Vatican accepts resignation of San Jose Bishop Patrick McGrath

Pope Francis Wednesday accepted the resignation of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath of San Jose, who will be automatically succeeded by his coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantú. McGrath, 73, was bishop of San Jose for nearly 20 years, and before that was

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2019-05-01T11:46:38-08:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |18 Comments

“The buck stops with the bishop”

The San Jose Diocese defended its initial report of 15 bad priests, countering that the extra 18 listed by a Minnesota law firm were either not connected to the diocese or, in three cases, were sent here without warning. “The

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San Jose bishop names 15 priests accused of child sex abuse

The Catholic Diocese of San Jose on Thursday released the names of 15 clergy members who were known by the church to be child sex abusers. At least nine priests on the list are dead, and the rest are permanently banned from

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“This is just another one of their games”

Angry and hurt over national reports of clergy abuse that have again rocked the Catholic Church to its core, dozens of residents confronted Bishop Patrick McGrath Saturday to demand transparency as the Diocese of San Jose prepares to launch its

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2018-09-23T11:43:53-08:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |11 Comments

San Jose diocese $247 million in debt

Bishop of San Jose Patrick McGrath drew praise from charity groups and parishioners Tuesday for his quick decision amid public outcry to sell a $2.3 million house bought with diocesan funds for his retirement. But other Catholics were dismayed it

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2018-08-31T07:28:08-08:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |20 Comments

“Does not introduce anything new to the dialogue regarding clergy sexual abuse of children”

The Holy Father’s letter, addressed to the People of God – to all people of good will – does not introduce anything new to the dialogue regarding clergy sexual abuse of children.  However, it does serve to crystalize Pope Francis’

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2018-08-24T09:29:13-08:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |31 Comments

“Unconscionable tactics to drive asylum seekers deep into the desert”

The Catholic diocese of San Jose held a prayer service for immigration reform and reunification of migrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday night at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. Bishop Patrick McGrath presided over the service and

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An evening of prayer and solidarity for migrant families and immigration reform

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In light of the recent developments on the US ~ Mexico border with families being separated, I am calling all Catholics from our Diocese to join me in an evening of prayer and solidarity for migrant

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2018-07-10T20:41:04-08:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , |19 Comments

“The answer is not more guns, not arming teachers with Oozies or AK-47s”

March 14, 2018 I must begin my brief words by thanking you for this observance and for inviting me to be part of it. There is absolutely no place I would rather be than to stand here in solidarity with

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2018-03-17T09:34:48-08:00March 17th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |65 Comments