November-December 2020 issue of Catholic Herald magazine is published, with theme of stewardship

The November-December issue of Catholic Herald magazine has been published. The theme for this issue is stewardship. The digital edition of the magazine is available at

In the cover story of the November-December issue, Father Avram Brown, pastor of St. Isidore Parish in Yuba City and Helen Gomez, coordinator of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, describe the parish's efforts to spearhead intentional stewardship and how parishioners are growing as disciples who are the ultimate stewards of God's gifts. With visible signs rather than quantifiable metrics per se, parishioner Tomas Hernandez offers his testimony to stewardship alive within him as a disciple returning to the active practice of his faith.

Other feature stories in this issue include Bishop Jaime Soto's column on: "Gaudi's Catholic ingenuity recognized the Holy Family as a door into the marvelous mystery of God's mercy"; how Tom and Jane Meuser of St. Patrick Parish in Placerville say "when much is given, much is required of us"; Beth Mullin, a member of the board of directors of The Catholic Foundation, shares how doing a daily check-in can help make stewardship a way of life; how Tony Riehl, executive director of The Catholic Foundation, is working with parishes to form communities of stewardship; Eric McArdle of Catholic Stewardship Consultants says stewardship is about "taking continual steps closer to Christ"; and through "Mercy in Motion," teens learn about corporal and spiritual works of mercy through community service projects.

In the Last Word column, Msgr. James Murphy reflects on how a famine of biblical proportions is on the horizon. This issue also includes a special report on Fratelli Tutti (On Fraternity and Social Friendship), third encyclical of Pope Francis, and a Your Faith column on "Stewardship in a Time of Crisis."

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, call 916-733-0266 or visit To view the archive of past issues of Catholic Herald magazine, visit

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