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SF’s ‘vocations parish’ celebrates 125 years
Priests, nuns join Patrick Coffin at Star of the Sea

Father Goode: "People used to say there was a Jesuit from every block of the parish." On Saturday, November 9, the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Parish celebrated its 125th

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2019-11-15T07:10:13-08:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Church life, Exclusives|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

It’s Trans Awareness Month in San Francisco
Mayor raised the light blue and pink transgender flag at city hall to mark a tradition "begun last year"

Mayor London Breed raised the light blue and pink transgender flag at City Hall Friday evening to mark November being Trans Awareness Month in San Francisco, a tradition begun last year. Standing next to her was Clair Farley, director of

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2019-11-06T13:13:09-08:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |7 Comments

While U.S. church suffers, Latin Masses skyrocket
St. Vitus in Los Angeles up to Sunday attendance of 500 in one year; St. Anne in San Diego up to 1000

From St. Vitus website Traditional Catholic parishes run by one society of priests are growing in the United States, defying the trend of decline in the broader American church over previous decades. Over the past year, parishes run

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2019-11-05T09:07:11-08:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , , |39 Comments

Archbishop Cordileone approves merger of Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives
No abortions, in-vitro, assisted suicide. Sterilization income goes to charity.

From Dignity Health website San Francisco-based Dignity Health (a secular institution with Catholic roots) and Catholic Health Initiatives, headquartered in Englewood, Colo., combined Feb. 1 into the nation’s second largest private health care provider, CommonSpirit. Lidia Wasowicz

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2019-10-23T16:47:58-08:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: , |5 Comments

“Something’s not right”
Oakland priest describes drop in Mass attendance “particularly pronounced and disturbing” both in his parish and across the diocese

Recently in his weekly column “A Note from Fr. Mark” to members of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton, Rev. Mark Wiesner, shared some rather uncomfortable observations in the parish bulletin about the October Count. The title of the column

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2019-10-21T18:38:23-08:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |54 Comments

L.A. archdiocese seminary celebrates 80 years
Juan Camarillo gave farm land for St. John's

From St. John's seminary website St. John’s Seminary opened its doors to about 70 students on September 12, 1939 on 100 acres of what had been farmland donated to the Archdiocese by Juan Camarillo. The seminary celebrated its

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2019-10-15T17:11:45-08:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: , |1 Comment

Cardinal Sarah: Amazon Synod proposal contradicts Vatican II
Push by some Westerners an "insult to God"

Cardinal Sarah: "I fear that some Westerners are seizing this assembly to advance their plans," (Photo from visit to St, Michael', Toronto) The push by some Westerners to use the Vatican’s Amazon synod to advance their personal agendas

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2019-10-10T21:27:36-08:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Church life|21 Comments

Some states, including California, suing Little Sisters of the Poor again
Back to the Supreme Court

Little Sisters of the Poor outside Supreme Court, 2016. (Photo by Addie Mena/CNA) The Little Sisters of the Poor have filed a petition requesting that the Supreme Court affirm the religious exemption protecting them from having to comply

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2019-10-11T07:18:02-08:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Church life|9 Comments

San Francisco rosary rally draws hundreds
Football players lead eucharistic procession following Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral

Traffic came to a stop in San Francisco as hundreds walked in a Eucharistic procession down McAllister Street toward U.N. Plaza during the Rosary Rally on Oct. 5, part of an increased emphasis on public witness to faith. “To

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2019-10-08T19:20:20-08:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Church life|0 Comments

No ordinary visitor
Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East visits Christ Cathedral

The visitor to Christ Cathedral gazed in wonder at the interior of the church, the afternoon light filtering through the 10,000-plus quatrefoils above him.    “By the grace of God, we are all assembled here together,” he said in his native tongue, Syriac,

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2019-10-07T20:57:54-08:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |1 Comment