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Pope Francis Streamlines Annulment Process

By Liz Sullivan As the Year of Mercy begins, the Catholic Church is taking a more merciful approach to a delicate topic: annulments. On December 8,...

Saint Martin Church celebrates Centennial Year and Installation of New Pastor

On November 8, Saint Martin Church in Sunnyvale kicked off its Centennial Year celebration and the installation of Father Roberto Gomez as Pastor. Bishop...

Muslim Leader Maha Elgenaidi Speaks at Santa Teresa Parish

On November 18, Maha Elgenaidi, Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Networks Group (ING) spoke to over 100 people about ‘A Muslim view of...

Detention Ministry Training

The next training session for detention ministers will be held at the Chancery on February 6 from 9 am until 1 pm.  This training...

The Pope and COP21

By Anthony Strawa Chair of the Catholic Green Initiative In June, Pope Francis released his historic encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” that highlighted human-induced climate change and its...

Laudato Si and Climate Change Efforts

A grassroots volunteer group: Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Silicon Valley Chapter (CCL) held a forum at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on November 11. It was...

Rest in Peace, Father Joseph Stanislaus (Joe) Prendergast C.S.Sp.

Father Joe Prendergast, 87, died on December 6 in Marian House, Dublin, Ireland. Born in Limerick city on July 16 1928 to Brigid (née Devereux)...

As End to a New Beginning – Celebration of Consecrated Life

All the faithful are invited to join Religious as we conclude the events celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life on January 30, 2016 at...

Diocese of San Jose Selected to become a CRS Diocesan Capacity...

By Crystal Catalan CRS Intern Catholic Relief Services (CRS) recently announced that the Diocese of San Jose has been selected to become a CRS Diocesan Capacity...

National Catholic Sisters Week Announces a $50,000 Mini-Grant Program to Celebrate...

The National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) organization announces it will award up to $50,000 in event-based mini-grants to organizations across the country that host...