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Friday, October 22, 2021
World Mission Sunday: Uniting in solidarity with the Missions of the Church

On Sunday, Oct. 24, the Church will celebrate World Mission Sunday—the annual worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions of the Church. World Mission Sunday is an opportunity for Catholics to… Read More

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Upcoming archdiocesan event to celebrate 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines

The year 2021 marks the quincentennial celebration—or 500 year celebration—of Christianity in the lives of Filipinos across the world. To celebrate this milestone, the archdiocese is holding events throughout the… Read More

Monday, October 04, 2021
Tenderloin blessing of animals honors St. Francis’ love of all creatures

By Christina Gray The city’s Tenderloin neighborhood was alive with the spirit and memory of St. Francis of Assisi today on his Oct. 4 feast day with the annual Blessing… Read More

Friday, October 01, 2021
Catechetical Sunday highlights importance of faith formation programs

Photo Credit: Dennis Callahan By Mary Powers On Sunday, Sept. 19, parishes across the archdiocese celebrated Catechetical Sunday, the opening Mass for faith formation programs. Each year, catechists gather to… Read More

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Mission Dolores Basilica window depicts our patron saint

German artists’ work adorns many archdiocesan churches By: Mary Powers St. Francis holds a special place in the heart of the city of San Francisco and Mission Dolores. A stained… Read More

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Archbishop celebrates the “genius of religious life” at Jubilee Mass

By Christina Gray Men and women called to religious life are “the true philosophers…our noble sages, the truly wise ones pointing us to the path to peace for which our… Read More

Thursday, November 03, 2016
Implementing ‘Amoris Laetitia’

The apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” is the longest document of its kind; Pope Francis says that he “does not recommend a rushed reading,” and that “the greatest benefit … will… Read More

Thursday, October 20, 2016
‘Amoris Laetitia’ V: ‘Why Male and Female’

In these articles reviewing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” I have made reference to the relativistic culture in which we live, which tells us, in effect, that we create… Read More

Thursday, October 06, 2016
‘Amoris Laetitia’ IV: Christian marriage and divorce

Pope Francis in “Amoris Laetitia,” as well as in both of the recent Synods on the Family, discussed at length a difficult reality of modern life: divorce and remarriage. Since… Read More

Thursday, September 29, 2016
‘Amoris Laetitia’ III: Responsible parenthood

In “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis notes the difficulties as well as the joys facing couples and families today. In this article I would like to address one of the most… Read More

Thursday, September 22, 2016
‘Amoris Laetitia’ II: Christian marriage

In my first reflection on “Amoris Laetitia” (the Joy of Love), I wrote of our Christian understanding of human nature, that we are made for love – to love and… Read More

Thursday, September 15, 2016
‘Amoris Laetitia’ I: The Human Person

The Christian proclamation on the family is good news indeed.” These words are among the opening statements of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (the Joy of Love). An Apostolic… Read More