Friday, December 31, 2021
The Mystery of the Star of Bethlehem

For more than two millennia, the star of Bethlehem, which guided the Magi to the city where Jesus was born, has been arousing the curiosity of researchers worldwide.

Thursday, December 30, 2021
CatholicVote announces 2021 Top 10 Courage Awards: names Archbishops Cordileone, Gomez

Here’s how Catholic Vote begins its post: “Today more than ever we need courageous leaders; men and women who stand up in the face of the extraordinary pressures we all… Read More

Thursday, December 30, 2021
The Gloria & Collect

Glory to God in the highest. Throughout our lives we sometimes need a reminder to get to the point or, in other words, to focus on what really matters. After… Read More

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
I Call You Friends…

Is it possible to see God as our friend? Jesus says, I call you friends. If God calls us friends, then we ought to call God our friend. Certainly, God… Read More

Sunday, December 26, 2021
Rose window illustrates Nativity at Menlo Park church

Each year, parishioners at the Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park arrive to midnight Mass in the dark of night to see a great light. The church is unlit,… Read More

Saturday, December 25, 2021
“Tonight God Reveals to Us the Secret to Seeing Him”

Homily for Christmas Mass During the Night, Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
O Come Emmanuel

The celebration of Christmas is unique. For the Nativity of the Lord, the Church gives us four different Masses to celebrate: the vigil Mass and the three traditional Masses of… Read More

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Coats for Kids in San Francisco

The Knights of Columbus teamed up with the Missionaries of Charity to bring warmth during this Advent season, distributing coats and hot meals at Immaculate Conception Chapel in the Mission… Read More

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Archbishop: Jesus comes to us in simplicity and humility – at the first Christmas and today

A glance back at Christmas one year ago, and a careful scrutiny of where we are now in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic – this is the atmosphere in which… Read More

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Foodie Fathers

You don’t have to be especially fare-minded to notice that the story of human salvation more or less begins and ends with a meal. From the forbidden bite of an… Read More

Monday, December 20, 2021
Fall on your knees

The list of artists who have performed the most powerful of the Christmas hymns, “O Holy Night,” is extensive. Go down the YouTube rabbit hole, and you’ll find there’s even… Read More

Thursday, December 16, 2021
The Epiphany Center

Kayla Crenshaw gained entrance to a tightly secured, city-run tent encampment not because she looks like she could be one of its homeless residents — she doesn’t —but in part,… Read More