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Mary Ann Carr-Wilson greets the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa before the Teaching Children's Chant Camp Workshop in Menlo Park, Calif., held last week. Photo courtesy of the Benedict XVI Institute.

Workshop teaches how to teach Gregorian chant to children, teens

Aug 13, 2018

Parish music directors, teachers, priests, and religious sisters gathered near San Francisco last week for a workshop helping them learn... Read more

Teens participate in a chant camp in Benicia, Calif. Photo courtesy of the Benedict XVI Institute.

Bay area project expands Gregorian chant instruction to children, teens

Jul 27, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

An initiative in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to form the Catholic imagination through beauty will next month host a... Read more

Opening Mass for the synod of bishops on the family Oct. 8, 2015.

New San Francisco auxiliary bishop 'delighted' by appointment

Mar 28, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Fr. Robert F. Christian, O.P., a Dominican friar and a... Read more

Archbishop Emeritus George Niederauer of San Francisco, who died May 2, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Archbishop Niederauer remembered for his service to the Church

May 3, 2017

After battling lung disease, Archbishop Emeritus George H. Niederauer of San Francisco died May 2 at the age of 80... Read more

Immaculate Heart of Mary.

San Francisco archdiocese to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 28, 2017

In the centennial year of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco will consecrate his archdiocese... Read more

Archbishop Cordileone thankful for San Francisco teacher contract agreement

Aug 23, 2015

Efforts to promote Catholic culture in the San Francisco archdiocese’s high schools and to agree on a contract acceptable for... Read more

An impromptu memorial honoring Kate Steinle at Pier 14 in San Francisco.

Archbishop after death of Calif. woman: Immigrants are not all 'guilty by association'

Jul 23, 2015

The random killing of a 32 year-old California woman has reignited an intense debate about immigration reform, after the suspect... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, June 28, 2013.

San Fran archdiocese praises Catholic school teachers, rejects 'inflammatory' reports

May 1, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

The Archdiocese of San Francisco has stressed its “greatest admiration and respect” for those working in Catholic education, pledging to... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov 13.

Anti-Cordileone ad misrepresents Catholicism, archdiocese says

Apr 17, 2015

By CNA Staff

A group of Catholics promoting a full-page advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone don’t represent San Francisco... Read more

The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco, Calif.

San Francisco cathedral sprinkler aimed for safety, not homeless

Mar 18, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

San Francisco’s cathedral installed a special sprinkler system to wash out “needles, feces and other dangerous items” from its doorways... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, at the US bishops' meeting, Nov. 13, 2012.

As storm brews, San Fran archbishop strikes back at school guideline critics

Feb 20, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Politicians have targeted San Francisco Catholic schools’ teacher standards, but Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone says they are a matter of Catholic... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone celebrates vespers at St. Sebastian on Jan. 5, 2014.

San Francisco project to promote beauty in music, liturgy

Feb 9, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

A recently launched initiative in San Francisco will educate Church musicians about sacred music and train lay ministers for their... Read more