Published: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST-0600
We must choose to love. We must choose to care. As people of faith we have no other option. Let us together create a culture of life, not death. With God, all things are possible.
Published: Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
"As we go about our everyday life and most especially this week, we must keep vocations in our prayers, while, at the same time, being a mindful witness with our own vocation. We may never know how our lives may have an impact on someone else's story. Simply living out our call as disciples of Jesus Christ fully and joyfully in the world bears witness to the love of Christ as He generously bestows on each of us our own personal call." - Cardinal Joseph Tobin
Published: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
Published: Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
Boletín - The Grapevine: 14 de Octubre, 2017 - Edición del Congreso
The Grapevine Newsletter - October 14, 2017 Congress Issue
Published: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
As believers trusting in God’s Divine Providence to keep us safe and guide us along the right path, some may find their faith shaken by this and similar acts of evil and ask once again, “Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” The answer: “freewill.” God gives us freewill to choose love over hate. When love is the choice, life is protected.
At this time, we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering. In the end, the only response is to do good – for no matter what the darkness, it will never overcome the light. May the Lord of all gentleness surround all those who are suffering from this evil, and for those who have been killed we pray, eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
Words cannot adequately express the sorrow and sadness I feel in response to the back-to-back tragedies that have struck Mexico, the Caribbean, Texas, and Florida these last couple of weeks. The immense loss of human life and the destruction of whole cities and island countries are hard to imagine or emotionally comprehend. Yet a few words do come to mind:
Published: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
With lives and livelihoods still at risk in Texas, Florida, the Virgin Islands and throughout the Caribbean, we pray for the safety and care of human life in the wake of two catastrophic hurricanes. The massive scale of the dual disasters and the effect it has on communities, families and individuals cannot be fully comprehended or adequately addressed in the immediate aftermath of the storms.
Published: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
The Church has recognized and proclaimed the need to welcome young people: 'Whoever welcomes one of these children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me' (Mark 9:37). Today, our nation has done the opposite of how Scripture calls us to respond. It is a step back from the progress that we need to make as a country. Today's actions represent a heartbreaking moment in our history that shows the absence of mercy and good will, and a short-sighted vision for the future. DACA youth are woven into the fabric of our country and of our Church, and are, by every social and human measure, American youth.
Published: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
Los Obispos Católicos de California creen, al igual que muchos de nuestros vecinos californianos, que los jóvenes inmigrantes y sus familias son parte fundamental de la vitalidad futura de California. Seguiremos confiando en ellos, orando por ellos, y colaborando con ellos para tener una sociedad donde todos los hijos de Dios puedan disfrutar de la vida, la libertad y la búsqueda de la felicidad. Invitamos a todas aquellas personas que comparten este sueño a que se unan a nosotros y sean centinelas de la esperanza para cientos de miles de jóvenes que se han inscrito o que reúnen los requisitos para el programa de DACA. Aunque la decisión por parte de la Administración pudiera eclipsar las aspiraciones que tenemos en común para las vidas de estos jóvenes, no permitamos que nuestra confianza disminuya. Tenemos fe que esta oscuridad pasajera se disipará y que la luz de nuestra esperanza seguirá ardiendo brillantemente.
The Catholic Bishops of California believe, along with many of our fellow Californians, that immigrant youth and their families are a critical part of California’s future vitality. We will continue to believe in them, pray for them, and work with them for a society where all God’s children may enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We invite all those who share this dream to join us as sentinels of hope for the hundreds of thousands of young people who have registered or are eligible for the DACA program. While the decision of the Administration may eclipse our common aspirations for them, we should not let our confidence be diminished. We have faith that this momentary shadow will pass and our hopeful light will continue to burn brightly.
Published: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
We join Archbishop Gomez in prayer for “the families that have lost loved ones and to all who have lost homes and businesses along with their sense of peace and normalcy.” The path to healing will be long; however, this crisis will also bring out the best portion of our humanity; as it already has through the countless volunteers that are reaching out to others, even as they personally stand in harm’s way.
Published: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, has called for prayers and solidarity with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cardinal DiNardo also called on all people of good will to closely monitor future calls for assistance for victims and survivors in the days ahead.
Published: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
Obispos Católicos de California Apoyan Proyecto de Ley SB 54, La Ley de Valores de California. Citan Importancia de la Seguridad Pública a la vez que Cuestionan la Prudencia de las Deportaciones Realizadas Indiscriminadamente.
Published: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
California Catholic Bishops Support SB 54, The California Values Act Cite Importance of Public Safety while Questioning the Wisdom of Indiscriminate Deportations
Published: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
Faith teaches us that we are all God’s children – we are all loved and cherished as the Lord’s “beloved.” It does not matter what color our skin is, what nationality we claim, what political party we belong to, or whatever category we may place on people. In God’s mind and heart, there is no distinction. As people of faith, then, there can be no place for setting people against each other; no place for discrimination; no place for racial or ethnic separations; no place for artificial or arbitrary divisions among peoples and communities. - Click title for full statement -
Published: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, are calling on all people of goodwill to join in prayer and unity today in response to yesterday's violent protest and deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. - Click title for full statement -
Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
This was a unprecedented gathering of key leaders from dioceses and Catholic organizations from all across the country in order to assess the challenges and opportunities of our time, particularly in the context of the Church in the United States. It was convened by The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as an ongoing initiative of the Bishops' Working Group on the Life and Dignity of the Human Person. The gathering assembles Catholic leaders for a strategic conversation, under the leadership of the bishops, on forming missionary disciples to animate the Church and to engage the culture. Click on the title to access videos from the convocation and other resources.
Published: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT-0500
Bishop Armando Ochoa has announced that KNXT TV 49 and CatholicTV Network will be partnering in providing Catholic programming here in the San Joaquin Valley. KNXT Channel 49 has, for the past 30 years, been the only broadcast full power television station owned by a Catholic diocese in this country. CathoicTV operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston as a broadband cable station available across the U.S. Bishop Ochoa pointed out that the partnership offered "new possibilities that could allow us to retain our broadcast license, decrease our expenses, increase our financial support, upgrade the quality of our technology and develop the content of our programs to more effectively support our primary mission of evangelization." Changes in programming will begin immediately leading to a re-launch of the station during the first week of October. (Click on title to view entire pastoral message)
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