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San Francisco archbishop asks city to ease Mass restrictions

San Francisco archbishop asks city to ease Mass restrictions

| September 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco has asked the city’s mayor and health officials to ease attendance restrictions on public Masses the archbishop says are unfair. Currently, Masses may be celebrated only outdoors in San Francisco, with only 12 attendees. According to archdiocesan spokesman Mike Brown, a dozen priests have been celebrating Masses simultaneously […]

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Why “What are the bishops doing about it?” is the wrong question

Why “What are the bishops doing about it?” is the wrong question

| Bishop Robert Barron | July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recently, the bishops of California made a statement regarding the attacks on the statues of St. Junipero Serra in San Francisco, Ventura, and Los Angeles. While acknowledging that there are legitimate concerns about racism both historical and contemporary, we insisted that the characterization of Serra as the moral equivalent of Hitler and the missions he founded as tantamount to death camps is simply unconscionable.

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Soto: ‘Strenuous labor’ of ending racism shouldn’t be ‘toppled’ by looting

Soto: ‘Strenuous labor’ of ending racism shouldn’t be ‘toppled’ by looting

By defacing and toppling a statue of St. Junipero Serra in Sacramento, protesters may have meant “to draw attention to the sorrowful, angry memories over California’s past,” but “this act of vandalism does little to build the future,” Bishop Jaime Soto said July 5.

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Racial issues need ‘honest discussion,’ not destruction, says archbishop

Racial issues need ‘honest discussion,’ not destruction, says archbishop

| June 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

San Francisco’s archbishop said June 20 the “toppling and defacing” of a statue of St. Junipero Serra and other statues in the city’s Golden Gate Park is the latest example of some people using the current movement against racial injustice as a reason for violence, looting and vandalism.

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Teen spends final days reaching out to vulnerable, poor on city streets

Teen spends final days reaching out to vulnerable, poor on city streets

| Christina Gray | November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

When 19-year-old Nicholas Peters of San Carlos understood that his life would not be a long one, he decided to spend the days that might be left to him ministering to the forgotten and the hopeless on the streets of San Francisco.

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