Catholic San Francisco
Events for
May 2016

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone confirmed 70 people from 28 parishes on Pentecost, May 15, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The adult confirmations are a Pentecost tradition, and began when confirmations were only done on the feast of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the ...
Saying that “it is a very critical stage in a priest’s journey,” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has instituted a new position focused on mentoring priests for the first five years after ordination.  

VATICAN CITY – After five years of tension and top-level silence, Pope Francis and the grand imam of one of the most important Sunni Muslim universities in the world embraced at the Vatican May 23.

The strawberries are sweet and crisp with a hint of tartness and the squash blooms, kale and lettuce are just as tasty.  

Wondering how or whether to vote on June 7?  

Marriage preparation should offer “lifelines to hold onto, not hoops to jump through,” says Mary-Rose Verret who with her husband Ryan pioneered a mentoring program for engaged couples that is receiving national attention.  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While both sides say they are happy with the U.S. Supreme Court decision to send back to the lower courts the Little Sisters of the Poor case challenging the federal government’s contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act – the final ...

The Gospel makes allusions to fish a number of times; some of Jesus’s disciples were fishermen. The letter of the Greek word for fish, “ichthus,” became an acronym for “Jesus, Christ, God, Son, Savior.”

Nearly a hundred members of the Marin Catholic High School community filled the pews of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Sausalito on April 30 to share the joy of 10 Marin Catholic students who received sacraments of initiation during a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore ...

Catholic San Francisco asked readers to send us photos and memories of their first holy Communion. Here are a few examples through the years as well as two photos from this year’s first Communions at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont and Mater Dolorosa Parish May 7 in ...

With the promulgation of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” the work of the two Synods of Bishops on marriage and the family – the Extraordinary Synod of 2014 and the Ordinary Synod of 2015 – is completed, and now it is up to the ...
Earlier this year, the development office hosted four seminars to address common questions and concerns about end of life decisions and planning. There were three brief presentations at each seminar, on bioethical decisions, funeral and burial planning, and estate planning.  
A common soldier dies without fear, yet Jesus died afraid. Iris Murdoch wrote this and that truth can be somewhat disconcerting. Why? If someone dies with deep faith, shouldn’t he or she die within a certain calm and trust drawn from that faith? Wouldn’t the opposite ...

Cardinal Robert Sarah is one of the adornments of the Catholic Church, although it’s very unlikely that this man of faith, humor, intelligence, and profound humility would appreciate my putting it that way. His 2015 book, “God or Nothing,” is selling all over ...


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