This year will be the 50th anniversary of the papal encyclical Hummanae Vitae. Bishop Mark J. Seitz gave a homily at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Hummanae ...
Do Not Worry
For Sunday, February 26, 2017, 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time Isaiah 49:14-151 Corinthians 4:1-5 Matthew 6:24-34 Jesus tells us not to worry or be anxious at least four times in today’s Gospel. I don’t know about you but I find these words easier said than done. When deadlines loom or money seems short or I... Read more »
How the Catholic Church determines a true Marian apparition
When it comes to Marian apparitions, the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach that focuses more on the message than the miracle.
What does the church teach about guardian angels?
Images of angels are on calendars and notecards, magnets and mugs. But these spiritual beings are not the stuff of Hallmark designs; they are real and powerful, serving as protectors and ministers of divine..
Three Ways Parenthood Will Make You a Saint
Being a parent can be an incredible path to holiness. Today, Ricky Jones offers three ways Christ offers his grace to parents to sanctify them.
What Egypt's Catholic bishops said to Pope Francis
A special invitation to visit Egypt was delivered to Pope Francis by Coptic Catholic bishops during their ad limina visit Feb. 6, during which they also gave a report on the state of the Church in their country.
The Untold Story of How the CDF Created the Anglican Ordinariate
Here's why the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during Benedict XVI’s papacy realized that it had to take charge of the reuni...
What is the Chrism Mass?
Q: Would you please explain the significance of the Chrism Mass? On Holy Thursday morning (in some dioceses it may be another morning during Holy Week), the bishop, joined by the priests of the diocese, gather at the Cathedral to celebrate the Chrism Mass. This Mass manifests the unity of the priests with their bishop. …
Catholic Crooner Connick discusses new show, family, faith
By Jim Graves. Entertainer’s syndicated talk show “Harry” debuted last September
What can evangelize the world? A good Catholic school.
The Catholic school can be a missionary force to bring Christ to the world, the Bishop of Phoenix has said in a new apostolic letter.
Archdiocese of San Francisco
At its founding in 1853 the Archdiocese of San Francisco immediately began serving the immigrant communities that then comprised northern California. Today we continue to serve over a half million Catholics in three counties – San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo – which remains one of the most diverse regions in the United States. Within our Archdiocese you’ll find 89 parishes with Mass offered in 20 different languages. We worship together and also serve our neighbors through active social service, education and health care outreach. We provide exceptional Catholic education in 87 schools throughout the Archdiocese. We seek to educate the whole child—mind, body and spirit—and to that end offer a challenging curriculum, athletic programs to…