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Catholic SF means community

Being Catholic in San Francisco means being on mission—but not alone. In our beautiful and historic coastal city, we hear echoes of our missionary past in the modern women and men who bear the same hope as those who founded our hometown. Catholic SF shares their stories and helps to bring our community of faith together.

Archbishop, namesake parish honor the spirit of St. Finn Barr
By Christina Gray Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone joined St. Finn Barr Parish in honoring its patron saint on the weekend of Sept. 25, his feast day. Over two days, the… Read More
California bishops’ conference: Gov. Newsom prioritizes abortion over mothers and families
The executive director of the public policy arm of the California bishops today offered a blistering statement criticizing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to sign a raft of bills prioritizing abortion… Read More
Catholic schools offer students a ‘coherent view of human rights’
In his essay “Why I Am a Catholic,” the British writer and convert G.K. Chesterton explained that one of the things that drew him to the Catholic faith was that… Read More
Cardinal Zen’s second day in court: Magistrate rules there is sufficient evidence
On Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Zen’s second day in court in Hong Kong, five witnesses were cross-examined and the magistrate ruled that there was sufficient evidence to justify a trial.
More abortion bills waiting for gov’s signature
There are at least four more bills awaiting the signature of Gov. Gavin Newsom that would further endanger women and kill babies through abortion, increasing access and funding toward the… Read More
Celebrating the adventure of religious life at Mass for Consecrated Life
“You need to have a sense of adventure.” That was what one sister told Sister of Saint Joseph of Carondelet Theresa Kvale when she asked her in high school about… Read More
Catholic high schools offer community in faith
Earlier this year, the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education released a new instruction reiterating the essential characteristics of Catholic schools. Citing many key Church documents on Catholic education from the… Read More
Former St. Gregory pastor Cardinal McElroy celebrates parish’s anniversary
Less than a month after receiving the Cardinal’s biretta from Pope Francis in Rome, Cardinal Robert W. McElroy celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for the 80th anniversary of St. Gregory… Read More
American Profiles: Immigrant journeys
Catholic immigrants from around the world call the Archdiocese of San Francisco home. Many have raised a generation of Catholics, and their children and grandchildren are raising future generations of… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Oct 07

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Join us as we pray a monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour at the Cathedral, “our mother church,” for an increase and strengthening of vocations to the priesthood in the Archdiocese.  All are welcome to attend these Eucharistic Holy Hours in response to Jesus’ invitation to “ask the Lord of the[…]

Oct 13 – 16

Mercy Center Burlingame
4:00pm – 12:00pm
The prayer that is commonly known as The Lord’s Prayer is one that many memorized as young children. And even though we may recite it often, there is more to this prayer than our English translations have to offer. When approached from its Aramaic roots, the Prayer of Jesus reveals a vision and path[…]

Oct 14

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption Event Center
The 12th Annual Priests Retirement Luncheon will take place on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The day will start with a Optional Social Hour at 10:30 AM in the St. Francis Room, and will include music, appetizers and a photo booth. It will be a wonderful opportunity for attendees[…]

Oct 16

Star of the Sea Parish
Dale Ahlquist, President, Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, will speak on October 16 at Star of the Sea Parish San Francisco on “the approach to Catholic Classical Education through the Chesterton Academy Model.” The event begins at 5:00 pm with Hors D’oeuvres and the program begins at 6:00[…]

Oct 20

Sts. Peter and Paul Church
Join Archbishop Cordileone and the Thomas More Society for the 2022 Archdiocesan Red Mass, celebrated annually for all members of the legal profession. This  year’s honoree will be Jilma Meneses, former CEO of Catholic Charities of San Francisco and Fr. Fr. Roger Gustafson will be the homilist.[…]

New video: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone urges a no vote on Proposition One

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone urges a No Vote on Proposition One, a proposed amendment to the California Constitution on the Nov. 8 ballot.

So, what was Vatican II all about?

A short course with Mark Brumley

The Second Vatican Council remains controversial in some Catholic circles.  Many people see it as involving a radical break from the Catholic past, for good or bad. Others, such as the popes since the Council, see it as a renewal and reform of the one-and-the same Catholic Church.

Tuesday nights at 7 PM PT (San Francisco) on October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9