Affordable medicine that respects Catholic values

New ways to deliver Christ-centered health care discussed at Respect Life Conference on “Restoring Affordable Catholic Healthcare” in San Francisco

The state of health care in the U.S. is in flux, but no matter where the nation’s laws and regulations end up, a small group of Catholic health care innovators are plunging ahead with solutions aimed at offering individualized, affordable medicine that respects Catholic values. That’s a tall order, as speakers at the archdiocesan Respect Life Conference on “Restoring … [Read more...]

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Young Catholic Professionals forming chapter in San Francisco archdiocese

Endorsed by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, group "empowers young adults in their 20s and 30s, single or married, to strengthen and witness their faith at work and through work"

Career-minded young Catholic men and women in San Francisco who want to live Gospel values at work and share them with others will soon find support for both their professional and spiritual aspirations through an organization called Young Catholic Professionals. Amanda George, the new coordinator of youth and young adult ministry for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, told … [Read more...]

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Gay deacon and the Jesuits offer Catholic LGBTQ workshop

Brian Bromberger 'sees no contradictions' in his diaconate, yet writes glowingly of gay porn documentaries

(Warning: Some links contain graphic descriptions and images.)  Through their Ignatian Spiritual Life Center, the Jesuit-run parish of St. Agnes Church, located in the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco, will host a workshop (on May 20, 2017) entitled: LGBTQ Gifts for the Institution Church. The “facilitator” for the workshop will be Brian Bromberger, a Deacon of the … [Read more...]

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San Francisco Plans Marriage Chain- April 30

Signs provided - see below

  The following was sent via email to Cal Catholic last week from this website.   Modeled after the national life-chain movement, a San Francisco marriage leader, Ted Kirk, has organized the first educational Marriage Truth Chain in the nation for Sunday, April 30. "Many people are discouraged because of the Supreme Court decision. I hear about marriage … [Read more...]

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Holy Thursday tradition of washing feet turns political

Interfaith leaders washed the feet of immigrants outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Morgan Hill, at the Southern Branch of the California Superior Court in Redwood City, at the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office in Martinez and at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department in Oakland

In a modern political twist to an ancient Roman Catholic tradition observed annually during Holy Week, interfaith leaders from throughout the South Bay on Thursday washed the feet of immigrants — among them a Pakistani Muslim and an Irishman — outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. The ritual was a deeply personal experience for many of the 12 … [Read more...]

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San Francisco Archbishop Emeritus George Niederauer ‘quite ill’

Prayers requested by archdiocese

We ask for your prayers this Holy Week for Archbishop Emeritus George Niederauer, who is quite ill.  While he is not able to receive visitors, he will appreciate the comfort of our prayers as we join our hearts and minds with his. Archbishop Niederauer was the 8th Archbishop of San Francisco, from 2006 until his retirement in 2012. Story from Archdiocese of San Francisco. … [Read more...]

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Archbishop blesses San Francisco’s tallest building

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone invited to bless 61-story Salesforce Tower

In a remarkable event for the increasingly secular city of St. Francis, Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff invited Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and other religious leaders to bless the 61-story, Salesforce Tower, being touted as the city’s tallest building. “The invitation to offer this interfaith blessing speaks to the deep faith and commitment to philanthropy of … [Read more...]

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