Diocese of San Jose

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USCCB after 9 killed in San Jose shooting: “Something fundamentally broken in our society”

May 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said on Wednesday, May 26,... Read more

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Supreme Court rejects California county’s continued ban on indoor worship

Feb 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a California county’s continued ban on indoor worship services due to the coronavirus pandemic,... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose, Calif. Credit: Iv-olga/Shutterstock.

Supreme Court ruling no barrier to ban on indoor worship, Santa Clara County claims

Feb 12, 2021

California’s Santa Clara County has again banned indoor worship, saying its rules to mitigate coronavirus spread are “fundamentally different” from... Read more

US bishops call for new gun legislation after garlic festival shooting

Jul 31, 2019

After a shooting at a food festival in California on Sunday in which the gunman killed three people and injured... Read more

Bishop Patrick McGrath at the Vatican in 2012.

Vatican accepts resignation of Bishop McGrath of San Jose

May 1, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday accepted the resignation of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath of San Jose, California, who will be automatically succeeded... Read more

After controversy, Calif. bishop to put planned retirement home up for sale

Aug 28, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

A 73-year-old bishop in California has changed his retirement plans after media reports sparked criticism of his decision to purchase... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

New Mexico bishop made coadjutor of San Jose

Jul 11, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Wednesday Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico to be coadjutor bishop... Read more

California priest who embezzled donations gets prison time, $1.9 million fine

Oct 5, 2017

A priest in California has been sentenced to three years in prison for bank fraud and ordered to pay restitution... Read more