Catholic San Francisco
Events for
July 2016

 The Archdiocese of San Francisco website,, will livestream EWTN’s coverage of World Youth Day events in Krakow, Poland. Just go to the front page of the website to watch—keep in mind the nine-hour time difference when scheduling your viewing.
 WASHINGTON -- In light of recent incidents of violence and racial tension in communities across the United States, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited all dioceses across the country to unite in a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities. ...

 Jesuit Father Bob Fabing continues his long relationship with the Missionaries of Charity with writing music for Mother Teresa’s canonization Mass in Rome Sept. 4 as well as concelebrating the Mass with Pope Francis. 

More than 700 Native American Catholics gathered in Burlingame July 20-24 to celebrate their faith and tribal traditions and discuss their unique goals and challenges during the 77th Annual Tekakwitha Conference.

Is your parish church a Pokémon Go stop? Chances are—yes!     At Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, director Monica Williams has directed employees to greet Pokémon Go players with respect and perhaps share something of the history of the Catholic ...

 A ballot initiative that would limit rent increases and restrict evictions on multifamily properties in the city of San Mateo appears headed to the November ballot.

The rapid transformation of society’s values—so that a teenage girl can be labeled a bigot because she doesn’t want to share locker room showers with a boy who believes he is a girl--can be traced to a second century heresy of Gnosticism, a Princeton University ...

The cause for sainthood of a Sacramento auxiliary bishop known as the "Bishop of the Barrio" advanced earlier this month when Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree recognizing the heroic virtues of Servant of God ...

The United Nations Association Film Festival has selected the documentary of female genocide, “Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls” to screen at its film festival Oct. 20-30 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco.

"I am a priest in the line of Melchizedek" began Father Guillermo Rodriguez’s homily of the Mass of his 60th anniversary of priesthood, celebrated at St. Brendan Catholic Church in San Francisco July 17. 

 A University of Notre Dame study that said just 3 percent of Latino children attend Catholic schools while Latinos comprise 35 percent of U.S. Catholics—and 67 percent of practicing Catholics aged 18-34—caused James Everitt to sit up and take notice.
There’s a haunting text in the Book of Revelation where poetic image, for all its beauty, can be dangerously misleading. The author there writes: “So the angel swung his sickle over the earth and cut the earth’s vintage. He threw it into the great winepress of ...
 California Catholic bishops announced their support July 14 for Proposition 62, a voter initiative on the November ballot that would repeal the death penalty.

WASHINGTON -- Two leading U.S. bishops have spoken out in favor of a proposed law which would ensure federal religious freedom protections to individuals and faith-based organizations who disagree with same-sex marriage. 


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