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More than 100 men and women religious representing more than a dozen religious communities attended a prayer service inaugurating commemorations of the Year of Consecrated Life at St. Mary’s Cathedral Oct. 20.

The task of the Catholic Church is not only to teach people how to pray, but how to ...


VATICAN CITY – Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope as the “great helmsman” of the Second Vatican Council and founder of the synod, as well as a “humble and ...

VATICAN CITY – Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington said the Oct. 5-19 Synod of Bishops on the family came to a “real consensus” after two weeks of animated debate, and that its final report will serve as a solid basis for the world synod on the family in ...


Contributing to Catholic Charities fall festivities in the Archdiocese of San Francisco means helping low-income children, families and adults enjoy the season as much as you do. Volunteering for these events in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties is a way of building ...

In church circles, and just about everywhere else, stewardship has become just another tired word to make the pitch: Please write a check.

There is no more important an element of the foundation of Archbishop Riordan High School than its formation around the tradition of the Marianist fathers and brothers under whose leadership the school was established in 1949.

Reading the monthly magazine First Things “is like doing a graduate degree” as one admirer put it.

DALLAS – Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell said that he followed the teaching of Christ and stepped in to house the fiancee of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan and three others for several weeks at a diocesan facility because no one else would.

PHOENIX – A U.S. District Court judge’s ruling that Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional “overturns the will of Arizona voters and reflects a misunderstanding of the institution of marriage,” the state’s Catholic bishops ...

SALT LAKE CITY – Scripture, sexual ethics, and a healthy dose of wit and personal stories helped Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe convey that people are a combination of body, soul and spirit during an Oct. 10 presentation in Salt Lake City.

November, as the month in which we remember the holy souls, has traditionally been a time for visiting cemeteries and praying for the dead. Cemeteries have existed in some form since the earliest days of human history.
Father Andrew Spyrow heard the call to priesthood after walking into the morgue of a funeral home he was running at the time.
Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical “Humanae Vitae” inspired a Midwestern obstetrician and gynecologist who is the one of the pioneers of ethical and effective fertility regulation as well as developing a revolutionary method of helping couples overcome ...

The Leo T. McCarthy Center at the University of San Francisco announced its first-ever Engage San Francisco grant recipients. Launched in spring 2014, Engage San Francisco is a new university-wide initiative focused on the Western Addition neighborhood, working in ...






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