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    https://d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/19271/slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2001%202.14.19_wang.ADSF2019_Chinese%20New%20year-7.jpg Chinese Catholics venerate ancestors in welcoming New Year Bishop Ignatius Wang, born in Beijing and ordained in Hong Kong before his long service as priest and auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, leads the Ancestor Veneration Rite at Chinese New Year Mass Feb. 9 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. (Photo by Dennis Callahan/Catholic San Francisco) Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/chinese-catholics-celebrate-new-year-as-family-of-god _self
    https://d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/19271/slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2001%202.14.19_LaityConf.soto.jpg Conference explores laity’s responsibility for church Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento talks during a panel at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley on Feb 1. Bishop Soto said the relation between clergy and laity is “at the heart of ministry.” (Photo by Sean Bryan) Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/conference-explores-laitys-responsibility-for-church _self
    https://d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/19271/slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%20grief%20and%20grace.jpg Sharing the grief and grace of living with an affliction Kenneth Ryan, Evangeline Carlos and Bill Widmer, left to right, are pictured during individual pilgrimage trips to Lourdes, France, following diagnoses of life-threatening illnesses. The three participated in the World Day of the Sick Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral Feb. 2. Ryan and Widmer are Knights in the Order of Malta, which hosted the Mass. Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/sharing-the-grief-and-grace-of-living-with-an-affliction _self
    https://d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/19271/slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2006%20main.pic.Group%20shot.jpg Consecrated Life Mass: Religious ‘united in what they do and why they do it’ Jubiliarians and celebrants gathered after the Consecrated Life Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Feb. 3. (Photo by Debra Greenblat/Catholic San Francisco). Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/consecrated-life-mass-religious-united-in-what-they-do-and-why-they-do-it _self
    https://d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/19271/slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2003%202.14.19_dancers2.ADSF2019_Chinese%20New%20year-14.jpg Chinese Catholics celebrate New Year as ‘family of God’ A Dance of Prayer is also a part of the Ancestor Rite expressing “gratitude to God for ancestors and marks the joy of the day,” said Father Zhai. (Photo by Dennis Callahan/Catholic San Francisco) Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/chinese-catholics-celebrate-new-year-as-family-of-god _self
    https://d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/19271/slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2007%202.14.19_christian.WeddingMass1.jpg Married couples show archdiocese the reality of love Auxiliary Bishop Robert F. Christian incenses the rings of married couples during the Mass. Bishop Christian thanked the couples for “the witness of their love.” (Photo by Nicholas Wolfram Smith/Catholic San Francisco) Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/married-couples-show-archdiocese-the-reality-of-love _self
    https://d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/19271/slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2012%202.14.19_sister.abuse.jpg Women religious openly discuss abuse by clergy A woman religious is consoled during a Sept. 13, 2018, protest in Cochin, India, demanding justice after a nun accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar of raping her. (CNS photo/Sivaram V, Reuters) Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/women-religious-openly-discuss-abuse-by-clergy _self
    https://d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/19271/slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2018%202.14.19_denia.MEXICO-BORDER.jpg Mexican shelters strain with arrival of asylum-seekers Denia Garcia poses with her daughter Diana, 2, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Catholic-run Dignified Border shelter in Piedras Negras, Mexico. Garcia wants to apply for asylum in the United States, but faces a weeks-long wait. The Dignified Border shelter is also short on space. (CNS photo/David Agren) Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/mexican-shelters-strain-with-arrival-of-asylum-seekers _self