September-October 2021 issue of Catholic Herald magazine is published

The September-October 2021 issue of Catholic Herald magazine has been published. The theme for this issue is "Hope through finding the spouse God has chosen for me." The digital edition of the magazine is available at

In the cover story of this issue, Juan Carlos and Bridget share "A Pandemic Courtship" as they met online and fell in love. "It was my last month on CatholicMatch," recounts Juan Carlos. "I thought, maybe this is it Lord." The couple were wed earlier this summer at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sacramento.

Other feature stories in this issue include Bishop Jaime Soto's column on: "The Lord brings a couple together in marriage for His reasons, not always our own"; how Brian and Jeanne Condon created a home supporting vocations by letting "God do it"; Christina and Miguel Acosta foster faith and vocation throughout the rhythms of life as they ask the question "What is God asking me to do as a parent?"; Raul and Amelina Mendoza reflect on the beauty of marriage and the abundant gifts of making vows "true and visible" with Natural Family Planning; and Andreya Arevalo, diocesan coordinator of marriage and family life, finds couples eager to learn what it takes to have a better marriage.

In the Last Word column, Msgr. James Murphy reflects on Dorothy Day's biggest sin.

Bishop Jaime Soto is the publisher of Catholic Herald magazine, which is published six times each year and includes moving faith stories about Catholics in the diocese, as well as news and events of the local church. Individual faith stories are the cornerstone of the magazine and columns also explore the Catholic faith and education about church teachings. To donate $15 per year to receive Catholic Herald, call 916-733-0266 or visit To view the archive of past issues of Catholic Herald magazine, visit