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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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  • Archbishop celebrates Mass with charismatics on Pentecost weekend

    Calling it a “stroke of God’s providence,” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrated the opening Mass of the 28th Annual Northern California Catholic Charismatic Convention on the weekend of Pentecost.
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  • Lay ministry formed to help complete burial rite

    On the occasions when Catholic remains would arrive to Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma for burial without an accompanying member of clergy – or sometimes without anyone at all – the cemetery’s longtime director would grab her own prayer book and offer the prayers of committal at the burial site.
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  • Priest assignments announced

    Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has announced the following appointments, effective July 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted. Some of these assignments have already been made known.
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  • Daughters elect American sister as superioress general

    The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul elected Sister Kathleen Appler of the community’s province based in Albany, New York, their Superioress General May 25 at the sisters’ General Assembly in Paris, France. Sister Kathleen entered the Daughters of Charity in April 1973 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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  • Forms of consecrated life in the church

    “Religious institutes are societies in which members pronounce public vows (perpetual or temporary), live in community and share financial sustainability. Religious render a public witness to Christ and to the church which entails a separation from the world proper to the character and purpose of each institute”.
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  • Marian devotion in full bloom

    Ask past generations of Catholic school children to name their earliest or fondest “Catholic” memory and you may hear, “the May crowning of Mary, Queen of the May,” (and perhaps a few verses of “Hail, Holy Queen”).
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  • Hundreds attend picnic to support Archbishop Cordileone

    Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone spent time with about 500 supporters who enjoyed a sunny day near San Francisco’s Embarcadero at the May 16 Archbishop Cordileone Support Day Family Picnic.
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  • Author lists 7 big myths about marriage

    Taking a hard look at the choices your beloved makes is one way to see if you are going to be happy married to each other, says the co-author of “The Seven Big Myths About Marriage.”
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