Carmelite from Kenya makes final vows

On the feast of the Immaculate Conception in San Rafael

The following comes from a Dec. 14 story by Christina Bray in Catholic San Francisco. Almost 100 people packed the chapel, hallways and vestibule of Mother of God Monastery in San Rafael on Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, to bear witness to the solemn profession of vows and veiling of Carmelite Sister Immaculate of Divine Providence and St. Therese. Sister … [Read more...]

Mom doesn’t like cowardly predators who hand out scripture

Bible handout near Tiburon school has some parents riled

The following comes from a September 12 Marin Independent Journal article by Janis Mara: As Tara Jones, 11, left Del Mar Middle School to go home, a stranger approached her and handed her a small orange Bible, unsolicited. When Tara’s mother found out she hit the roof, concerned for her child and other Marin children who she feared might be approached. “When I picked up … [Read more...]

How do you get people in church?

Marin’s action plan on disengaged Catholics

The following comes from an April 29th Catholic San Francisco article by Christina Gray: After a full year of discussion, Marin County parishes are getting closer to announcing a collective action plan this summer for revitalizing the Mass and reversing the dwindling numbers in their pews. On April 25, parish leaders from 11 of Marin’s 13 churches met at St. Sebastian … [Read more...]

If teenagers think this way…

The following comes from an Apr. 2 story in Catholic San Francisco. Marin County pastors and pastoral associates listed a lack of Catholic faith formation and identity in parish families and what they described as a tarnished, aloof church as key reasons for a decline in Mass attendance and participation in the sacrament of the Eucharist at their parishes. At the March 13 … [Read more...]

Reprieve for St. Rita in Fairfax

The following comes from a Sept. 12 story in Catholic San Francisco. More than 100 students returned to St. Rita School, Fairfax, after a six-month fundraising campaign by the parish community raised enough money to keep the 56-year-old K-8 school open for another year. The campaign, started after pastor Father Kenneth Weare announced last February that the school would … [Read more...]

Marin Pregnancy Clinic gets redress

The following comes from an August 29 posting on the website of Life Legal Defense Foundation. In Marin County, most Medi-Cal patients receive their primary care through an organization known as Marin Community Clinic. While the Marin clinic is not the only primary care provider in the county, it is by far the largest. As in most managed health care systems, a patient has a … [Read more...]

Pro-life clinic wins one against bureaucracy

The following comes from an August 22 email sent by Life Legal Defense Foundation. The recent experience of a pregnancy resource center in northern California illustrates the courage and tenacity required to effectively stand for life in the midst of a health care system that can prove to be surprisingly hostile at times. Marin Pregnancy Clinic is a nonprofit community … [Read more...]