California Catholic Daily is the successor to four monthly print newspapers: San Diego News Notes, Los Angeles Catholic Mission, San Francisco Faith and the Spanish-language La Cruz de California. The monthly print editions ceased publication at the end of November, and were merged into a single daily digital newspaper, which published its first issue online Jan. 1.
According to editor Bob McPhail, editorial content will be updated daily. The California Catholic Daily also features free classified ads, a free calendar section, a blog entitled "Notes from a Cultural Madhouse," and a regular column on day-to-day pro-life activities. It also has a section in Spanish.
The digital newspaper has articulated as its mission “to speak out against the false gods and idols of the day – materialism, hedonism, consumerism, narrow nationalism... holding up for all to see a body of moral truth based on human dignity and rights... and unconditional respect for all human life from conception to natural death.”
.- On New Year's Day, California Catholic Daily, an independent Catholic newspaper, went online at