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Catholic San Francisco is the news organization of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Catholic San Francisco is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. We report timely, breaking and in-depth news of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, of the San Francisco Bay Area, California politics, the U.S., Pope Francis, and the global Roman Catholic Church. A print edition is mailed to the homes of parishioners free of charge. Subscriptions are available for $24 if mailed within California, $36 outside California.

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Amid pandemic, politicians must put country over party, pope says

Pope Francis began his morning Mass by praying for political leaders and calling on them to put the welfare of their people above their party's interests during the coronavirus pandemic

catholic-sf.org VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis began his morning Mass by praying for political leaders and calling on them to put the welfare of their people above their party's interests during the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19: Concerns for countries with fragile health systems

Catholic aid organizations say that countries such as Malawi, Sierra Leone and South Sudan lack vital equipment including ventilators and intensive care beds to deal with the pandemic.

catholic-sf.org Aid agencies are sounding the alarm over the spread of the COVID-19 virus in countries that don’t have adequate health systems to deal with the onslaught of the pandemic.

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St. Camillus: Patron saint of hospitals, nurses and the sick

St. Camillus de Lellis turned from a life as a soldier and gambler to become a priest and the founder of an order dedicated to caring for the sick. He is the patron saint of hospitals, nurses and the sick.

catholic-sf.org St. Camillus de Lellis turned from a life as a soldier and gambler to become a priest and the founder of an order dedicated to caring for the sick. He is the patron saint of hospitals, nurses and the sick.

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Full text of Pope Francis’ homily on Divine Mercy Sunday

"Dear brothers and sisters, in the time of trial that we are presently undergoing, we too, like Thomas, with our fears and our doubts, have experienced our frailty. We need the Lord, who sees beyond that frailty an irrepressible beauty."

catholic-sf.org Here is the full text of Pope Francis' homily on Divine Mercy Sunday, delivered April 19 at Santo Spirito in Sassia, Rome.

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Catholic leaders in Latin America pledge to protect the vulnerable

The pandemic is “probably the greatest challenge that we, as a generation, will live in our history," hits the vulnerable hardest and demands a concerted response with the church at the moral forefront, Catholic leaders of Latin America say in a new statement.

catholic-sf.org The pandemic “probably the greatest challenge that we, as a generation, will live in our history," hits the vulnerable hardest and demands a concerted response with the church at the moral forefront, Catholic leaders of Latin America say in a new statement.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass marking the feast of Divine Mercy at the Church of the Holy Spirit near the Vatican in Rome April 19, 2020. The church houses a sanctuary dedicated to Divine Mercy. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

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Now is time to build new world without inequality, injustice, pope says

As the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a risk it will be struck by an even worse virus -- that of selfish indifference, Pope Francis said.

catholic-sf.org ROME -- As the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a risk it will be struck by an even worse virus -- that of selfish indifference, Pope Francis said.

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Guatemalan bishops: Deporting people during pandemic lacks humanity

Guatemala's bishops have criticized continued deportations during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the practice has "no sense of humanity" during a health crisis.

catholic-sf.org MEXICO CITY -- Guatemala's bishops have criticized continued deportations during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the practice has "no sense of humanity" during a health crisis.

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Pandemic prompts makers of 'Fatima' film to delay its release to theaters

Moviegoers anticipating the feature film about the story of the children of Fatima will have to wait a few more months to see the famous miracle story on the big screen.

catholic-sf.org NEW YORK -- Moviegoers anticipating the feature film about the story of the children of Fatima will have to wait a few more months to see the famous miracle story on the big screen.

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Amid coronavirus, Catholic psychologists provide a frame for suicide prevention

As health experts predict an increase in suicidal tendencies amid the coronavirus, Catholic professionals have outlined how to seek help and to be aware of those inclined to self-harm.

catholic-sf.org DENVER, Colo. -- As health experts predict an increase in suicidal tendencies amid the coronavirus, Catholic professionals have outlined how to seek help and to be aware of those inclined to self-harm.

