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San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone asked that both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholics join together in praying for the intercession of Mary, the mother of Jesus, to achieve unity between the two churches.

People said Floribeth Mora Diaz was crazy to think Blessed John Paul II interceded ...


Just over 400 people are expected to enter the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of San Francisco at Easter Vigil this year. For many their welcome into full communion with the church comes after spending years looking for a faith that made sense and a church to call home.

Meditation tapping the Christian tradition of contemplative prayer may deepen children’s faith formation by teaching young people how to be silent and listen to God’s voice, said the head of religious education in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.


Jesuit Father Paul J. Fitzgerald, the newly appointed president of the University of San Francisco, said he is looking forward to developing the Jesuit university’s relationship with the local church.

Khristian Monterroso will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall on full scholarship. The Marin Catholic High School senior plays the saxophone, runs cross-country and maintains a GPA above 4.0. He is a graduate of St. Raphael School. His parents are Rebeca Ramirez ...

A contemplative prayer practice can help open one’s eyes, ears and heart to all of creation, according to a longtime spiritual director at Mercy Center, because the ancient Christian practice transforms our relationship with its creator.

Statues of St. Francis surrounded by birds and other creatures represent only one dimension of Franciscan spirituality, Franciscan Brother Keith Warner said during a weekend workshop called “Care for Creation” at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville Apr. 12.

The plain concrete courtyard sandwiched between classroom walls at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco has been transformed into an organic urban vegetable garden by students in the school’s Heal Our World club.

WASHINGTON – A survey of attitudes among priests and lay parish leaders about the revised Roman Missal found just under half dislike the changes to the Mass introduced in the U.S. in 2011, and 75 percent think the language is “awkward and distracting.”

VATICAN CITY – A lot of people, even Catholics, think that talking about the devil is completely old-fashioned, but anyone who wants to follow Jesus needs to know that Satan exists and will keep putting up obstacles to faith, Pope Francis said.

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone reminded the faithful of their call to sanctify the world in his homily at the annual chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral April 10.
The world today really needs the hope that only Easter brings. I do not know about you, but I often feel overwhelmed by the daily media stories of all the pain experienced throughout our world. The cycle of violence never seems to subside.
By prayerfully meditating before a crucifix, one can see and begin to understand the ultimate result of sin.







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