San Jose diocese hosts Welcoming and Commissioning Day
Annual event held at Church of the Transfiguration with the theme “Stay with Us”

A long-standing tradition in the Diocese of San José took place on September 5 when the annual Welcoming and Commissioning Day was held at the Church of the Transfiguration. This year’s theme was “Stay with Us.” The day-long event

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2019-09-17T07:52:57-07:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Registration begins for those alleging clergy sex-abuse
Independent compensation program sponsored by six California dioceses will start registering those who claim to be victims on Monday, Sept. 16

The following is an excerpt from a letter from Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange, published by OC Catholic: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In May, together with Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Dioceses of

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2019-09-14T20:37:53-07:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |5 Comments

Stockton diocese gets new vocations director
Will reside at St. John Vianney House, which has been returned to status as a house of formation

The following is an excerpt of a letter from the office of Bishop Myron Cotta:  Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am pleased to see that we are moving forward in our plans to encourage and foster vocations to the

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2019-09-09T10:00:14-07:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |4 Comments

San Jose cathedral defaced
Satanic and anti-semitic graffiti were scrawled against the outside walls of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph on Sunday morning, Sept. 1

A historic Catholic Church in the heart of downtown San Jose was vandalized Sunday morning, hours before congregants gathered to participate in Sunday mass. Satanic and anti-semitic graffiti spray were scrawled against the church’s outside walls, alongside taunting drawings

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2019-09-05T18:19:48-07:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |5 Comments

Fr. Fessio, Ignatius Press at St Patrick’s Seminary
Catholic publishers honored

Fr. Fessio with Pope Benedict XVI   Special from Gibbons Cooney. On Saturday, September 14, St. Patrick’s Seminary will host its annual gala fundraiser. St. Patrick’s serves the archdiocese of San Francisco, plus surrounding dioceses including Oakland, Santa

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Immaculate Heart in Brentwood expects 1000 for Marian conference
Bishops Soto and Barber coming

Father Quang Minh Dong Devotions to the Blessed Mother are special in the hearts of Catholics worldwide. Rev. Quang Minh Dong, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brentwood, witnessed this during the inaugural Marian Conference last

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Campesino theater leaves San Juan Bautista mission
"Our spiritual and historical home"

Mission San Juan Bautista (photo by Leslie David) It is with mixed emotions that we at El Teatro Campesino announce that the annual theatrical presentations of La Virgen del Tepeyac and La Pastorela at Old Mission San Juan Bautista have come to

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2019-08-23T13:52:09-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |1 Comment

New rector named at California seminary
Fr. Daniel B. Donohoo appointed president-rector of St. Patrick Seminary & University, Fr. Anthony Stoeppel as vice-rector

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of the Archdiocese of San Francisco announces the appointment of Rev. Daniel B. Donohoo as President-Rector of St. Patrick Seminary & University, and Rev. Anthony Stoeppel as its Vice-Rector. Both appointments are for five-year terms and

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2019-08-16T05:54:53-07:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |1 Comment

McElroy: all hands on deck
Mandatory sex abuse meeting for 2500 employees of San Diego diocese

More than 2,500 employees of the San Diego-Imperial Roman Catholic Diocese have been summoned to what is being called a first ever all-hands meeting here with the bishop. A press release Thursday said the meeting — 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at the

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2019-08-09T09:31:10-07:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |14 Comments

Bishop Gerald Barnes announces plans to resign
San Bernardino bishop is one year away from reaching mandatory retirement age

Bishop Gerald Barnes, who has led the Diocese of San Bernardino for 23 years, announced Wednesday, Aug. 7, that he will be resigning next June, on his 75th birthday, as church law requires. Pope Francis will soon name a “coadjutor bishop”

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2019-08-08T08:35:38-07:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |7 Comments