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Worldwide Number of Catholics Grows to 1.4 billion

Vatican City (AsiaNews) – The number of Catholics worldwide is growing - there are almost 1.4 billion - the number of bishops is growing...

On Being the Beloved Disciple

By Rev. Ron Rolheiser, OMI Theologian, teacher, award-winning author, and President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX   The Gospel of John presents...

Vatican Challenges Us to Transform Our Greedy Financial System

By Tony Magliano Internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist tmag@zoominternet.net   Why are people poor? It’s not because there aren’t enough resources to go around. For one thing,...

God Loves You The Way You Are

By Father Gerald D. Coleman P.S.S., Pd.D Adjunct professor, Graduate Department of Pastoral Ministries, Santa Clara University   In a recent pro-life gathering in Rome (not sponsored by...

Holy Cross Sister M. Veronique (Wiedower) Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Sister M. Veronique (Wiedower), CSC, who currently serves as president of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, will be honored on...

Safety is Security in the Summer and at End-of Life

By Kathy Fanger and Laura Schemmel Summertime...Ahhh! – A welcomed change from the often-hectic pace of our lives. We eagerly look forward to graduations, weddings,...

On a Firm Foundation: We are fed – and the story...

Mary Quilici Aumack Executive Director Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County aumack@cfoscc.org   I have been making vinegar for more than 20 years. In our pantry sits a...

Celebrating Today’s Wounded Healers

By Gregory Kepferle CEO, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and President, Charities Housing Development Corporation   On June 23, Bishop Patrick McGrath celebrates 50 years of...

Saint Mary, Gilroy, Opens New Youth Center

A few years ago, Saint Mary (Gilroy) pastor, Father Robert Brocato, started a listening campaign for the parish to hear the wishes and needs...

Standing in Solidarity: One World Cup Soccer Match Benefits Refugee Foster...

By Adelene Gallego Ramos Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and 5 Catholic high schools in the South Bay joined together on April 28 to...