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					On church altar, priest memorializes Shoah’s ‘staggering’ evil
By George Raine                          and that the story of the genocide of six                 anti-Semitism was repugnant, and he gave          major concentration camps in Europe
                                         million European Jews, recalled in a small                it no truck,” said Father Lavagetto.              in 1944; the back story on the Shoah,
    All of the photographs in the small but telling way at the purgatory altar at St.                  The lessons from the Holocaust – chief        meaning calamity in Hebrew; a copy of
Holocaust memorial on a side altar at Dominic, deserves our attention.                             among them that we are all brothers and           Psalm 130, “A Cry from the Depths;”
St. Dominic Church in San                                “I wanted images to sink                  sisters – have long been part of Father           the Kaddish Prayer, required in Jewish
Francisco are arresting and                           into their hearts,” Father                   Lavagetto’s portfolio, as teacher and pastor.     law to be recited for the dead but which
disturbing, but the one that                          Lavagetto said of the parish-                He was a Christian Brother for 25 years,          is also a prayer for peace, and a copy
captures a pretty woman                               ioners and visitors who pass                 before his ordination as a priest in 1996, and    of Pope John Paul II’s speech at Yad
about to be executed at                               by, “because unless you pray                 taught chemistry and religion for 11 years at     Vashem, in which he noted that “only
the death camp at Belzec,                             with your heart it can remain                Cathedral High School in Los Angeles – and        a world at peace, with justice for all,
Poland, will stop you cold.                           very academic.”                              to the religion students he showed film on        can avoid repeating the mistakes and
    She was standing in the                              Father Lavagetto is the                   concentration camp liberation.                    terrible crimes of the past.”
snow. She was holding her                             son of an iconic professional                    He recently visited the U.S. Holocaust            In the book of photographs,
hands as in prayer. It was                            baseball player and manager,                 Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.,              there is an image of a burning syna-
her last day.                                         Cookie Lavagetto, who made                   where he wept, and, once home, assembled          gogue in Siegen, Germany, during
    It’s a reminder, said       Dominican Father      his name as an infielder for                 his own memorial.                                 “Kristallnacht,” meaning Night of
Dominican Father Xavier         Xavier Lavagetto      the Brooklyn Dodgers, in                         There are three candles illuminating          Broken Glass, on Nov. 10, 1938; a
Lavagetto, the pastor, that                           the 1930s and 1940s. He had                  the collected pieces, which also include          shot of the crematorium furnaces in
“the size of inhumanity is staggering,” many Jewish friends, said his son. “To dad,                three framed photographs; a map of the                                    SHOAH, page 8

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archbishop repents for
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Dale Recinella, a former financier turned prison chaplain, talks to inmates about suffering during religious education instruction at Union Correctional                                         (CNS PHOTO/DARON DEAN)
     Institution in Raiford, Fla., May 11. He chronicled his journey in a new book, “Now I Walk on Death Row.” Read the story on

Enhanced curriculum, and lighter backpacks, seen as Mercy adopts iPads
By Valerie Schmalz                             puters rather than purchasing hard copies of        and fun,” said the principal, who also teaches    increased traffic and to ensure there
                                               the texts, said principal Lisa Tortorich. The       technology and education at the University        are sufficient firewalls and monitoring
    A pilot iPad program begins in the         pilot program is a way to work out the bugs         of San Francisco.                                 tools.
fall at Mercy High School, Burlingame          before iPads become mandatory, social stud-            Several Catholic high schools in the               Mercy Burlingame is installing a
with all teachers beginning to teach with      ies chair Linda Townsend said.                      Archdiocese of San Francisco are inves-           wireless Internet system this summer
iPads and students encouraged to bring             “It’s an absolute shift in our institutional    tigating implementation of iPad technol-          in preparation for the changeover to the
iPads to class.                                strategy,” said Tortorich, saying the impetus       ogy, said Schools Superintendent Maureen          tablet, which weighs slightly more than
    If all goes well with the pilot program,   for the change came from the faculty. “We           Huntington.                                       1 pound, Tortorich said. The system is
in the 2012-13 school year students will       are very proud that we are leading the area            Setting up a one-to-one system for iPads       designed so the students log on to it
be required to purchase iPads and will         of technology.”                                     or laptops requires sinking funds into a          and have limited access to sites that are
download available texts onto their com-           “There are so many apps that are creative       school technology upgrade to handle the                                      IPAD, page 8

                                                          INSIDE THIS WEEK’S EDITION
                                                                                                                                                    On the Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
                                                                                                                                                    Bishops’ “Quest” comment. . 4
                                                                                                                                                    Charismatic conference . . . . 6
                                                                                                                                                    Rome issues abuse norms . . 9
                                                                                                                                                    Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                         Scholars challenge                        Kinship ties lead prep                   USF honors immigrant’s Cross of Nails . . . . . . . . . . . 13
                       Boehner on social justice                   team to league sweep                      risky fight for justice Father Rolheiser . . . . . . . . . 15
                            ~ Page 5 ~                                 ~ Page 7 ~                                ~ Page 10 ~ 
                     May 20, 2011                                                                 ONE DOLLAR                                               VOLUME 13             •   No. 19
2       Catholic San Francisco                May 20, 2011

                                                                                                  Adonis Gonzalez;
On The                                                                                            Junipero Serra High
                                                                                                  School, Brandon Tineo,
                                                                                                  Siaosi Tuitavake; Marin
                                                                                                  Catholic High School,
                                                                                                  Sandra Colindres, Evan
                                                                                                  Egas; Sacred Heart
Where You Live                                                                                    Cathedral Preparatory,
                                                                                                  Maritza             Sazo.
                                                                                                  “Approximately 180 full-
By Tom Burke                                                                                      time teachers, counselors,
                                                                                                  and librarians at Marin
                                                                                                  Catholic, Riordan, Sacred
    Happy birthday April 20 to Norma Tealdi from sis-                                             Heart Cathedral, and Serra
ters, Dora Varacchi and Lottie Peradotto. Norma, now                                              belong to the SFAFT,”
95 years old, Dora, 87, and Lottie, 91, all live together        David and Sandra Mehrwein said President Christian
in a North Beach apartment building left to them by their                                         Clifford, of Junipero Serra
dad. The sisters are longtime members of the Italian             High School….Thanks to San Domenico Schools for this
                                 Catholic Federation             note about compost. They’re calling the stuff `black gold.’
                                 Branch 38 and Norma’s           Last summer, a compost committee, including parent vol-
                                 birthday was recently           unteers and school staff, piloted the first large-scale horse
                                 celebrated with the larger      manure – they have stables there ya’ know? - composting
                                 ICF group. Dora told            system on a hill above the school’s 1-acre organic garden.             Maria del Refugio Mota de Carson surrounded by
                                 me the sisters all receive      The first finished pile, measured about 20 cubic yards of
                                 Catholic San Francisco                                                                               family at her 100th birthday celebration in December.
                                                                 vital nutrients. “Onsite composting of the school’s horse
                                 and like it very much           manure is a responsible environmental business practice,
                                 for keeping up with the         minimizing waste while at the same time eliminating the             No. 1 in Marin! The numbers bunch came out with the
                                 news…. Celebrating her          fossil fuels needed to truck compost to the school,” San            highest score in all four rounds of a recent competition.
                                 100th birthday is Maria         Domenico said.” The economic savings is more than $750              Team members include Anji Bodony, Kendall Christie,
                                 del Refugio Mota de             in retail compost costs plus a savings for manure disposal          Adam Libresco, Will Martel, Rachele Nagler, Manisha
                                 Carson of St. Brendan           fees” With its Garden of Hope solar installation, and               Patel, and Paige Waters. Brooke Gelber coached the
                                 Parish in San Francisco.        sustainability program, San Domenico is proud to be “a              team with parent Jock Christie…. `Oops’ and `Sorry’
                                 Father Dan Nascimento,          leader of green practices all year long.”… Speaking of              to Mike York who was misidentified here in a recent pix
                                 pastor at St. Bren’s, was       horses, San Domenico’s equestrian team riders advanced              from St. Charles in San Carlos…. This is an empty space
        Norma Tealdi             principal celebrant of a        to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s National            without you. E-mail items and electronic pictures – jpegs
                                 Mass commemorating the          Finals. Coach is Lisa Durbrow. “This year has been a great          at no less than 300 dpi – to or
milestone. Helping plan the liturgy was Canossian Sister         season for our young team,” Durbrow said. “Our riders               mail them to Street, One Peter Yorke Way, SF 94109.
Catherine Capello. Maria’s nieces, Anita Villarreal and          worked very hard throughout the year and their success              Don’t forget to add a follow-up phone number. Thank you.
Caroline Mota, hosted a reception for the many family            is earned.” Congrats to San Domenico Mathletes now                  My phone number is (415) 614-5634.
and friends. Anita said that dancing was a big part of the
after-party and Maria took a spin on the dance floor with                                                                                                                           Archbishop Riordan
“every gentleman who attended.”…Nice to speak with                                                                                                                                  students and school
Nellie Picolotto, who has lived at Bay and Gough in San
                                                                                                                                                                                  chaperones pitched in
Francisco for 61 years, and admits – thank you – to being a
regular reader of this column. Nellie is a parishioner of Sts.                                                                                                                 with Habitat for Humanity
Peter and Paul in North Beach and will be 88 years old                                                                                                                         in New Orleans 7th Ward
Oct. 1. Happy birthday!... Congratulations to David and                                                                                                                          in April. This is the fifth
Sandra Mehrwein of St. Elizabeth Parish on the celebra-                                                                                                                        year in a row that Riordan
tion of their 25th wedding anniversary May 9. Father                                                                                                                             has sent a team to help
Charito Suan, pastor, witnessed their renewal of vows.                                                                                                                         in the storm ravaged city.
The couple also received a special blessing from Pope                                                                                                                             Pictured on the ladder
Benedict XVI. . Also wishing them well are their children                                                                                                                       is Bennie White who will
David, Rebecca and Sarah. Sandra is the parish secretary                                                                                                                           live with his family in
at St. Elizabeth’s… The San Francisco Archdiocesan                                                                                                                                      the home the
Federation of Teachers announced this year’s winners
                                                                                                                                                                                19 students helped build.
of its annual $500 awards recognizing “seniors who have
distinguished themselves over four years in academics,
character, and commitment and devotion to their school.”
Archbishop Riordan High School, David Capistrano,

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St. Paul Church – called city’s ‘most beautiful’ – marks centennial
By Tom Burke                                                           some 20 years now and events that have included a threatened         George D. Shadbourne took requests for a church a little
                                                                       closing of the parish in 1993 and major upgrades of the church   closer to home to Archbishop Joseph Sadoc Alemany and
   Msgr. James O’Malley, now 91, was born and raised in                from effects of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.                 it was approved. Cost of the property on which the church
San Francisco’s St. Paul Parish. “It was the only parish I ever            “This is a day we celebrate our faith and make it a          and surrounding compound would be built was $2,800. The
                            knew growing up,” the retired              springboard to the future,” Father Farana said. “We stand on     parcel included a lot at 29th Street and Church Street and
                            pastor of St. Kevin Parish, said.          the shoulders of those who have gone before us and helped        three additional lots facing Church Street.
                            “We were so very proud to belong           make St. Paul’s what it is today.” The priest said former St.        Construction of the original church and residence began in
                            to St. Paul’s. It has so many great        Paul pastors, priests and staff have been invited to the Mass    the spring of 1880. Archbishop Alemany laid the cornerstone.
                            people and now memories. It was            and reception.                                                   The church had a seating capacity of 750. Cost of construction
                            a bastion of faith and strength.”              Jim Woods, a St. Paul parishioner and historian, wrote       and equipping the church was $18,000.
                                A continuing center of                 a comprehensive accounting of the well-known Noe Valley              In 1897, Father M.D. Connolly, pastor, began construction
                            empowerment for the parish                 faith community five years ago. More recently, he focused on     of today’s St. Paul Church. He built slowly, constructing only
                            has been St. Paul Church, which            the construction and history of the hallowed St. Paul Church     as much as his current money supply would permit, never
                            is being celebrated May 29 for             generously donating his research for use in this report. Woods   incurring a debt his parishioners would have to repay.
                            wrapping its walls around genera-          and his wife, Kate, were married in St. Paul Church in 1992.         Parishioners had a wonderful spirit and eagerly donated
                            tions of people and prayer during              St. Paul Parish began as a mission in 1876 and was           time and talent to the project. It was common to see pupils
     Msgr. James            the last 100 years. Archbishop             made a parish in 1880. Before St. Paul Church was built,         from Saturday morning catechism classes pitching in.
                            George Niederauer is principal             Catholics traveled to Mission District neighbor, St. Peter           In 1902, Thomas Dolphin, a carpenter’s apprentice, died
                            celebrant of the 12:15 p.m. Mass           Church, for Mass and special occasions. “It was a difficult      in a fall from the church. A concrete cross remembering
of Thanksgiving.                                                       trip on good days and a perilous one when the rains fell         him rests in the sidewalk at the corner of Church Street and
   Father Mario Farana has served as pastor of St. Paul’s              and the many creeks that lined the valley overflowed their       Valley Street.
since 1993. Father Farana has shepherded St. Paul through              banks,” Woods said.                                                                             ST. PAUL CHURCH, page 11

“Oprah sisters” bound
for Marin Catholic HS                                                         A Physician For You.
By Valerie Schmalz
    One of the youngest and fastest growing orders of religious
is coming to teach at Marin Catholic High School in the fall,
complete with their floor-length 800-year-old-style habits.
    Four sisters from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of
the Eucharist, will teach mathematics, science, social studies and
theology. The order, founded in 1997 in Ann Arbor, is growing
so fast it has outgrown its 100-capacity house of formation in
Ann Arbor, Mich., and is building a second priory in Loomis,
near Sacramento. The order’s lifestyle intrigued Oprah Winfrey,
who featured the sisters twice on her show in 2010. As a result
they have been nicknamed the “Oprah sisters.”
    “I can’t tell you how excited I am personally,” said Marin
Catholic President Tim Navone.
    In addition to teaching, the sisters will help with student
clubs, campus ministry and the retreat program, he said. The
sisters’ presence will reinforce the school’s emphasis on Catholic
identity, which includes daily 7:30 a.m. Mass.
    “The Dominican sisters have a rich tradition of educational
excellence since the 13th century,” said Navone, who said the
sisters’ presence is reassuring to him as the first lay president in
the school’s history. In the past sisters from the Dominicans of
San Rafael and the Dominicans of Mission San Jose have taught
at Marin Catholic, Navone said.
    The order is part of a worldwide resurgence among religious
orders who embrace the traditional religious life as part of Blessed
Pope John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization, said Dominican
Sister Mary Samuel Handwerker, who is overseeing the California
mission and the building of the new house of formation.
    The sisters were invited to the archdiocese by Archbishop
George Niederauer and Bishop-elect Thomas Daly, who was
president of the archdiocesan Catholic high school until his
election to bishop and appointment to the Diocese of San Jose
as auxiliary bishop.
    “One of our focuses is to revive the Catholic schools in
America,” said Sister Samuel, one of the four Dominicans who
founded the teaching order. “We are committed to Catholic
    The average age of the order’s sisters is 28, with about a third
having professed final vows. Each religious obtains a teaching
credential usually during her eight-year formation before final

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                                                                                                                                                                      validity of the modern Mass or the authority of the pope.
Bishops say critique                                                                                                                                                  “In deciding individual cases, the pastor or the rector, or the

not meant to question                                                                                              in                                                 priest responsible for a church, is to be guided by his own

                                                                                                                                                                      prudence, motivated by pastoral zeal and a spirit of generous
                                                                                                                                                                      welcome,” it said. The instruction said that, depending on
Catholic author’s service
By Dennis Sadowski
                                                                                                                   brief                                              pastoral needs, bishops should make sure seminarians are
                                                                                                                                                                      trained in celebrating the Tridentine rite, or “extraordinary
                                                                                                                                                                      form” of the Mass.

