Catholic San Francisco
Events for
September 2016

It is said that it’s love that makes a house a home, and that’s what the volunteers of Nazareth House have helped furnish it with for 50 years.   
VATICAN CITY – Christians must put their mark on history, transforming the world every day driven by the joy of proclaiming God’s love, Pope Francis said.  

VATICAN CITY – In an effort to ensure transparency as well as historical and scientific accuracy, Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints’ Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.  

In “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis notes the difficulties as well as the joys facing couples and families today. In this article I would like to address one of the most common questions of married life in our time, namely, that of the spacing of children within the ...

 CHARLOTTE, N.C. –Demanding justice in the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, protesters marched through uptown Charlotte the evening of Sept. 21 and confronted police in riot gear. Justin Carr, 25, was among them.  

MEXICO CITY – A priest abducted from his parish residence in the Mexican state of Michoacan has been found dead, the Archdiocese of Morelia confirmed Sept. 25. He was the third priest murdered in Mexico within days.  

On June 9, California’s physician-assisted suicide law went into effect. Generally law is a teacher of what is right and what is wrong. But a bad law like this one, giving vulnerable individuals the power to end their lives prematurely with help from a doctor, can best be ...

About a dozen priests from around the Archdiocese of San Francisco learned about the breadth of abortion’s destructiveness and how they can better be an instrument of Christ’s healing and peace during this Jubilee Year of Mercy.   

No academic experience required – just a desire to learn more – is what’s required for an 18-hour, three-Saturday course on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body that begins in October at St. Dominic Church in San Francisco.  

Of what use is a mulberry tree planted in the sea? What is the significance of such an arbitrary example? Why doesn’t Jesus say he will give his disciples increased faith? They have asked for it, after all. Jesus’ example of the mulberry tree followed by a story ...

On Sept. 17, religious of the Archdiocese of San Francisco held their second “Picnic in the Park” for homeless men and women. However, there was a twist to this year’s event. The Golden Gate Park panhandle was unavailable, and thanks to the generosity of Father ...
When Pope Francis launched the Holy Year of Mercy, he promised that Christians could gain a special indulgence during this year. That left a lot of present-day Roman Catholics, and even more Protestants and evangelicals, scratching their heads and asking some hard questions: Is ...
When two 20-somethings slung a wire across rooftops in Boston, they were hoping to hear each other’s voices transmitted across that line. It worked, and they did, but in the process, they also picked up a far more exotic sound: Powerful radio waves emitted from the ...

Pastoral leaders of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties gathered at the University of San Francisco on Sept. 17 to discuss the V Encuentro – the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry in the U.S. Catholic Church that will take place ...


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