• Rev. Monsingnor Howard Lincoln Delivers Last Easter Service

    After 20 years of service, Reverend Monsignor Howard Lincoln will be retiring from Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert. On Sunday members of the church spoke about Father Lincoln’s legacy in what will be his last Easter Sunday Service. “I’m retiring after 20 years and it’s been such a privilege to be here,” exclaimed Lincoln. […]

  • Pastors Ask Supreme Court to Reverse State COVID-19 Restrictions

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Attorneys for pastors in Riverside County Monday filed an emergency bid with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 guidelines on indoor worship. The writ for an emergency injunction filed on behalf of James Moffatt of Church Unlimited in Indio and Brenda Wood of Word of Life Ministries International […]

  • Free Coronavirus Testing Planned This Week in the Coachella Valley

    CATHEDRAL CITY (CNS) – Free coronavirus testing will be done at two Catholic churches this weekend in Blythe and Cathedral City. The testing effort is spearheaded by Riverside County and the Desert Healthcare Foundation. Testing is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church in Cathedral City, located at 68-633 […]

  • Catholic Priest Sues State and Local Leaders Over COVID-19 Restrictions

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Catholic priest who oversees churches in four California counties, including Los Angeles, is suing Gov. Gavin Newsom and 19 other state, county and municipal officials, alleging COVID-19 restrictions on places of worship are unconstitutional. Father Trevor Burfitt contends in his court papers that public health guidelines restricting worship activities are […]

  • Riverside County outlines 3-phase plan to gradually reopen businesses after Labor Day

    Riverside County officials are trying to provide hope to suffering businesses and people with a three-phase reopening plan. “Timing is based upon seeing our number of cases have slowed down recently,” Brooke Federico, Public Information Officer for Riverside County, said. “We see our hospitalizations have also decreased.” In the letter addressed to the state, the […]

  • Religious Rights Group Condemns Governor’s Second Order Impacting Churches

    MURRIETA (CNS) – A civil liberties law group representing churches in Riverside County Monday lambasted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order again prohibiting indoor services at houses of worship based on rising coronavirus case numbers, saying religious services are “paramount” in times of crisis and suggesting churches that defy the order would have legal support. “The […]

  • Massive fire destroys 249-year-old California church

    California firefighters are investigating the origin of a fire that destroyed a historic 249-year-old Catholic church. In the early morning hours Saturday, firefighters responded to a fire at the San Gabriel Mission where they found a massive blaze engulfing the roof and front entrance of the church, San Gabriel Fire Department fire captain Antonio Negrete […]

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