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Niña da mensaje de inmigración al papa Francisco

Una niña de 5 años, con trenzas en el cabello y vestida en colores brillantes que fue llevada hasta el papa Francisco para recibir...

Millions of Refugees Have No Place to Call Home

By Tony Magliano Internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist The heartbreaking photo of the little Syrian refugee boy washed up dead on the shore of...

Junipero Serra, Apostle of California

By Brother John Samaha, S.M. Saint Junipero Serra (1713-1784), the first apostle and colonizer of Alta California, was a model evangelizer and is a benchmark...

Families must do more than just talk about vocations, speakers say

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- If more people are going to answer the call to religious life, it will take more than words to attract their...

Guest Commentary: Reaction to Laudato Sí

By A. W. Strawa In August, an AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs poll found that fewer than half of U.S. Catholics said they knew about...

Our Overstimulated Grandiosity – and our Impoverished Symbols

By Rev. Ron Rolheiser Theologian, teacher, award-winning author, and President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX There are now more than seven...

Assembly Bill ABx2-15: The End of Life Option Act Consideration From...

By Father Joseph M. Benedict Pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph Assembly Bill ABx2-15, The End of Life Option Act, was passed by California...

Speaking of ‘the other’ in the Year of Mercy

By Effie Caldarola, CNS News There is a touching image at the beginning of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s autobiography. As a little girl living in...

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 4, 2015

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. Heart...

Welcoming & Commissioning Day

Recipients gather at the altar on September 10 at Santa Teresa Church to be honored during the Diocese’s Annual Welcoming and Commissioning Day event....