- May 28, 2020
In mid-March, bishops worldwide were forced to change the way they operated their dioceses practically overnight as civil authorities put in place restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Half of California’s Catholic dioceses expect to be subpoenaed by the state attorney general as part of an investigation into whether they have properly handled allegations of sexual abuse by priests, a church spokesman said Tuesday.
A former treasurer for a union local representing teachers employed by the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of San Jose, California, has been charged with bank fraud and theft of union assets.
San Jose Bishop Oscar Cantu announced that a bilingual prayer vigil for victims, survivors and first responders would take place late July 29 at St. Mary’s Church in Gilroy in response to a shooting a day earlier that claimed the lives of three people and injured 12 others on the last day of a popular festival.
The people of the Diocese of San Jose bade farewell to Bishop R. Pierre DuMaine, the diocese’s founding bishop, at a funeral Mass celebrated by Bishop Oscar Cantu at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in downtown San Jose June 27.