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Gov. Newsom vetoes bill prioritizing transgender ‘affirmation’ in child custody battles
Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed legislation that would have “put a thumb on the scale” for parents supporting transgender “affirmation” in custody battles.
Chris Stefanick challenges Catholics in the Archdiocese to live the Gospel message with joy
More than 350 people gathered at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 20, for the REBOOT! event with Chris Stefanick, president of Real Life Catholic, author, speaker, and television… Read More
Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross draws hundreds in the Mission District
Hundreds of people gathered in the San Francisco’s Mission district for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 15. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrated Mass at… Read More
The Rosary and Eucharistic Revival
As part of the Eucharistic Revival in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and living the consecration that was made in 2017 to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Archdiocese will… Read More
Non-physicians could perform abortions under bill signed by governor
The powerful pro-abortion lobby continued to exhibit its clout, as the California Legislature approved a bill that would empower physician assistants to perform aspiration abortions and greenlit legislation to expand… Read More
Filipino Ministry celebrates feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz
On Saturday, September 16, the Archdiocesan Filipino Ministry celebrated the feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila at St. Mark’s Church in Belmont.  Following the Mass celebrated by Father Peter… Read More
75th annual San Francisco Police-Fire-Sheriff Mass brings city together in prayer
On Sunday, September 10, civic and religious leaders join Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and concelebrating priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco for the 75th annual Police-Fire-Sheriff Mass at St. Anne… Read More
Seminarian David Mees ordained a deacon at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
On Saturday, September 9, the main chapel at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University was filled with bright morning light and friends and family who had gathered to support San Francisco… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

“St. Francis of Assisi: The Quintessential Italian who shows us the way to happiness with God”
It has been said that St. Francis of Assisi is the saintliest of Italians, and the most Italian of saints.  Today’s feast day, which commemorates his receiving the stigmata –… Read More
“The Way of Love: From Accountability to Restoration to the Fullness of Life”
We in this church today are here, praying with you and for you, to say “thank you.” 
“The Deacon’s Sacred Duties in Care for Temporalities and in Evangelization”
Jesus Christ is the answer to what they are seeking, and the man of God must make Jesus Christ present to them, so that through seeing and knowing him, the… Read More
The Holy Eucharist: Source and Summit of Catholic Education
Through participation in the Mass, by visiting Jesus in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and by making the Eucharist the source and summit of all that they do, our Catholic… Read More
Letter to the Faithful from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to facilitate settlements with abuse survivors
I remain committed to the healing and care of survivors who have suffered irreversible harm because of the sins of the Church’s ministers and ask you to join me in… Read More
Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, shares important news in response to the lawsuits filed against the Archdiocese under California Assembly Bill 218 Child Sexual Abuse – Statute of Limitations.
Dear Friends in Christ: As many of you may know, Catholic dioceses in California have undergone two “open window” periods allowing individuals under civil law to bring claims for childhood… Read More
The Crisis of Fatherhood
As we turn to God to recognize the unfailing fatherly love we all need, let’s recommit to spiritual fatherhood within our families and in our communities. Let’s pledge to become… Read More
Archbishop Cordileone calls on faithful to pray Litany of the Sacred Heart Friday, June 16
Archbishop Cordileone is asking Catholics in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Friday, June 16, the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of… Read More

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

Sep 28
From Friendship to Kinship: Lessons from Homeboy Industries, with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ
From Friendship to Kinship: Lessons from Homeboy Industries, with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ 7:00pm – 8:00pm All are welcome to join the St. Agnes community and Ignatian Spiritual Life Center… Read More
Sep 30
Cancelled: Mass and Healing Liturgy in Memory of Our Little Ones
Cancelled: Mass and Healing Liturgy in Memory of Our Little Ones 11:00am The recently announced Mass and Healing Liturgy in Memory of Our Little Ones, scheduled for Sept.  30 at… Read More
Oct 01
Mass for Consecrated Life
Mass for Consecrated Life 11:00am Join Archbishop Cordileone at 11:00 a.m. on Oct. 1 to celebrate the Mass for Consecrated Life and this years’ Jubilarians. All are invited to join… Read More
Oct 07
Bay Area Rosary Rally
Bay Area Rosary Rally 9:30am – 1:00pm Join Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone for the 13th annual Rosary Rally on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Saturday, October 7,… Read More
Oct 07
Fall 2023 Lay Ministry Training at St. Raymond Church
Fall 2023 Lay Ministry Training at St. Raymond Church 10:00am – 3:00pm Cost: $20 – $25 Fall 2023 Lay Ministry Training for those needing recertification as well as new ministers… Read More
Oct 08
3rd annual San Mateo County Blue Mass
3rd annual San Mateo County Blue Mass 9:30am Join us for the 3rd annual San Mateo County Blue Mass honoring our first responders and their families. The Faith & Blue… Read More
Oct 14
Excell Network Monthly Breakfast, San Francisco
Excell Network Monthly Breakfast, San Francisco 8:00am Cost: $20 per ticket SUPPORT THE EXCELL NETWORK REENTRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM It’s not just the money! The Excell Network Reentry Scholarship Program offers a community… Read More
Oct 15
Winterfaith Shelter Walk
Winterfaith Shelter Walk 12:00pm Join the San Francisco Interfaith Council for the Winterfaith Shelter Walk at Lake Merced. Proceeds from the Winterfaith Shelter Walk provide the SFIC capacity to support… Read More

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Myths and Reality
of the Catholic Church

A course with Mark Brumley

The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen famously said, “There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.” Today, he would have to update the figure of 100 considerably. Still, many people mistakenly opposed the Catholic Church because of misunderstandings and misperceptions. While most Catholics have been far from perfect followers of Christ, many things people think about Catholics and their beliefs are just plain wrong.

In this six-session course Mark Brumley looks at many common myths about the Catholic Church and compares them to reality. Common myths and points of confusion include mistakes about the Bible and the Catholic Church, Church history, and Catholic beliefs and practices concerning the Holy Eucharist, Mary and the Saints, the Pope, and Salvation.