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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento serves 20 northern counties of California.
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- Your Stories

“It’s easy to categorize those on the margins and those not on the margins,” says Miriam Sammartino, executive director of Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano. “If you think about it, we’re all on the edge of that margin.”

She makes an eloquent case for how everyone skirts the edge and owns a share of misfortune. This common reality, albeit experienced on a variety of levels and not solely in the economic realm, compels and convicts Christians to walk with those in need.

An attorney, an immigrant and an advocate, Miriam admits “I am a very vocal person and I ask a lot of questions,” casually linking these characteristics to “the huge leap from being an attorney to Catholic Charities.”

- Diocesan News

On Friday, October 11, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 24, which will require all UC and CSU campus health care clinics to make abortion-by-medication available to students by state paid campus staff. 

Bishop Jaime Soto released the following statement:

"Sadly, Governor Newsom has paid heed to the rhetoric of the abortion industry and ignored common sense by signing SB 24. Innocent children in the womb will be sacrificed to a distorted 'throw-away' ideology that discards lives considered inconvenient. The dignity of all women on the university campuses of California will be diminished. 

"We must not grow weary of doing good and proclaiming the truth. May the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary sustain our hope as well as our work to build a culture of life."

- Diocesan News

October is Respect Life Month; a time to join together as one Catholic Church to defend the dignity of all human life, from the time we are knit together in our mothers’ wombs until we take our final breaths, each moment of our lives is a gift from God. Each year the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops designates the first Sunday of October as the beginning of an annual Respect Life program. This year’s theme, Christ Our Hope: Every Season of Life, is particularly suited for our times.

Today the gift of life is threatened in countless ways. Those who are most vulnerable, rather than receiving the protection they deserve, are all too often seen as a burden and as expendable. As new attacks on human life continue to emerge, we can be tempted to despair, but Christ instead offers us unfailing HOPE.

- Diocesan News

Today in Los Angeles, the lay leaders who administer the Independent Victim Compensation Program (ICP) and its Independent Oversight Committee (IOC) announced that their website was open and that victim-survivors who had been sexually abused by diocesan priests as minors in Sacramento and 5 other California (arch)dioceses could apply for compensation.

The website is www.CaliforniaDiocesesICP.com. Information is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

- Your Stories

“It’s easy to categorize those on the margins and those not on the margins,” says Miriam Sammartino, executive director of Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano. “If you think about it, we’re all on the edge of that margin.”

She makes an eloquent case for how everyone skirts the edge and owns a share of misfortune. This common reality, albeit experienced on a variety of levels and not solely in the economic realm, compels and convicts Christians to walk with those in need.

An attorney, an immigrant and an advocate, Miriam admits “I am a very vocal person and I ask a lot of questions,” casually linking these characteristics to “the huge leap from being an attorney to Catholic Charities.”

- Diocesan News

On Friday, October 11, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 24, which will require all UC and CSU campus health care clinics to make abortion-by-medication available to students by state paid campus staff. 

Bishop Jaime Soto released the following statement:

"Sadly, Governor Newsom has paid heed to the rhetoric of the abortion industry and ignored common sense by signing SB 24. Innocent children in the womb will be sacrificed to a distorted 'throw-away' ideology that discards lives considered inconvenient. The dignity of all women on the university campuses of California will be diminished. 

"We must not grow weary of doing good and proclaiming the truth. May the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary sustain our hope as well as our work to build a culture of life."

- Diocesan News

October is Respect Life Month; a time to join together as one Catholic Church to defend the dignity of all human life, from the time we are knit together in our mothers’ wombs until we take our final breaths, each moment of our lives is a gift from God. Each year the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops designates the first Sunday of October as the beginning of an annual Respect Life program. This year’s theme, Christ Our Hope: Every Season of Life, is particularly suited for our times.

Today the gift of life is threatened in countless ways. Those who are most vulnerable, rather than receiving the protection they deserve, are all too often seen as a burden and as expendable. As new attacks on human life continue to emerge, we can be tempted to despair, but Christ instead offers us unfailing HOPE.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

October 19, 2019 - Event

The retreat will be on October 19 - 20, 2019 at Trinity Pines Catholic Center and will feature Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP, Deacon Kevin Staszkow, and Doug Tooke.


October 20, 2019 - Event

Parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento will take up the World Mission Sunday special collection during liturgies Oct. 19-20.


October 26, 2019 - Event

The Diocese of Sacramento will present Dr. Bill Keimig, assistant director of the Catechetical Institute.


October 29, 2019 - Event

Bishop Jaime Soto invites all Catholics in the Diocese of Sacramento to join him and attend the third of a three-conference series on "Preserving Our Religious Freedoms with a Civil Voice."


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