Statement from Bishop Cantu regarding the signing of SB 24

“Bishop Oscar Cantu concurs with this statement from the California Catholic Conference. The Bishop, along with the faithful of the Diocese of San Jose will continue to pray for those individuals, born and unborn, and families, affected by abortion especially during...

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...

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...

Muslim-Catholic Community Event Produces Partnership Between Two Faiths

(SAN JOSE, CA, 01/17/17) Over 750 Muslims and Catholics from the surrounding area gathered at the SABA Islamic Center on Monday, January 16, for a community event of hope and solidarity. Following the event, leaders from the two religious communities have agreed to...

Bishop McGrath’s Pre-Christmas Message

Spanish November 23, 2016 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I address myself today to all Catholics and people of good will, here in Santa Clara County.  In a special way, I am writing to those among us who live in fear – fear of discrimination, of deportation, of having...

Bishop McGrath’s Statement On Election 2016 and After Election

Dear Friends, Since 1796, when John Adams succeeded George Washington as President, a founding principle of our great nation has been the orderly transfer of power, as an expression of the will of the people. The notion of a democracy relies upon this. As hard-fought...

Good Faith Agreement To Ensure Welfare of Employees

Mi Pueblo Foods, the largest Hispanic supermarket chain in Northern California, signed a “Good Faith Agreement” with representatives of the Catholic Church and representatives from the Jewish Community. The motive being to ensure the welfare of the employees of Mi...

Why a Jubilee Year of Mercy Matters

Pope Francis’ recent visit to the United States planted a seed in the hearts and imaginations of many people, both people of faith as well as those of no faith. Just look at how much secular media coverage was given to each day of his visit. Every bold word he said to...