San Francisco Planning Commission approves Planned Parenthood flagship clinic

Unanimous vote came despite testimony from pro-life opponents

Despite testimony from pro-life opponents, the San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved a Planned Parenthood Northern California proposal for a central “flagship” clinic on Bush Street near Van Ness Avenue. Operations at the two-story clinic in a former auto body shop at 1522 Bush would include surgical and medical abortions, contraception and other family … [Read more...]

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Famous Catholic commentator to speak at SF’s “Vocation Parish”

George Weigel to speak at Star of the Sea Church

California Catholic Daily exclusive. On Thursday, July 27, the well-known author, columnist and television personality George Weigel will make a special appearance at Star of the Sea Church in San Francisco. Mr. Weigel, one of the best known lay figures in the English-speaking Catholic world, is in the Bay Area for the Seventh Annual Napa Institute Conference. The conference … [Read more...]

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St. Patrick’s Seminary adds faculty, boosts student recruitment

Five new professors hired, expects to admit as many as 15 new seminarians from six dioceses for upcoming academic year

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University is welcoming five new professors and expects to admit as many as 15 new seminarians from six dioceses for the upcoming academic year, as new rector-president and vice chancellor Jesuit Father George Schultze reaches out to bishops in several Western states to encourage them to consider the Menlo Park seminary for priestly … [Read more...]

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Sex surrogate/author of lesbian erotica to speak at San Francisco parish

Linda Poezl will speak at Most Holy Redeemer's “writers salon” in the Church hall

(Warning: the following may contain explicit material.) On July 15, 2017, Most Holy Redeemer (MHR) Catholic Parish, located in the Castro District of San Francisco, will host a “writers salon” in the Church hall. Described as a “celebration of the written word;” according to an advertisement on the Parish’s website for the event: “Come and hear your MHR parishioners and … [Read more...]

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Newly ordained priest celebrates first Latin Mass

Fr. Alvin Yu celebrates Extraordinary Form in San Francisco as his mass of thanksgiving for ordination

California Catholic Daily Exclusive On Saturday, June 10, San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone ordained two men to the priesthood: Fr. Michael Liliedahl and Fr. Alvin Yu. The next day, each priest attended the others’ Mass of Thanksgiving at their respective home parishes. For Fr. Liliedahl that was San Francisco’s St. Dominic’s Church and for Fr. Yu that was San … [Read more...]

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Born of the Holy Spirit

Catholic Charismatic Renewal marks 50 years

Born of the Holy Spirit and launched from a college retreat in 1967 near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal has proud roots of its own in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and continues to establish its legacy here. Father Raymund Reyes, archdiocesan vicar for clergy, is Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s liaison to Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the … [Read more...]

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Mercy night, gay parade, and the ballpark

A busy evangelization weekend in San Francisco

California Catholic Daily Exclusive. Over San Francisco’s “Pride” weekend, Catholics offered three separate evangelical outreaches to the city of St. Francis. On Friday, January 23, the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi hosted San Francisco’s second ‘Mercy Night.’ Teams of Catholics, mostly young, went out into the busy North Beach neighborhood, which, on a Friday … [Read more...]

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