Bay Area group working to provide funding for film about Mother Mary Lange

She founded the Oblate Sisters of Providence, first order for women of color in the United States

The Oblate Sisters of Providence have one photo of their founder, Mother Mary Lange. It's a tintype that's been refurbished. They have two letters; one was likely dictated by her. But the work of the founder of the first order for women of color in the United States continues to this day. The school she founded in Baltimore in 1828 to serve girls of color — primarily children … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

St. Dominic’s Church, Benicia

Name of Church St. Dominic Address 475 East I Street (corner of East 5th and East I), Benicia, CA 94510 Phone number (707) 747-7220 Website www.stdombenicia.org Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish-English), 5:30 p.m. (for youth and young adults). First Sunday, 3 p.m. (Vietnamese). Monday - Friday, 7 a.m., … [Read more...]

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Supporting reverent liturgy and Father Jeffrey Keyes

Another Bay Area Mass Mob coming up on June 27

The following email was forwarded to us by one of our readers: Dear [name redacted], I had sent you an email requesting your help for our first Bay Area Mass Mob for Fathers Illo and Driscoll at the Star of the Sea back in April. We now have a Bay Area Mass Mob coming up on June 27, 2015 for Father Jeffrey Keyes at St. Edward Catholic Church (5788 Thornton Ave, Newark, … [Read more...]

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More anti-Catholic commencement speakers at USF

Lynn Woolsey, Goodwin Liu to receive honorary degrees this month On May 17-19, the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco will celebrate its spring 2012 commencement exercises. Speeches will be made, honorary degrees will be awarded, and once again the Catholic Church will be abused. On May 19 the students of USF’s McLaren School of Management will be addressed by … [Read more...]

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‘Secrets’ back in SF Archdiocesan high schools

Condom-promoting play mandatory for freshman On October 13, 2009, California Catholic Daily reported on the presentation of the condom-promoting play Secrets at four high schools within the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Secrets, a travelling production that visits schools and other organizations, is produced by the Kaiser Foundation. The October, 2009 story: “The play … [Read more...]

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“Fair and balanced”

Catholic legal group makes curious choice for moderator of forum on women’s ordination … [Read more...]

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Police officers and crowd control barriers

Good Friday protest at San Francisco’s Mission Dolores fizzles … [Read more...]

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Urge to merge

Daughters of Charity want to join Ascension Health The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, a women’s religious order that operates six California hospitals from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, has decided to merge its health system with Ascension Health Alliance, the largest Catholic healthcare conglomerate in the U.S. The Daughters of Charity Health System, … [Read more...]

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St. Joseph Church, Mountain View

Churches worth driving to Name of Church: St. Joseph Church Address: 582 Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Phone number: (650) 967-3831 Mass times: Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sundays, 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. (Spanish). Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. Holy Days, 8 a.m., 12:10 p.m. & 7 p.m. 2nd Saturday of the month, 6:45 p.m. … [Read more...]

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Shakeup in Santa Rosa

Bishop Vasa orders major personnel changes The following is excerpted from a March 2 story published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. A link to the full story is provided below. Bishop Robert Vasa on Friday announced the appointment of 22 new pastors and their assistants at parishes throughout the Santa Rosa Diocese, along with six officials at the diocesan office. Vasa, who … [Read more...]

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