    WASHINGTON (CNS) — The harsh critique by the U.S.                                                                                                                 Cardinal: Church social
bishops’ Committee on Doctrine of a Fordham University                                                                                                                teaching must touch the heart
theologian’s popular book was not meant to question the
“dedication, honor, creativity or service” of the theologian’s
                                                                          Pope urges ‘fearless’ mission work                                                              ROME – The Gospel can be preached differently so its
work, said a letter to faculty members at the university.                     VATICAN CITY — In a world marked by new forms of                                        message reaches the heart, Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana
    Written by Capuchin Franciscan Father Thomas G.                       slavery and injustice, the church must evangelize constantly                                told a conference organized by the Pontifical Justice and
Weinandy, executive director of the Secretariat for Doctrine of           and fearlessly — even in the face of persecution, Pope                                      Peace Council, Vatican Radio reported. “We need to depart
the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the letter was sent              Benedict XVI said. The pope, addressing directors of the                                    from that view of simply making converts or simply teaching
April 28, 10 days after 179 Fordham faculty members from                  Pontifical Mission Societies May 14, said Catholic activity                                 catechism which provides
various academic departments offered their unconditional                  at every level needs to be infused with the missionary spirit.                              people with notions but
support to author Sister Elizabeth A. Johnson, a Sister of                “All the sectors of pastoral life, of catechesis and of charity                             doesn’t touch the heart,”
St.Joseph and professor of theology at Fordham.                           should be characterized by the missionary dimension: the                                    he said.
    It was Johnson’s 2007 book, “Quest for the Living God:                church is mission,” he said.                                                                    “When conversion
Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God,” that was criticized                                                                                                        takes place – like the
by the committee for having “misrepresentations, ambiguities              Pope: End Libya, Syria strife                                                               example of Zacchaeus
                                                                             VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI renewed his                                             in the Gospel – he was a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (CNS PHOTO/BOB ROLLER)
and errors” related to the Catholic faith.
    The doctrinal committee decided to assess the book in late            appeal for a negotiated settlement in Libya and called for                                  tax collector, he used to
2009, after it became a popular choice of faculty who teach               an end to bloodshed in Syria, where civil strife has left hun-                              get rich at the expense of
introductory theology classes on college campuses.                        dreds of people dead. Speaking at his noon blessing at the                                  the poor until something
    The faculty members expressed dismay in their letter that             Vatican May 15, the pope said he was following the conflict                                 touched him, until he
the committee acted without talking with Sister Elizabeth,                in Libya with “great concern,” and was especially worried                                   met Christ,” the cardinal
whose theological work is recognized internationally and has              about the suffering of civilians. “I renew a pressing appeal                                said. “For a lot of people
been honored with several awards.                                         that the way of negotiation and dialogue may prevail over                                   it’s the same, if the love
    They also urged the bishops to “take steps to rectify the             violence, with the support of international organizations that                              of Christ was enough to          Cardinal Peter Turkson
lack of respect and consideration your actions have shown for             are working to find a solution to the crisis,” the pope said.                               open Zacchaeus’ heart and
Sister Johnson both as a scholar and as a dedicated woman                                                                                                             make him realize he was
religious who has given a lifetime of honorable, creative and             Pope urges Indian Christians                                                                hurting his brothers. That’s the type of conversion that can
                                                                                                                                                                      make the social doctrine work.”
generous service to the church, the academy and the world.”
    The critique also stirred response from theologians across
                                                                          to be models of tolerance
the U.S. Leaders of the Catholic Theological Society of                       VATICAN CITY — India’s Christians should be mod-                                        Mexican immigration officials
                                                                          els of charity and patience, demonstrating tolerance for
America and the College Theology Society expressed concern
over the committee’s action.                                              people of every religion, Pope Benedict XVI said. “Even if                                  fired in probe of abductions
                                                                          he encounters opposition, the Christian’s own charity and                                       MEXICO CITY — The Interior Ministry fired seven top
    Of particular concern to the theologians was that they                                                                                                            officials in charge of immigration matters in regions where
said the bishops failed to follow procedures established in               forbearance should serve to convince others of the right-
                                                                          ness of religious tolerance, from which the followers of all                                the abduction of undocumented migrants by organized gangs
the document “Doctrinal Responsibilities: Approaches to                                                                                                               has been rampant and local officials increasingly are being
Promoting Cooperation and Resolving Misunderstandings                     religions stand to gain,” the pope told a group of bishops
                                                                          from India May 16.                                                                          implicated as complicit in the crimes. The ministry said
Between Bishops and Theologians” approved by the bishops                                                                                                              in a May 12 statement that National Immigration Institute
in 1989. The document calls for an informal conversation to
discuss concerns with a theologian during any review of work.             Pope: Sexuality a God-given gift                                                            employees in seven states with a large northward flow of
                                                                 VATICAN CITY — The human body is a God-given                                                         undocumented migrants would be subjected to additional
    Sister Elizabeth said March 30 she was never invited to                                                                                                           screening and oversight. The move follows revelations from
discuss the concerns that doctrine committee members had      instrument for communicating love, although it also can
                                                              be used to inflict harm on others or for one’s own selfish                                              judicial and human rights officials that immigration officers
with the book. She also said the conclusions by the committee                                                                                                         allegedly hand over migrants to criminal groups, who then
“paint an incorrect picture of the fundamental line of thoughtpleasure, Pope Benedict XVI said. That the body is designed
                                                              for true love is what gives                                                                             demand ransoms from the victims’ relatives. Catholics
the book develops.”                                                                                                                                                   working with undocumented migrants welcomed the deci-
                                                              value to chastity as the vir-
    Father Weinandy suggested in his letter that it may be time
                                                              tue that takes seriously the                                                                            sion but also expressed skepticism with the timing. “We’ve
to review the 22-year-old document. He said the document                                                                                                              been telling them about this for a long time,” Father Jose
calls for “timely review to see if modifications are needed”  power of the body to com-
                                                              municate something pro-                                                                                 Alejandro Solalinde, director of the Brothers of the Road
and that such a review might help parties “see how well its                                                                                                           migrant shelter in Oaxaca state, told Radio Formula. “They
provisions are understood and applied.”                       found if given the respect
                                                              and time it needs, the pope                                                                             accept it when it’s evident, when they can no longer hide
                                                                                                                                            (CNS PHOTO/PAUL HARING)

                                                              told participants in a May                                                                              it,” he said.
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House speaker challenged to uphold church’s teaching on the poor
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — More than 70 Catholic scholars                           speaker to join the U.S. bishops and other religious leaders as       concerned that many politicians treat the church’s social teaching
and others have challenged Republican House Speaker John                        part of the recently announced Circle of Protection network to        as if it were negotiable when it’s not.
Boehner, a product of Catholic schools in his native Ohio, to                   protect the most vulnerable Americans from budget cuts.                   “It is very difficult to force what (Pope) Benedict XVI
                                     uphold the church’s teach-                     Stephen Schneck, director of the university’s Institute for       described as the ‘truth’ of caritas into policy,” he explained,
                                     ing on support for the poor.               Policy Research & Catholic Studies and one of the signers,            referring to the pope’s 2009 encyclical “Caritas in Veritate”
                                         The group, including                   told Catholic News Service May 12 that the correspondence             (“Charity in Truth”). “But that will never happen if major
                                     about two dozen fac-                       serves to “call attention to the speaker the church’s teaching on     Catholic public figures such as Speaker Boehner simply ignore
                                     ulty members from The                      addressing the needs of the poor.”                                    it and he is honored without note of the ways in which his poli-
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                                     Catholic University of                         “We view this as an opportunity to educate the speaker and        cies fall short of the church’s teaching. If we don’t speak up on
                                     America, where Boehner                     urge him to take the concerns of the poor much more seriously         this, millions of Catholics could be misled to think that these
                                     delivered the commence-                    in his policy efforts,” Schneck said.                                 policies are morally acceptable,” he said.
                                     ment address and received                      Another signer, Daniel K. Finn, professor of economics                In his commencement speech, Boehner focused on the
                                     an honorary degree May                     and theology at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.,         values of humility, patience and faith. He recounted his own
                                     14, said in a letter to the                said Boehner “seems to be unaware of the implications” of the         Catholic education, including the example of his high school
                                     speaker that his voting                    House vote to pass the proposed budget, which cuts programs           football coach, Gerry Faust, who taught his players that “life is
                                     record varies from the                     such as the Women Infants and Children nutrition program and          a precious gift from God” and that “there’s nothing in life you
                                     church’s long-standing                     begins to reshape Medicaid and Medicare. “It is long-standing         can’t achieve if you’re willing to work hard enough and make
   Speaker John Boehner              moral teaching that “those                 Catholic conviction that government has a very important and          the sacrifices necessary to succeed.”
                                     in power are morally                       essential role to play in support of the poor. It’s not an option,”       John H. Garvey, who is finishing his first year as Catholic
obliged to preference the needs of the poor.”                                   Finn said, citing Pope Pius XI’s 1931 encyclical “Quadragesimo        University president, gave the concluding commencement
    The signers pointed to Boehner’s efforts to shepherd a 2012                 Anno,” which discussed society’s responsibility to the poor and       remarks, telling the students not to forget about the virtue of
budget plan through the House that they said “guts long-estab-                  was published in the midst of the Great Depression.                   mercy, which will “soften the sharp edges of your ideals just
lished protections for the most vulnerable members of society,”                     Vincent J. Miller, a professor of religious studies at the        enough.”
particularly pregnant women and children. They also invited the                 University of Dayton, said he signed the letter because he was            “You must make it your rule to give and forgive,” he said.

News in brief . . .                                                             presentation of a recent report by Ireland’s child safety
                                                                                watchdog might discourage the church’s child protection
                                                                                                                                                      Bishops announce Youth Arts
■ Continued from page 4                                                         workers.                                                              Contest, Young Adult Award
                                                                                    Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said he was con-                    WASHINGTON – The U.S. bishops’ Department of Justice,
penance, for it is the day of the death of Our Lord,” a statement               cerned that the National Board for Safeguarding Children              Peace and Human Development has released materials for the
of resolutions from the assembly reminded. “The law of the                      in the Catholic Church presented its report May 11 by                 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award and the Multi-
church requires Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays,                      emphasizing negative things, not the progress being made.             Media Youth Arts Contest. Both are sponsored by the Catholic
or some other form of food, or to observe some other form of                    “I’m actually worried that the manner in which the national           Campaign for Human Development, the bishops’ domestic
penance laid down by the bishops’ conference.”                                  board decided to present as their primary dimension of                anti-poverty initiative.
    The bishops want to reinstate Friday penance for the                        their report, negative aspects, will have damaged — not the               The Bernardin award is given annually to a Catholic young
faithful “as a clear and distinctive mark of their own Catholic                 credibility of the bishops, but the confidence of the people          adult between 18 and 30 engaged in efforts to end the root causes
identity,” the statement announced.                                             who are working in the diocese like mine.”                            of poverty in the U.S. The nomination form is available at www.
                                                                                    After the discovery of thousands of cases of clergy sexu-
Irish prelate warns report might                                                al abuse, most of them from the 20th century, thousands of
                                                                                volunteers were trained in child protection, and each Dublin
                                                                                                                                                          Through the Multi-Media Youth Arts Contest, youth in grades
                                                                                                                                                      seven to 12 learn about poverty, and the church’s response, then
discourage child safety workers                                                 parish now has someone monitoring the situation. “If they             create art to teach others what they have learned. The 2011-2012
   WASHINGTON — The Irish archbishop who gave the                               (volunteers) feel that their time is being wasted, when in            contest theme is “Put Faith in Action! Uproot Poverty Together.”
government 70,000 church documents concerning clergy                            fact it isn’t, I think that could be damaging,” Archbishop            Contest packets are available at
sexual abuse of minors said he was concerned that the                           Martin told Catholic News Service May 16.                                 For more information, contact Jill Rauh at (202) 541-3297.

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Spirit-filled Catholics gathering for annual charismatic conference
By Valerie Schmalz                                              of the movement is to bring people together to learn how                   About 70 Catholic charismatic prayer groups meet in
                                                                to pray together.                                                      the Archdiocese of San Francisco, most at parishes. At the
    Does talking in tongues and prophesying sound like the          “Charismatic renewal is not new. It is the core, central, vital    conference May 27-29, Northern California charismatic
Catholic Church you know?                                       part of what the church is all about, rooted in the Holy Spirit        Catholics will attend from the Archdiocese of San Francisco,
    The 24th annual charismatic conference for Northern         and has been through the church down through the ages,” Msgr.          and dioceses of Monterey, Oakland, Santa Rosa, Sacramento,
California would be a good way to discover more about           Tarantino said, noting the charismatic movement dates to the           Stockton and San Jose. In the archdiocese, charismatic prayer
the fullness of the Lord’s power and the gifts of the spirit    descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples at Pentecost. The          groups meet for a First Friday night Mass at one of the par-
that are bestowed upon all of us through the sacraments of      charismatic movement as it is now experienced began in 1968            ishes. Information about charismatic prayer groups and events
confirmation and baptism, says Msgr. James Tarantino, who       with a group of college students and teachers who gathered             in the archdiocese can be found at
is the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s vicar for administra-     to pray together and experienced the gifts of the spirit much              The Archdiocese of San Francisco has a Charismatic
tion and also serves as liaison to the charismatic community.   as the apostles in the locked room at Pentecost did, Msgr.             Renewal Board and each ethnic group is represented, Msgr.
    The 24th annual Northern California Catholic                Tarantino notes.                                                       Tarantino said. Each U.S. diocese has a liaison to the char-
Charismatic Convention will be held May 27-29 at the                For those who are interested but can’t put aside a weekend         ismatic community, according to a directive from the U.S.
Santa Clara Convention Center and bills itself as “a time of    to attend the conference, Msgr. Tarantino suggested: “Come to          Conference of Catholic Bishops, he said.
praise, worship and reconciliation, with teaching, miracles     the closing Mass. See how excited a couple thousand people                 “This is the life of the local church. It is not extraordi-
and healing.”                                                   can be in the Holy Spirit. And how powerful that is.”                  nary,” Msgr. Tarantino said. “It is more of the mainstream
    Organizers urge Catholics to “come expecting the full-          This year on May 27, San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop                than out of the mainstream. Whether people think it is out of
ness of God’s power.”                                           William J. Justice will celebrate the opening Mass for the             the mainstream, I actually consider it very mainstream. It’s
    Speaking in tongues and prophesying are common at the       convention. Msgr. Tarantino will celebrate the closing Mass            why I became a priest. It was the first time my faith became
conference, said Msgr. Tarantino, but “what is at the heart     on May 29. For more information,            real to me.”

