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CNA Staff, Aug 31, 2020 / 03:30 pm MT (CNA).- In a letter to San Francisco’s Mayor London Breed and other city officials, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Monday called on the city’s secular authorities to, “at a minimum, remove the excessive limits on outdoor public worship.” “Particularly for us as …

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Aug 19, 2020 / 05:01 pm MT (CNA).- Parishes in San Francisco, including the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, have been holding concurrent outdoor Masses in order to adapt to the city’s COVID-19 health orders. Several Masses took place concurrently on San Francisco’s …

CNA Staff, Jul 31, 2020 / 03:47 pm MT (CNA).- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is urging Catholics to fast every Friday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. “In addition to adoration, we have to reclaim an authentic and serious spirit of fasting. Fasting has traditionally been understood …

San Francisco, Calif., Jul 30, 2020 / 11:04 am MT (CNA).- San Francisco’s first Black firefighter, a Catholic convert whose faith helped him endure years of racial abuse within the department, will have a city street named after him. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously June 14 to name a …

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Jul 2, 2020 / 03:04 pm MT (CNA).- The Archdiocese of San Francisco is pledging to comply with the city and county public health orders barring indoor public Masses and limiting outdoor services, including funerals, to 12 people. City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a letter …

In the following letter, Archbishop José H. Gomez addresses recent controversies surrounding public monuments to St. Junípero Serra and asks the faithful of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to invoke the saint’s “intercession for this nation that he helped to found.” Ahead of the saint’s July 1 feast day, he …

CNA Staff, Jun 29, 2020 / 01:45 pm MT (CNA).- After a mob tore down statues, including a figure of St. Junípero Serra statue, in a San Francisco park, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was joined by several dozen Catholics Saturday in prayer and acts of spiritual reparation. “Evil has made itself …

Madrid, Spain, Jun 24, 2020 / 06:07 pm MT (CNA).- The mayor of Boadilla del Monte, a town just west of metro Madrid in central Spain, has offered to take the statue of Saint Junipero Serra toppled last weekend in San Francisco. Serra’s statue was torn down in San Francisco’s …

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Jun 22, 2020 / 03:20 pm MT (CNA).- In Los Angeles and San Francisco over the weekend, protestors tore down two statues of St. Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Franciscan priest and missionary who they accused of contributing to the destruction of Native American culture through …

CNA Staff, Jun 20, 2020 / 08:55 pm MT (CNA).- After the toppling of a saint’s statue in San Francisco, the city’s archbishop said Saturday that important protests over racial injustice have been “hijacked” by a mob bent on violence. “What is happening to our society? A renewed national movement …