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Overcrowded Philippine jail infected with coronavirus

Nine inmates and nine employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at Quezon City Jail, the Philippines’ most overcrowded prison.

catholic-sf.org Nine inmates and nine employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at Quezon City Jail, the Philippines’ most overcrowded prison.

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Virginia woman says prayer a needed response to virus, promotes rosary

Participants in a Vincentian prayer campaign are asked to pray for safety of health care professionals, recovery of those suffering with the virus, wisdom for church and government leaders, those suffering from the economic impact of the virus and God's infinite wisdom to provide a cure.

catholic-sf.org Participants in a Vincentian prayer campaign are asked to pray for safety of health care professionals, recovery of those suffering with the virus, wisdom for church and government leaders, those suffering from the economic impact of the virus and God's infinite wisdom to provide a cure.

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Bishops join concerns for protection of migrants, virus spread via deportations

Some U.S. bishops joined an effort by national organizations and other groups in Latin America calling on global leaders to provide better protections for migrants and refugees during the coronavirus pandemic, while also voicing worries about the spread of the virus to other countries via deportations.

catholic-sf.org WASHINGTON -- Some U.S. bishops joined an effort by national organizations and other groups in Latin America calling on global leaders to provide better protections for migrants and refugees during the coronavirus pandemic, while also voicing worries about the spread of the virus to other countries....

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Pope to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday in Rome church

Some 200 meters from St. Peter’s Square is the Church of the Holy Spirit, the sanctuary and center of the devotion to Divine Mercy in Rome, where Pope Francis will mark Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19. The Mass will be streamed and televised live but will have only a handful of faithful because of the coronavirus lockdown in Italy and the Vatican.

catholic-sf.org This year, the feast of Divine Mercy, which is celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, turns 20. Pope Francis will mark it on Sunday with a Holy Mass at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Sassia, the centre of the devotion to Divine Mercy in Rome.

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Divine Mercy Sunday seen as opportunity to receive Christ's mercy 'anew'

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, will celebrate a special livestreamed Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m. (EDT) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.

catholic-sf.org BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, will celebrate a special livestreamed Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m. (EDT) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.

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Pope prays at Mass for those caring for persons with disabilities

Pope Francis dedicated Mass on Saturday morning to those who care for persons with disabilities who have caught COVID-19. In his homily, he spoke of the Apostles' boldness in preaching the Gospel after Pentecost.

catholic-sf.org Pope Francis dedicated Mass on Saturday morning to those who care for persons with disabilities who have caught COVID-19. In his homily, he spoke of the Apostles' boldness in preaching the Gospel after Pentecost.

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SF shelter’s COVID outbreak prompts calls to move homeless to hotels

An outbreak of COVID-19 at San Francisco’s largest homeless shelter has put a spotlight on the danger of coronavirus spreading through the city’s unhoused population.

catholic-sf.org An outbreak of COVID-19 at San Francisco’s largest homeless shelter has put a spotlight on the danger of coronavirus spreading through the city’s unhoused population.

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German bishops criticize decision to maintain church service ban

Catholic and Protestant churches in Germany have responded differently to the federal government's decision not to lift the ban on public church services.

catholic-sf.org BONN, Germany -- Catholic and Protestant churches in Germany have responded differently to the federal government's decision not to lift the ban on public church services.

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New Mexico bishop to allow public Masses with restrictions

One month after Bishop Peter Baldacchino of Las Cruces, New Mexico, announced there would no longer be public Masses in the diocese to curb the spread of the coronavirus, he reversed his decision saying public Masses could resume, with restrictions.

catholic-sf.org WASHINGTON -- One month after Bishop Peter Baldacchino of Las Cruces, New Mexico, announced there would no longer be public Masses in the diocese to curb the spread of the coronavirus, he reversed his decision saying public Masses could resume, with restrictions.

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Pope pens editorial on joy in the time of coronavirus

Like the women at the tomb whose sorrow turned to joy after the Resurrection, Christians also are called to be joyful witnesses to Christ's victory over death amid the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said.

catholic-sf.org VATICAN CITY -- Like the women at the tomb whose sorrow turned to joy after the Resurrection, Christians also are called to be joyful witnesses to Christ's victory over death amid the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said.

