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- Nation-World

The following statement was issued May 25 by Edward ‘Ned” Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, on the Fourth District Court of Appeal denying the California Attorney General’s request for an immediate stay of the ruling that determined the physician-assisted suicide law to be unconstitutional.

“We are very grateful and encouraged that California courts continue to find the law legalizing physician-assisted suicide unconstitutional. We realize there are many steps in the legal process still to go, but rulings seem to be accumulating against this terrible piece of legislation..

- Your Stories

Three major hurricanes. Hailstorms. Drought. Flooding. Tornadoes. And the largest wildfires on record in California history, burning several hundreds of thousands of acres and killing dozens of people in Northern and Southern California.

These natural disasters in 2017 all caused widespread destruction and claimed hundreds of lives. They added up to the most expensive year on record for natural disasters in the United States, with $306 billion in damage. In 1980, there were three natural disasters that caused more than $1 billion in damage in today’s dollars. In 2017 there were 16.

- Nation-World

In an open letter to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that was printed this morning in the Bakersfield Californian, Catholic leaders in California urged Rep. McCarthy to allow a House vote on critical legislation that would prevent the deportation of young people who were brought into this country as minors, but who lack formal permission to remain in the United States.

The letter was signed by Bishop Armando Ochoa of the Diocese of Fresno (whose territory includes Bakersfield) ; Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto, president of the California Catholic Conference of Bishops; and Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

- Nation-World

The following statement was issued May 25 by Edward ‘Ned” Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, on the Fourth District Court of Appeal denying the California Attorney General’s request for an immediate stay of the ruling that determined the physician-assisted suicide law to be unconstitutional.

“We are very grateful and encouraged that California courts continue to find the law legalizing physician-assisted suicide unconstitutional. We realize there are many steps in the legal process still to go, but rulings seem to be accumulating against this terrible piece of legislation..

- Your Stories

Three major hurricanes. Hailstorms. Drought. Flooding. Tornadoes. And the largest wildfires on record in California history, burning several hundreds of thousands of acres and killing dozens of people in Northern and Southern California.

These natural disasters in 2017 all caused widespread destruction and claimed hundreds of lives. They added up to the most expensive year on record for natural disasters in the United States, with $306 billion in damage. In 1980, there were three natural disasters that caused more than $1 billion in damage in today’s dollars. In 2017 there were 16.

- Nation-World

In an open letter to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that was printed this morning in the Bakersfield Californian, Catholic leaders in California urged Rep. McCarthy to allow a House vote on critical legislation that would prevent the deportation of young people who were brought into this country as minors, but who lack formal permission to remain in the United States.

The letter was signed by Bishop Armando Ochoa of the Diocese of Fresno (whose territory includes Bakersfield) ; Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto, president of the California Catholic Conference of Bishops; and Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

May 28, 2018 - Event

The Diocese of Sacramento will honor men and women of the armed forces with Masses at Catholic cemeteries on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.


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Served as a priest of the Diocese of Sacramento for nearly 49 years

May 30, 2018 - Event

The Office of Priestly & Religious Vocations invites you to watch your favorite priests and seminarians hoop it up at the 4th annual Sacramento Classic! All proceeds from the game benefit seminarian formation.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m.


June 02, 2018 - Event

On Saturday, June 2, Bishop Jaime Soto will ordain Deacons Jesus Hernandez, Rene Jauregui and German Ramos to the priesthood. The public is invited to attend the ordination Mass at 10 a.m.


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