Pray for our new president
to the Jan. 20, 2021 edition of
Just 3 Things,
the weekly social action newsletter of the Office of Human Life & Dignity. Today is the inauguration of President Joe Biden, and we join in prayer for the new president and our country. If this email was forwarded to you, and you'd like to receive it each week, please
Join us! Already 600 people have signed up for the free webinar, "The Prolife Movement: Looking Forward in 2021" on
Jan. 22 @ 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
On the webinar Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and Human Life Action executive director Brian Duggan will engage in conversation with two of our nation's most prominent Catholic pro-life leaders and thinkers, Fordham ethicist Charles Camosy and founder and president of the Susan B. Anthony List Marjorie Dannenfelser.
The Biden administration presents unique challenges, precisely because he professes to be a practicing Catholic but disagrees with the Church on some fundamental issues concerning the dignity of human life," the Archbishop stated. As chair of the US bishops' Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Archbishop Cordileone said he was asked by US Conference of Catholic Bishops president Archbishop Jose Gomez to serve on the newly formed task force to advise Archbishop Gomez "on how to interact with the new administration in two senses: as a prominent faith leader in advocating for just policies (which is always the case), and as a pastor of the President’s own faith community (unique to this administration).”
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This is the 54th annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25.
In the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Gerasimos will pray together at a 7 p.m. vespers service on Jan. 21 at St. Pius Church. But there will be no congregation and the service will be livestreamed at pius.org. The situation is similar around the world, including in Rome. (File photo is Pope Francis and other religious leaders during an Ecumenical Prayer for Peace event in Bari courtesy Vatican News)
Hong Kong does not have a diocesan bishop. Why not?
The Diocese of Hong Kong has been without a permanent leader for more than two years, since the January 2019 death of Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung. T
he issue is finding someone who is acceptable to both Communist China and pro-democracy forces in Hong Kong. (Photo shows Catholics celebrating Mass at Hong Kong's Catholic Cathedral Feb. 2, 2020 CNS Photo/Francis Wong)
The dilemma of Hong Kong
What's coming up:
Jan. 21 __ 7 p.m. Ecumenical vespers with Archbishop Cordileone and Metropolitan Gerasimos. Due to COVID-19 regulations, no congregation at St. Pius Church. Livestream at
Jan. 22 __ 12 noon. Mass for Day of Prayer for Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Offered by Archbishop Cordileone at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption and at your parish. Info
Jan. 22 __ 1:30 p.m. Free Webinar. "The Prolife Movement: Looking Forward in 2021". Archbishop Cordileone, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser and ethicist and Fordham U professor Charles Camosy. Register
Jan. 23 _ 10:30 a.m. Walk for Life West Coast Mass. Offered by Archbishop Cordileone at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. Info
Jan. 27 _ 6:30 p.m. Webinar. "An Overview of Human Trafficking." First of a series. Info
on Wednesday, January 20 at 9:00AM