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September 17, 2014
by Bishop Robert F. Vasa

If evidence is needed how wrong some media commentators can get a story, look no further than the coverage of Pope Francis’ recent action of witnessing the marriages of 20 couples, some of whom had

August 28, 2014
by Bishop Robert F. Vasa

 As a priest I have frequently seen the beauty and effectiveness of the sacrament of reconciliation, or, if you prefer, confession.

August 20, 2014
by Bishop Robert F. Vasa

Here is the homily of Bishop Robert F. Vasa for today’s Mass:

August 19, 2014
by Bishop Robert F. Vasa

In today’s first reading, “Ezekiel does something unusual … when his wife dies. He does not go into the usual” ways of mourning that people would have expected from him. He did not even weep.

Bishop’s Homily for the Mass of 19 August 2014. Readings: Ezek 28:1-10; Psalm: Deut 32:26-27ab, 27cd-28, 30, 35cd-36ab; Matt 19:23-30
 

Recapturing the spirit of St. John Vianney in a “sinless” age

This week’s liturgical observance of the memorial of St. John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests, on August 4 offered the opportunity to once again encourage prayer and even sacrifice for our clergy.

Bishop Vasa Issues Statement Announcing Abuse Settlement

There is nothing harder for me as a bishop, as your pastor than to have to announce that yet again, this diocese has recently reached yet another settlement with yet another victim of clergy sex abuse.

Bishop Vasa Issues Statement Supporting San Francisco’s Archbishop Cordileone

Bishop Robert F. Vasa, bishop of the Diocese of Santa Rosa issued the following statement in support of the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s participation yesterday in the March for Marriage in Washington, DC.

Bishop’s Homily for the Mass of 16 June 2014. Readings: 1 Kgs 21:1-16; Ps 5:1-6; Matt 5:38-42
 

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