Catholic San Francisco
Events for
July 2016

WASHINGTON – The shooting of police officers July 7 near the end of a demonstration in Dallas to protest fatal shootings by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier in the week “calls us to a moment of national reflection,” said the president of the ...
 California Catholic bishops announced their support July 14 for Proposition 62, a voter initiative on the November ballot that would repeal the death penalty.

The national Catholic ministry for people who work on the sea needs volunteers to serve in the Archdiocese of San Francisco – an ideal opportunity to step up to Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy call to bring Christ to people on the margins.  

Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic Charities teamed up with community organizers to inform undocumented immigrants and their families and friends about what the U.S. Supreme Court tie vote on immigration means to them.  

St. Dominic Parish invites Catholics to join them in hitting the streets to share Christ’s light July 16. Heading up the face-to-face evangelization effort is parishioner and 10-year lay missionary Tricia Bolle.   

St. Raymond middle school mathematics and mechatronics teacher Kenneth Hawthorn was selected as one of 10 Dremel Idea Builder Ambassadors, a designation that awards the school a 3-D printer and 10 spools of filament to use.  

It was not until a few months shy of his 90th birthday that ill health finally forced Deacon John McGhee, World War II veteran and widowed father of seven children, to step down last August after 20 years as deacon at Our Lady of Refuge Mission church in La Honda, south of Half ...

For more than 100 years, parishioners and devotees of the grandmother of Jesus have attended nine days of prayer and joined in an outdoor procession honoring St. Anne at the Sunset Catholic church that bears her name in San Francisco.  

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis named two experienced journalists – including its first female vice director – to lead the Vatican press office.  

“Redeeming Conflict: 12 Habits for Christian Leaders” by Ann M. Garrido. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2016). 270 pp., $15.95. “To Heal, Proclaim and Teach: The Essential Guide to Ministry in Today’s Catholic Church” by Jared ...
This is the third in a series by Basilian Father Anthony Giampietro, archdiocese development director, on topics related to personal planning, especially estate planning. Father Giampietro’s goal is to provide up-to-date information for you and your loved ones as you plan ...
Had I the resources, the one new book I’d give every delegate to the national political conventions meeting later this month is James Traub’s masterful biography, “John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit” (Basic Books).   

We live in a world wherein most everything overstimulates our grandiosity, even as we are handed fewer tools to deal with that.  


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