    Cemeteries head retiring
        Katherine E. Atkinson, director of cemeteries for
                                                                Sister Mary Esther McCann, CSJ Sister Mary Regina Sutton, RSM
    the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has announced her             Sister Mary Esther McCann, CSJ, a native San Franciscan               A funeral Mass was celebrated March 19 for Mercy
    intention to retire as of June 30, 2011.                    and a Sister of St Joseph of Carondelet for 81 years, died on          Sister Mary Regina Sutton, 84, who died March 15.
        Atkinson started her career with the archdiocese        April 8, 2011 at the age of 101. A funeral Mass was celebrated at      Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.
    in 1982 as school secretary at St. Cecilia Parish and                                        Carondelet Center in Los Angeles         A Sister of Mercy since 1944, Sister Regina was an
    joined the Cemetery Department in 1986, where she                                            April 18, with burial at Holy         electronics expert and a certified locksmith — skills
    held the positions of receptionist, accounting clerk,                                        Cross Cemetery in Culver City.        that earned her the nickname “Sister Fix-it” at St. Peter
    family services counselor, assistant to the general                                              Sister Mary Esther graduated      and Mercy high schools in San Francisco, where she
    manager and general manager and was appointed                                                from Star of the Sea Academy          taught for 22 years.
    director in 1988.                                                                            in San Francisco, where she met          She enjoyed taking road trips across the country to
        The department includes Holy Cross Catholic                                              the St. Joseph sisters. She entered   visit family and did intense research before the trips. Her
    Cemetery in Colma, Holy Cross Cemetery in Menlo                                              religious life after a few years of   planning skills made her a
    Park, Mount Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael, Our Lady                                          working in a bank.                    key member of the commit-
    of the Pillar in Half Moon Bay, St. Anthony Cemetery in                                          During a period of more than      tee that helped plan Marian
                             Pescadero, Pilarcitos Cemetery                                      50 years beginning in 1935, she       Oaks, the sisters’ retirement
                             in Half Moon Bay and Tomales                                        served in leadership and line         home in Burlingame.
                             Catholic Cemetery in Tomales.                                       positions at Catholic hospitals          “She was one of the
                                                                 Sister Esther McCann            in several states. In the `70s she    brightest women I’ve ever
                                Monica Williams, assistant
                             family services manager, has       initiated a program, “Alternative to Abortion,” and was delighted      worked with,” said Jean
                             been appointed to succeed          that many babies were given a chance to live through financial         Hastie, campus administra-
                             Atkinson. Williams found her       and compassionate assistance given pregnant women.                     tor. “She could look at blue-
                             vocation in funeral service as         Survivors include nephews and nieces Lorna Berry, John             prints and calculate dimen-
                             a summer employee at Holy          Buick, Maureen Murphy, Jeanne Boswell, Don McCann, Phillip             sions in her head.”
      Kathy Atkinson         Cross Cemetery.                    Conger, John McCann, Father Peter Talcott, Dr. James Talcott,             She is survived by a
                                                                Sarah Randt and Suzanne Anderson.                                      brother Richard and her            Sister Regina Sutton
                                                                    Donations may be made in Sister Mary Esther’s memory to            extended family. Memorial
                                                                the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Rd, Los           gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Mercy, 2300 Adeline
                                                                Angeles 90049.                                                         Drive, Burlingame 94010.

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Kinship of three sets of brothers called key to Gators’ league sweep
By Valerie Schmalz                                           ers were recruited to
                                                             play college basketball
   Next year when Cole McConnell dons a Gators bas-          next year, with William
ketball uniform, he will be playing without his two big      going to Dartmouth and
brothers, William and Reed.                                  Reed going to UC Irvine,
   Austin Baloff won’t have his brother Cal at his elbow     said school spokeswoman
either. Matthew McNamara’s brother Pat will be at            Millie Lee.
Indiana University.                                              Many of the boys had
                                                             been playing together since
More sports news, Page 16                                    grammar school on club
                                                             teams in the Atherton and
   No matter how next season plays out for Sacred Heart      San Mateo area, Matthew
Atherton, the golden era of three sets of brothers playing   McNamara said, which also
basketball together will be at an end. The Gators won two    built cohesion. The seven
West Bay Athletic League championships in 2010 and           boys who were brothers
2011, as well as Central Coast Section IV titles, with a     and the six who did not
14-0 league record, 25-3 season record this season.          have siblings on the team
   Best memory?                                              all worked together, with
   “Winning CCS for a second year in a row because           the existing brother rela-
that hadn’t been done yet for our school,” said Pat          tionships and earlier friend-
McNamara. “Winning CCS my first year on the team,”           ships a source of cohesion
said Austin Baloff.                                          more than rivalry, said Pat
   The year has a bittersweet tinge, though.                 McNamara. “We were all The Sacred Heart Atherton Gators ran up a 14-0 record in West Bay Athletic League
   “This is the last time. We have been playing together     pretty close,” Pat said.                                         play this year and 25-3 overall.
since we could walk,” said Cole McConnell, a junior,             William’s average per
who with brothers William and Reed was among the             game was 15.3, Reed’s was
scoring leaders this season. Both of his older broth-        14.4, and Cole’s was 8.3, according to Point a brother,” said he enjoyed watching the various brothers.
                                                             guard Colin Terndrup –who was among the six players without “There is obviously some rivalry there but they were also
                                                             a sibling on the team — had a game average of 8.5.                  looking out for each other,” said Martinelli. For instance
                                                                 Colin, a senior, says playing with the three sets of brothers Cal gave Austin Baloff tips on recovering from injuries,
                                                Heart        gave the Gators an edge because the brothers had an intuitive Martinelli and Austin said.
                                              Atherton’s     sense of where their siblings would be on the court. “Each set         “The guys who would fight the most would be Cole and
                                              McConnell      of brothers contributed greatly to the outcome of the season, Reed. Cole and Reed were the most competitive,” Martinelli
                                              brothers:      and without any set of them, we would have had difficulty said, probably because they played the same positions, shoot-
                                                Cole,        having another very successful season,” Colin said.                 ing guard and small forward.
                                                Reed             During practice, the brothers’ familiarity with each other         Overall, the team came together much more easily and
                                                 and         sharpened everyone’s skills, he said. “The brothers were very stayed cohesive, in contrast to some other teams where
                                               William.      familiar with their counterpart’s style of play and moves, which the seniors aren’t willing to hang out with the juniors and
                                                             made it tough for them to score on each other,” Colin said.         younger players, Martinelli said. “For the most part we didn’t
                                                                 Coach Tony Martinelli, who grew up sandwiched have to force them to get together,” the coach said. “The ties
                                                             between two sisters, and was “a guy who always wanted they had were already established.”

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Shoah . . .                                                        other and living without conflict. People have disagreements

■ Continued from cover
                                                                   but will understand each other and will be able to cope with
                                                                   them in a peaceful fashion.”                                                                         Rosary Crusade
the Gusen concentration camp in Austria, and numerous
wrenching images of emaciated Jewish survivors.
                                                                                                                                                                        returns Oct. 15
   The Holocaust is an example of a horror that can flow                                                                                                                    A Family Rosary Crusade much akin to the
from taking on any group “and making them ‘other,’” Father

                                                                                                                                        (PHOTO BY GEORGE RAINE/CSF)
                                                                                                                                                                        famed “Rosary in Golden Gate Park” with Father
Lavagetto warned. “We’ve done that to the immigrants,”                                                                                                                  Patrick Peyton in 1961 takes place Oct. 15 at noon
he said.
                                                                                                                                                                        in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. The event
   The purgatory altar at St. Dominic’s has hosted other
memorials, including one noting the earthquake in Haiti                                                                                                                 is sponsored by the San Francisco Legion of Mary,
and also the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, as well as the                                                                                                            and all Catholics are invited. “Join us as we pray
book of the dead for parishioners. The Holocaust memorial                                                                                                               the rosary, adore the Blessed Sacrament, listen to
will be on display through May.                                                                                                                                         inspirational speakers, and ask the blessings of
   “It is significant because it shows great sensitivity to the                                                                                                         God for ourselves and our community,” organizers
concerns of another faith,” said Rita Semel, executive vice                                                                                                             said. To view footage of the 1961 Rosary Crusade,
chair of the San Francisco Interfaith Council. “It also means         Part of the Shoah exhibit on the purgatory altar at                                               visit YouTube. For more information, visit www.
that Father Lavagetto and his Dominican colleagues are                               St. Dominic Church                                                       
concerned about people getting to know and understand each

iPad . . .                                                         ing easier, with a camera, audio, and the ability to zoom in
                                                                   on a map, for instance, said social studies teacher Townsend,
                                                                                                                                                                          The change definitely will make backpacks lighter for the
                                                                                                                                                                      girls at Mercy Burlingame.
■ Continued from cover                                             noting there was a faculty consensus in favor of the iPad for                                          “History is my heaviest book. I’d say it weighs five to eight
                                                                   any technology conversion.                                                                         pounds,” said Carly, who estimated her backpack weighs close
not relevant to school, she said. Every few seconds a screen           Particularly appealing are “smart” features such as annotat-                                   to 30 pounds, when all her books, binders and notebooks are
shot is taken of each student’s iPad to encourage staying on       ing, highlighting and returning the user to their place when                                       packed in. “I play sports and my back hurts a lot.”
task, she said.                                                    they open an e-book again, said Mercy sophomores Carly
    St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco is gear-     Eppler and Amanda Odasz who suggested an iPad change
ing up for an all school iPad program perhaps as early as the      to the principal.
2012-13 school year, said Paul Totah, school spokesman. The            Carly, 15, said she found Charles Dickens’ tale of the
school has begun a $500,000 server and wireless upgrade and        French Revolution, “A Tale of Two Cities,” difficult to read

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (PHOTO COURTESY CAROL FRAHER)
100 teachers are using iPads in preparation, he said.              so she got it on i-Tunes. “I can have it play and then read
    Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland converted to              along. You can fast forward through chapters and different
a one-to-one laptop system beginning with the entering             parts. It makes it a lot easier, particularly if you are an audi-
freshmen in 2008-09 and this year the entire school will be        tory learner.”
on the laptop system, said chief information officer Romeo             The 10-hour battery life and quick boot up time are advan-
Baldeviso. An in-house technology expert repairs the comput-       tages over laptops which generally require five minutes to come
ers which until this year were required to be Toshiba laptops      to life, with the lids blocking teachers’ views, said Eric Castro,
sold by the school. For 2011-12, incoming Bishop O’Dowd            St. Ignatius educational technologist. Shifting apps is harder,
freshmen can choose a Mac Notebook or Dell or other lap-           with hitting “alt” key enough to change screens on a laptop
tops, but about half still chose the Toshiba because of the        while the iPad requires multiple steps making covert game-
guaranteed in-house repair aspect, Baldeviso said. Baldeviso       playing or Facebooking more difficult for students, Casto said.
said there are still more texts easily available for laptops and       No matter what technology a school uses, Baldeviso said                                               Mercy Burlingame social studies teacher
the technology and software are easier to support.                 it is important to give students options to support different                                              Linda Townsend is pictured working with
    The biggest advantages to the iPads are curriculum             types of learners. “There are some kids who really need to                                               student Bianna Kirschenbaum as the school
enhancements and lighter backpacks, said Tortorich.                mark up and write on the text books and then there are kids                                              prepares to change from textbooks to iPads.
    The computer tablet makes research and interactive learn-      who are fine with the electronic medium,” said Baldeviso.
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Vatican orders bishops to draft guidelines to handle abuse cases
By Cindy Wooden                                                                  Since the early 1990s about two dozen           under age 18 rather than 16; set a statute of         delicts of sexual abuse of minors by clerics
                                                                             bishops’ conferences, starting mainly with          limitations of 20 years, instead of 10 years, after   belongs in the first place to the diocesan bish-
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Every bishops’                                      English-speaking countries, have drawn up           the victim’s 18th birthday for bringing a church      op,” the letter said. But the adoption of national
conference in the world must have guidelines                                 guidelines for dealing with accusations of          case against an alleged perpetrator; established      guidelines is meant to “lead to a common
for handling accusations of clerical sex abuse                               sexual abuse of minors filed against clergy and     an abbreviated administrative procedure for           orientation within each episcopal conference,
in place within a year, said the Congregation                                other church employees. Other conferences —         removing guilty clerics from the priesthood;          helping to better harmonize the resources of
for the Doctrine of the Faith.                                               for example, the Italian bishops’ conference        and included child pornography in the list of         single bishops in safeguarding minors.”
    In a letter dated May 3 and released by                                  — have said they did not draw up guidelines         serious crimes which could bring expulsion                Citing Pope Benedict’s meetings with rep-
the Vatican May 16, U.S. Cardinal William J.                                 because bishops were obliged to follow canon        from the priesthood.                                  resentative victims of child sexual abuse during
Levada, congregation prefect, said that in every                             law and special provisions enacted in 2001 by            Barbara Dorris, a spokeswoman for the            his trips outside Italy, the doctrinal congrega-
nation and region, bishops should have “clear                                Blessed Pope John Paul II and in 2010 by Pope       Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,         tion’s circular letter encouraged bishops or
and coordinated procedures” for protecting                                   Benedict XVI.                                       known as SNAP, said in a statement May 16             their representatives to meet with victims and
children, assisting victims of abuse, dealing                                    Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican        that “the Vatican abuse guidelines will change        their families.
with accused priests, training clergy and coop-                              spokesman, said the fact that conferences were      little,” particularly because they do not insist          The letter reiterated the need for bishops and
erating with civil authorities.                                              given a precise deadline and only 12 months         that the national guidelines be binding.              religious communities to exercise special care
    Describing sexual abuse of minors as “a                                  to draft their guidelines demonstrates how seri-         “Bishops ignore and conceal child sex            when accepting candidates for the priesthood or
crime prosecuted by civil law,” the doctrinal                                ously the Vatican takes the matter.                 crimes because they can,” the SNAP statement          religious life and to provide “a healthy human
congregation said bishops should follow local                                    “The aim is to give bishops a strong com-       said, adding that “any ‘reform’ that doesn’t          and spiritual formation” and a clear understand-
laws that require reporting cases of sexual                                  mon denominator for drafting guidelines             diminish bishops’ power and discretion is             ing of the value and meaning of chastity.
abuse to police.                                                             appropriate to their own national situation,        virtually meaningless.”
                                                                             with its unique culture and legislation,” he told        Father Lombardi said the point of the letter
                                                                             reporters May 16.                                   was to make clear that an individual bishop                 The “Causes and Context Report
                                                                                 The guidelines of several countries, includ-    “cannot abdicate his responsibility” for ensur-         on Sexual Abuse by Clergy” by the
                                                   (CNS PHOTO/PAUL HARING)

