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Archdiocese

  • Father Arturo Albano installed as cathedral pastor

    Father Arturo Albano was installed as pastor of St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco Aug. 8 at an evening Mass. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was principal celebrant and homilist. Father Albano and Auxiliary Bishop William J. Justice concelebrated.
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  • Regional gathering on feast of St. Peter Claver

    The Northern California Inter-Council and Courts, a regional organization of the Knights of Peter Claver Inc. and the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies’ Auxiliary, will celebrate the feast of St. Peter Claver on Sunday, Sept. 13, with a gospel Mass at 12:15 p.m. at St. Boniface Church in San Francisco.
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  • 2 Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose profess perpetual vows

    The Motherhouse Chapel of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose overflowed with sisters, guests and family members from California, Texas, Illinois, Canada and Vietnam for the profession of perpetual vows by Sister Mary Yun, OP and Sister Mary-Han Nguyen, OP on the feast of St. Dominic Aug. 8. Sister Gloria Marie Jones, OP, congregational prioress witnessed the rite.
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  • Archbishop links natural family planning, stewardship of environment

    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone linked protection and nurturing of marriage and the family with stewardship of the environment, drawing heavily on the words of Pope Francis and the two previous pontiffs in his keynote address to the California Association of Natural Family Planning.
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  • Archbishop, pro-lifers protest Planned Parenthood

    Hundreds of Bay Area residents protested Planned Parenthood and its sale of aborted baby parts for research, gathering to pray at clinics in Marin, San Mateo and San Francisco as part of a national day of protest Aug. 22 that drew tens of thousands to more than 320 Planned Parenthood locations nationwide.
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  • Government funds 80 percent of Bay Area PP affiliates

    Planned Parenthood affiliates in the Bay Area receive more than 80 percent of their funding from the government, double the percentage of government funding for the organization nationally. More than half the government funding to the Bay Area affiliates is provided by the state Office of Family Planning, which serves 1.8 million low-income Californians.
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  • Family faces eviction from Excelsior home

    A family in San Francisco’s Excelsior District got a reprieve July 30, when a San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled that a tenant was not properly served with a complaint for alleged non-payment of rent for the yellow house on London Street.
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  • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: ‘Westward Ho!’

    San Francisco’s Archbishop Patrick Riordan in 1887 contacted Mother Mary Frances Clarke, the founder of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, about obtaining sisters to teach the school at St. Brigid Parish.
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  • Archbishop joins Handicapables on group’s 50th anniversary

    Full speed ahead as she has lived much of her life, Nadine Calliguiri saw fellowship as a very sound method for people with disabilities to support one another. Calliguiri, herself living with cerebral palsy, founded Handicapables for just that purpose. She was 28 years old at the time.
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  • Sister Taryn Ruth Stark professes perpetual vows

    Sister Taryn Ruth Stark professed perpetual vows as a Sister of Mercy on July 11 in Mercy Chapel, Burlingame. Mercy Sister Deborah Troillett, a member of the Sisters of Mercy Institute Leadership Team witnessed the rite.
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  • Father Francis Filice: A life of many chapters

    If you wandered by the Panhandle in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district at the right time five years ago, you would see a sea of white and blue habits and a tall priest in his 80s saying Mass among the mostly young homeless gathered on the greenway just east of Golden Gate Park.
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  • Mercy Sisters celebrate jubilees: 50, 60 and 80 years in religious life

    Sisters of Mercy of the Mercy West Midwest Community marked jubilees at a Mass Aug. 1 at Mercy Convent Chapel. Father Daniel Nascimento, pastor, St. Anne of the Sunset Parish, was principal celebrant. Sisters, family and friends recognized the dedicated lives and ministries of those who entered the Mercy Community in Burlingame from 50 to 80 years ago.
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  • Government funds more than 80 percent of Bay Area Planned Parenthood operations

    Planned Parenthood affiliates operating in the Bay Area receive more than 80 percent of their funding from the government, with more than 50 percent distributed by the State of California’s Office of Family Planning which serves 1.8 million low-income Californians, according to Planned Parenthood’s annual reports.
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  • ‘See the Lord’: Chinese American Catholic young adults help needy people see

    Kelly Kao is no longer making a top salary as a Silicon Valley optometrist and researcher for Google Glass. Instead Kao and her friends, motivated by their Catholic faith, are using their talents to help poor people see in Taiwan, the Philippines and even California’s San Joaquin Valley.
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  • Precious Blood Fathers answer call to shepherd Castro parish


    Every weekend for the first few months of 2014, Precious Blood Father Matthew Link removed his collar after Mass at St. Hilary Parish in Tiburon where he was serving as parochial vicar and slipped across the Golden Gate Bridge and into a back pew at Most Holy Redeemer Church in San Francisco for evening Mass.
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  • San Francisco Presentation Sisters celebrate jubilees

    Sisters of the Presentation celebrated jubilees marking significant milestones as women religious at a community celebration July 12 at Presentation Retreat Center in Los Gatos.
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  • Archdiocese training aims to turn crime survivors into advocates

    Three years after organizing community prayer vigils on the streets of San Francisco where in 2014, 46 people lost their lives to violent crime, the archdiocese’s restorative justice ministry has created a program to prepare volunteers to support the families of crime victims.
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  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet: Called to ‘divide the city’ and care for the dear neighbor

    After the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, the Richmond District was rapidly developing. Father Philip O’Ryan, pastor of Star of the Sea Parish, saw a great need. He invited the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to staff his new school which opened in January 1909 with 137 students in grades one-seven.
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  • Precious Blood fathers answer call to shepherd Castro parish


    Every weekend for the first few months of 2014, Precious Blood Father Matthew Link removed his collar after Mass at St. Hilary Parish in Tiburon where he was serving as parochial vicar and slipped across the Golden Gate Bridge and into a back pew at Most Holy Redeemer Church in San Francisco for evening Mass.
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  • Serra statue to stay in US Capitol – lawmaker backs down

    A California lawmaker has postponed his efforts to have the statue of the first Hispanic saint removed from the U.S. Capitol – at least until after Pope Francis’ visit and Blessed Junipero Serra’s canonization Sept. 23.
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