Catholic San Francisco
Events for
October 2016

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and its secluded graveyard perched on a coastal bluff in the West Marin enclave of Bolinas was deeded to the Archdiocese of San Francisco by the family of one of the town’s first settlers in 1878. Almost 138 years later, the cemetery has ...
When the State of Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana, traffic fatalities related to cannabis doubled. Emergency room visits have risen sharply in Colorado primarily among toddlers who consume marijuana edibles. 

Hannah Everhart’s pastor volunteered to baptize her new baby Coraline at a school Mass at Our Lady of Visitacion School.   

In these articles reviewing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” I have made reference to the relativistic culture in which we live, which tells us, in effect, that we create our own reality. 

“The mission continues” to evangelize the world for Jesus Christ said one of Pope Francis’ top Vatican officials for evangelization during his visit to the San Francisco Bay Area to speak to North American Chinese Catholics on the topics of mercy and ...

Claire Dworsky has been playing soccer since age 3. Now a junior at St. Ignatius College Prep and with years of experience putting the ball where she wants it, she is place-kicker for the SI varsity football team.   

On World Mission Sunday, October 23, Pope Francis invites each of us to be part of that change for our world of great need. He calls us to announce the mercy of God, “the beating heart of the Gospel” (Misericordiae Vultus 12).  

The U.S. Catholic China Bureau will honor Oakland Bishop emeritus John S. Cummins and San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop emeritus Ignatius Wang with the Matteo Ricci Award at the bureau’s Nov. 3 awards dinner.  

St. Ignatius College Preparatory announced Oct. 8 that the school will open a tuition-free junior high school program beginning August 2017 with its first class of sixth graders.  

The lineup of speakers for the Walk for Life West Coast on Jan. 21 in San Francisco will include a woman who survived being aborted, the mother of Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, and the president of an international coalition to expose and oppose forced abortion, gendercide ...

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone led hundreds of Catholics praying the rosary through the streets of the city in a eucharistic procession that wended past City Hall to United Nations Plaza.  
WASHINGTON – Two Catholic organizations are calling on physicians to urge the American Medical Association to maintain its current stance against physician-assisted suicide.  
WASHINGTON – The chief liaison to Republican nominee Donald Trump for Catholic issues said that emails released Oct. 11 by WikiLeaks “reveal the depths of the hostility of Hillary Clinton and her campaign toward Catholics.”  

VATICAN CITY – The seven new saints of the church were holy not because of their own efforts but because of “the Lord who triumphs in them and with them,” Pope Francis said.   

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