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Marianist Priest About to Celebrate 100 Years of Living

By Liz Sullivan The life of Father Larry Mann, S.M., stretches so far back that the order he has dedicated his life to was less...

Priests Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

Throughout Santa Clara County and beyond several priests from the Diocese of San Jose are celebrating anniversaries of their ordination to the priesthood. Monsignor John...

Pope Offers Prayers for Orlando Victims of ‘Terrible, Absurd Violence’

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis offered prayers for the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida,...

Prayers for Orlando Victims

Prayers for Orlando Victims Statement from Bishop Patrick J. McGrath The tragic events of Orlando are a horrific reminder of the power of hatred and violence....

Church of the Ascension Breaks Ground on New Rectory

By Liz Sullivan With a simple digging of the shovel, a vision that has taken over 50 years is on its way to completion. On June...

Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) Reception

Mary Josefine Yu, left joins Bishop Patrick J. McGrath at an Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) Reception held at the Bishop’s house. The ADA kicked...

Saint Julie Billiart Parish Donates Over $6,000 for Mobile Shower Program

When Casa de Clara launched its “Showers to the People!” program, it was inevitable that the community at Saint Julie Billiart Parish, San Jose,...

End of Year Activities at Learning and Loving Ed Center

The Learning and Loving Education Center has been a source of empowerment for immigrant women for almost 23 years. Proof of the effectiveness of...

Vatican: Pope to Preside Over June Consistory for Canonizations

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve the canonization of four men and one...

‘Laudato Si’ at one year: Catholics Inspired to Act on Climate...

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Thinking green is not easy. Nor is it always cheap. But for St. Michael Parish in Poway, California, north of San...