Catholic San Francisco
Events for
August 2015

Hundreds of Bay Area residents protested Planned Parenthood and its sale of aborted baby parts for research, gathering to pray at clinics in Marin, San Mateo and San Francisco as part of a national day of protest Aug. 22 that drew tens of thousands to more than 320 Planned ...
A new labor agreement between the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the union representing teachers at the four archdiocesan high schools states that Catholic teachings must remain paramount in the classroom and that teachers are accountable for personal conduct that could ...

Local pastors say online pornography is a growing threat to adolescents, adults and couples, with problems related to Internet viewing showing up more often in the confessional.

A comprehensive survey to hear from readers on how they experience the paper is now online. Access it at If you prefer to respond in print, we are scheduled to include the survey in the Sept. 18 print issue.

Father Arturo Albano was installed as pastor of St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco Aug. 8 at an evening Mass. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was principal celebrant and homilist. Father Albano and Auxiliary Bishop William J. Justice concelebrated.

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, founded in 1898, will host its annual gala Sept. 19 on the seminary grounds in Menlo Park.

The Northern California Inter-Council and Courts, a regional organization of the Knights of Peter Claver Inc. and the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies’ Auxiliary, will celebrate the feast of St. Peter Claver on Sunday, Sept. 13, with a gospel Mass at 12:15 p.m. at St. ...

The Motherhouse Chapel of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose overflowed with sisters, guests and family members from California, Texas, Illinois, Canada and Vietnam for the profession of perpetual vows by Sister Mary Yun, OP and Sister Mary-Han Nguyen, OP on the feast ...

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone linked protection and nurturing of marriage and the family with stewardship of the environment, drawing heavily on the words of Pope Francis and the two previous pontiffs in his keynote address to the California Association of ...

The first word that comes to mind about Ursuline Sisters is pioneers. The Ursulines established the first Catholic school in North America in 1639 in Quebec, Canada, and the first in the United States in New Orleans in 1727, not to mention all the mission outposts in Montana ...

PHOENIX – When Jen Norton decided to paint Blessed Junipero Serra, she turned to the Internet to see what images of him exist.
More than 200 underprivileged San Francisco school children and their parents went back-to-school “shopping” at St. Anthony’s Foundation on Aug. 7, leaving its Tenderloin location with new backpacks and armloads of school supplies, books and winter clothing.
VATICAN CITY – Work is an important expression of human dignity and of caring for one’s family, but today there is a “dangerous tendency” to consider a worker’s family obligations as an obstacle to productivity and profit, Pope Francis said.

In Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, the Pharisees are up in arms (as usual) about their observations of Christ’s religious observance. But before I throw them under the bus, their reaction poses a valid question: At what point does my desire to perfect religious muddle my ...


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