Bishop McGrath’s Statement on Pennsylvania Grand Jury Findings

Statement of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath Diocese of San Jose The news this week of the historic sexual abuse of minors in six Pennsylvania dioceses is truly horrific.  Trust was first betrayed by these attacks on the innocent; however, the systematic cover-up and reassigning of these priests by their bishops and superiors is just as […]

Diocese of San Jose Welcomes Coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantú

July 11, 2018 In the Gospel of John, when John the Baptist saw Jesus walking by, he urged two of his disciples to follow him. “There is the Lamb of God,” he said. “Follow him.” Those two disciples were following John for a reason. John spoke to their hearts. Their hearts yearned for something greater […]

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Oscar Cantú as Coadjutor of the Diocese of San Jose

It was announced on July 11, 2018, that Pope Francis has named Bishop Oscar Cantú, currently Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico, as Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose. Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, S.T.D was born December 5, 1966, in Houston, TX, the son of Ramiro and Maria de Jesus Cantú, natives of small towns near […]

Bishop McGrath’s Message on Separated Families

Spanish Version   June 18, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are hundreds of miles from the border, yet what has happened along the US-Mexico border over the past few weeks has a direct impact on many of our own people. Images of crying children, separated from their mothers, and the anguish of mothers whose […]

Mensaje del Obispo Patrick J. McGrath sobre Familias Separadas

Junio 18 de 2018 Queridos hermanos y hermanas. Estamos a cientos de millas de la frontera, sin embargo, lo que sucedió a lo largo de la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México en las últimas semanas tiene un impacto directo en nuestra propia persona. Las imágenes de niños llorando, separados de sus madres, y la […]

Action Alert to Protect Immigrant Families from Separation

Protect immigrant children and families seeking safety and shelter from violence by keeping these families together. CALL TO ACTION Send a message to Congress and ask that they protect immigrant children and families seeking safety and shelter from violence by keeping these families together. Click here for more instructions from USCCB.  

Esperanza y Sanación

CCCB Mental Health Statement:  English   | Spanish |  Vietnamese Esperanza y Sanación Carta Pastoral de los Obispos de California sobre los cuidados para las personas que sufren de enfermedades mentales y dirigida a todos los católicos y personas de buena voluntad Como pastores y obispos, entendemos que la salud mental, forma parte fundamental del bienestar.  Por […]

CCCB Release Major Statement on Mental Health, Call for Elimination of Stigma and Closer Ties Between Faith and Medicine

News Release in    Spanish    |   Vietnamese CCCB Mental Health Statement:  English   | Spanish |  Vietnamese SACRAMENTO, CA – May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the California Catholic Conference of Bishops used the opportunity to release an extended pastoral letter on the culture of mental health and the critical need to attend to those who suffer. […]

Giám Mục Công Giáo của Tiểu Bang California: Tuyên Bố Quan Trọng về Vấn Đề Sức Khỏe Tâm Thần; Kêu Gọi Bãi Bỏ Thành Kiến và Kết Nối Mối Liên Hệ Giữa Tín Ngưỡng và Khoa Học

CCCB Mental Health Statement:  English   | Spanish |  Vietnamese SACRAMENTO, CA – Tháng năm là tháng dành cho sự nhận thức về sức khoẻ tâm thần, và Hội Nghị Giám Mục Công Giáo của tiểu bang California nhân dịp này viết một lá thư gởi đến các tín hữu về văn hoá của sức khỏe tâm […]

Pope Francis Call to Holiness in Today’s World.

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON THE CALL TO HOLINESS IN TODAY’S WORLD   1. “REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were […]