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Italian bishops in talks with government on post-lockdown liturgies

As the Italian government makes plans for a gradual return to normality after the COVID-19 pandemic, representatives of the country's bishops' conference are meeting with the Ministry of Internal Affairs to discuss a resumption of public Masses and, especially, of funerals.

catholic-sf.org ROME -- As the Italian government makes plans for a gradual return to normality after the COVID-19 pandemic, representatives of the country's bishops' conference are meeting with the Ministry of Internal Affairs to discuss a resumption of public Masses and, especially, of funerals.

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Job and income loss shifts local food banks into overdrive

Hunger or the fear of it is spreading quickly in the Bay Area as it is throughout the country.

Volunteers from St. Paul of the Shipwreck, All Hallows, and Our Lady of Lourdes parishes are among those helping feed those in their community economically impacted by job or wage loss as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.(Photo by Debra Greenblat)

catholic-sf.org Hunger or the fear of it is real and spreading quickly in the Bay Area.

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Pope says living faith without sacraments, community is dangerous

Pope Francis said the forced isolation devised to stop the pandemic was presenting the danger of people living the faith only for themselves -- detached from the sacraments, the church and the people of God.

catholic-sf.org VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said the forced isolation devised to stop the pandemic was presenting the danger of people living the faith only for themselves -- detached from the sacraments, the church and the people of God.

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Philippines eyes 'selective quarantines' after lockdown

Enhanced community quarantines could be extended in some areas of Philippine capital Manila beyond April 30, according to a government agency tasked with dealing with the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

catholic-sf.org MANILA, Philippines -- Enhanced community quarantines could be extended in some areas of Philippine capital Manila beyond April 30, according to a government agency tasked with dealing with the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pope thanks pharmacists for helping people during pandemic

Pope Francis said he was called out for forgetting to thank a group of people who also are on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus epidemic: pharmacists.

catholic-sf.org VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said he was called out for forgetting to thank a group of people who also are on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus epidemic: pharmacists.

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COVID-19 to throw millions into poverty in Bangladesh, economists warn

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will make the poor even poorer and throw about 50 million into poverty in Bangladesh, leading economists have warned.

catholic-sf.org DHAKA, Bangladesh -- The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will make the poor even poorer and throw about 50 million into poverty in Bangladesh, leading economists have warned.

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Pope's 'virtual' congregations show true unity in prayer, Jesuit says

Using the media to pray together and, especially, to join others for Mass is showing Catholics that they can be united around the Lord's table even when they are not physically together, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.

catholic-sf.org VATICAN CITY -- Using the media to pray together and, especially, to join others for Mass is showing Catholics that they can be united around the Lord's table even when they are not physically together, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.

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Civil action group calls for protection of migrants amid pandemic

A network of church and civil organizations called on world leaders to make sure migrants and refugees were cared for during the coronavirus pandemic.

catholic-sf.org VATICAN CITY -- A network of church and civil organizations called on world leaders to make sure migrants and refugees were cared for during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Paris archbishop welcomes Macron's renewed pledge to rebuild Notre Dame

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris welcomed a renewed pledge by French President Emmanuel Macron to rebuild Notre Dame cathedral.

catholic-sf.org PARIS -- Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris welcomed a renewed pledge by French President Emmanuel Macron to rebuild Notre Dame cathedral.

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Retired pope, celebrating 93rd birthday, is well, secretary says

VATICAN CITY -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI "is well," although the coronavirus pandemic restrictions mean he will receive no visitors April 16, his 93rd birthday.

catholic-sf.org VATICAN CITY -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI "is well," although the coronavirus pandemic restrictions mean he will receive no visitors April 16, his 93rd birthday.

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'No end in sight' for lockdown, Duterte says

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on April 14 that he is likely to lift the lockdown across Luzon, the country’s biggest and most populous island, only if a coronavirus vaccine is discovered and readily made available to Filipinos.

catholic-sf.org Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on April 14 that he is likely to lift the lockdown across Luzon, the country’s biggest and most populous island, only if a coronavirus vaccine is discovered and readily made available to Filipinos.