                                                                             ing the United States, have been adopted            ing child safety and handling abuse cases, even         John Jay School of Criminal Justice was
                                                                             as mandatory norms in those countries and           though he may avail himself of the advice of            set to be released at 2 p.m. EDT May 18
                                                                             approved by the Vatican.                            outside experts.                                        in Washington, D.C. See
                                                                                 The guidelines the doctrinal congregation            He said the fact that the guidelines do not        for coverage.
                                                                             now is seeking throughout the world do not          have to be binding does not lessen a bishop’s               twitter@catholic_sf retweeted the AP
                                                                             have to be binding, the letter said, although       responsibility or the church’s commitment to            story on a Commonweal magazine article
                                                                             they must reflect the binding provisions of         ending abuse. Rather, he said, it is a recogni-         by the head of the Philadelphia archdio-
                                                                             canon law and the special provisions enacted        tion that in many countries all the bishops have        cese’s panel on priest sex abuse. Read it
     Advocates for victims of clergy                                         in 2001 and last year.                              agreed to follow the same procedures and,               at On catholic-sf.
      sexual abuse demonstrate in                                                The special provisions issued in the past 10    culturally, did not feel a need to have a Vatican       org, read the CNS version and a response
     Sydney, Australia in July 2008.                                         years expanded or extended several points of        stamp on them in order for them to be binding.          from the Philadelphia archdiocese.
                                                                             church law: they defined a minor as a person             “The responsibility for dealing with the

Human rights’ report lists Vatican for failure to protect children
By Carol Glatz                                                               countries, looking particularly at rights abuses    parties “shall take all appropriate legislative,      ral letter to Irish Catholics in 2010 in which he
                                                                             and restrictions and at failures to implement       administrative, social and educational measures       called for an apostolic visitation to look at how
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Amnesty                                             international rights’ agreements.                   to protect the child from all forms of physical       abuse allegations and cases were handled.
International named the Vatican in its annual                                    The report, released May 13, said, “The         or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or           The Amnesty report quoted the pope
report on human rights’ concerns for not suf-                                Holy See did not sufficiently comply with           negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploita-        apologizing that “a misplaced concern for the
ficiently complying with international mandates                              its international obligations relating to the       tion, including sexual abuse.”                        reputation of the church and the avoidance of
on protecting children from abuse.                                           protection of children,” specifically regarding         The article also says measures should be          scandal” had ended in the “failure to apply
    It marked the first time the Vatican was                                 sex abuse.                                          implemented to aid in prevention, reporting           existing canonical penalties and to safeguard
named in the group’s Annual Report on the state                                  The Vatican is party to the United Nations’     and investigation of abuse as well as care for        the dignity of every person.”
of human rights around the world. The 2011                                   Convention on the Rights of the Child.              victims and, “as appropriate,” the involvement            The pope had called on bishops around the
Annual Report covered human rights in 157                                        Article 19 of the convention says that states   of the court system.                                  world to fully implement church norms concern-
                                                                                                                                     The Amnesty International report said,            ing child abuse and to continue to cooperate with
                                                                                                                                 “Increasing evidence of widespread child sexual       civil authorities, it said.

                                                                                                                                 abuse committed by members of the clergy                  “Canon law does not include an obligation
                                                                                                                                 over the past decades, and of the enduring            for church authorities to report cases to civil
                                                                                                                                 failure of the Catholic Church to address these       authorities for criminal investigation. Secrecy
                                                                                                                                 crimes properly, continued to emerge in various       is mandatory throughout the proceedings,” the
                                                                                                                                 countries.”                                           Amnesty report said.
                                                                                                                                     “Such failure included not removing alleged           Vatican norms maintain the imposition
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                                                                                                                                 investigations, not cooperating with judicial
                                                                                                                                                                                       of “pontifical secret” on the church’s judicial
                                                                                                                                                                                       handling of clerical sex abuse and other grave

            Faith Formation Students                                                                                             authorities to bring them to justice and not ensur-
                                                                                                                                 ing proper reparation to victims,” the report said.
                                                                                                                                     The report recognized Pope Benedict XVI’s
                                                                                                                                                                                       crimes, which means they are dealt with in strict
                                                                                                                                                                                           Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican
                                                                                                                                 efforts to combat the abuse of children by clergy     spokesman, has said that the provision on the
       For information                                                                                                           and his call for better prevention programs, an       secrecy of trials was designed “to protect the
                                                                                                                                 improved selection process for priestly candi-        dignity of everyone involved.”
           please call                                                                                                           dates and “just penalties,” including removing
                                                                                                                                 abusers from ministry.
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Vatican’s policy is to encourage bishops
                                                                                                                                                                                       to report such crimes wherever required by civil
                                                                                                                                     The report also mentioned the pope’s pasto-       law, the spokesman has said.
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USF honors activist who risks deportation to fight for reform
By George Raine                                                  our stories and let people know that we are not criminals,”       activist, Castillo used only her first name and did not allow
                                                                 said Castillo, who has led marches calling attention to           photographs of her face. Ultimately, she went public.
    The University of San Francisco on May 20 will confer the Dream Act in Washington, D.C., championed the                            “I said, ‘You know what? I am Isabel Castillo. I am
an honorary doctorate on Isabel Castillo, an undocument- legislation in Virginia and helped defeat anti-immigrant                  who I am. I am a person who grew up in Harrisonburg,
ed immigration activist who can be deported at any time. bills in her state.                                                       Va., and I am not ashamed and I am not afraid.’”
    The 26-year-old, Mexican-born Virginian, who came                Castillo’s openness about her own status has drawn                Her first task as an activist, in 2009, was to form an
to the U.S. with her family at the age of six, has seen her considerable media attention nationwide, and her story                 organizing group in Harrisonburg that collected hundreds
future stalled because of her immigration                                        caught the attention of Jesuit Father             of signatures seeking a resolution from the city council
status, but her vigorous activism has made                                       Stephen A. Privett, the president of USF,         endorsing the Dream Act – and it passed unanimously.

                                                                               (COURTESY OF EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY)
her one of the faces of a dogged campaign                                        who will present her with the honorary            “That really motivated us to keep going and keep edu-
for citizenship for undocumented young                                           degree during graduation ceremonies for           cating and sharing our stories,” said Castillo, who went
people.                                                                          undergraduate students in art, architecture,      on to organize rallies and to participate in a march in
    Castillo, of Harrisonburg, Va., a city of                                    performing arts and social sciences at noon       Washington that included a nonviolent sit-in at the office
48,000 in the Shenandoah Valley, has been                                        May 20 on the USF campus.                         of Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate major-
an advocate for the Dream Act, legislation                                           “We honor Isabel Castillo for her self-       ity leader. Castillo was arrested, but not deported.
that would provide conditional permanent                                         less courage in advancing the cause of                In Virginia, Castillo led the effort last year to defeat
residency to certain undocumented stu-                                           undocumented college students and to              10 of 12 anti-immigrant bills in the Legislature, includ-
dents whose parents brought them to the                                          underscore the fundamental unfairness of          ing a proposed ban on all undocumented students from
U.S. illegally when they were children.                                          our denying a path to citizenship to some         all Virginia universities and colleges.
The nonpartisan Immigration Policy                                               of the most motivated college students in             “I could be deported any day now, especially with the
Center in Washington, D.C., estimates                                            the country,” said Father Privett. “Isabel        work I am doing,” said Castillo. “I’m putting myself out
that there are 1.9 million undocumented                                          challenges our graduates to use the knowl-        there and letting people know I am undocumented. I am
children and young adults in the U.S. who                                        edge and skills they have acquired here to        not afraid any more. I didn’t commit a crime when my
might be eligible for legal status under the             Isabel Castillo         fashion a more just world for all.”               family brought me here.”
Dream Act.                                                                           Castillo was an excellent high school             Castillo is making her first trip to California to receive
    The bill was approved by the House of Representatives student in Harrisonburg who had limited options for                      the degree, and laughs at the seemingly improbable sce-
last fall but it failed in the Senate in December as it lacked college as she lacked a Social Security card. She was               nario of a waitress in Harrisonburg, working off the books,
the necessary 60 votes for passage, at 55-41 in favor. It accepted, however, at Eastern Mennonite University in                    now receiving an honorary degree from USF.
was reintroduced on May 11 by Democratic Sens. Richard Harrisonburg, and was graduated in 2007 with a bach-                            “I can’t believe it until I get there,” she said. “But there
Durbin of Illinois, Harry Reid of Nevada and Robert elor’s degree in social work. One of her teachers, in a                        is a movement of undocumented youth from all across
Menendez of New Jersey. The ebb and flow of the leg- class in cultural perspective, got her to talk about her                      the country. We’re pretty strong now and I know that if
islation have disappointed and emboldened Castillo and immigration status in class, but the setting was small and                  something would happen to me I have that movement, that
other immigration activists.                                     safe and she felt no fear of deportation.                         family, that backs me up. They are my inspiration, and
    “I think it is important that we get out there and share         Then, as time passed and she became a Dream Act               I will be receiving the degree on behalf of all of them.”

Catholic runs across nation to pray rosary, encourage trust in God
By Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller                                        “You think you are living a good life and all of a sudden     requests from around the world.
                                                                  you find yourself very lost,” he said. “Prayer was the only          “Everyone seems to be concerned about the well-being of
    SMITHTON, Pa. (CNS) — Jeff Grabosky dipped his                thing I had to turn to, and that’s how I went on with my life.   others and wants prayers for parents, spouses, children and
hands in the Pacific Ocean Jan. 20 then started running                                                                            friends who are ill or going through tough times,” he said. “I
toward the East Coast where in late May, he plans to jump                                                                          think this shows how much people need prayer in their lives,
into the Atlantic Ocean.                                                                                                           and how much they care about each other. It’s humbling for
    His route took him through the Southwest, Midwest and         ‘I have always believed that God has                             me to get their requests.”
the Northeast through Ohio and Pennsylvania. Then in early                                                                             Grabosky packs his gear in a baby jogger, a type of stroller
May, his 3,700-mile solo journey was stalled in Virginia while    a plan, and I stayed true to him.’                               with three inflatable wheels. He sleeps in motels, camps
he waited for his injured legs to heal.                                                                                            out when there are no nearby towns, and stays with family,
    The whole time, he prayed.                                                        — Jeff Grabosky                              friends and others who host him along the way. Depending
    Grabosky, 28, carries a rosary ring and prays for people                                                                       on the weather and terrain, he runs 20 to 50 miles a day, and
he knows and people he never met.                                                                                                  was able to run 60 miles a day on nine days.
    “If it weren’t for prayer, I wouldn’t be here,” he said in    I continued to pray for direction. I never gave up. I never          He ran when it was 11 degrees, struggled through a
an interview as he passed through Smithton. “I am running         thought that God didn’t care. I have always believed that        powerful dust storm and encountered a mountain lion and
to encourage people to pray and to put their trust in God. It’s   God has a plan and I stayed true to him.”                        other challenges along the way. In the White Mountains of
amazing what we can do with our lives if we do.”                      As a youngster, Grabosky ran with his mother, who prayed     Arizona, he navigated switchback roads that ascended and
    He was managing a runners’ sports store in Virginia last      the rosary as she ran. He was in track and cross-country         descended an 8,100-foot elevation.
year when he began planning a cross-country journey that          running in middle school, high school and college, and later         He met people of many faiths and people of no faith,
started in Oceanside, Calif., and will end in Smith Point,        entered organized runs. His lung collapsed on the morning        people who were kind and sometimes people who were not.
N.Y., tentatively May 25. As of midday May 16, he was in          of a 10-mile event in Annapolis, Md., and part of it had to be   And for hours on end, he had only his thoughts, his prayers
Englishtown, N.J., in the eastern central part of the state.      removed. He recovered and went on to other runs, including       and the rosary ring on his finger.
    His website,, posts his progress and      two 100-mile ultramarathons.                                         “I think that finishing this run is going to be the begin-
location.                                                             “I believe strongly in God and in the power of prayer,” he   ning because I have learned so much,” Grabosky said. “I
    Grabosky grew up in New Jersey and graduated from             said. “I wanted to use this run to deepen my own personal        don’t know what I’m going to be doing or where I’m going,
the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, double-majoring          prayer life and hopefully to help others strengthen theirs,      but life is going to start anew. Whatever it is, I will have a
in business and theology. His 50-year-old mother, Valerie,        whether or not they have the same beliefs.”                      renewed spirit to helping those around me.”
died of cancer in 2006, and his wife left him that same week.         Through his website about his run, he takes prayer

Parish ‘resurrects’ lamented, disease-felled elm by making crosses from its wood
By Tami Quigley                                                   coming and only arrived in the fall. Once it was in place,
                                                                  students at the center began working on the cross project.
    READING, Pa. (CNS) — St. Margaret Parish in                      This year during Lent, the parish fundraising committee
Reading long enjoyed the shade of its 125-year-old giant          sold crosses for $10 each. The crosses, along with informa-
elm tree.                                                         tion about the elm tree and the students who made them,
    Although the tree was diagnosed with Dutch elm disease        were placed in a light purple bag and tied with a ribbon.
in 2006 and later taken down, it has remained part of the            Christine Earl, who heads the parish fundraising commit-
parish “landscape” through individual crosses designed            tee and has been involved in all kinds of fundraising efforts,
from its wood.                                                    said the crosses were “just very special and truly unique.”
    The giant elm was more than 80 feet tall and its branches        “We were all so sad when we lost our incredible tree,”
extended 120 feet. The trunk alone was 6 feet in diameter         Earl said, adding that no one would have thought that sev-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      (CNS PHOTO/RICHARD PATRICK)

and the cut wood weighed more than 50 tons.                       eral years later “we would have crosses as a remembrance.”
    “As the Good Book says, ‘See how the cross of Christ             “God certainly works in mysterious ways — and I
stands revealed as the tree of life.’ That big old elm gave       believe with a sense of humor,” she said.
much life and shade here to our neighborhood for years,”             The tree had survived the great Dutch elm blight of
said Father John Gibbons, pastor of St. Margaret.                 the 1920s through the 1940s, and when it was found to
    “The crosses made from its wood remind us that Jesus’         have the disease in 2006, local tree experts tried to save it.
life and care endure forever,” the priest told The A.D.           Unfortunately, a city arborist later declared it dead.
Times, newspaper of the Allentown Diocese.                           Geraldine Wernicki, a member of the parish finance
    After the tree was taken down, several parishioners took      committee pointed out that the “massive and gorgeous tree”
a pickup truck full of wood to the Reading Muhlenberg             was part of a historic garden tour in 2007. “Hundreds of
Career and Technological Center with the intention of mak-        people came to see it,” she added.                               Volunteer Carol Goldberg and Kevin Brumbach pose
ing crosses for the parish. The wood needed to be cured              The parish still has the tree stump outside the church        with St. Margaret Crosses on the stump of a 125-year-
and the vocational school arranged to get a special piece of      and a collage of pictures of the tree coming down to remind        old giant elm tree outside St. Margaret Church in
equipment that could be used to fashion “pocket” crosses.         them of how the crosses came to be. “We think this is                           Reading, Pa., March 12.
    Because of state funding, the equipment was delayed in        wonderful. We got to resurrect the tree,” Wernicki said.
                                                                                                                                     May 20, 2011         Catholic San Francisco                11

