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  • 200 local pilgrims to attend Serra canonization

    Two important reasons have motivated the vicar for Spanish-speaking in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to organize a large group of pilgrims to go to Washington, D.C., to be with Pope Francis in September.
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  • Serra’s life and legacy topic of area gatherings July 24-25

    The life and legacy of Father Junipero Serra is the topic of a panel discussion at Santa Clara University and July 24 and a presentation July 25 in Fremont by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose.
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  • Assisted suicide bill appears dead for 2015

    The primary sponsors of legislation legalizing physician-assisted suicide pulled the bill hours before a state Assembly hearing July 7, with its authors saying the bill is dead for this year.
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  • Housing crisis: Redwood City tenants protest eviction

    Eight families at 910 Clinton St. in Redwood City organized a June 30 rally to protest their eviction and to ask for more time to find housing – but the property owners issued a statement two days later saying all were legally required to vacate under rental agreements and California law.
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  • San Mateo SVdP leader takes part in Catholic-Buddhist dialogue

    Lorraine Moriarty, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County, Archdiocese of San Francisco, took part in an interreligious dialogue at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, June 22-27 that included 22 Buddhists and 23 Catholics reflecting on the theme “Suffering, Liberation and Fraternity.”
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  • Catholic San Francisco wins 4 national journalism awards

    Two Catholic San Francisco journalists received first- and second-place awards for investigative and feature writing from the 2015 Catholic Press Association newspaper journalism competition. The awards, honoring work published by member publications in the United States and Canada in 2014, were announced June 23 at the CPA convention in Buffalo, New York.
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  • Daughters of St. Paul: A century of media ministry

    Since the foundation of the Daughters of St. Paul in 1915, methods and means of communication have expanded and developed to ways undreamed of in the past. The congregation began by printing diocesan newspapers in Northern Italy and soon expanded to writing, printing and distributing books, magazines and literature worldwide.
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  • Schools superintendent stepping down after 13 years

    The Archdiocese of San Francisco announced July 2 that longtime Superintendent of Schools Maureen Huntington is stepping down from her position at the end of the current school year, effective July 17.
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  • USF lecture series on contemporary church continues July 15, 22

    Jesuit Father James Hanvey’s lecture series on theological questions related to the meaning and mission of the Catholic Church in today’s world continues at the University of San Francisco on July 15 at 6:30 p.m. with “Mercy as an Agent of Social Change: The Mission of the Church under Francis” and July 22 at 6:30 p.m. with “Living the Resurrection: Future Hope or Present Task?”
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  • Men, women religious celebrate jubilees

    The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael will celebrate 2015 jubilarians July 26 with Mass and a reception in San Rafael.
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  • Local Catholics respond to pope’s environmental encyclical

    Here’s a sampling of reaction to Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudito Si’,” On Care for Our Common Home,” by archdiocesan parishioners, men and women religious, church workers and Catholic leaders who finished reading the 180-page, 40,000-word document. Responses received by the paper ranged from wildly supportive to mildly critical.
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  • Archbishop ordains 2 priests June 6

    Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone ordained Marin County natives Cameron Faller and Patrick Summerhays as priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco June 6 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, in a joyous event that included parents, other family members and family and friends, as well as numerous well-wishers.
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  • San Quentin prison families visit dads, granddads

    Almost 80 family members of San Quentin State Prison inmates traveled by bus from Southern California June 5 to share an early Father’s Day, thanks to a family visitation program started by two Catholic sisters concerned about the welfare of children separated from their incarcerated parents.
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  • Clergy assignments announced

    Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has announced the following clergy appointments effective July 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted.
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  • Visitacion Corpus Christi procession brings Eucharist into public view

    Church of the Visitacion celebrated Corpus Christi Sunday with a public procession to honor the Real Presence on June 7, keeping alive a tradition that dates to the 13th century.
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  • Mike Brown named archdiocesan communications director

    Archbishop Salvatore J Cordileone has appointed Michael Brown the Director of Communications for the archdiocese, the archdiocese announced June 15.
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  • Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration: Tirelessly venerating Christ

    The Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – popularly known throughout North America as “The Sisters of Perpetual Adoration” – were founded in Italy by Mother Mary Magdalene of the Incarnation (born Caterina Sordini; beatified in 2008) in response to a vision of Christ she experienced in 1789 as a Franciscan nun.
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  • Our Lady of Fatima Statue visits archdiocese

    A hand-carved image of Our Lady of Fatima, given to the United States by the bishop of Fatima in 1967 – and blessed by Pope Paul VI during his visit to Fatima that year – travels around the U.S. under the sponsorship of the World Apostolate of Fatima.
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  • Pope Francis popularizes devotion to Sleeping St. Joseph

    Statues of a Sleeping St. Joseph are flying off the shelves in the Philippines and travelers are bringing them back to the United States, popularizing a novena to the foster father of Jesus and patron saint of the Catholic Church after Pope Francis spoke of his personal devotion during his visit to the Philippines in January.
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  • Billboard near Planned Parenthood clinic advertises RU 486 reversal

    A billboard advertising information about reversing the abortion pill appeared at the end of May at the corner of Valencia Street and Cesar Chavez Boulevard in San Francisco – in clear sight of anyone going into the Planned Parenthood clinic on Valencia Street.
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