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Sunday, September 24

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.   God’s...

Pope says He Hopes President Reconsiders DACA Decision

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM COLOMBIA (CNS) – Politicians who call themselves pro-life must be pro-family and not enact policies...

Bruised, not Broken: Pope Encourages Colombians to Pursue Peace

CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) – Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to...

Older Adults Walk with Ease

It is 9:30 a.m., and older adults at the Eastside Neighborhood Center (ENC) begin to gather into small groups for their morning stroll. They...

40 Days for Life – What do You Want of Me,...

“I’m a convert to Catholicism. I was baptized Lutheran, raised without faith to be an atheist, and I was welcomed into the Catholic Church...

Advance Directives Workshop

October 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saint Lawrence the Martyr Parish Hall 1971 Saint Lawrence Dr., Santa Clara Presenter: Cindy Safe Learn about this essential document that...

Catholic Education is not just A, B, C and 1, 2,...

By Kathy Fanger and Laura Schemmel Catholic Cemeteries Kathy Almazol, Diocesan Superintendent of Schools, shared in an interview how our Catholic elementary and high schools respond...

Altar Servers Honored at Annual Celebration at Saint Lawrence the Martyr...

The Serra Club of Santa Clara hosted more than 120 altar servers and their families at Saint Lawrence the Martyr Church on August 27. This...

Local Contributions to the CCHD Making a Difference

Barbara, a single mom, arrived at the door of the Learning and Loving Center, Morgan Hill, speaking little English and unemployed. Thanks to your...

Seminarians Stay Connected to Diocese While Far From Home

As thousands of young people started the new school year here in Santa Clara County, the Diocese of San Jose’s seminarians began their academic...