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(SACRAMENTO)— Calling the incidents “sickening” and “heartbreaking,” Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto today issued the following statement concerning the senseless mass shootings in Gilroy, CA,  El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH:

“The recent senseless assaults against the communities of Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton Ohio have extended a sorrowful litany of hateful violence.  St. Paul reminds us not to grow weary of doing good.  ‘Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.’ (Gal. 6.9) We cannot let these demented deeds poison our spirits or cripple our resolve to build strong communities rooted in the wisdom and mercy of Jesus.

- Diocesan News

Following is the text of a letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento issued July 24 by Bishop Jaime Soto,

Dear Friends in Christ

Please join me in opposing the provision of abortion on university campuses in California and praying for the protection of infants and young college-age women from the scourge of abortion.

- Your Stories

(In photo above, Karla Jardon, right, became Catholic during the Easter vigil at St. Mel Parish in Fair Oaks this past Easter, with Bob Laywell as her sponsor. He has worked with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults since 2011.)

“I have always been hungry to know my faith, to really, really know it,” Bob Laywell says. “As a cradle Catholic, I always knew I was Catholic but when I was challenged, I often couldn’t explain why.”

Twenty-nine years ago, he attended a Promise Keepers event in Anaheim where 45,000 Christians came together. “It was nondenominational. I got mingled in with people of different faiths, and I was challenged many times about my faith: ‘You’re a Catholic; you’re going to hell.’ I didn’t know all the answers.”

- Diocesan News

SACRAMENTO—Bishop Jaime Soto today published a list of 44 priests and 2 permanent deacons from the Diocese of Sacramento that have been credibly accused of sexually abusing 130 minors or young adults, aged 25 and under. The list is based on a review of the personnel records of nearly 1,500 bishops, priests and permanent deacons conducted by diocesan staff and an independent consulting firm retained by the diocese. It spans seven decades, from 1950 to the present time.

“This list is heartbreaking. It is a sickening and sobering account of the history of sex abuse by clergy in our diocese,” said Bishop Soto. “It is repulsive to see the evil acts that were perpetrated upon innocent children and young people entrusted to our care.

- Diocesan News

(SACRAMENTO)— Calling the incidents “sickening” and “heartbreaking,” Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto today issued the following statement concerning the senseless mass shootings in Gilroy, CA,  El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH:

“The recent senseless assaults against the communities of Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton Ohio have extended a sorrowful litany of hateful violence.  St. Paul reminds us not to grow weary of doing good.  ‘Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.’ (Gal. 6.9) We cannot let these demented deeds poison our spirits or cripple our resolve to build strong communities rooted in the wisdom and mercy of Jesus.

- Diocesan News

Following is the text of a letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento issued July 24 by Bishop Jaime Soto,

Dear Friends in Christ

Please join me in opposing the provision of abortion on university campuses in California and praying for the protection of infants and young college-age women from the scourge of abortion.

- Your Stories

(In photo above, Karla Jardon, right, became Catholic during the Easter vigil at St. Mel Parish in Fair Oaks this past Easter, with Bob Laywell as her sponsor. He has worked with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults since 2011.)

“I have always been hungry to know my faith, to really, really know it,” Bob Laywell says. “As a cradle Catholic, I always knew I was Catholic but when I was challenged, I often couldn’t explain why.”

Twenty-nine years ago, he attended a Promise Keepers event in Anaheim where 45,000 Christians came together. “It was nondenominational. I got mingled in with people of different faiths, and I was challenged many times about my faith: ‘You’re a Catholic; you’re going to hell.’ I didn’t know all the answers.”

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Your Stories
Dominican Father Michael Sweeney is devoting to equipping laity to bring the light of Christ into their professions and communities

August 24, 2019 - Event

Expanding Our Base: This year’s talks and panel discussions will offer practical tips and strategies for effectively reaching out to all parish populations.


September 14, 2019 - Event

ON FiRE NorCal Jam is celebrating 10 years this September! join us for this 10th anniversary celebration on September 14, 2019 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. Kick off your year of youth and young adult ministry with special guests Jamie Grace, Fr.


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