• Countercultural San Francisco parish attracts growing congregation

    Countercultural San Francisco parish attracts growing congregation

    • Aug 20, 2017

    Father Joseph Illo came to be in charge of the Star of the Sea Church in San Francisco three years ago. He has revitalized the ailing parish with his powerful commitment to traditional Catholic practices. “I was fading from the faith and now I am back,” said Mariella Zevallos, the new stewardship coordinator for the parish.

  • Liturgy institute to be revamped as center to promote Catholic culture

    Liturgy institute to be revamped as center to promote Catholic culture

    • Jul 31, 2017

    “For me, Benedict XVI is about opening the door of beauty to God to as many who want to enter by that path,” Maggie Gallagher, the new executive director for the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship, said. “The Mass, the liturgy and sacred music are indispensable. But encouraging a culture of Catholic art and storytelling is another closely connected goal. San Francisco’s amazingly ethnically diverse parishes provide many doors to beauty I’m excited to explore and promote.”

  • Retired Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco dies at 80

    Retired Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco dies at 80

    • May 4, 2017

    The eighth archbishop of San Francisco, George H. Niederauer, died on May 2 at 80. Niederauer served in San Francisco from 2006 to 2012. The archbishop supported traditional family and the right to life, defended religious freedom, and actively supported immigrant rights.