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National Shrine of St. Francis hosts St. Padre Pio Festival
The National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, tucked in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, held their St. Padre Pio Festival on September 24. Partnering with the Saint Padre Pio… Read More
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle…
St. Michael the Archangel, the leader of the angelic army and great defender of heaven, has also been given to us as an advocate in our earthly journey and battles… Read More
Celebrate and support our retired priests
Since the first Priests Retirement Luncheon in 2011, nearly $2.6 million has been raised for the Priests Retirement Fund. This support helps provide financial security for our retired priests by… Read More
Gov. Newsom vetoes bill prioritizing transgender ‘affirmation’ in child custody battles
Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed legislation that would have “put a thumb on the scale” for parents supporting transgender “affirmation” in custody battles.
Chris Stefanick challenges Catholics in the Archdiocese to live the Gospel message with joy
More than 350 people gathered at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 20, for the REBOOT! event with Chris Stefanick, president of Real Life Catholic, author, speaker, and television… Read More
Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross draws hundreds in the Mission District
Hundreds of people gathered in the San Francisco’s Mission district for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 15. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrated Mass at… Read More
The Rosary and Eucharistic Revival
As part of the Eucharistic Revival in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and living the consecration that was made in 2017 to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Archdiocese will… Read More
Non-physicians could perform abortions under bill signed by governor
The powerful pro-abortion lobby continued to exhibit its clout, as the California Legislature approved a bill that would empower physician assistants to perform aspiration abortions and greenlit legislation to expand… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

“Leading the Way in Doing It God’s Way”
On this day we thank [God] for the gift of our sisters and brothers who have embraced the call of religious consecration to the evangelical counsels and so model for… Read More
La Unidad Cuerpo-Alma de la Persona Humana
La influencia de la ideología de género (también llamada ideología del gender) se ha extendido en la sociedad contemporánea. Como resultado, muchos fieles y quienes sirven en nuestros ministerios se… Read More
The Body-Soul Unity of the Human Person
The influence of gender ideology has become pervasive in contemporary society. As a result, many of the faithful and those who serve in our ministries have raised questions around the… Read More
“St. Francis of Assisi: The Quintessential Italian who shows us the way to happiness with God”
It has been said that St. Francis of Assisi is the saintliest of Italians, and the most Italian of saints.  Today’s feast day, which commemorates his receiving the stigmata –… Read More
“The Way of Love: From Accountability to Restoration to the Fullness of Life”
We in this church today are here, praying with you and for you, to say “thank you.” 
“The Deacon’s Sacred Duties in Care for Temporalities and in Evangelization”
Jesus Christ is the answer to what they are seeking, and the man of God must make Jesus Christ present to them, so that through seeing and knowing him, the… Read More
The Holy Eucharist: Source and Summit of Catholic Education
Through participation in the Mass, by visiting Jesus in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and by making the Eucharist the source and summit of all that they do, our Catholic… Read More
Letter to the Faithful from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to facilitate settlements with abuse survivors
I remain committed to the healing and care of survivors who have suffered irreversible harm because of the sins of the Church’s ministers and ask you to join me in… Read More

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

Oct 07
Bay Area Rosary Rally
Bay Area Rosary Rally 9:30am – 1:00pm Join Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone for the 13th annual Rosary Rally on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Saturday, October 7,… Read More
Oct 07
Fall 2023 Lay Ministry Training at St. Raymond Church
Fall 2023 Lay Ministry Training at St. Raymond Church 10:00am – 3:00pm Cost: $20 – $25 Fall 2023 Lay Ministry Training for those needing recertification as well as new ministers… Read More
Oct 08
3rd annual San Mateo County Blue Mass
3rd annual San Mateo County Blue Mass 9:30am Join us for the 3rd annual San Mateo County Blue Mass honoring our first responders and their families. The Faith & Blue… Read More
Oct 13
13th annual Priests Retirement Luncheon
13th annual Priests Retirement Luncheon 10:30am Cost: $170 per person Join us in celebrating and supporting our retired priests 13th Annual Priests Retirement Luncheon to support our retired Priests Friday,… Read More
Oct 14
Excell Network Monthly Breakfast, San Francisco
Excell Network Monthly Breakfast, San Francisco 8:00am Cost: $20 per ticket SUPPORT THE EXCELL NETWORK REENTRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM It’s not just the money! The Excell Network Reentry Scholarship Program offers a community… Read More
Oct 15
Winterfaith Shelter Walk
Winterfaith Shelter Walk 12:00pm Join the San Francisco Interfaith Council for the Winterfaith Shelter Walk at Lake Merced. Proceeds from the Winterfaith Shelter Walk provide the SFIC capacity to support… Read More
Oct 17
Forming Young Men for Service, a lecture by Secretary James Mattis
Forming Young Men for Service, a lecture by Secretary James Mattis 5:15pm St. Patrick’s Seminary and The Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, cordially invite you to a… Read More
Oct 20
Confirmation Preparation Class for Adults
Confirmation Preparation Class for Adults (10/20) – (10/21) Cost: $60.00 per person This format is offered to catechized adults (18 years or older) who need preparation for the Sacrament of… Read More

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Myths and Reality
of the Catholic Church

A course with Mark Brumley

The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen famously said, “There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.” Today, he would have to update the figure of 100 considerably. Still, many people mistakenly opposed the Catholic Church because of misunderstandings and misperceptions. While most Catholics have been far from perfect followers of Christ, many things people think about Catholics and their beliefs are just plain wrong.

In this six-session course Mark Brumley looks at many common myths about the Catholic Church and compares them to reality. Common myths and points of confusion include mistakes about the Bible and the Catholic Church, Church history, and Catholic beliefs and practices concerning the Holy Eucharist, Mary and the Saints, the Pope, and Salvation.