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Office workers on their lunch hour, shivering tourists, local street folk and others crisscrossing the sidewalks near San Francisco’s Metreon complex Aug. 18 walked past – and a few around – the burly man in their path clutching a bouquet of colorful plastic ...

Among the various World War I-related anniversaries of this centennial year, the ...


Five seniors from Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory are now back from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home to one of the most impoverished and marginalized communities in the United States. As student-leaders for the Class of 2015’s Kiva Service ...

Four members of a family from Afghanistan who left their country only a week after receiving legal refugee status from the U.S., landed in the Bay Area on July 31 without relatives to greet them and little more than the clothes on their backs.


Students in clean uniforms and with freshly combed hair started school across the Archdiocese of San Francisco as August and summer drew to a close.

Marriage preparation is not only critically important to helping couples remain happy – and married – it is a window to bring or keep an entire family in the Catholic Church.

This year Pope Francis canonized St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II. Both made immense contributions to the social teaching of the church on the dignity of labor and its importance to human flourishing.

San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop Mark Hurley is an unsung hero in one of San Francisco’s most volatile periods of recent history: the student strike at San Francisco State College in 1968 and 1969, says California historian William Issel.

San Francisco, which according to a Brookings Institute report released earlier this year has the second-highest greatest wealth divide in the country, will be presenting voters with one of the strongest minimum wage proposals in the nation this November.

Aug. 13 was the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of the iconic priests in the history of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Father Peter C. Yorke (1863-1925).

ROCHESTER, N.H. – Slain journalist James Foley, who sent images and copy from different war zones, was described as living his faith through his work.

When Joseph Alemany reached 25 years as bishop, his clergy organized a day-long celebration for Sunday, July 29, 1875. Solemn high Mass in the morning was followed by lunch with his clergy.
Some of longtime Church of the Nativity pastor Father Clement Arthur Davenport’s best stories from the pulpit were about his military service as a chaplain in the Vietnam and Korean wars.
SEOUL, South Korea – Pope Francis told Korean Catholics that the reunification of their divided peninsula as well as the harmony of South Korean society depend on the practice of Gospel virtues, especially charity and forgiveness.

The past five years have seen a growth in interest in studies on human happiness. Numerous books have been published on the topic, not least Sonja Lyubomirsky’s “The Myths of Happiness,” which has become for many a secular bible for happiness and meaning.






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