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  • Assisted-suicide legislation at critical stage

    The California Assembly was scheduled to vote this week on new physician-assisted-suicide legislation that was brought back during a special session called to address health care costs. If the bill is passed by the Assembly, it would have to be acted upon by the state Senate by Sept. 11 when the special session concludes.
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  • St. Francis Sisters: Evangelizing the world

    Itineracy has always been a characteristic of Franciscans dedicated to the church’s mission and evangelization anywhere in the world. So too that itinerate characteristic is evident in the history of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, better known in the Bay Area as the Redwood City Franciscans.
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  • 7 new principals start year at Catholic schools in archdiocese

    Sister Georgina has been a Dominican Sister of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines for 42 years.
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  • Our Lady’s Ministry helps poor around the world

    With an outreach to the poor now 20 years old, Our Lady’s Ministry continues its effort to help the impoverished around the world. The group holds its annual fundraiser Sept. 26.
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  • Project Rachel: Ministry of reconciliation

    Healing is incomplete without sacramental reconciliation for a Catholic woman, couple or family who has lost a child as a result of abortion, said Mary Ann Schwab, longtime coordinator of the Project Rachel Ministry. “Losing a child is one of the most dramatic and traumatic of human experiences” and healing culminates with the sacramental “restoration of the person” through confession with a priest, Schwab said.
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  • Catechesis training for Hispanic Catholics begins this fall

    Fall marks the beginning of a year-round roster of programs aimed at certifying Hispanic Catholics as basic, advanced and master catechists.
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  • Seminarians traveling to Serra canonization

    Seventeen of the 18 archdiocesan seminarians in training for the priesthood at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park will travel to Washington, D.C., to be part of the canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra, Father David Schunk, archdiocesan vocations director, told Catholic San Francisco.
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  • 150 pilgrims from archdiocese prepare for Serra canonization

    Pilgrims from throughout the archdiocese gathered with Father Moises Agudo, archdiocesan Vicar for Spanish-speaking, Aug. 16 at St. Peter Church in San Francisco to learn details about their pilgrimage to the canonization of the Blessed Junípero Serra.
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  • BVM Sisters celebrates Diamond Jubilee

    Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary were honored for their 75 years of consecrated life Sept. 6 in the motherhouse chapel in Dubuque, Iowa.
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  • Teachers’ contract underscores high schools’ ‘paramount’ Catholic purpose

    A new labor agreement between the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the union representing teachers at the four archdiocesan high schools states that Catholic teachings must remain paramount in the classroom and that teachers are accountable for personal conduct that could negatively affect their ability to serve the Catholic mission.
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  • Pastors alarmed by ‘ubiquitous’ pornography’s impact on children and families

    Local pastors say online pornography is a growing threat to adolescents, adults and couples, with problems related to Internet viewing showing up more often in the confessional.
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  • Seminary to honor Greater Bay Area Serra Clubs at Sept. 19 gala

    St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, founded in 1898, will host its annual gala Sept. 19 on the seminary grounds in Menlo Park.
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  • 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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