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People carry crosses with names of victims of gun violence during a Dec. 31 march in downtown Chicago. 
WASHINGTON – The Catholic Church has a “tremendous responsibility to bring people together in prayer and dialogue, to begin anew the vital work of fostering healing and lasting peace,” said a report by a U.S. bishops’ task force released Jan. 5 in the ...

Pope Francis has said repeatedly over the course of almost four years that a key element of Christian spirituality and evangelization is a “welcoming attitude” toward those outside the church.  


VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church is “very far” from a situation in which the pope is in need of “fraternal correction” because he has not put the faith and church teaching in danger, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for ...

Melissa Ohden was delivered during a saline infusion abortion, a 2-pound, 14-ounce baby suffering jaundice and respiratory distress after undergoing five days of inhaling toxic salt and Pitocin laced amniotic fluid.  

Former San Francisco 49er Bill Ring will be honored with Catholic Charities “Loaves & Fishes Award” in ceremonies at San Francisco’s Regis Hotel April 22. Ring has served on Catholic Charities board of directors for 25 years.   

“Romero and Grande: Companions on the Journey” by Sister Ana Maria Pineda, RSM, Lectio Publishing, LLC, May 2016, 200 pages, $19.95; info@lectiopublishing.com or Mercy Center bookstore, (650) 373-45106  

The successor to the founder of the Marian Movement of Priests will hold separate Cenacles and Mass for clergy and laity on Jan. 22 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in East Palo Alto, said Father Larry Goode, pastor.  

About 100 people ventured out in a downpour on Jan. 6 to hear Santa Fe Archbishop John C. Wester talk about the vocation and mission of the laity as a guest of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.  

AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge in Texas Dec. 31 blocked a regulation by the Department of Health and Human Services requiring Catholic hospitals and health care providers to perform or provide gender transition services, saying it would place “substantial ...

The Sisters of the Presentation from San Francisco have elected a leadership team who will serve 2016-2022. They are Sister Michele Anne Murphy, PBVM, president; Sister Pam Chiesa, PBVM, vice-president; Sister Paula Baker, PBVM, councilor; Sister Giovanna Campanella, PBVM, ...
The Walk for Life West Coast expects to once again draw more than 50,000 pro-woman, pro-life advocates to its rally in front of City Hall and then for the mile-long walk down Market Street in San Francisco Jan. 21.  
“The history of Catholicism in America is not simply Catholic history. It is American history …” That statement from California state librarian emeritus Kevin Starr sets the direction of “Continental Ambitions: Roman Catholics in North America: The ...

“Building Bridges, Not Walls: Nourishing Diverse Cultures in Faith” (“Construyamos puentes, no muros: Alimentar a las diversas culturas en la fe”), by John Francis Burke, translated into Spanish by Marco Batta. Liturgical Press (Collegeville, ...




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