Bishop Robert McElroy delivers homily at vigil for Archbishop John Quinn

"John Quinn was unceasingly a man who combined continuity and transformation, and in that identity lay his greatness as a leader in the Church in the United States"

Homily for the Vigil of Archbishop John Quinn July 9, 2017 Bishop Robert W McElroy For two generations of priests, religious, lay leaders and deacons in the archdiocese of San Francisco and across the United States, a retreat led by Archbishop John Quinn on the theme of discipleship and baptismal vocation would always end with the reading we have just heard from the … [Read more...]

Archbishop John Quinn dead at 88

Retired San Francisco Archbishop John R. Quinn, who led the archdiocese from 1977-95, died June 22 just six days after leaving hospital for skilled nursing care

Retired San Francisco Archbishop John R. Quinn, who led the archdiocese from 1977-95 and was internationally known for his leadership on social justice and his scholarly writing on the theme of diversity in a unified global church, died June 22 at age 88, the archdiocese announced. After a long hospitalization at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Archbishop Quinn had moved to the … [Read more...]

Archbishop John Quinn well enough to leave hospital

Former San Francisco archbishop moved to skilled nursing facility after health improves

After a very long stay at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Archbishop John Quinn is moving into skilled nursing care this afternoon. The move reflects a decided improvement in the Archbishop’s health, for which we give thanks to God! His new address is The Jewish Home of San Francisco. This facility is known for its specialized care, which suits the Archbishop’s needs at this time, … [Read more...]