Confessions heard every Wednesday evening in Lent, in all 54 San Jose parishes

In what is becoming a tradition of the season in the Diocese of San Jose, The Light Is On For You campaign returns for a fourth year. “This Lenten initiative is a wonderful way for all of us to celebrate

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2018-02-18T09:47:38-07:00February 18th, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

No fasting for San Jose Catholics who celebrate Chinese New Year

Dispensation from Abstinence for The First Day of the Lunar New Year, Feb 16, 2018 I am pleased to inform you that Bishop Patrick J. McGrath has granted a dispensation from the Lenten discipline of abstinence from meat to all

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2018-02-09T07:16:09-07:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , , |17 Comments

Young people cannot imagine life as a priest or religious

By Father Joe Kim, Director of Vocations and Seminarians Last September, the Diocese of San Jose Vocations Office conducted a survey of 1,178 Catholic high school and Catholic college students in our Diocese. The results are helping to shape our

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2018-01-24T10:56:33-07:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Church life|Tags: , |11 Comments

San Jose Christmas tree display mired in controversy

Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses a controversy over this year's San Jose Christmas tree display: Every year since the 1950s, San Jose has had a proud record of honoring Christmas with a grand display of Christmas trees. This year,

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2017-12-04T16:58:52-07:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: , , |8 Comments

St. Patrick’s Seminary installs Reverend George E. Schultze as 17th president-rector

On Monday, August 21, 2017, St. Patrick’s Seminary & University celebrated the installation of Reverend George E. Schultze, SJ, as the institution’s 17th President-Rector. The Mass was celebrated by The Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, who

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2017-08-25T10:02:02-07:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |26 Comments

San Jose bishop issues statement on Charlottesville fracas

Tolerance is one of founding principles of the United States.  It is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, which declared: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with

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2017-08-17T10:36:14-07:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , , |31 Comments

San Jose bishop plans ‘town hall’ with young adults

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

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2017-07-28T13:19:33-07:00July 28th, 2017|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |18 Comments

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

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

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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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