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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.

Free will with a side of mischief
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is ever-expanding, and the latest offering about everyone’s favorite Norse god of mischief, Loki, is getting all kinds of time-traveling buzz, and for good reason.
Split Screen Shepherd
Zoom is a not a word Msgr. Michael Harriman would have connected to his retirement after 53 years as a priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Not as a verb or a noun.
Welcome to Catholic San Francisco magazine
God’s revelation in Jesus Christ is the foundation of all Christian faith. As followers of His, He calls us to be “Church,” that is, a people assembled to worship Him and give Him honor and glory. The distress of the restrictions on worship all throughout the COVID-19 pandemic made it more evident than ever just how important this aspect of our faith is in our lives.
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Sign up below and 6-8 times each year, we’ll mail you something beautiful.  It’s beautiful not just because it’s a full-color publication that’s nice to look at–though it certainly is!–but because… Read More
Standing up for the worker: A matter of faith
This year, 2021, is the 130th anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 encyclical letter Rerum Novarum (The Rights and Duties of Labor), the foundational document of modern Catholic teaching on the relations of employers and employees.
Roots of Peace employees left in Afghan fear retribution by Taliban
Christina Gray Roots of Peace CEO Heidi Kuhn and her husband Gary were thwarted last month in their mission to evacuate the most vulnerable of their nearly 400 Roots of… Read More
Test scores show Catholic schools largely escaped COVID-induced ‘learning loss’
The Archdiocese of San Francisco’s herculean efforts to bring children back for in-person classroom learning during the past school year paid off, based on new scholastic test results.
Come to our Priests Retirement Luncheon
Please join us in celebrating the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s retired clergy at our Priests Retirement Luncheon on Friday, October 22, 2021.  The Luncheon will take place in Patron’s Hall… Read More
WaPo Op-Ed: Our duty to challenge Catholic politicians who support abortion rights
Salvatore J. Cordileone Prominent politicians lost no time in reacting hyperbolically to the Supreme Court’s decision refusing to enjoin Texas’s new law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Oct 02

St. Mary’s Cathedral
10:30am – 2:00pm
10:30 AM Parish Processions to the Cathedral Plaza for Confessions 11:00 AM Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary / Divine Mercy Chaplet on the Plaza 11:30 AM Address from Invited Keynote Speaker 12:30 PM Mass with the Archbishop, Renewal of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Investiture[…]

Oct 05

Virtual
12:30pm – 11:59pm
Kristin Collier MD, FACP Tuesday 10/5 12:30pm PST – Prenatal Development Fearfully and Wonderfully Made; Prenatal development through the stages Kristin will walk us on the fetal development and address some of the gaps of information and knowledge found. Kristin Collier MD, FACP is an[…]

Oct 05

Virtual
7:00pm – 11:59pm
Tuesday nights at 7 PM PT (San Francisco) on October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9 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[…]

Oct 07 – Nov 11

Virtual
7:30pm – 7:30pm
Join other adult children of divorce or separation for a virtual group session.  Learn more at our first session. Possible topics include siblings, vulnerability, identity, Church teaching on marriage/family, dating, marriage/parenting expectations. Takes place every Thursday from October 7th to[…]

Oct 09

8:00am – 10:30am
Monthly breakfasts are an opportunity for students in the Restorative Justice Scholarship program to share their stories and get to know one another as well as supporters, while enjoying a delicious meal together. Proceeds support the scholarship fund. WHO CAN ATTEND Monthly Breakfasts are[…]

Don’t Slander St. Junípero Serra

California lawmakers sully the good name of a Catholic saint. By Salvatore J. Cordileone and José H. Gomez California lawmakers have passed legislation to replace a statue of St. Junípero… Read More

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