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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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;...

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 có tính hệ...

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...