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Family vacations
It’s a couple of hours after midnight at an airport in Munich, with workers vacuuming the concourse. Sixty-five pilgrims from St. Patrick’s Seminary & University are trying to sleep as… Read More
PRAY-ERS for priests
Seven lay women pray for one priest or bishop for one hour each week as part of the Seven Sisters Apostolate. At stake, they say, is the Church itself.
Leisure
7 Ways to practice rest and leisure this summer By Ryan Mayer In Book VIII of his “Politics,” Aristotle observes, “The first principle of all action is leisure. Both (action… Read More
First married couple to be beatified together are patrons of World Meeting of Families
Blessed Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi are the official patrons of the 10th World Meeting of Families taking place in Rome on June 22-26. The Italian couple was married for… Read More
Pope: Catholic marriage is a gift not a formality
Pope Francis said Wednesday that Catholic marriage is a gift, not just a formality or rule. “Marriage is not a formality to be fulfilled. You don’t get married to be… Read More
SF Archdiocese synod survey, listening session results are in!
Responding to the invitation of Pope Francis, the Archdiocese of San Francisco reached out to the people of God for their thoughts in advance of the upcoming 2023 Synod of… Read More
Six movies to see this summer
Aside from the hot sun beating down and a cold glass of lemonade, few images evoke the sweet season of summer better than the dim lights of a movie theater… Read More
Beloved teacher retires after 48 years at St. Peter School
Generations of St. Peter School students gathered at St. Peter Church June 5 for a Mass of Appreciation for longtime teacher Cyndi Gonzalez who is retiring after 48 years with… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

Statement by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs Vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
“The Arc of history is long but it bends towards justice.”  Never have the words the Rev. Martin Luther King, the great prophet of human rights in the 20th century, rung… Read More
Our World Needs Men to Become Fathers to the Fatherless
This Father’s Day, we are still burying bodies and healing wounds from the latest round of mass slaughter of our schoolchildren in Uvalde, Texas. In a recent letter to Congress, I… Read More
“The Gift of the Real Presence of Christ in Its Fullness”
Imagine if you will what it must have been like for those first generations of Christians living in the pagan Roman Empire.  They were a new religion, a small sect… Read More
National Eucharistic Revival launches June 19
As members of the Body of Christ we belong to a universal Church, a worldwide Catholic family; this gives us the chance to reevaluate ourselves as a nation, as a… Read More
“The Priest’s Service of Obedience for the Sake of Peace and Unity in Christ”
We hear much talk these days about our polarized society, and the need for unity, with many public officials either promising to be forces of unity or decrying those who… Read More
SF Archbishop one of four bishop chairmen calling for Congressional action to address gun violence
WASHINGTON — After multiple mass shootings in recent weeks, four bishop chairmen joined in a letter to Congress expressing their grief over these incomprehensible tragedies. Their letter calls on members… Read More
“The Humble Charity Which Is the Pastoral Care of the People of God”
The road to becoming a deacon is a long and sometimes arduous one, and I would say especially so for this class.  Our brothers about to be ordained to the… Read More

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

Jul 10
Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art
Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art 6:00pm (07/10) – 1:00pm (07/15) Cost: 1000 In this workshop we will explore the elements of design: lines, shapes, colors and composition as… Read More
Jul 17
The Art of Sacred Words: Writing As Spiritual Practice
The Art of Sacred Words: Writing As Spiritual Practice 6:00pm (07/17) – 1:00pm (07/22) Cost: 1000 Just like prayer, meditation, yoga, or chant, writing offers a powerful way to deepen… Read More
Aug 05
Retrouvaille Weekend
Retrouvaille Weekend (08/05) – (08/07) Give yourself a 3-day weekend with your spouse and learn more about Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long I).  It helps couples through difficult times… Read More
Sep 16
Retrouvaille San Francisco
Retrouvaille San Francisco (09/16) – (09/18) ¿Estas sufriendo en tu Matrimonio?  ¿Estas pensando en el Divorcio? ¿Quiere sanar y renovar su matrimonio?  Retrouvaille es un ministerio matrimonial de parejas que… Read More
Nov 18
Life-Giving Wounds Healing Retreat
Life-Giving Wounds Healing Retreat 7:00pm (11/18) – 3:30pm (11/20) Cost: $350-$375 A Retreat For Adult Children of Divorced/Separated Parents Dealing with our parents’ divorce is not easy but confronting this… Read More
Nov 18
Life-Giving Wounds Healing Retreat – For Adult Children of Divorced/Separated Parents
Life-Giving Wounds Healing Retreat – For Adult Children of Divorced/Separated Parents 7:00pm (11/18) – 3:30pm (11/20) Dealing with our parents’ divorce is not easy but confronting this wound with faith… Read More

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Next Upcoming Online Course:

“Sinners and Saints in Dante’s Divine Comedy”

By Dr Anthony Nussmeier
Associate Professor of Italian and Director of Italian at the University of Dallas


Join us for an exploration of literature’s greatest poem, Dante’s Divine Comedy. Initial lessons will introduce readers to the beauty of the epic poem, as well as to the fractious history of Dante’s Italy and his at-times contentious relationship with the institutional Church. Subsequent lessons will explore select canti from the three canticles (books) of the poem: Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. Students will consider the role of the saints in Dante’s epic – including, among others, St. Lucy, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Dominic, St. Bernard, and St. Francis of Assisi – as well as their counterparts, the sinners residing in Hell, the obverse of all that is saintly.