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In his homily as celebrant of the Consecrated Life Mass on April 26 honoring the nearly 700 women and men religious of the archdiocese, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone described their lives as “perfect charity in union with witness to Christ.”

Truckloads of relief material organized by church charities began moving across Nepal ...


WASHINGTON – The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called same-sex marriage “the greatest social experiment of our time” and said that “children do not need experiments,” but rather the love of a mother and father at the third ...

Just hours after Pope Francis took to Twitter urging Catholics to reflect on the spiritual and moral imperative of caring for the environment, St. Rita School students and parishioners gathered for a special Earth Day Mass Apr. 22.


Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has announced the following appointments, effective July 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted. Some of these assignments have already been made known.

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.

“For Love Alone,” an 18-minute documentary highlighting the lives of religious sisters in the United States, will be shown in a pre-screening at St. Mary’s Cathedral St. Francis Room at 7 p.m. May 15. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will occur at 6 p.m.

In previous issues of Catholic San Francisco, we highlighted the work of Catholic Charities in San Francisco and San Mateo counties. In this issue, we turn our attention to their work in Marin County.

The Augustinian community is a comparatively new arrival to San Francisco, having arrived in 1969. However, the first Catholic religious documented to have set foot in Alta California was Augustinian Fray Julian Lezcano, the chaplain to the Juan Cabrillo party which landed in ...

Labor representatives and archdiocesan high school teachers were among more than 200 people who demonstrated in front of the archdiocesan Pastoral Center April 27 to support the teachers in their contract negotiations with the archdiocese.

One of the top questions that grade school children ask Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone during his visits to the parish schools is how he decided to become a bishop.

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis offered his prayers to all of those affected by a deadly earthquake in Nepal, encouraged rescue and emergency workers in their efforts and sent an initial donation of $100,000.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Archbishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City, newly appointed archbishop of Santa Fe, said in an April 27 news conference in New Mexico that he was humbled by his new assignment and has “complete trust in God’s loving providence and in the ...
WASHINGTON – The questions raised by Supreme Court justices as they considered April 28 whether they should rule that same-sex marriage should be made legal nationwide covered a gamut of rights concerns – religious, equal protection, state’s ability to enact ...

“The Jesuits: A History From Ignatius to the Present” by Father John W. O’Malley, S.J. A Sheed and Ward book published by Rowman and Littlefield (Lanham, Maryland, 2014). 129 pp., $22.  





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