Catholic San Francisco
Events for
May 2015

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”).

VATICAN CITY – Bishops must have “ecclesial sensitivity,” being bold in denouncing cultural trends that offend human dignity, but also trusting their lay faithful to fulfill their vocations in the world, Pope Francis said.

Former University of San Francisco president, Jesuit Father John Lo Schiavo, died May 15 at his community’s Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. The priest was 90 years old and entered the Society of Jesus in 1942.

First and foremost, more than doing anything in particular as a priest, I simply look forward to just being a priest and having the privilege of being able to completely offer my life to God in service of the priesthood of Jesus Christ. More specifically, I look forward to being ...

After seven years of seminary formation, I most look forward to the opportunity to be immersed in a parish community and having the opportunity to meet and minister to the parishioners on a daily basis.

WASHINGTON – The president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said the organization is pleased to be “going on with our normal life, so to speak,” now that the Vatican’s mandate to reform the group has concluded.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – If there’s a place in need of salvation at this moment, it’s this country named after Jesus Christ. Even as it gets ready to mark one of the biggest events in its history – the May 23 beatification of slain archbishop Oscar ...

VATICAN CITY – Everyone would do well to reflect on life’s “final farewell” and on whether they are prepared to entrust themselves and all they will leave behind to God, said Pope Francis.

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.”

A couple from Nigeria celebrated the baptism of their baby Uche and had their marriage blessed in the Catholic Church on May 9 – part of a journey in which St. Ignatius Church Gabriel Project played a significant role.

VATICAN CITY – “Please, thank you and sorry” are the three words that Pope Francis “would write on the door of every family home” as they are the key to living well and in peace both inside and outside the home.
Throughout his young pontificate, Pope Francis has been offering practical advice and theological reflections to married couples, to those considering marriage, and to the whole world.
Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa in Honduras and past president of the Latin American bishops’ council, was on the campus of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia at the end of April to participate in a meeting of about 250 Catholic ...

In today’s Gospel reading, we are presented with a picture of a city deeply divided by hatred and fear. On one side are the friends and followers of Jesus. They had witnessed the brutal death of their Lord.


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