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Holy Year is a Reminder to Put Mercy Before Judgment

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY  -- On a cloudy, damp morning, Pope Francis’ voice echoed in the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica:...

Bishop McGrath’s Christmas card contest winner

Bishop McGrath's 2015 Christmas card contest winner. Designed by Sakura Regan from Canyon Heights Academy, Campbell, California.

A Christmas Message from Bishop McGrath

December 2015 Dear Brothers and Sisters, During Advent and Christmas, we focus intently on the events surrounding the Birth of the Lord Jesus.  While the seasonal...

Coming Up In Our Diocese

Season of Hope Cathedral Performance Series December 15-23 @ 7:30-8:30 pm | Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 80 S. Market St., San Jose More information at...

Monsignor Matthew Koo: A Life of Hope

By Liz Sullivan At first glance, Monsignor Matthew Koo seems like a relaxed, happy priest enjoying an active retirement at age 82. Spend a few minutes...

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...