Statement from Diocese of San Jose regarding comments Father Gary Thomas made in National Catholic Register

In a recent issue of the National Catholic Register Father Gary Thomas was quoted as stating he was offering Mass for new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on October 18 and 20 in the wake of “hex” to be placed on the Kavanaugh on October 20. Father Thomas said that he would offer the regularly […]

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath Statement on Clergy Disclosure List

Spanish | Vietnamese October  18, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I express my deepest apologies for the actions of those who were in positions of authority and who violated that sacred trust by abusing children. The sexual abuse of children and young people is an appalling crime and a sin.  When these perpetrators are members […]

Tuyên bố của Đức Giám mục Patrick J. McGrath Giáo phận San Jose

English| Spanish Ngày 18 tháng 10, 2018 Anh Chị Em thân mến, Tôi xin bày tỏ lời xin lỗi sâu xa nhất của tôi về hành động của những người trong vị trí quyền thế đã xúc phạm mối quan hệ tin tưởng thánh thiêng trong việc lạm dụng trẻ em. Lạm dụng tình […]

Declaración del obispo Patrick J. McGrath sobre la lista de divulgación del clero

English| Vietnamese 18 de octubre de 2018 Queridos Hermanos y Hermanas. Expreso mis más profundas disculpas por las acciones de quienes estuvieron en posiciones de autoridad y que violaron esa confianza sagrada al abusar de los niños. El abuso sexual de niños y jóvenes es un crimen espantoso y un pecado. Cuando estos perpetradores […]

October: Month of Prayer for Reconciliation and Healing

Bishop McGrath, in conjunction with the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, has called on all parishes to dedicate the month of October, Mary’s month, to prayer for victims and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy, and those who enabled them. On Monday, October 1, there will be a prayer service at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, […]

Diocese adds Fourth Listening Session at Saint Martin of Tours – October 12, 7 pm

Based on the request from the Saint Martin of Tours Parish community, Bishop McGrath has added an additional listening session on Friday, October 12th at Saint Martin of Tours, 200 O’Connor Drive, San Jose at 7 pm.

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath Announces Diocesan Actions to Address Clergy Abuse

September 13, 2018   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Recent revelations of the horrific and heartbreaking crime of the sexual abuse of minors by priests – and the systematic cover-up by bishops –  have fueled a crisis, unprecedented in modern times, in the Catholic Church. There is a need for reform; there is a need for […]

Bishop McGrath’s Statement on Presentation High School

I commend the courageous women who have come forward over the past year to cast light upon the abuse that they and others experienced while students at Presentation High School.  Through these difficult times, they have stood with one another in solidarity. Over the past few months, I have met with some of the victims […]

Our Path to Reconciliation and Healing

Recent news of abuse and misconduct in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and other places in the world has shaken our local community and eroded trust in the Church and its leadership.  These events are horrific.  We must review and, if necessary, renew our efforts to heal all victims and others affected by these crimes and sins, […]

Statement of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath Diocese of San Jose

When I began plans to retire, and considered where I would live, I had wanted to remain in the Diocese of San Jose.  This has been my home for nearly 20 years.  At first, I had hoped to live in a diocesan-owned house that is located on cemetery property, but necessary retrofitting proved to be […]