Bishop-elect Daly reflects on his nine years as vocations director
By George Raine                                                  and being not exactly fam-
                                                                 ily- and vocation-friendly,
    After nine years as vocations director for the Archdiocese to have 19 to 21 seminar-
of San Francisco, it would be easy to bemoan obstructionist ians is a blessing. Are there
parents and a hostile culture that can make an already dif- enough? No. Should we be
ficult job frustrating, but Bishop-elect Thomas Daly doesn’t grateful? Yes.”
want to go there.                                                    The median age for men
    Here’s his big picture: “My experience is that God calls being ordained in the U.S.
what is needed at a given moment in time. That I see. And is in the low- to mid-30s
he works where people are.”                                      and has been for some 10
    There’s more: Over those nine years, Bishop-elect Daly years, said Mary Gautier,
– he will be ordained May 25 as bishop for service as an senior research associate
auxiliary in the Diocese of San Jose – said he has seen pros- at the Center for Applied
pects become more focused on being open to the call of the Research in the Apostolate
priesthood.                                                      at Georgetown University,
    “That is the good news,” he said. “In the nine years I have which produces an annual
been vocations director I have seen more guys of quality who survey of ordinands. “They
are younger saying, ‘I am going to see if this call is authentic look for a role model, some-
and I am going to enter the seminary.’ This has been great.” one who they admire and
    Bishop-elect Daly, who is also president of Marin Catholic say to themselves, ‘I could         Bishop-elect Thomas Daly pictured with brother bishops May 5 at the 40th anniver-
High School, is to be succeeded as vocations director by do that, too,’” said Gautier.                                sary Mass for the dedication of St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Father David Ghiorso, who continues as pastor of St. Charles         “If the only priest they
Parish in San Carlos. He has largely attempted to help develop have at their parish is 75 and he’s pastoring in three different         He told the story of an excellent Catholic student who,
the vocations of young men of quality who are coming of parishes and has to run from here to there, he is probably not when he asked him where he went to Mass on Easter, replied
age in the local church, although the roster also includes projecting a real healthy, happy, wholesome image of the that he hadn’t gone – that he went to a San Francisco Giants
seminarians born outside the country but educated here and priesthood,” she said. “It can’t look like much fun.”                    game, with a 1 p.m. starting time. Bishop-elect Daly gave
seminarians of the “young adult” category, embarking on a            Much of the 2011 report is predictable: Most of the mem- him an earful.
second career, although the growth area in priestly vocations bers of the ordination class have been Catholics since infancy,           “That just shows you how, I think, insidious secularism
in recent years is younger men from the suburbs.                 while nearly one in 10 became Catholic later in life. Four in five can be,” he said.
    Currently, there are 18 seminarians being trained at St. say that both parents are Catholic, and a third of the members             There are, he said, other odds facing a vocations director:
Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park for the have relatives who are priests or religious.                                      — “We live in a sexually charged society and it may be
Archdiocese of San Francisco. “God willing,” said Bishop-            Gautier noted that in the survey 23 percent in the 2011 that the concept of chaste living is a harder sell than it was
elect Daly, three potential seminarians in the process of class said the vocational advertising of websites influenced 50 years ago.”
applying at the seminary will be accepted, and that will cre- their discernment – compared with 14 percent in the 2008                  — “At one time I think the church strongly shaped the
ate a pool of 21 men — six of whom may be ordained in the survey. “I think that is indicative of the changing communica- culture. Now, it’s the culture less influenced by the church
spring of 2012.                                                  tions pattern,” she said of the Internet and social media. “It’s that is still shaping individual lives.”
    These are relatively good numbers, said Bishop-elect an emerging trend. You should not ignore it. You ignore it at                  — “Parents may see me or a vocations director interfering
Daly. The numbers move higher and lower from year to year, your own peril.”                                                         in their hopes and dreams for their children … Of our younger
for a host of reasons, and it would be preferable to have a          Based at a Catholic high school, Bishop-elect Daly under- seminarians, at least half had to deal with lack of enthusiastic
reliable ordination of four priests per year. With formation stands the power of social media, as well as the mountain support by their parents. I like that. That is a tactful way of
lasting seven years, that would produce 28 seminarians for of distractions and “busyness” that young people create for saying it.”
the archdiocese.                                                 themselves. “Is the first choice or the second choice God?”            At the same time, Bishop-elect Daly has seen “a real,
    “But, we have 21, and where we live, with the wealth he asked. “That is the challenge we face today.”                           genuine passion for vocations by a group – not all – but by
                                                                                                                                    a group of our seminarians and that has been inspiring. We
                                                                                                                                    have a handful of seminarians who really want to go out and
                                                                                                                                    be disciples. They really want to talk about their calling and
  Student says vocation director’s guidance valuable                                                                                they want to encourage others to consider, to pray.”
                                                                                                                                        Bishop-elect Daly’s job description for a vocations director
   By Armando Guiterrez                                                                                                             also includes: “Pray for vocations. You can’t build a vocation
       As a leader firm in his priesthood, Bishop-elect Thomas Daly has been very reliable in my formation since we                 culture unless you have a culture of prayer. Second, have semi-
   first met in 2004. Here are some examples:                                                                                       narians assist you who have a passion for vocations. Third, don’t
       Since 2002, I have had a Temporary Protected Status (a temporary immigration status granted to eligible nationals            get in a numbers game (to inflate the rolls) because one crazy,
   of designated countries) and Bishop-elect Daly trusted me and my research in the immigration laws and he allowed                 weird seminary candidate will chase away five normal guys.”
   me to travel to visit family in El Salvador and re-enter the United States. He heard me. I would not have traveled                   At about the time Bishop-elect Daly took over vocations,
   without my vocation director’s consent.                                                                                          he remembered when the seed was likely planted in him. He
       Bishop-elect Daly wisely assigned me to work and live one year at St. Cecilia Church in San Francisco. Since                 was an altar boy at Our Lady of the Visitacion Parish in San
   my background is the Hispanic/Latino community, he wanted me to experience the local culture, rich with Irish and                Francisco, looking for a way to escape the obligation. He
   Italian descendants. This will help me in the dialogue of both cultures and in ministering to both.                              asked his mother to tell the pastor the family would be on
       Also, St. Patrick’s Seminary gives us a field education assignment. Bishop-elect Daly and I became the first to              vacation all summer. That didn’t fly. It happened the church
   create a field project for vocations. We, the seminarians, pray for Bishop-elect Daly and wish him the best.                     was being painted and weekday Mass was moved to the small
                                                                                                                                    Daughters of Charity Convent chapel, where only one altar
      Armando Gutierrez, a theology student at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park, from the                          boy was needed. “For some reason I said yes, I would serve
                     Archdiocese of San Francisco, expects to be ordained in the summer of 2012.                                    at the Masses,” said Bishop-elect Daly, “and from that point
                                                                                                                                    on the Mass took on something different.”

St. Paul . . .                                                    power and guidance of God who has sustained this parish

■ Continued from page 3
                                                                  community throughout the years and to help celebrate 100
                                                                  years of worship in this building,” said Mark Tomsic, music           1911 news item: Parish’s
                                                                  director. Margaret Anne Kerns, who grew up in St. Paul’s
   “Father Connolly’s half-built church emerged undamaged         and currently serves as music director at Holy Angels Parish          11 years’ labor created
from the 1906 earthquake,” Woods writes. The fire did not         in Colma, is among the participating musicians.
reach St. Paul’s Parish, but the earthquake did damage the
old church. Parish tradition is unanimous in asserting that the
                                                                     “Margaret Anne was taught how to play the organ in this
                                                                  church building and has been a huge part of this community
                                                                                                                                        ‘most substantial temple’
pastor mobilized his parishioners to haul cobble stones and       having gone to grammar school and high school, and even                    “San Francisco is on the eve of witnessing an
rubble up Church Street to complete St. Paul’s. Some say that     having taught at St. Paul,” Tomsic said. Songs will be sung            event of transcendent importance in the history
there are many parts of the old City hall in today’s church.”     in English and Spanish, Tomsic noted.                                  of the Golden Gate City, namely, the dedication
   Fourteen years after it had begun, St. Paul Church was            People from around the world now know St. Paul Church               of the New St. Paul’s Church.
ready for dedication. Archbishop Riordan blessed the church       from its place as a principal location for the 1992 film “Sister           The event will be of such unique significance
on May 29, 1911.                                                  Act” starring Whoopi Goldberg. Some interior improve-                  ... because it will constitute the formal, inau-
   Parish musicians are looking forward to the May 29             ments, carpets and a grand piano seen in the film remain at            guration of one of the most beautiful and most
Mass. “The music was chosen by a committee to reflect the         the church.                                                            substantial temples ever erected ... in any land
                                                                                                                                         or in any age.
                                                                                                                  Interior and               It will be an event marking the successful
                                                                                                                exterior shots           culmination of eleven years of unceasing labor
                                                                                                                   of St. Paul           on the part of clergymen and parishioners to
                                                                                                                                         provide an adequate place of worship for one of
                                                                                                                  Church from
                                                                                                                                         the largest and most rapidly growing parishes in
                                                                                                                    Stanton              the archdiocese.”
                                                                                                                 Architecture.               The church and its contents cost $260,000. The
                                                                                                                The firm com-            entire amount had been paid in full by the time
                                                                                                                pleted a major           of the dedication.
                                                                                                                 renovation of
                                                                                                                the 1,400-seat                   From The Monitor, newspaper of
                                                                                                                church in 2002.                 the Archdiocese of San Francisco,
                                                                                                                                                         May 27, 1911.
12         Catholic San Francisco                  May 20, 2011

 Guest Commentary
 Grace and discipline
      After six years of intense philosophical and theological      included several dying from cancer, those recovering from           important positive fac-
 study for the priesthood, I get a change in the next school        cancer, individuals with severe heart problems, several in          tor in my discernment
 year: I will serve a pastoral year at a yet-to-be-determined       comas and unable to communicate, many in congenital                 for the priesthood.
 parish in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.                        pain, and young mothers, exuberant at having given birth                  Finally, God con-
      According to our pastoral program coordinators,               the day before, able to hold their babies. Each time I left         tinues to send me             Tony Vallecillo
 studies have shown that dioceses that have their seminar-          the hospital I felt more energized than when I had gone in:         on unexpected adven-
 ians go on a pastoral year have a much lower percentage            a good sign of what St. Ignatius calls spiritual consolation.       tures. Last summer, as
 of newly ordained priests leaving the priesthood due to                  My most important discernment realization in terms of         you may recall, I went to Omaha for what turned out to be
 being overwhelmed by the reality of busy parish life. I am         the priesthood came about from a research assignment in             a wonderful spirituality program. This summer I am going
 looking forward to this opportunity to work closely with a         human sexuality class on the controversial area of celibacy.        to Mexico City for the first time for a seven-week Spanish
 pastor and propel myself into parish life by getting to know       The Catholic Church defines celibacy as the state of those          immersion program in order to improve my Spanish.
 parishioners, teaching classes at the school, being present        who have chosen to remain unmarried in order to give                Presently, it is functional but needs development so I can
 at funeral vigils, visiting the sick, facilitating religious       themselves entirely to God and the service of his people. It        truly serve the needs of the Hispanic community of the
 programs, offering reflections at daily Mass (permitted by         is a discipline of the church, which means it can be changed.       archdiocese.
 some dioceses such as this one to gain experience), and all        That, however, is unlikely as it has been cherished since                 Thank you for your support and prayers, which have
 other duties and surprises that come up. This pastoral year        Christ’s time, encouraged from the fourth century on and            allowed me to follow God’s Will.
 will be an important discernment tool as to whether God            mandated from the 11th century. The church feels celibacy
 truly calls me to the priesthood. One factor that bodes well       is of benefit.                                                         Tony Vallecillo, who is studying at St. Patrick’s
 for my pastoral year is the satisfaction I get from providing            I have discovered that celibacy is an entirely separate         Seminary & University in Menlo Park, wrote this
 service to people, and it will offer much opportunity for that.    call from the call to the priesthood and is a gift/grace from       reflection for friends and supporters as he prepared
      The deepest satisfaction this school year — as well           God, though they interrelate. I was under the assumption             for the next step on his path to the priesthood. On
 as clearest discernment tool — has been my assignment              that celibacy was part of the “package” of the priesthood             his page on the seminary’s website, Vallecillo, a
 at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, where I provided             that had to be accepted. When I discovered that it was a
 pastoral care for a whole range of patients, though generally      separate call it changed my view of both celibacy and priest-        native San Franciscan and member of Holy Name
 most were in serious condition. Each time before I entered         hood. That it was a separate call helped to explain why,               of Jesus Parish, answers the question of how he
 a patient’s room I would ask God to work through me, to            from the first moment I chose celibacy when I discerned                 knew God was calling him: “A friend of mine
 know when to be silent and listen, when to speak, when             the priesthood in September 2004, I have always had a                   who is a mystic (in the sense of having a very
 to pray if the patient so desired. God’s grace worked the          deep, unexpected peace about never getting married (though             close relationship with God) had a vision of me
 majority of the time as invariably time after time these visits    admittedly with some regret) and have received a profound             as priest consecrating at the altar while we were
 became so rich with hope, laughter and intimate sharing.           satisfaction from pastoral service that tells me that God
 I was inspired by the consistent grace and courage I saw           has called me to celibacy and that it is a gift. Brothers and        both attending daily Mass in July 2003. When she
 from patients and their families under such challenging            sisters, I have to honestly tell you I never thought celibacy        told me of the vision I knew God was calling me.”
 conditions. The dozens of patients and their families I saw        would be something so beautiful and positive, but it is an          Vallicello is scheduled to be ordained in June 2014.

