“More moving than anything done by the greatest Renaissance masters”

Stained glass windows in Alameda are examples of Christian iconography

The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from the blog, "Giorgione et al". A tour of the stained glass windows will be conducted by the blog's author, Francis DeStefano, on February 18 from 2pm - 3pm at St. Joseph's Basilica, Alameda. Recently my wife and I spent the whole month of February in the San Francisco bay area. While we did not get to visit any of San … [Read more...]

Opportunity to bless civil marriages in Alameda

St. Joseph Basilica Parish offering retreat for couples married civilly but not in the church

The following comes from a February 8 Catholic Voice article by Michele Jurich: In the Year of Mercy, St. Joseph Basilica Parish is making an offer to couples who have civil marriages and are eligible to be married in the Catholic Church: It's on us. Father George Alengandan, pastor, made the same offer last year, said Anne Marie Fourre, director of faith formation, and … [Read more...]

Mercy killing?

Man worried he wouldn’t find anyone to take care of wife

 The following comes from a Nov. 5 story on CBS-TV San Francisco. An Alameda man who said he just wanted to end his wife’s suffering is in jail Wednesday night accused of fatally shooting her, and neighbors insist it was not a murder but a mercy killing. Neighbors are saying prayers for the loving couple that was once inseparable.  72-year old Joann Canfield was suffering … [Read more...]