Homeless man dies outside San Francisco church after morning mass

Daily Massgoers hold prayer service for Dennis the next day

Part of Mission Dolores custodian Raju Kumar’s routine is waking up the men who sleep overnight against the walls of the basilica. Pastor Father Francis Garbo calls them “our evening parishioners,” and says he believes the homeless men feel safer tucked against the side of the church. On Aug. 2, one of those men, known as Dennis, died shortly after waking up, probably around … [Read more...]

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There are many churches where we can’t talk about this

Dolores Mission explores pope’s words and concerns of incarcerated

The following comes from an September 25 Tidings article by Maria Luisa Torres: For Antonieta Zuniga, a long-time parishioner at Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, her life thus far has dealt her many unexpected blows and heartbreaking twists — in short, she said, “I never thought this would be my life.” Zuniga’s son has been in prison for 16 years. As a young adult … [Read more...]

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Suicide at historic church

Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot on steps of San Francisco’s Mission Dolores A homeless man shot and killed himself yesterday on the doorsteps of Mission Dolores, the Archdiocese of San Francisco reports. The archdiocese issued the following statement: An unidentified homeless man in his 40s or 50s shot himself in front of the church when he was awakened by a … [Read more...]

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