                                                                                                     but, given his age, Judge Walker would not          not the Catholic social thought that I am

                  Catholic                                                                           be personally affected by the outcome, and
                                                                                                     thus would not be in the position of
                                                                                                     conferring a significant right to him-
                                                                                                                                                         familiar with. Where is the preference for
                                                                                                                                                                the poor? I thought that was Catholic
                                                                                                                                                                social policy.
                                                                                                     self and his partner.                                            Weigel states that “Catholic social

                  san Francisco                                                                            Even some legal experts who
                                                                                                     support same-sex “marriage” agree
                                                                                                     that Walker should have recused
                                                                                                                                                     L          thought is about empowerment of the
                                                                                                                                                                poor.” He never really defines those
                                                                                                                                                                words other than assuring the reader
                    Northern California’s Weekly Catholic Newspaper                                  himself. Jack Marshall, an attorney,
                                                                                                     ethicist, and former professor of legal
                                                                                                     ethics at American University, who
                                                                                                                                                     E          that voting Republican will bring true
                                                                                                                                                                Catholic social thought to America.
                                                                                                                                                                      The author is somewhat decep-
     Cathedral anniversary Role models compared
          We’d like to acknowledge how
     much we enjoyed all the articles and
                                                          Re: “California bishops oppose bill
                                                     that highlights sexuality of historical fig-
                                                                                                     is also a same-sex “marriage” sup-
                                                                                                     porter, wrote: “The problem was not
                                                                                                     Judge Walker’s homosexuality, which
                                                                                                                                                     T          tive, however, since he never uses
                                                                                                                                                                the word “Republican.” But reading
                                                                                                                                                                between the lines of his writings,
     photographs on St. Mary’s Cathedral’s           ures” (news story, April 15).                   in itself should not raise reasonable                      one sees small government, personal
     40th anniversary. It brought to life the
     importance of the cathedral to our Catholic
                                                          I was educated in a small paro-
                                                     chial school in a predominately Yankee
                                                                                                     doubts about his ability to be fair and
                                                                                                     impartial, but his long term same-
                                                                                                                                                     T          responsibility, private business, pub-
                                                                                                                                                                lic/private collaboration and local, not
     community. We are members of this parish        Protestant town in New England where            sex relationship. He had a duty to                         national, government approaches to
     and are glad others are informed of the
     cathedral’s presence.
                                                     being Catholic was not seen as something
                                                     good. The textbooks used highlighted
                                                     the important roles Catholics played in
                                                                                                     disclose this at the outset, and based
                                                                                                     on the generally understood mean-
                                                                                                     ing of words like ‘reasonable’ and
                                                                                                                                                     E          society’s problems.
                                                                                                                                                                      Do we really need the federal
                                                                                                                                                                government in our affairs? Weigel
         Richard and Stella D’Agostino
                                                                                                     ‘independence,’ was ethically bound                        suggests that a panoply of small

     Clerical ‘martyrs’?
                              San Francisco          Western culture and these United States.
                                                     These textbooks gave me a grounding and
                                                     pride in my Catholic heritage. I believe the
                                                                                                     to recuse himself. Not doing so was
                                                                                                     a breach of judicial ethics.”
                                                                                                                                                     R          programs varying from locale to
                                                                                                                                                                locale and state to state is what we
                                                     same holds true for students today relative                       Gibbons Cooney                           need. Anything else smacks of Old
          There’s a word for what Maryknoll
     has made of Father Roy Bourgeois and for
     what Pope Benedict has made of Bishop
                                                     to their own sexuality and I see no harm in
                                                     giving positive role models to our youth.
                                                                                                                          San Francisco              S          European socialism. Buy your own
                                                                                                                                                                retirement plan and health insurance.
     William Morris: witnesses, or, if you                                  Patrick J. Quinn         Republican-                                                Why be dependent on the federal
                                                                                                                                                         government? If you are unable to build that
                                                                              San Francisco
     prefer the word of Greek origin, martyrs.
                         Carolyn M. Daniel
                                                                                                     Catholic paper?                                     security for yourself and your family, you’ve
                                                                                                                                                         really “messed up” and created your own
                               San Francisco         Says doubts on judge’s                                It continues to astound me that Catholic
                                                                                                     San Francisco features pieces such as               problems for yourselves. You don’t need or
          Editor’s note: Father Edward
     Dougherty, superior general of the
                                                     partiality well-founded                         George Weigel’s column. Is the paper a              deserve federal government help since you
                                                            In his letter (May 13) opposing the      Republican or a Catholic medium? Or per-            are betraying both Pope Leo XIII and Pope
     Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, said it         move to have Judge Walker’s Prop. 8 rul-        haps a Republican-Catholic medium? Why              Benedict XVI!
     was “with a lot of sadness” that he issued      ing vacated, Mr. Jim McRae imagines an          one-sided politics in a religious newspaper?             I thought that Catholic San Francisco
     a canonical warning to Maryknoll Father         argument which is not there, and then pro-            When I noted Weigel’s article entitled        was a religious affairs newspaper and did not
     Roy Bourgeois that he would be dismissed        ceeds to refute his imagination. He writes,     “Catholic social thought and 2012” (May 13),        serve partisan mouthpieces without provid-
     from the order unless the priest recanted       “We learn that they (Prop. 8 attorneys) are     I wondered why I had to wait until 2012 to          ing a balance of opinion about important
     his continued support for the ordination        challenging Judge Vaughn Walker’s right         see Catholic social thought implemented. I          matters that affect us all. It seems not so!
     of women as Catholic priests (Catholic          to rule on gay marriage because he is gay.”     realized that the author was indicating that if I              Joseph C. Barbaccia, M.D.
     News Service, April 19). Pope Benedict          That’s nonsense. The relevant section of the    voted Republican in 2012, the era of Catholic                                    San Francisco
     XVI removed Australian Bishop William M.        U.S. Code, Section 455 of Title 28, begins:     social thought would begin. Thank goodness!
     Morris of Toowoomba from office five years      “Any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of           As I read on, I learned that what we
     after he wrote a pastoral letter indicating                                                     have suffered with up until 2012 is a ruinous
     he would be open to ordaining women and
                                                     the United States shall disqualify himself
                                                     in any proceeding in which his impartiality     “Nanny State” – the result of the socially
                                                                                                                                                          Letters welcome
     married men if church rules changed to          might reasonably be questioned….” which         destructive policies of the Democratic Party.        Catholic San Francisco
     allow such a possibility. In an open letter     then lists various circumstances for judges     Those policies have given us Social Security,        welcomes letters from its readers.
     to Catholics in his diocese released May                                                        Medicare, Medicaid and “Obamacare” (health
     1, Bishop Morris said the 2006 letter “has
                                                     to recuse themselves. The issue is not Judge                                                         Please send your letters to:
                                                     Walker’s sexual orientation; it is the fact     care reform of 2010) and labor unions. Yuk!
     been misread and, I believe, deliberately                                                             But if we are clever enough to see               Catholic San Francisco
                                                     that he had been in a long-term relationship
     misinterpreted” by a small group within the                                                     through all this “bunk” and vote Republican            One Peter Yorke Way
                                                     with another man, including when hearing
     diocese (CNS, May 2). Bishop Morris was         the case. Thus, he has a significant interest   in 2012, we can kill Nanny and finally                 San Francisco, CA 94109
     asked to resign six times by three Vatican      in the outcome. That would not be the case,     replace these programs that “create gen-               Fax: (415) 614-5641
     congregations and Pope Benedict before          if, for example, Judge Walker had been rul-     eration after generation of serfs on the state         E-mail:
     the pontiff finally insisted that he leave      ing on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He would        welfare plantation.” Replace them with       ,
     office May 2, said documents obtained by        still be homosexual, the issue would still be   what? Hard work, private health insurance              include “Letters”
     The Record, Perth archdiocesan newspaper        one of great interest to homosexual persons,    and a free economy, for example. Obvious!              in the subject line.
     (CNS, May 12).                                                                                  Sounds to me like good old Calvinism
                                                                                                                                            May 20, 2011          Catholic San Francisco                   13
The Catholic Difference
Aquinas and horses
      Lander, Wyo., is not an easy place to get to. I got there in    ship, and go on a three-week, survival-skills trek through the         ary and philosophical clas-
February by flying from Washington to Denver and then sitting         Rockies before they crack a book. Oh yes: at Wyoming Catholic,         sics of western civilization
around the Denver airport for hours, while the local commuter         students are not allowed to have cell phones, but the college pro-     meant encountering, and
airline that flies to the airport nearest Lander tried to get its     vides a gun room for their rifles. A visitor from the Ivy League       thinking seriously about,
small planes refueled in 15-below-zero weather. While waiting,        found this combination disconcerting. I found it charming.             the Catholic Church.
I was informed that the flight schedule of this particular airline,        Wyoming Catholic College celebrated its first commence-                 Conversions, intellec-
which will remain nameless, is more subjunctive than indicative.      ment on May 14 — outdoors, of course — with one of its                 tual and religious, followed.
      Yet the wait, the aggravation, and the bitter cold were worth   founding fathers, Bishop David Ricken, now of Green Bay, in            Those conversions later
it, for they were part of getting introduced to a new venture in      attendance.                                                            produced numerous voca-            George Weigel
Catholic higher education that’s unfolding in Lander: Wyoming              Bishop Ricken came to the Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyo.               tions to the priesthood and
Catholic College, where students read Thomas Aquinas in the           (2001-08), straight from the Roman Curia, which must have              the religious life, and two
original Latin, take a mandatory freshman course in horseman-         been something of a culture shock (or a relief). But he quickly        bishops. Authoritarian liberals on the KU faculty killed the IHP
                                                                      caught the adventurous spirit of the place and decided that            in 1979. But for several glorious years, your federal tax dollars
                                                                      Wyoming, which has something short of 70,000 Catholics,                were building a wholly unexpected vocations factory. As the
  Justice, charity                                                    needed a Catholic college.
                                                                           Starting such an enterprise these days is an act of faith. But
                                                                                                                                             late Peter Rossi used to say, there are many ironies in the fire.
                                                                                                                                                   The people who designed the curriculum at Wyoming
  and bin Laden                                                       Bishop Ricken, who is not short on faith (or hope, or charity),
                                                                      found partners with a similar pioneer attitude and a similar pas-
                                                                                                                                             Catholic College are disciples of John Senior and the IHP
                                                                                                                                             approach to liberal learning. The program they offer students is,
                                                                      sion for classic Catholic liberal arts education (cowboy style).       obviously, not for everyone, just as reading Aquinas in Latin on
      Following up on Jesuit Father James Martin’s reflec-            Thus Wyoming Catholic College was launched, before the good            horseback (metaphorically if not literally) is not for everyone.
  tion on Osama bin Laden and forgiveness in our May                  bishop was translated to a diocese where one of his principal          But serious students who want to be stretched intellectually,
  13 issue, we posted two more commentaries on the                    catechetical challenges is explaining why the Lombardi Trophy          who want to deepen their friendship with Jesus Christ, and
  topic at                                           is not a fit object of Christian worship.                              who love the outdoors should give Wyoming Catholic College
      Father Robert Barron says we should celebrate                        Wyoming Catholic is a byproduct of the most striking              a serious look.
  that a wicked man has been brought to justice but                   exercise in unintended consequences in the history of federal                Nature makes me sneeze, which is one reason why I’m
  shouldn’t celebrate that our enemy is dead. As hard as              higher education funding. In 1970, Washington’s largesse led           a confirmed urbanite. I appreciate the beauty that surrounds
  it is to say, he says, we should pray for him as an act             the University of Kansas to create a pilot project in classic          Lander, however, and I wish the school and its students the very
  of “enemy love.”                                                    liberal arts education called the Pearson Integrated Humanities        best as Wyoming Catholic sends its first graduating class out
      Father Gregory Coiro, OFM Cap, rector of                        Program, or IHP.                                                       into a world that can use more young men and women steeped
  the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San                      The program was led by John Senior, Dennis Quinn and              in the western classics, serious in their Catholic faith, and ready
  Francisco, says charity toward bin Laden may be dif-                Frank Nelick, three brilliant teachers who believed passionately       for just about anything.
  ficult but is possible with God’s grace. He cites Ezekiel           that higher education meant immersion in the classic texts of
  33:11: “… As I live, says the Lord God, I swear I take              Western civilization and civilized conversation about them.             George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of the
  no pleasure in the death of the wicked man …”                       Many IHP students soon discovered that wrestling with the liter-        Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

