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- 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.

- 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

The following statement issued May 16 is from Edward ‘Ned” Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, on the ruling by a Riverside Superior Court judge that the End-of-Life Options Act is unconstitutional.

“We are encouraged by yesterday’s ruling by a Superior Court judge in Riverside County overturning the state’s assisted suicide law. Our opposition to assisted suicide is no secret, but this legislation was also opposed by a broad coalition of doctors, nurses, seniors and the disabled community, who fought this bill for many, many reasons.

- Diocesan News

On the occasion of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the California Catholic Conference of Bishops on May 2 released an extended pastoral letter on the culture of mental health and the critical need to attend to those who suffer.

In the document “Hope and Healing: A Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of California on Caring for those who Suffer from Mental Illness Addressed to All Catholics and People of Goodwill” the California bishops lament the heartbreaking prevalence of mental illness in our society and the dire need to move past stigmatization toward ministry and care.

- 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.

- 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

The following statement issued May 16 is from Edward ‘Ned” Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, on the ruling by a Riverside Superior Court judge that the End-of-Life Options Act is unconstitutional.

“We are encouraged by yesterday’s ruling by a Superior Court judge in Riverside County overturning the state’s assisted suicide law. Our opposition to assisted suicide is no secret, but this legislation was also opposed by a broad coalition of doctors, nurses, seniors and the disabled community, who fought this bill for many, many reasons.

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 07, 2018 - Event

The diocese's Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations, in collaboration with St. Basil Parish in Vallejo, is hosting a holy hour for vocations. The community is invited to attend to join in prayer and fellowship for vocations.


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