Ordination Mass for Bishop Robert F. Christian

Dominican consecrated San Francisco’s 18th auxiliary bishop on June 5 at San Francisco’s St. Mary’s Cathedral

The episcopal ordination of Bishop Robert F. Christian, OP, as San Francisco’s 18th auxiliary bishop on June 5 at San Francisco’s St. Mary’s Cathedral cast the role as one of service over honor and achievement. Priests and deacons numbering almost 300 including some 100 Dominicans and more than 20 bishops joined with family, friends and women religious for the ordination of … [Read more...]

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Classic curriculum to be offered at San Francisco Catholic school

Liberal education coming to Star of the Sea Elementary School in fall of 2019

By Gibbons J. Cooney California Catholic Daily exclusive In the fall of 2019, at the direction of the archdiocese, San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Elementary School will be returning to the basics of Western education and offering a liberal education to its K-8 students. In the May newsletter, Fr. Joseph Illo, Star’s pastor, wrote: “I’m excited to announce that our … [Read more...]

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First pastoral assembly in parish’s 67-year history

In San Francisco archdiocese, parishioners at Church of the Good Shepherd meet to evaluate parish’s effectiveness, identify its challenges and map out its future

About a quarter of the Church of the Good Shepherd Parish’s 450 parishioners teamed up at tables inside the school gym on April 14 – even on a rare fog-free Saturday in coastal Pacifica – to score the parish’s effectiveness, identify its challenges and map out its future together The pastoral assembly – the first in the 67-year-old parish’s history – was a spirited, … [Read more...]

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Parish foot soldiers combat human trafficking in San Francisco hotels

Traveling on foot from fleabag flophouses to four-star hotels and everything in between, trained parishioners from St. Ignatius Church knocked on doors with the goal of educating owners or managers

On March 24, the same day that downtown San Francisco swelled with thousands of protesters marching in support of victims of gun violence, nearly 50 St. Ignatius parishioners quietly fanned out on the same streets in solidarity with a less visible group of victims – the victims of human trafficking.  Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Senate Bill 1193 added California Civil Code 52.6 to … [Read more...]

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Cecile Richards speaking at Catholic university in SF Archdiocese

Dominican University was founded in 1890 as Dominican College by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael

Cecile Richards, a national leader for women’s rights and social and economic justice, has been added to the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) 2018 Spring Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican University of California. The series is presented by Dominican in partnership with Book Passage. Ms. Richards, who recently announced that she is retiring as president of the … [Read more...]

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San Francisco archbishop defends ‘Humanae Vitae’

"Leaders in the Church do a grave disservice to our people by misleading them with the false idea of what conscience means"

The promise of the sexual revolution and contraception was total sexual freedom for everyone. “Sex is for fun and now women can have just as much fun without the consequences,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said about the claims of the sexual revolution in a recent talk. “That was the cry of the day, and yet somehow it didn’t work out that way,” he … [Read more...]

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No one is ever turned away

An average of 225 homeless people seek safety and rest on the pews in the sanctuary of St. Boniface church in San Francisco every day

Lack of sleep is one of the most critical health issues for the homeless. An average of 225 homeless people seek safety and rest on the pews in the sanctuary of St. Boniface church in San Francisco every day, thanks to The Gubbio Project. The Gubbio Project was co-founded in 2004 by community activists Shelly Roder and Father Louis Vitale as a non-denominational project of … [Read more...]

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In San Francisco archdiocese, new website promotes Catholic arts

Online venture of the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship based at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park seeks more beautiful liturgies and to energize a Catholic culture of the arts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=x6On-gOKDOY Expanding a recent San Francisco archdiocesan initiative to encourage reverent music and enrich liturgical life, a new website celebrates Catholic culture as a means to share and spread the faith.  The online venture of the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship, founded in 2014 and based at … [Read more...]

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“I think there are a lot of contemplatives out there”

In San Francisco archdiocese, Contemplatives of St. Joseph add women religious as order grows

A new order of women religious is forming in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, a branch of the Contemplatives of St. Joseph, which was originally founded as a monastery for men in 2010. Three women have joined, with two entering as candidates Aug. 15, 2017, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother, and a third entered as an aspirant in January. “I think there are … [Read more...]

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Why Catholic school?

Superintendent of Schools for San Francisco archdiocese: "Our curriculum is rooted in the Gospels that inspire a love of learning and the intellectual pursuit of the truth"

The following is from a Catholic SF guest column by Pamela Lyons, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of San Francisco. As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week across the United States, you may be wondering what is it that separates the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco from the many other schools in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. You may be … [Read more...]

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