July-August 2024 issue of Catholic Herald magazine is published

The July-August 2024 issue of Catholic Herald magazine has been published. The theme for this issue is environmental stewardship. The digital edition of the magazine is available at https://catholicmagazines.org/magazine-archive/catholic-herald/sac0724.

This issue includes a special 16-page section to welcome Auxiliary Bishop Rey Bersabal, who was ordained to serve the Diocese of Sacramento on May 31 during a Mass in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He became the fifth Filipino bishop in the United States.  

In the cover story of this issue, David and Karen Dumars of Holy Rosary Parish in Woodland, share with Catholic Herald readers how they practice conservation of the land and give back to their parish and community.

Other stories in this issue include Bishop Jaime Soto's column on "The care for creation begins by uniting ourselves to the eternal chorus of praise"; how the Cistercian monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina have collaborated with the Northern California Regional Land Trust to steward the abbey's agricultural property; how St. Vincent Ferrer School's Garden Club in Vallejo finds beauty in gardening and ecology; coverage of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage's travels through the diocese on the Junipero Serra route; and Father Lawrence Beck retires after 36 years of active priestly ministry.

This issue also includes a special report on "Laudate Deum revisits the climate crisis: Pope Francis urges worldwide action and cooperation."

Bishop Jaime Soto is the publisher of Catholic Herald magazine, which is published six times each year and includes moving faith stories about Catholics in the diocese, as well as news and events of the local church. Individual faith stories are the cornerstone of the magazine and columns also explore the Catholic faith and education about church teachings. To donate $15 per year to receive Catholic Herald magazine, call 916-733-0266. To view the archive of past issues of Catholic Herald magazine, visit https://www.scd.org/catholicherald.

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