Guest Commentary
The Cross of Nails: How charity rose from destruction
                                                                                                      together, and set them up in           of the Cross of Nails was
                                                                                                      the ruined sanctuary. Again,           founded as a practical
                                                                                                      it was the imagination of              expression of the work of
                                                                                                      provost Howard that led to             reconciliation, supporting
                                                                                                      the words “Father, forgive”            the rebuilding of a hospital
                                                                                                      being inscribed behind the             wing in Dresden which
                                                                                                      charred cross.                         the English air force had
                                                                                                            At the same time, a              bombed; the building of the
                                                                                                      local priest, the Rev. Arthur          House of Reconciliation                    Father
                                                                                                      Wales, created another                 in Corrymeela, Northern            Thomas Ryan
                                                                                                      cross by binding together              Ireland; and a house for
                                                                                                      three of the huge medieval             friendship and dialogue
                                                                                                      nails that littered the debris.        between Jewish, Christian
                                                                                                      The Cross of Nails became              and Muslim people in Galilee. The cathedral continues to be
                                                                                                      the symbol of Coventry’s               actively involved in areas of conflict such as Northern Ireland
                                                                                                      international ministry of              and Central America, while groups, inspired by the symbol of
                                                                                                      reconciliation and was also            the Cross of Nails, have sprung up in many parts of the world
                                                                                                      placed in the ruined sanctu-           where they, too, work for reconciliation, justice and peace.
                                                                                                      ary, on a simple stone altar,                Disparate churches and organizations now belong to
                                                                                                      built there as an “altar of            Coventry Association. It also includes members of other reli-
                                                                                                      reconciliation.”                       gions. “It’s as much about the Punjabi Sikh and the Punjabi
                                                                                                            The profound elo-                Muslim as about Anglicans and Roman Catholics,” said
                                                                                                      quence of the ruins is not,            Canon David Porter, whose fulltime ministry at the cathedral
 A sculpture in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral, under which is inscribed: “In the face
                                                                                                      then, simply architectural.            is reconciliation.
    of destructive forces, human dignity and love will triumph over disaster and bring                It is the story they tell that               Having worked for reconciliation for 20 years in Northern
                             nations together in respect and peace.”                                  gives them their meaning.              Ireland, Canon Porter noted how often times those involved
                                                                                                      Their ability to gently heal           in social justice issues become disconnected from the church.
      Most of the ruined churches of England are the outcome memories bears witness to the healing power of the words:                       This has led him to put at the center of his work the develop-
of the violence of an early age, the dissolution of the monaster- “Father, forgive.” Not “Forgive them,” which would create an               ment of a theology and spirituality of reconciliation that helps
ies. But the ruins of St. Michael’s Church in Coventry are the us-and-them polarity, but simply “Forgive,” because we too                    people engage with social justice issues precisely as committed
consequence of the violence of modern times. On the night have committed acts of destruction and violence.                                   church members. Within the cathedral complex is a Center
of Nov. 14, 1940, the German Luftwaffe devastated the city              The new cathedral, build at right angles to the destroyed            for Leadership Training in reconciliation whose educational
of Coventry. And as it burned, the cathedral burned with it. A one, is a laboratory of the spirit, a workshop. This forward and              department hosts about 15,000 students annually.
total of 568 people lost their lives.                              outward looking approach to the role of a cathedral began in                    In the old cathedral’s ruins, beneath the sculpture of a
      This past summer I co-led a group on a Reconciliation 1940 when it began to proclaim a ministry of reconciliation                      man and woman kneeling with their arms around each other,
and Unity study pilgrimage, and Coventry, the only English in an effort to say and do something about the situation of                       reads the inscription: “In the face of destructive forces, human
city to lose its cathedral as a result of aerial bombardment, was division and hatred which accompanied the destruction of the               dignity and love will triumph over disaster and bring nations
one of the places we visited. It would not have been surpris- city and the cathedral.                                                        together in respect and peace.”
ing if, following the raid, another kind of flame were to have          The International Centre in the ruins was opened in 1960                   On the outer wall of the new cathedral there is a
been fanned into being — the fire of bitterness and hatred. It by the Bishop of Berlin, Otto Dibelius, and the money for it                  sculpture of the archangel Michael standing with sword in
was largely due to the inspired, prophetic leadership of the was furnished by a Berlin donor who had himself lost his                        hand, triumphant, over the fallen Satan: “Why choose such
cathedral provost at the time, Dick Howard, that a different entire family in an Allied air raid. The center was subsequently                a warlike image for a cathedral dedicated to reconcilia-
spirit prevailed.                                                  extended by young volunteer Christians from Germany, the                  tion?” asked Canon Porter. “Because just as we wage war,
      On the morning after its destruction, the resolve to rebuild name of whose organization, Action Reconciliation, sums up                we must wage peace and solidarity with the same kind of
the Anglican cathedral was born, not as an act of defiance, but so much of what the early days of the cathedral’s life stood                 energy and resolve.”
rather as a sign of faith, trust and hope for the future of the for then and continues to represent today.
world. Shortly afterward, the cathedral’s stonemason, Jock              The ministry of international reconciliation is, perhaps,               The writer directs the Paulist North American
Forbes, observing that two of the charred medieval roof tim- the unique contribution that Coventry Cathedral, because of its                   Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations in
bers had fallen across each other amid the rubble, tied them story, has been able to make to church life. The Community                                       Washington, D.C.
14         Catholic San Francisco                     May 20, 2011
A READING FROM THE ACTS OF                                                                                                                                        A READING FROM THE
ACTS 6:1-7
                                                                                                                     Fifth                                        GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN
                                                                                                                                                                  JN 14:1-12
    As the number of disciples continued to                                                                        Sunday of                                          Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your
grow, the Hellenists complained against the                                                                                                                       hearts be troubled. You have faith in God;
Hebrews because their widows were being                                                                             Easter                                        have faith also in me. In my Father’s house
neglected in the daily distribution. So the                                                                                                                       there are many dwelling places. If there were
Twelve called together the community of                                                                               Acts 6:1-7;                                 not, would I have told you that I am going
the disciples and said, “It is not right for                                                                                                                      to prepare a place for you? And if I go and
us to neglect the word of God to serve at                                                                     Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19,                           prepare a place for you, I will come back
table. Brothers, select from among you                                                                       1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12                          again and take you to myself, so that where
seven reputable men, filled with the Spirit                                                                                                                       I am you also may be. Where I am going you
and wisdom, whom we shall appoint to this                                                                                                                         know the way.” Thomas said to him, “Master,
task, whereas we shall devote ourselves to                                                                                                                        we do not know where you are going; how
prayer and to the ministry of the word.”                 with the ten-stringed lyre chant his praises.      rejected by human beings but chosen and               can we know the way?” Jesus said to him,
The proposal was acceptable to the whole              R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we               precious in the sight of God, and, like               “I am the way and the truth and the life. No
community, so they chose Stephen, a                      place our trust in you.                            living stones, let yourselves be built into           one comes to the Father except through me.
man filled with faith and the Holy Spirit,               Upright is the word of the Lord, and all           a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood             If you know me, then you will also know my
also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon,                  his works are trustworthy. He loves                to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to           Father. From now on you do know him and
Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a                     justice and right; of the kindness of the          God through Jesus Christ. For it says in              have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Master,
convert to Judaism. They presented these                 Lord the earth is full.                            Scripture: Behold, I am laying a stone in             show us the Father, and that will be enough
men to the apostles who prayed and laid               R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we               Zion, a cornerstone, chosen and precious,             for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with
hands on them. The word of God continued                 place our trust in you.                            and whoever believes in it shall not be               you for so long a time and you still do not
to spread, and the number of the disciples               See, the eyes of the Lord are upon those           put to shame. Therefore, its value is for             know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has
in Jerusalem increased greatly; even a large             who fear him,                                      you who have faith, but for those without             seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us
group of priests were becoming obedient                  upon those who hope for his kindness,              faith: The stone that the builders rejected           the Father?’ Do you not believe that I am in
to the faith.                                            To deliver them from death and preserve            has become the cornerstone, and A stone               the Father and the Father is in me? The words
                                                         them in spite of famine.                           that will make people stumble, and a rock             that I speak to you I do not speak on my own.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM                                    R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we               that will make them fall. They stumble by             The Father who dwells in me is doing his
PS 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19                                    place our trust in you.                            disobeying the word, as is their destiny.             works. Believe me that I am in the Father and
R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we                                                                     You are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood,           the Father is in me, or else, believe because of
   place our trust in you.                            A READING FROM THE FIRST                              a holy nation, a people of his own, so that           the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to
   Exult, you just, in the Lord; praise from          LETTER OF PETER                                       you may announce the praises” of him                  you, whoever believes in me will do the works
   the upright is fitting.                            1 PT 2:4-9                                            who called you out of darkness into his               that I do, and will do greater ones than these,
   Give thanks to the Lord on the harp;                  Beloved: Come to him, a living stone,              wonderful light.                                      because I am going to the Father.”

T    homas said to him, “Master, we do not
     know where you are going; how can
we know the way?” (John 14:1-12)
                                                                                                                                                                  increase of numbers. All were aglow with
                                                                                                                                                                  spirit of Jesus and one effect was making sure
                                                                                                                                                                  that everyone in need was being cared for.
    The Gospel comes from John’s Last                                                                                                                                 At the same time, all was not well.
Discourse of Jesus, the conversation and
prayer with his disciples the night before                Scripture reflection                                                                                     Hebrew-speaking widows, who belonged to
                                                                                                                                                                  the same language group as the Twelve and
Jesus died. This passage is reassuring because                                                                                                                    Jesus himself, looked favored. They were get-
Thomas wonders about his direction in life.
After the sudden death of someone you love
                                                          SISTER ELOISE ROSENBLATT                                                                                ting enough to eat from the charitable distribu-
                                                                                                                                                                  tion of food. But the Greek-speaking widows
— a spouse, a parent, a friend, a counselor,                                                                                                                      were being neglected and going hungry. The
your heart specialist, a charismatic political                                                                                                                    discrimination became something of a scan-
leader — what do you do next? Remember                                                                                                                            dal. Greek-speaking men took up the cause of
that Thomas is also the one later in the Gospel                                                                                                                   the women, and complained loudly enough
who doubts the claim that Jesus is alive. He                                                                                                                      to get the attention at the top. The Twelve
doesn’t believe the women and the other
    If we ever thought that faith means we
                                                      Justice in the early church                                                                                 consulted the whole community and came up
                                                                                                                                                                  with a more representative way to meet the
                                                                                                                                                                  needs of the poor — who were, then and now,
repeat catechism answers to ourselves,                                                                                                                            composed mostly of single older women. The
Thomas is the model for just the opposite             where to go, what to do next, and he speaks for       does “even greater works” is seeing evidence          fact that the women complained resulted in a
stance. Thomas has to get answers for himself,        all the followers. Jesus answers this yearning,       of the Father’s power as arising from within          change in the way the early church governed
after he asks and then thinks matters through,        “I am the way and truth and the life.” You are        — healing the sick, teaching as Jesus did,            itself. In the first generation of the church its
until his own questioning is satisfied. If you        on the way to Jesus himself. He is the answer         delivering people from the grip of evil, protect-     leadership heard and responded to the injustice
had a child who asked “Why,” or, “How                 to the question, “Where?”                             ing the less powerful, feeding thousands, and         done to women.
come,” or, “How do you know,” or, “When,”                 Jesus’ response is not a printout from            calming storms — the work of peacemaking.                 Reflection questions:
repeatedly, that child’s ancestor is Thomas.          MapQuest. Rather, it is a life-course, the            That’s how you know you are on the way and                Is there a question in your life that could
    The answers of Jesus to his disciples             movement of the self toward its destiny in            seeing the Father.                                    be eased if you heard Jesus say to you, “Do
are maternal and mysterious. On one hand,             God. “Show us the Father,” asks Philip. The                                                                 not let your heart be troubled.”
the deepest response to every question the            journey of life is not an answer to the question,         “The Hellenists complained against                    What injustice done to others do you feel
heart could raise is, “Do not let your hearts         “What job shall I get training for?” or, “Who         the Hebrews because their widows were                 needs to be addressed? You have a choice to
be troubled,” spoken like a parent who puts           should I marry?” or, “Shall I have children?”         being neglected in the daily distribution”            remain silent or to say something. What’s
an arm around her fussing child to calm him           or, “When should I change careers?” or,               (Acts 6:1-7)                                          holding you back from complaining?
down. Jesus anticipates the question on the           “What should I do about mom?” or “When                    The first reading is a good companion             Mercy Sister Eloise Rosenblatt, Ph.D.,
lips of the disciples, “Where are you going           should I retire,” or, “How can I be dying             piece to the mystical Gospel passage. I like
now?” He recasts the whole question as one            now?” Rather, the way for the follower of             Luke because he is both idealistic and realistic.      is a theologian and an attorney in
of relationship. “Where are you going?” is not        Jesus is a life of communion in God, the              The early church was filled with fervor, shared         private practice in San Jose. Her
the real question. Thomas is anxious about            source of all life. The follower of Jesus who         all things in common, and enjoyed massive                e-mail is

  A lesson from the Visitation
  By Ginny Kubitz Moyer                                                       But though it is tempting to let the headaches of travel tip       view once she reaches out
                                                                        the balance in favor of staying home, I’m fighting that feeling.         for the cousin who reaches
        Over the last 10 years, airplane travel has become a seri-      I want my children to see their grandparents, and vice-versa.            out for her. And the aches
  ous pain. There are the security lines, where you hop around          I want to see them myself. And it’s that end-of-journey prize            and pains of our own long
  on stocking feet while retrieving your shoes from a bumper-car        that makes it all worth it.                                              flight, tempting though it is
  pileup of bins. Instead of an actual in-flight meal, you now pay            In my book “Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on                 to complain about them, are
  $5.99 for a box of snack food. And the chances of spreading           the Mother of God,” one chapter focuses on the Visitation, an            not what I will ultimately
  out into an empty seat? Those days are long gone.                     event that has inspired numerous artists over the centuries.             remember about that week
        And for me, something else has happened in the past             These paintings invariably show Mary and Elizabeth at the                in Florida. I’ll remember
  few years to make flying even more challenging. I had kids.           point of meeting, embracing each other lovingly on the thresh-           Luke in his orange life vest, “Visitation,” Jacques Daret,
        Flying with small children is its own kind of penance. I        old of Elizabeth’s home. They almost never show Mary on the              splashing in the swimming               1434-1435
  was reminded of this a few weeks ago, when my family and              journey itself as she travels over rocky, hilly terrain. It’s not that   pool with Grandma Joan.
  I flew cross-country to Florida to visit my husband’s parents.        the trip is unimportant, just that it pales in comparison to the         I’ll remember Matthew on the patio, chomping Goldfish crack-
  We had two of everything: two little boys, two suitcases, two         arrival itself. The point of communion, of two cousins being             ers with Grandpa Bob. I’ll remember my in-laws’ gratitude at
  backpacks, two bulky car seats, a double stroller. It was Noah’s      present for each other’s miraculous pregnancies, is the vivid            our willingness to come all that way, and I’ll remember how
  Ark, airplane style. The logistics of hauling all of this gear into   image upon which our minds and imaginations rest. In the end,            good it felt to arrive and be welcomed, Visitation-style, with
  and out of two airports and one rental car shuttle was compli-        the joy of family trumps the hassles of travel. “The Visitation          joyful greetings and wide-open arms.
  cated, to say the least. Add the epic challenge of keeping two        proves that even the most difficult journey is worth it,” I wrote
  cranky kids contained during a six-hour flight, and I arrived         in that chapter, and I still believe that today.                                  The writer can be contacted at
  back home feeling like an excellent candidate for canonization.             The challenges Mary had to face on that trip recede from           
                                                                                                                                        May 20, 2011          Catholic San Francisco                  15
Spirituality for Life
The other side of orthodoxy
      There are more ways than one in which our belief system        Right truth, proper faith, and true fidelity to Jesus Christ              And this tension is an
can be unbalanced so as to do harm to God and to the church.         demand too that our hearts are open and wide enough to radi-        innate, healthy disquiet,
      What makes for a healthy, balanced, orthodox faith? The        ate the universal love and compassion that Jesus incarnated.        something we are meant
Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church defines orthodoxy                Anyone who reads the Gospels and misses Jesus’                live daily in our lives rather
as “right belief as contrasted to heresy.” That’s accurate           repeated warnings about legalism, narrowness, and intolerance       than something we can
enough, but we tend to think of this in a very one-sided way.        is reading selectively. Granted, Jesus does warn too about          resolve once and for all.
      For most people, heresy is conceived as going too far, as      staying within the bounds of proper belief (monotheism and          Indeed the deep root of this
crossing a dogmatic boundary, as stretching Christian truth          all that this implies) and proper morals (the commandments,         tension lies right within
further than it may be stretched. Orthodoxy, then, means             love of our enemies, forgiveness), but he stresses too that we      the human soul itself. The         Father Ronald
staying within safe perimeters.                                      can miss the real demands of discipleship by not going far          human soul, as Thomas                  Rolheiser
      This is true in so far as it goes, but it is a one-sided and   enough in letting ourselves be stretched by his teachings.          Aquinas classically put it,
reductionist understanding of orthodoxy. Orthodoxy has a                   True orthodoxy asks us to hold a great tension, between       has two principles and two
double function: It tells you how far you may go, but it also        real boundaries beyond which you may not go and real borders        functions: The soul is the principle of life, energy and fire
tells you how far you must go. And it’s the latter part that is      and frontiers to which you must go. You may not go too far,         inside of us, even as it is equally the principle of integration,
often neglected.                                                     but you must also go far enough. And this can be a lonely           unity, and glue. The soul keeps us energized and on fire, even
      Heresies are dangerous, but the danger is two-sided.           road. If you carry this tension faithfully, without giving in to    as it keeps us from dissipating and falling apart. A healthy soul
Faith beliefs that do not respect proper dogmatic boundaries         either side, you will no doubt find yourself with few allies on     therefore keeps us within healthy boundaries, to prevent us
invariably lead to bad religion and to bad moral practice. Real      either side, that is, too liberal for the conservatives and too     from disintegrating, even as it keeps us on fire, lest we petrify
harm occurs. Dogmatic boundaries are important. But, equally         conservative for the liberals.                                      and become too hardened to fully enter life.
important, we don’t do God, faith, religion, and the church                To risk just one example: You see this kind of pained,              We live always in the face of two opposing dangers:
a favor when our beliefs are narrow, bigoted, legalistic, or         but more fully Catholic, orthodoxy in a person like the late        disintegration and petrification. To stay healthy we need to
intolerant. Atheism is invariably a parasite that feeds off bad      Sulpician Father Raymond Brown, the renowned biblical               know our limits and we also need to know how far we have
theism. Anti-religion is often simply a reaction to bad religion     scholar, a loyal Roman Catholic thinker who found himself           to stretch ourselves. The conservative instinct warns us about
and thus narrowness and intolerance are perhaps more of an           attacked, for opposite reasons, from both sides of the ideologi-    the former. The liberal instinct warns us about the latter. Both
enemy to religion than is any transgressed dogmatic boundary.        cal spectrum. He upset liberals because he stopped before they      instincts are healthy because both dangers are real.
God, religion, and the churches are, I suspect, more hurt by         thought that he should and he upset conservatives because he
being associated with the narrowness and intolerance of some         suggested that proper truth and dogma often stretch us beyond          Oblate Father Ron Rolheiser is president of the
believers than they are by any theoretical dogmatic heresy.          some former comfort zones.                                            Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

