Archbishop attends racial listening session in SF Bayview
to the Nov.18, 2020 edition of
Just 3 Things,
the weekly social action newsletter of the Office of Human Life & Dignity. Here are some of the social justice news items of the week. If this email was forwarded, and you'd like to receive it each week, please
Racial reconciliation and justice listening sessions continue in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone joined a panel from the archdiocesan Committee for Racial Reconciliation and Justice at St. Paul of the Shipwreck on Nov. 14. This was the second listening session on racial issues. The first was at
St. Francis of Assisi in East Palo Alto Oct. 10.
More are planned. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for updates. Meanwhile, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, meeting remotely this week, reauthorized for three more years the
Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism.
More on SF listening session
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, this week appointed a working group to address the unique challenges of a Biden presidency.
At the fall virtual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week, Archbishop Gomez appointed Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron to lead the group. “The president-elect has given us reason to believe that his faith commitments will move him to support some good policies. This includes policies of immigration reform, refugees and the poor, and against racism, the death penalty, and climate change,” Archbishop Gomez said. “He has also given us reason to believe that he will support policies that are against some fundamental values that we hold dear as Catholics. These policies include: the repeal of the Hyde Amendment and the preservation of
Roe vs. Wade
. Both of these policies undermine our preeminent priority of the elimination of abortion.”
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A hand up, not a hand out is the philosophy of the CCHD.
This weekend is the special collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. The CCHD is the national anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops and works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. Twenty-five percent of the funds collected in the Archdiocese stay here for local programs.
Upcoming Events ...
Nov. 26 _
Nov. 29 _
First Sunday of Advent. Archbishop Cordileone celebrates 11 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral
, all day _ Catholic Women's Retreat for Healing After Abortion. Led by Fr. Vito Perrone, COSJ, with Fr. George Schultze, S.J. In English and Spanish. For more info, call 415-614-5567 or email
Jan. 23, 2021
_ Walk for Life West Coast. More info
Jan. 27, 2021
_ Human Trafficking Talk Series: Jan. 27, Feb. 8, Feb. 25, March 9 -- on Zoom. More at sfarch.org/seminars
on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:00AM