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Tens of thousands of people walked down Market Street in San Francisco, chanting, “We are the pro-life generation” in the 11th annual Walk for Life West Coast, the largest pro-life demonstration in the Western United States.

Pope Francis offered prayers and an expression of solidarity with the victims of a ...


California legislators have introduced assisted suicide legislation modeled on Oregon’s assisted suicide law, energized by the heartbreaking story of Brittany Maynard, a young woman with brain cancer, who moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Oregon to end her own ...

The Archdiocese of San Francisco is planning to survey parishioners to gauge the sense of the faithful on matters that a global bishops’ gathering under Pope Francis will discuss this October on the theme “The Vocation of and Mission of the Family and Church in ...


Jeffrey Burns was a young history scholar researching his doctoral dissertation among the historical records of the Los Angeles archdiocese when the local archivist, Msgr. Francis Weber, then dean of the field in California, asked him a question.

Star of the Sea Parish in San Francisco still has girl altar servers but it is gradually returning to the Catholic Church’s 19-century tradition of only male altar servers – and the decision is provoking some controversy.

It’s been decades since an archbishop last made a pastoral visit to St. Charles parish and school in San Carlos. So, when the parish learned last year that Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone would visit Jan. 16-18 as part of a three-year plan to visit all archdiocesan ...

Mercy Sister Michelle Gorman, the first woman religious to hold the post of chaplain to the California State Senate, opened the body’s first session Jan. 5 with prayer.

WASHINGTON – A Jan. 21 report from the National Right to Life Committee and new poll results show that abortion is increasingly unpopular in the United States, but also that the number of abortions performed in the United States is at its lowest point since 1975.

WARSAW, Poland – Catholic leaders joined in commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, where 1.2 million mostly Jewish prisoners were killed by the Nazis during World War II.

“60 Minutes,” the CBS News “magazine” that helped redefine television journalism, prides itself on challenging conventional wisdom, discomfiting the comfortable, kicking shibboleths in the shins, and opening new arguments. No such challenge, alas, was ...

Catholic San Francisco is featuring one religious congregation from the archdiocese in each installment of this periodic column, “Wake Up the World!” marking the Vatican’s Year of Consecrated Life. This is the challenge Pope Francis has given to consecrated ...
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Archdiocese of San Francisco director of public policy and social concerns George Wesolek was honored posthumously with the St. Gianna Molla Award at the Jan. 24 pro-life rally at Civic Center in San Francisco.





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