“Catholic Green Initiative”

San Jose bishop asks parishioners to take ‘Saint Francis Pledge’ on Earth Day The following letter by San Jose Bishop Patrick McGrath has been posted to the diocesan website. It is dated March 9. Dear Friends, In 2009, the Diocese of San Jose formed the Catholic Green Initiative and asked all parishioners to sign the “Saint Francis Pledge.” With this Initiative, we … [Read more...]

“To veil or not to veil?”

Diocesan blog discusses current norms regarding covering statues and crosses during Passiontide From the website of the Diocese of San Jose Prior to the 1970 revision of the Roman Missal (Sacramentary), crosses and images were covered with veils during Passiontide, which is the last two weeks of Lent, starting from the end of the Mass for Saturday of the Fourth Week of … [Read more...]

“We cannot comply”

California bishops rebuke Obama Administration over contraception mandate, urge Catholics to contact Congress Two more California bishops have harshly criticized the Obama Administration for mandating that employers offer health insurance that pays for contraception, abortafacients and sterilizations -- and they are calling for Catholics to take action. In separate but very … [Read more...]