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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.

SF Catholic Charities CEO leaving to join Washington State governor’s cabinet
The leader of San Francisco Catholic Charities is leaving to accept a position in the cabinet of Washington State Gov. Jay Inlsee. She will lead the Washington State Department of… Read More
Catholic Schools Superintendent: No COVID-19 vaccine mandates this school year
By Valerie Schmalz There will be no COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Catholic school students this school year, Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Superintendent Pamela Lyons announced in a letter to parents this… Read More
Archbishop Cordileone invites youth to World Youth Day 2023
By Valerie Schmalz Excitement is building for World Youth Day now that the new dates are official. World Youth Day will be Aug. 1-6, 2023, in Lisbon, Portugal, the Vatican… Read More
Catholic lawyers’ guild honors SF lawyer
By Mary Powers The St. Thomas More Society honored San Francisco attorney Matthew F. Graham with its signature St. Thomas More Award, presented to someone who exemplifies the organization’s goal… Read More
Pope launches 2-year synodal path with call to ‘encounter, listen, and discern’
By Catholic News Agency Pope Francis formally launched the two-year global consultation process leading to the 2023 Synod on Synodality with a call to “look others in the eye and… Read More
Archbishop to celebrate Requiem Mass for homeless
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will celebrate a solemn new Requiem Mass for the Homeless at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. “We gather… Read More
President Biden picks Vatican envoy
By Kevin Jones, Catholic News Service Former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana is President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, the White House announced Oct.… Read More
California rolls back assisted suicide protections
By Joshua McKeown, Catholic News Agency California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 380, a law that loosens several safeguarding requirements surrounding assisted suicide. The California Catholic Conference had been… Read More
San Francisco rosary rally honors Blessed Mother, emphasizes rosary’s importance
By Mary Powers The 10th Annual San Francisco Rosary Rally was held on Saturday, Oct. 2, a week shy of the 60th anniversary of Father Patrick Peyton’s Rosary Crusade in… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Oct 27 – 28

5:00pm – 12:00am
More information on website:  Here Submit questions in advance:  Here This series is produced in partnership with the Science & Religion Initiative at the McGrath Institute, brings you conversations at the crossroads of science and human dignity.  Join as we explore gender and identity in[…]

Nov 05

7:00pm – 8:30pm
The year 2021 marks the Quincentennial celebration (500 years) of Christianity in the lives of Filipinos across the globe. Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP, will host a virtual celebration through songs, stories, and some commentary on the heritage and gifts of Filipino American Catholicism. This will[…]

Nov 06 – 07

As Christians, we are on pilgrimage, accompanied by Christ on a sacred journey of discipleship. The road has not always been easy, especially over the past year. But our purpose is clear: to be messengers of hope, healing, and renewal to all we encounter along the way. Inspired by the success of[…]

Nov 13

9:00am – 5:00pm
Tween (10-12) program     9:00 am –  12:30 pm Teen (13-16) program  1:30 pm- 5:00 pm The Mother-Daughter Programs are designed to help you and your daughter explore God’s special gift of human fertility together. Help her see the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for growing up as a young[…]

Dec 04

St. Dominic’s Catholic Church
The loss of a child, no matter how briefly with us, leaves an ache in our hearts.  Fr. Vito Perrone, COSJ will offer a Mass and Healing Service for all those who have experienced the loss of an infant whether by miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. All health guidelines at that time[…]

Statement of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in Opposition to Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021

HR 3755, the misnamed “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021,” shows to what radical extremes the supposedly “Pro-Choice” advocates in our country will go to protect what they hold most… 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