November 11, 2019

“El matrimonio fue ordenado por Dios como una bendición para la humanidad. Un cierto hombre sabio en las Escrituras, al enumerar qué bendiciones son las más importantes, incluyó a ‘los esposos que viven en armonía’ (La Sabiduría de Sirácides 25: 1) “. -San Juan Crisóstomo (347-407 DC) La armonía es el arreglo agradable de diferentes partes. En música, la armonía es la “unión y combinación de sonidos simultáneos y diferentes, pero acordes” (Real Academia Española). Pero el sonido agradable de una armonía melodiosa en la música no aparece por… Read more

November 11, 2019

“Marriage was ordained by God as a blessing to the human race. A certain wise man in the Scriptures, when enumerating which blessings are the most important, included ‘a wife and husband who live in harmony’ (The Wisdom of Sirach 25:1).” -St. John Chrysostom (347-407 AD) Harmony is the pleasing arrangement of different parts. In music, harmony is “the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect” (Oxford Dictionary). But the pleasing… Read more

November 10, 2019

Reflexión dominical para la familia (ver 2 Mc 7: 1-2,9-14) “Sucedió también que siete hermanos con su madre fueron detenidos. El rey quería obligarlos, azotándolos con látigos y nervios de buey, a comer carne de cerdo, prohibida por la ley. Uno de ellos, en nombre de todos, habló así: «¿Qué quieres saber al interrogarnos? Estamos dispuestos a morir, antes que faltar a las leyes de nuestros antepasados.»” -2 Macabeos 7: 1-2 Aquí tenemos una familia desafiando las órdenes de un cruel… Read more

November 10, 2019

Today’s Family Sunday Reflection (see 2 Mc 7:1-2,9-14) “It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrested and tortured with whips and scourges by the king, to force them to eat pork in violation of God’s law. One of the brothers, speaking for the others, said: “What do you expect to achieve by questioning us? We are ready to die rather than transgress the laws of our ancestors.” -2 Maccabees 7:1-2 Here we have a family defying the orders… Read more

June 16, 2019

Queridos padres: Te escribo desde el corazón. No porque sea perfecto o porque lo tengo todo resuelto. Sé lo difícil que es ser padre. Yo mismo soy padre de cinco hijos. Al igual que tú, estoy en este delicado pero extremadamente importante y hermosa misión llamada paternidad. He cometido muchos errores en el camino y trato de aprender de ellos. Me arrepiento de muchas cosas. Me doy cuenta de que siempre hay espacio para el crecimiento y la madurez. Estoy… Read more

June 16, 2019

Dear fathers: I write to you from the heart. Not because I’m perfect or because I have it all figured out. I know how hard it is to be a father. I am a father of five children myself. Like you, I’m in this delicate but exceedingly important and beautiful journey called fatherhood. I have made many mistakes along the way and I try to learn from them. I regret many things. I realize that there is always room for… Read more

June 5, 2019

The USCCB applauds the passing of a new immigration legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship to thousands of immigrants. I encourage every Catholic to leave their political banner aside and support this effort that would provide legal protection to many immigrants. I’ve heard many Catholics repeatedly say that undocumented immigrants should be here the legal way or that they should somehow become “legalized.” This would be a “legal” way for them to obtain permanent residency and eventual citizenship…. Read more

June 5, 2019

Apparently the tragic death of 17-year-old Noa Pothoven has been widely misreported around the globe as euthanasia or assisted suicide, which is legal under certain circumstances in the Netherlands. According to new reports she in fact did ask to be euthanized but the hospital refused. It appears to be more of a case of suicide and not euthanasia. Her story is nonetheless tragic and we must continue to bring awareness to and take action against rape and all forms of… Read more

June 4, 2019

Bishop Cantú’s Statement on the proposed CA SB360 Bishop Cantu (Diocese of San Jose) urges you to send a message to your state assembly representative urging them to please vote no on SB360. For more information on this bill and the concerns from Bishops and priests, please visit Catholic Legislative Network. at www.cacatholic.org. Read more

June 4, 2019

Declaración del Obispo Cantú sobre la propuesta CA SB360 El Obispo Cantú (Diocesis de San Jose) le recomienda que envíe un mensaje a su representante de la asamblea estatal para pedirle que vote no a la SB360. Para obtener más información sobre este proyecto de ley y otras inquietudes de los obispos y sacerdotes, visite Catholic Legislative Network en www.cacatholic.org.   Read more

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