Reflection on Pope’s Letter

The Holy Father’s letter, addressed to the People of God – to all people of good will – does not introduce anything new to the dialogue regarding clergy sexual abuse of children.  However, it does serve to crystalize Pope Francis’ resolve in focusing the scope of the horrific actions that have been perpetrated by those […]

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons. […]

Carta Del Santo Padre Francisco Al Pueblo De Dios

Si un miembro sufre, todos sufren con él» (1 Co 12,26). Estas palabras de san Pablo resuenan con fuerza en mi corazón al constatar una vez más el sufrimiento vivido por muchos menores a causa de abusos sexuales, de poder y de conciencia cometidos por un notable número de clérigos y personas consagradas. Un crimen que […]

Bishop McGrath’s Statement on Pennsylvania Grand Jury Findings

Spanish  /  Vietnamese 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 […]

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

Tin tức trong tuần này về hành vi lạm dụng tình dục đối với trẻ vị thành niên tại sáu giáo phận thuộc tiểu bang Pennsylvania thật là khủng khiếp.  Lòng tín nhiệm đã bị lợi dụng qua những xâm phạm đối với các trẻ em vô tội như vậy; tuy nhiên, việc che đậy […]

Declaraciones del Obispo Patrick J. McGrath Diócesis de San José en California

La noticia de esta semana sobre el histórico abuso sexual de menores en seis diócesis de Pennsylvania es realmente horrorosa. La confianza fue lo primero que se traicionó a través de estos ataques a inocentes; sin embargo, el encubrimiento sistemático y la reasignación de esos sacerdotes llevada a cavo por sus obispos y superiores religiosos […]

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 […]