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Fr. Daniel Garcia, who was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Austin Jan. 21, 2015.

Monterey bishop prohibits religious exemption from Covid vaccine mandates

Aug 16, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Daniel Garcia of Monterey on Friday directed clergy not to provide letters of religious exemption for Catholics wishing not... Read more

Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. Credit: Burkhard Mücke via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Catholic group receives grant to restore historic California mission

Mar 7, 2021

By Perry West

A Catholic group has received a large grant to restore one of the oldest California missions and to provide a... Read more

A replica of the Mission Santa Cruz chapel in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Santa Cruz historical commission recommends removing city’s last mission bell

Nov 23, 2020

The historical preservation commission of Santa Cruz, California last week advised the city council to remove a replica mission bell... Read more

Bishop Daniel Garcia preaching during a Day of Reflection in July, 2018.

Pope names Texas auxiliary to lead Diocese of Monterey

Nov 27, 2018

Pope Francis has chosen Bishop Daniel Elias Gracia as the new Bishop of Monterey, California. The diocese of Monterey has... Read more