San Jose bishop plans ‘town hall’ with young adults

Bishop Patrick McGrath will field questions at St. Martin of Tours parish on Aug. 2

All young adults in the Diocese are invited to a Summer Discussion Night, featuring Bishop Patrick McGrath at St. Martin of Tours church. Bishop McGrath has graciously offered to make himself available for an evening to listen to ideas and answer questions from young adults. Therefore, we will be presenting this discussion night as a Town Hall style (Q&A) session focused … [Read more...]

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San Jose Catholic church publicizes employee’s gay marriage on parish website

"John and his husband Willie are the parents of twin third graders at St. Clare School"

A parish in the San Jose diocese in California is openly employing a gay married man, who is an active member of the parish council. Saint Clare parish in Santa Clara has posted on its parish website brief biographies of their parish council members. On a page titled "Meet the St. Clare Parish Council," the biography of parishioner John Sullivan ends with the following: "John … [Read more...]

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“We will not refuse sacraments or Christian Burial to anyone who requests them in good faith”

San Jose Bishop Patrick McGrath re-asserts diocese's pro-gay stance

A California bishop has written a letter instructing clergy and religious in the diocese to be compassionate and inclusive when it comes to pastoral care, a direct repudiation of last month’s alienating directives from an Illinois bishop. Bishop Patrick McGrath Bishop Patrick McGrath of San Jose sent the letter on June 29, 2017. While it doesn’t specifically mention … [Read more...]

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San Jose diocese says gay is ok

LGBT ministry will not "elaborate" on Church teaching on sexual morality

The following comes from a July 28 Church Militant article by Rodney Pelletier: The diocese of San Jose is saying its LGBT ministry will not "elaborate" on Church teaching on "sexual morality, conscience, and personal sin," while claiming that gay people can't change their sexual orientation. The document "Guidelines for the Catholic LGBT Ministry Council" bears the name … [Read more...]

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