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Three years after organizing community prayer vigils on the streets of San Francisco where in 2014, 46 people lost their lives to violent crime, the archdiocese’s restorative justice ministry has created a program to prepare volunteers to support the families of crime ...
WASHINGTON – The Catholic faith tradition “offers a unique perspective on crime and punishment, one grounded in mercy and healing, not punishment for its own sake,” two bishops said in a statement renewing the U.S. Catholic Church’s push to end the ...

Kelly Kao is no longer making a top salary as a Silicon Valley optometrist and researcher for Google Glass. Instead Kao and her friends, motivated by their Catholic faith, are using their talents to help poor people see in Taiwan, the Philippines and even California’s ...


Every weekend for the first few months of 2014, Precious Blood Father Matthew Link removed his collar after Mass at St. Hilary Parish in Tiburon where he was serving as parochial vicar and slipped across the Golden Gate Bridge and into a back pew at Most Holy Redeemer Church ...

Sisters of the Presentation celebrated jubilees marking significant milestones as women religious at a community celebration July 12 at Presentation Retreat Center in Los Gatos.

The California Catholic Conference worked with allies to achieve two victories in the California Legislature this summer and stopped at least temporarily a bill to legalize physician assisted suicide and a resolution to remove the statue of Blessed Junipero Serra from the ...

After the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, the Richmond District was rapidly developing. Father Philip O’Ryan, pastor of Star of the Sea Parish, saw a great need. He invited the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to staff his new school which ...

The recent senseless killing of Kathryn Steinle was a tragedy beyond description not only for her loved ones, but for all San Franciscans and, indeed, all Americans. I offer my deepest condolences to Kathryn’s family and friends, and invite everyone in our community to ...

WASHINGTON – A video of a Planned Parenthood physician describing her procedures for keeping fetal organs intact during an abortion is “horrifying and heartbreaking,” said U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri.

WASHINGTON – In an era where Catholics are pretty much an afterthought on television, the sight of any cleric on the small screen almost immediately evokes thoughts of “the next Bishop Sheen” – the 1950s prime-time inspirational program host Archbishop ...

VATICAN CITY – People make special preparations for welcoming a special guest, and watching what worked and did not work in Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay may help people preparing for Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in September.
Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’” (“Praise to You, my Lord,” from St. Francis’ canticle) will be read and talked about and debated by almost everyone who reads it. He couldn’t have picked a topic more relevant to the modern ...
WASHINGTON – The Catholic Church’s strong stance against pornography is based on church teaching that the human body should be respected and every person has a God-given dignity.

MANILA, Philippines – The president of the Philippine bishops’ conference called climate change a matter of social justice and said that caring for Earth should not just be a goal to benefit this generation but also future generations.





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