Legion of Mary’s legacy of love

Indigenous prayers, dancing in San Bernardino Synod Mass spark backlash

Archbishop of San Francisco: Homelessness and Human Dignity, Grant eternal rest unto them O Lord

Guadalupe pilgrim images make whirlwind stop on Catalina Island

For months, California private schools have been waiting for ’emergency’ Covid aid; Most impacted are urban Catholic schools serving serving low-income children

Marymount California signs merger with Florida school

Northern California version of Religious Education Conference? Santa Rosa, Oakland not on list of sponors

Offerings and Remembrance: El Día de Los Muertos is an ancient tradition of honoring the dead

Let God do it: How Brian and Jeanne created a home supporting vocations

LA renames Father Junípero Serra Park, despite Catholic praise for sainted missionary

SF Catholic Charities CEO leaving to join Washington State governor’s cabinet

Eucharistic miracles exhibit stops at Mission San Diego

Ask God for courage to defend ‘the voiceless,’ says nuncio at LA Red Mass

Power of the Rosary in Costa Mesa

‘Examination of Conscience’ Will Be Heart of Synod in SD Diocese

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