California Catholic Daily

Dear Reader,

Our lineup for today includes:

Cardinal Dolan will pray at Trump inauguration: The New York archbishop is among six clergy members who will offer prayers or scripture readings for the incoming president

Bishop Blaire hopes for retirement soon: Diocesan leader celebrated 75th birthday on Thursday

Why I wear the habit: A nun’s reflection on religious life



First established in Ireland in 1831 by venerable Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy centered their work on education, catechesis, healthcare. In addition to the three vows taken by all religious sisters, the Sisters of Mercy take a fourth vow of service to the poor, sick, and ignorant. (photo from