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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2019-09-17T07:52:57-08:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bishop McGrath delivers state-of-the-diocese report

On October 11, before more than 70 in attendance, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath delivered his annual State of the Diocese report at the Catholic Professionals Breakfast at Three Flames Restaurant in San Jose. Speaking for more than an hour, the

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2019-01-07T12:12:31-08:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |6 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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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

Increase in vocations presents challenge for San Jose diocese

After years of declining numbers of priestly vocations, a growing group of men are answering the call of Jesus to serve as priests in the Diocese of San Jose. Last year, the Diocese was blessed with seven seminarians; this year

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2018-08-21T11:12:54-08:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |28 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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Pope Francis names coadjutor bishop for San Jose diocese

The Vatican announced Wednesday Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico to be coadjutor bishop of San Jose, California. As coadjutor, Cantú will assist Bishop Patrick J. McGrath, 73, in the administration of the Diocese

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San Jose diocese announces closing of Catholic school

Statement on Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale: It is with great regret that the Diocese of San Jose announces that Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale (CAS) will no longer be operating as an elementary school, K-8, due to insufficient students enrolled. We

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