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 […]

Obispos de California cuestionan la prudencia del despliegue de la Guardia Nacional a lo largo de la frontera de EE.UU. y México

Los Obispos Católicos Romanos de las diócesis localizadas en la frontera de los Estados Unidos y México recientemente emitieron una declaración (https://tinyurl.com/border-statement) donde expresaban su “grave preocupación” sobre la militarización de la frontera. Monseñor Jaime Soto, Obispo de Sacramento y presidente de la Conferencia Católica de California, emitió la siguiente declaración en solidaridad con el […]

U.S. Catholic Bishops of U.S./Mexico Border Respond to U.S. National Guard Deployment

Spanish San Diego – In response to announcements regarding deploying the United States National Guard to the U.S./Mexico Border, the U.S. Catholic Bishops of the U.S./Mexico Border issued the following statement: “We are deeply concerned by the announcement that the National Guard will be deployed on the U.S./Mexico Border. The continued militarization of the U.S./Mexico […]

Bishop McGrath’s 2018 Holy Week Message

Holy Week 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters, This Holy Week finds the Church once more with the Lord – entering Jerusalem, in the Upper Room, at Gethsemane, along the Way of the Cross, at Calvary and, very early in the morning, at the empty tomb. We are invited these days to make the Lord’s journey […]

2018 Mensaje Semana Santa del Obispo McGrath

Queridos hermanos y hermanas, Está Semana Santa, se encuentra la Iglesia una vez más con el Señor, entrando en Jerusalén, en el Cenáculo, en Getsemaní, a lo largo del Camino de la Cruz, en el Calvario y, muy temprano en la mañana, en la tumba vacía. En estos días estamos invitados a hacer nuestro el […]

Bishop McGrath 2018 Tuần Thánh Thông điệp

Anh chị em thân mến, Một lần nữa, Thiên Chúa cùng với Tuần Thánh lại đến với chúng ta – khi Ngài đi vào thành Giêrusalem, khi Ngài ở trong căn phòng cùng các môn đệ ăn lễ Vượt Qua ở Ghết-sê-ma-ni, trên chặn đường Thánh Giá, trên Đồi Sọ, và vào buổi sáng tinh […]

Bishop McGrath’s Remark on Archbishop Mitty’s 17 Minute Walkout

From Bishop McGrath on the occasion of the 17-Minute Walkout to Commemorate the Killings In Parkland, FL. Archbishop Mitty High School March 14, 2018 I must begin my brief words by thanking you for this observance and for inviting me to be part of it. There is absolutely no place I would rather be than […]

2018 Easter Triduum Schedule

Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the scripture that he had to rise from the dead. John 20:8-9 2018 Easter Triduum | Holy Thursday – March 29| Good Friday – March 30 | Easter […]

The Time To Act Is Now: Call-In For A Solution for Dreamers

The Catholic Bishops of California fervently appeal to each of you, as the elected Senators and Representatives of our California Congressional delegation:  Please step up now to protect the “Dreamers,” our young sisters and brothers from deportation.  Provide them a path to citizenship.  Maintain existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors. On Monday February 26th […]

Temporary Liturgical Adaptations during the 2017/2018 Flu/Cold Season

The Public Health Officer of Santa Clara County has again requested that we make a number of temporary adaptations to our celebrations of the Eucharist, so as to foster the health of our worshipping communities and also of the wider community.  Given the anticipated increase of the flu throughout the Diocese in upcoming weeks, I […]