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“Do not be afraid”: Gabriel Project volunteers take pregnant women and families in crisis under their wing
Like its namesake angel who told Mary, “do not be afraid” after her pregnancy with Jesus was revealed, the Gabriel Project promised the couple it could help them and assured… Read More
Rev. John A. Balleza, COSJ
Father John A. Balleza passed into eternal life over Easter weekend at the Contemplatives of St. Joseph Monastery at Mater Dolorosa at the age of 70 years. 
Dominicans celebrate Father Bruno Gibson’s “priestly joy”
San Francisco-born Father Gibson was an active Dominican priest until three months before his death on March 11 at age 92. One month prior to his death, Father Gibson was… Read More
Evangelization Expertise
“Continuing education for priests is important to be able to understand the world and how to best minister in that world. We wouldn’t be able to engage in this continuing… Read More
Centennial Celebration of St. Mary’s Park
Archbishop Joseph Alemany, OP, the first Archbishop of San Francisco, desired to build a college in the city shortly after the Archdiocese was founded. Purchasing a piece of farmland property,… Read More
Rev. Joseph E. Richard
Rev. Joseph E. Richard passed into eternal life on Friday, March 29 at Redwood Acres Residential Home at the age of 94 years. 
Jesus, I trust in You: The history and mystery of the Divine Mercy devotion
The history of the Divine Mercy image is as fascinating as the mystery of it, and the two are inextricably linked. Most of all, the image is reflective of a… Read More
Stations of the Eucharist: Why do you attend Mass?
The Mass is the eternal sacrifice of the Lamb of God for your sins, for my sins, that saves the entire world. Here are 14 meditations on the Eucharist beginning… Read More
What Does the Church Teach About IVF?
By Ryan Mayer In-vitro fertilization (IVF) has been in the news recently after a court in Alabama ruled that human embryos created through the procedure deserve the same legal protections… Read More
The blood of Christ our source of salvation
As the Church celebrates the institution of the Eucharist and the priesthood on Holy Thursday each year, the stunning window at St. Anne’s is fit for meditation, giving us a… Read More
Chrism Mass unites Archdiocese in blessing of oils and renewing of priestly promises
On Thursday, March 21, Archbishop Cordileone gathered with priests and lay faithful of the Archdiocese at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption for the annual Chrism Mass. 

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