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Talk of aid for journalism includes religious news outlets

Local journalism outlets, including diocesan newspapers, are being touted as vital information sources during the COVID-19 pandemic worthy of being included in a new round of federal emergency aid.

catholic-sf.org CLEVELAND -- Local journalism outlets, including diocesan newspapers, are being touted as vital information sources during the COVID-19 pandemic worthy of being included in a new round of federal emergency aid.

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Shutdown of religious services in pandemic prompts varied responses

WASHINGTON -- As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the country, churches have been forced to follow states' stay-in-place guidelines, which some see as an infringement of their religious freedom.

catholic-sf.org As long as places of worship aren't singled out, but are closed just as restaurants and movie theaters are, states are within their legal rights to close them during the pandemic, said Michael Moreland, professor of law and religion at Villanova University's Charles Widger School of Law.

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Some dioceses taking 'Civilize It' initiative to heart

The current stilling of the partisan waters during the coronavirus pandemic may be just a mirage, as the nation is just a few months removed from a presidential impeachment trial, and about a half-year away from a presidential election.

catholic-sf.org WASHINGTON -- The current stilling of the partisan waters during the coronavirus pandemic may be just a mirage, as the nation is just a few months removed from a presidential impeachment trial, and about a half-year away from a presidential election.

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Bishop allows doctors to give Communion to coronavirus patients

Looking for a way to provide both spiritual and physical care on Easter, a group of Italian doctors received their bishop's permission to distribute Communion to those infected by the coronavirus.

catholic-sf.org VATICAN CITY -- Looking for a way to provide both spiritual and physical care on Easter, a group of Italian doctors received their bishop's permission to distribute Communion to those infected by the coronavirus.

Welcome to Catholic San Francisco!

Catholic San Francisco is the official news organization of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, serving San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties in the Bay Area. We publish a twice-monthly newspaper founded in 1999 and delivered free to registered parishioners, a website, social media and email newsletters. As we enter our third decade, we’re inspired by Catholic journalists’ patron St. Francis de Sales to “be all you are and be that well.” We hold close Pope Francis’ call to practice a “journalism of peace” to serve the communion without sentimentalism or looking away from serious problems, and “to contribute to our shared commitment to stemming the spread of fake news and to rediscover the dignity of journalism and the personal responsibility of journalists to communicate the truth.” We believe in servant discipleship, in Christ who seeks out and heals the poor and marginalized and the poor and marginalized places within us all. “When God wanted to make all things new through his son,” Pope Francis said in his closing homily of 2019 as he looked at the poorer citizens of Rome, “he did not start in the temple, but in the womb of a young and poor woman.” Finally, with St. Paul, we make a final appeal to the golden rule in our missionary work in the world. We are committed to communicating with dignity, respect and civility toward all, reflecting the face of Christ and the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness (Galatians 5:22).

Catholic San Francisco’s role as part of the pastoral communications ministry of the archdiocese includes:

-- A witness to the signs of the times through timely, credible news reporting and presentation

-- A source of inspiration, information and fellowship to help nourish Catholics in their faith and bring them closer to Christ’s saving grace

-- A space of faithful encounter in a living church made up of all the baptized: a gathering place in the unity in diversity of our local communion

-- A indirect pastoral ministry serving colleagues in direct ministry by helping them communicate their work

-- A means for Archbishop Cordileone, Catholic San Francisco’s publisher, to speak to the people of the archdiocese

We also provide advertising, production and administrative support for the archdiocese’s Official Directory and Spanish newspaper, San Francisco Católico, and media services for other Catholic ministries in the archdiocese.

Catholic San Francisco is the winner of multiple U.S-Canada Catholic press awards, including 2017 Editor of the Year and second place for General Excellence in 2018.

A note on stewardship: CSF’s program costs and a portion of employee benefits are self-financed 85-15 by advertising and other sources, primarily donations from readers but also paid subscriptions and sales of a premium version of the Official Directory.

Editor: Rick DelVecchio, [email protected], (415) 614-5647

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