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Forum’s message to Catholics: Mobilize for life and faith
A proposed constitutional amendment enshrining abortion into California’s constitution in the event Roe v. Wade is overturned and threats to parental rights were the focus of a forum sponsored by… Read More
Cathedral’s multi-faceted choir program
Longtime director of music and cathedral choir director Christoph Tietze arranged a special Jubilee Concert April 3 to commemorate five decades of sacred music at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Multi-cultural parish seeks to become a “community of communities”
With 15 Masses offered each week in four languages — English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Portuguese — St. Raphael Church in San Rafael is a beautiful example of the kind of… Read More
THEOLOGY
In a letter to the local church community at Smyrna penned in the year before his death, the early second-century martyr St. Ignatius of Antioch writes, “Wherever the bishop shall… Read More
Boundless Faith:
Father Arturo Albano’s responsibilities as rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral seem as towering as the holy dwelling for which he was chosen caretaker.
Catechists honored at St. Pius X Dinner
Over 230 people gathered on Thursday, May 12 to celebrate those who selflessly give of their time, treasure and talent to form souls in faith formation programs in parishes across… Read More
Mary of Nazareth
Luke the Evangelist tells us that young Mary of Nazareth gave her fiat without reserve when she learned from an angelic messenger that God intended to favor her as the… Read More
ART & ARCHITECTURE
Cathedral architect Pietro Belluschi visualized his San Farncisco project as an all-encompassing work of faith, integrating the fine arts and architectural elements to achieve a unifying and uplifting structure of… Read More
History: From the ruins
Standing in the charred ruins of the church in which he had recently been installed as the fifth archbishop of San Francisco on the morning of Sept. 8, 1962, Joseph… Read More
History: Council Creation
Looking up into the modern “rafters” of St. Mary’s Cathedral 50 years after it was dedicated, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone marveled at the structure designed and constructed by… Read More
MARIAN SHRINES
Like many great cathedrals throughout the world, San Francisco’s was built to honor Mary’s unique role in God’s plan for human salvation. Her model of discipleship as expressed in Scripture… Read More

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