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A Journey of Life Through Death – Catholic Cemeteries and the...

By Nicole Lecheler and Kathy Fanger Outreach Department “Living happens to all of us, dying happens to all of us. It can be sad, messy, and...

Daughters of Charity Health System Closes Transaction with BlueMountain Capital Management

Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) has closed the transaction with BlueMountain Capital Management (BlueMountain) / Integrity Healthcare (Integrity) and has created Verity Health...

Catholic Community Foundation Hosts Christmas Giving Appeal

In the spirit of giving in the holiday season, the Catholic Community Foundation is hosting its first Christmas giving initiative. The goal of the...

Catholic Charities Expands After-School Learning Programs Thanks to SJ Learns Initiative

On December 3, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo announced an expansion of after-school learning programs at 16 San Jose schools in underserved neighborhoods. As...

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,...