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Third Sunday of Lent – February 28, 2016

By Fr. Brendan McGuire Pastor of Holy Spirit Parish, San Jose and Vicar General for special projects, Diocese of San Jose. Email him at bmcguire@dsj.org. It...

Second Sunday of Lent – February 21, 2016

By Fr. Brendan McGuire Pastor of Holy Spirit Parish, San Jose and Vicar General for special projects, Diocese of San Jose. Email him at bmcguire@dsj.org. Mountaintops...

Pope: Live Your Faith During Lent, Perform Works of Mercy

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Lent is a time of conversion and a time to deepen one’s faith, demonstrating and sharing it through...

Foot-Washing Ritual not Limited to Men, Vatican says in New Decree

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Following a request by Pope Francis, the Vatican issued a decree specifying that the Holy Thursday...

Tens of thousands rally at the Walk for Life West Coast...

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- Tens of thousands of people rallied in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza Jan. 23 and then walked down Market Street...

Catholic Agency on Front Lines Helping Flint Residents with Water Crisis

FLINT, Mich. (CNS) -- Following the discovery of lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water, relief organizations have been working day and night...

Religious Freedom is Being Challenged in Fundamental Ways

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Religious freedom is being challenged in fundamental ways, according to speakers at a panel discussion on "Religious Liberty and the Future:...

Reflecting on Pope Francis’ 2016 World Day of Peace message

By Tony Magliano Internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist Deeply concerned about a “globalization of indifference,” Pope Francis in his 2016 World Day of Peace...

Sister Kieran O’Connor Celebrates 75 Years of Service

Seventy-five years ago a postage stamp cost three cents and bread was eight cents a loaf, the first McDonalds opened its doors, and CBS...

Saint Francis High School Students Make an Impact by Serving the...

Through many service opportunities, Saint Francis High School students have made a difference in others’ lives and contributed to the community. Here are highlights...