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Faithfulness in Mercy is God’s Way of Being, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- God’s mercy is constant and limitless; he is faithful in his mercy for his children, even...

Pope phones theologian for favor: to prepare him, Curia for Easter

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis phoned a noted Italian theologian to ask him for a “favor” to help him and Vatican officials prepare...

Supreme Court rules Florida’s death penalty system unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 12 said the state of Florida’s death penalty system is unconstitutional because it allows judges, rather...

Prayers of the faithful, not clergy, can make miracles happen

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The prayers of the faithful, not the pope, bishops, priests or nuns, have the power to make miracles happen in...

El Paso Mass Scrapped, but not Papal Mass Across Border

EL PASO, Texas (CNS) -- The Diocese of El Paso has scrapped plans for a border Mass that would have taken place at the...

Bishop McGrath Opens the Holy Door Celebrating the Year of Mercy

  By Liz Sullivan Some might look at it as just another door in just another church. To the faithful in the Catholic Church in the...

Bishop McGrath’s Christmas Card Contest

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath annually sponsors a Christmas card art project in which young people in the Diocese of San Jose produce original art,...

Spreading Mercy

By Liz Sullivan It is another way to reach the faithful in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Beginning in February, the Diocese of San Jose will...

Working to Form Disciples for the Church

By Liz Sullivan The four-year process is finally coming to life. Starting in January, the Diocese of San Jose is welcoming Evangelical Catholic (EC) to serve...

ARISE Together in Christ Strengthens Community at Local Parishes

More than 500 people in Holy Spirit, Saint Anthony, Holy Family, and Saint Elizabeth parishes participated in the inaugural season of ARISE Together in...