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HOLY LAND TRADITIONS
Juliette Totah, now 93 and living at St. Anne’s Home in San Francisco, was born in the Palestinian West Bank city of Ramallah. Like other Arab-speaking Catholics, her Easter memories… Read More
Everyone Should Oppose These California Vaccine Mandate Bills
This is not a piece about the ethics of aborted-fetal-cell-derived vaccines. You’ve no doubt read enough of those. It’s not a piece about COVID-19 vaccines or vaccines in general. Again,… Read More
LENT: Drawn by Faith
The parking lot of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Daly City is now something of a permanent gallery for the artwork of priest-in-residence Father Rey Culaba.
From the Archbishop: Lent as a time to make space for God
Once upon a time, many years ago, I experienced making a private retreat at the Camaldolese hermitage in Big Sur. I was only a couple of years ordained at the… Read More
News for kids: Masks no longer required for religious ed, parish activities
Students who attend religious education classes or participate in any parish youth activities will not be required to wear masks, according to an FAQ sent out by the archdiocesan Department… Read More
Full text: Pope Francis’ homily at the penance service and and act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart
On March 25 Pope Francis led a celebration of the sacrament of penance and the act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica. The following… Read More
Archdiocese committed to seven-year Laudato Si’ Action Platform
Laudato Si’ Action Platform, a new global campaign to bring the message of his 2015 encyclical more fully into the lives of the faithful
Rev. Thomas M. Parenti
Father Thomas Michael Parenti passed away peacefully, March 23, 2022, at the age of 78. Born in San Francisco in 1944 to Michele and Mary Parenti.  He had two sisters,… Read More
Marriage & family are at the heart of everything
BY ED HOPFNER Marriage and family are at the heart of the Church. “The whole Bible can be summed up in five words: God wants to marry us,” according to… Read More
Scholarships, mentoring offer way back for formerly incarcerated
When Jessy Martinez got out of prison two years ago, his plan was to make a new life for himself based on self-improvement, community and love. But if the oddsmakers… Read More
The Liturgy of the Word
The Mass includes two major parts: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

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