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Marin Catholic mountain bikers win third straight title
By David Gooder                                               in the top 10, four in the top five. Here are the results:                    reserve, had earned enough points to still capture an
                                                              Varsity girls team captain and senior Victoria Yoham                          impressive fifth place overall in the League.
   Marin Catholic’s mountain bike team rode to vic-           maintained her consistently blistering pace to fin-
tory for the third time in three years in the 2011            ish sixth for the day and sixth overall in the league                                    The writer is a Marin Catholic parent.
                            NorCal Division II Series         series. On the varsity boys team, sophomore Taylor
                            Championship.                     Smith finished sixth for the day and fourth overall in
                               The May 1 Series               the NorCal series. On the junior varsity boys team,

                                                                                                                                                                                                         (PHOTOS COURTESY /DAVID GOODER)
                            consisted of five races           sophomore Larry Smith dashed across the finish line
                            in venues ranging from            third for the day and third overall. In a “never give up”
                            Laguna Seca near                  effort, Austin Gooder, despite suffering a devastating
                            Monterey to Boggs                 mechanical breakdown, running nearly a mile with his
                            Mountain north of the             broken-down bike and then repairing it, fought back
                            Napa Valley. Each race            to finish the race and take fourth place overall in the
                            covered around 12 miles           league. Sophomore Peter Patrakis finished an impres-
                            for freshman, 18 miles            sive fourth securing him sixth for the season. Freshman
                            for junior varsity boys           Reid Gordon finished the regular season with a personal
                            and varsity girls, and            best, finishing seventh.
                            as many as 24 miles for              Junior varsity sophomore Ryan Gum continued to
 Victoria Yoham negotiates varsity boys. Overall for          climb in the standings with a strong finish in 17th                            Marin Catholic’s mountain bike team won the NorCal
         an S-curve.        the season, six Marin             place in the race despite a fall caused by another                               Division II title for the third time in three years.
                            Catholic riders finished          rider. Freshman Ben Spurr, despite being on injured

CYO adds tennis, expands summer offerings to Marin County
By Valerie Schmalz                                                                                                                          offers weekend skill workshops but no basketball camp,
                                                                    The Catholic Youth Organization is sponsoring                           Clendinen said.
   Kids signing up for CYO sports camps and summer rec-         a track and field meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June                           In Marin County, summer recreation league play and
reation leagues will have a new option this summer: tennis.     11 at Archbishop Riordan High School. All students                          camps start June 20. This year the only offering in Marin
   That is in addition to boys and girls basketball leagues     in grades 3-8 are eligible to enter. There is a $10 fee                     will be boys and girls basketball, with more to come if
and weekend skills workshops and coed volleyball                for non-CYO participants.                                                   there is enough interest, Clendinen said.
leagues and camps. For the first time, the Catholic Youth           For information and to sign up, go to                           Unlike during the school year, when the parish-based
Organization is expanding its summer offerings to Marin                                                                                     elementary school sports teams compete by parish and
County, too, said Courtney Johnson Clendinen, director                                                                                      school, the summer leagues mix it up, says Clendinen.
of CYO Athletics.                                             racquets and balls for the players without racquets. The                      And that is on purpose, she said.
   In San Francisco and north San Mateo County, the           tennis league will run for six weeks at night from 5-9 p.m.                       The goal is “changing the competitiveness across the
summer league begins May 23 with coed volleyball and          and matches will be played on the outdoor courts on the                       net and across the court. We found great success in San
the boys and girls basketball summer league starts July 5.    roof, she said. “They can just show up and play tennis,”                      Francisco because I think it changes the mentality when
Tennis recreational league begins June 6. No experience is    Clendinen said.                                                               you go to play your opposing team within the school year,”
required and in the case of tennis, where matches will be        There will be two five-day all-day tennis camps begin-                     said Clendinen. “It’s just become so ultracompetitive that
played at the San Francisco Tennis Club at Brannan and        ning July 18. Volleyball camp begins June 20. There                           it’s taking away some of the fun.”
Fifth streets in San Francisco, the club will supply loaner   are many other basketball camps in the area, so CYO                               For information and to sign up, go to

                                                               San Domenico equestrians compete in nationals
                                                                    Three San Domenico School secondary students and five middle school students competed in the 2011
                                                               Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals, held April 28-May 1 in Upper Marlboro, Md. The girls had
                                                                each qualified by placing first in their classes at the California/Nevada finals in April. The San Anselmo team’s
                                                                 achievements included sixth graders Lindsay Cobb’s third place in Future Novice Over Fences Ellie Cox’ third
                                                                        place in Team Future Beginner Flat. Pictured at the Parade of Teams at the national finals are
                                                                   Sinclaire Parer, Lindsay, Cobb, Brooke Raabe, Madeline Parrish, Lindsay Levine, Ellie Cox, Lisa Durbrow.

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Catholic Charities CYO                                                                                                                                                     June 8, 5:30 p.m.: “Exorcism: The
   The social services arm of the Catholic Church                                                                                                                        Ministry of Deliverance” is topic at meet-
in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Information:                                                                                                                        ing of the Catholic Professional Business
(415) 972-1200,, moreinfo@                                                                                                                                 Club at Caesar’s                                                                                                                                                               Restaurant, Powell
   May 21, 10 a.m.: Catholic Charities CYO Junior                                                                                                                        Street at Bay in San
Board volunteer event at St. Vincent’s School for                                                                                                                        Francisco. Guest
Boys. Join this volunteer young professionals’                                                                                                                           speaker is retired
organization for a day at St. Vincent’s. Participants                                                                                                                    San Francisco
will be helping paint the program’s barn and will
                                                                                                                                    June 3, 4, 5: “St. Pius              Auxiliary Bishop
receive a tour of the facility. Boxed lunches will be                                                                           Parish Festival” on campus               Ignatius Wang who
provided. Respond or direct questions to junior-                                                                                                                         asks and answers:
                                                                                                                                 at 1100 Woodside Road in                “What does the
                                                                                                                                 Redwood City. Friday, 6–10              c h u r c h r e c o m - Bishop Ignatius
   May 24, 6:30 p.m.: Catholic Charities CYO Junior                                                                                                                      mend to safeguard
Board General Meeting. The Catholic Charities CYO                                                                                 p.m.; Saturday, 1–10 p.m.;             against evils that           Wang
Junior Board is a volunteer organization of young                                                                                  Sunday, 1-8 p.m. Event                exist?” Tickets are
professionals who are committed to supporting the                                                                                                                        $20 for members and $30 for nonmem-
works of Catholic Charities CYO serving people                                                                                    marks St. Pius 60th anni-
                                                                                                                                                                         bers. Tickets include array of appetizers.
of all faiths through effective community action,                                                                                versary with a “peace and               Beverages are available for purchase. Visit
including volunteer service and social fundraising.                                                                             love theme” and something      
Membership is open to volunteers, ages 21-40. For
more information, visit                                                                                  “groovy” for everyone.
or email The next meeting                                                                                  Visit http://stpiusfestival. with comments and ques-
will be held at the St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco.
                                                                                                                          Enjoying             tions about faith. Visit
   June 8, 6-8:30 p.m.: Catholic Charities CYO’s
                                                                                                                                  themselves at last year’s             Sunday, 6 a.m., KOFY Channel 20/Cable 13
2011 Red House. This donor event will celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                      and KTSF Channel 26/Cable 8: TV Mass with
over twenty years of service to those living with dis-                                                                           festival are Susan Krauss            Msgr. Harry Schlitt presiding.
abling HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco. This cocktail
party of friends and major supporters will welcome                                                                                    and Yvette Gilardi.               Sunday, 7 a.m.: TV Mass on the Filipino Channel
Joseph (Mike) McCune, Ph.D. who will speak about                                                                                                                      (TFC) Channel 241 on Comcast and Channel 2060
recent advances in HIV/AIDS care. For more informa-                                                                                                                   on Direct TV.
                                                         join them at the site. The prayer continues as a
tion about this and other Red House events running       peaceful vigil until 1 p.m. The group is also open     Reunions                                                Saturday, 4 p.m.: Religious programming in
through June 17, visit           to new membership. Meetings are held the sec-                                                                Cantonese over KVTO 1400 AM, co-sponsored by
                                                                                                                  July 9, 11:30 a.m. : St. Emydius School,
                                                         ond Thursday of the month except August and            class of 1956, at Sinbad’s Restaurant 141 The         the Chinese Ministry and Chinese Young Adults of
Good Health                                              December at St. Gregory Parish’s Worner Center,        Embarcadero in San Francisco. Family and friends      the Archdiocese of San Francisco..
                                                         138 28th Ave. in San Mateo at 7:30 p.m. For more       are welcome. Contact Jack Sutcliffe at (408)            First Sunday, 5 a.m., CBS Channel 5:
  Mondays, 4 p.m.: Join us on level C of St. Mary’s      information, call Jessica at (650) 572-1468 or visit
Medical Center in the Cardiology Conference Room.                                                               257-4671 or e-mail or Joy Boito        “Mosaic,” featuring conversations on current
                                                                               Walsh at (408) 996-3162 or e-mail joy.walsh@          Catholic issues.
This series of eight classes covers everything related
to diabetes. It is a great way to learn more about         Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Rosary for Life at                                          EWTN Catholic Television: Comcast Channel
diabetes in a relaxed and friendly environment.          Planned Parenthood, 1650 Valencia St. near St.           July 27, 11:30 a.m.: St. Joseph College/School      229, AT&T Channel 562, Astound Channel 80, San
Specialized diabetes educators lead the sessions.        Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco.                      of Nursing reunion luncheon at the Irish Cultural     Bruno Cable Channel 143, DISH Satellite Channel
No previous registration is necessary. Take advan-                                                              Center, 45th Avenue at Sloat Boulevard in San         261, Direct TV Channel 370. For programming
tage of this education opportunity. If you have any      Food and Fun                                           Francisco. Reservations are required by July 1.       details, visit
questions or would want more information please                                                                 Tickets are $35.00. Contact Betty Jerabek at (650)
                                                           June 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: “Classic Car Show”
call Diabetes Services at St. Mary’s (415) 750-5513.
                                                         at Holy Angels School in Colma. See many oldies
                                                                                                                589-6233 or Anne Politeo at (415) 221-8382 or
                                                                                                                                                                      Single, Divorced, Separated
                                                         but goodies plus refreshments and a raffle. Day                                                                 Information about Bay Area single, divorced
Mary in May                                              is sponsored by Holy Angels alumni association.          Aug. 13 or Nov.26: All alumni of St. Anne of
                                                                                                                                                                      and separated programs is available from
                                                         Proceeds benefit Holy Angels School.                   the Sunset School, class of 1981 are invited to
 May 28, noon: The annual “Public Square Rosary                                                                 a reunion. Location/date are undecided. E-mail        Jesuit Father Al Grosskopf at grosskopf@usfca.
Crusade” will be prayed at United Nations Plaza in                                                              George Rehmet at or            edu (415) 422-6698.
San Francisco at Hyde Street and Market Street.          Prayer/Special Liturgies                               call (650) 438-9589.                                     Would you like support while you travel the road
Everyone is invited. Call Juanita at (415) 647-7229.                                                                                                                  through separation and divorce? The Archdiocese
                                                           May 22, 11:30 a.m.: St. Gabriel Parish, 40th           Oct. 22: Presentation High School, San
                                                         Avenue at Ulloa in San Francisco, celebrates its       Francisco class of ’66. Contact Martha Kunz           of San Francisco offers support for the journey.
National Shrine of                                       70th year with a Mass and reception. All parish-       Willis at (650) 763-1202 or e-mail mwwmtw@            The Separated and Divorced Catholics of the
St. Francis of Assisi                                    ioners present and former as well as friends are or Marilyn Mathers at (51) 232-4848       Archdiocese of San Francisco (SDCASF) offer
                                                         welcome. Former pastors, parochial vicars, teach-      or                             two ongoing support groups at St. Bartholomew
           LA PORZIUNCOLA NUOVA                          ers have been invited. Call (415) 731-6161.                                                                  Parish, 600 Columbia Drive, San Mateo, on the
                                                                                                                                                                      first and third Tuesdays, at 7 p.m. in the spirituality
  Columbus at Vallejo in San Francisco’s North             May 29, 12:15 p.m.: St. Paul Parish celebrates       Mass in Latin                                         center, and in O’Reilly hall of St. Stephen Parish
Beach                                                    the 100th anniversary of its beautiful church build-                                                         near Stonestown, San Francisco, on the first and
                                                         ing. Archbishop George Niederauer is principal           The traditional Latin Mass celebrated accord-
  The Porziuncola and “Francesco Rocks Gift                                                                     ing to texts and rubrics of the Missal of Blessed     third Wednesdays, at 7:30 p.m. Call Gail (650)
Shop” are open every day but Monday from 10              celebrant. Father Mario Farana, pastor, is among                                                             591-8452, or Joanne (650) 347-0701 for more
                                                         the concelebrants. A reception and memorabilia         John XXIII of 1962 is celebrated at these loca-
a.m. – 6 p.m. Rosary is prayed daily in Porziuncola                                                             tions: Sunday, 12:15 p.m.: Holy Rosary Chapel         information.
at 4:30 p.m. Visit         display will be held immediately following Mass in
                                                         the Parish Center at Church and Valley Streets in      at St. Vincent School for Boys in San Rafael. For        Catholic Adult Singles Association of Marin
The Shrine church is open every day 10 a.m. – 5                                                                 more information, call St. Isabella Parish at (415)   County: We are Catholics, single or single again,
p.m. with Mass Monday through Saturday at 12:15          San Francisco. Call (415) 648-7538.
                                                                                                                479-1560; first Fridays, 7 p.m. at St. Francis of     who are interested in making new friends, taking
p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. Call (415) 986-4557            Sundays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Exposition of the         Assisi Church, 1425 Bay Road. at Glen Way in          part in social activities, sharing opportunities for
or visit or e-mail info@shrinesf.       Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at Notre            East Palo Alto. For more information, call (650)      spiritual growth, and becoming involved in volun-
org or                            Dame des Victoires Church, 566 Bush St. between        322-2152. Father Lawrence Goode, pastor, is cel-      teer activities that will benefit parishes, community,
                                                         Stockton and Grant in San Francisco. Convenient        ebrant; first Sundays, 5:30 p.m. at Mater Dolorosa    and one another. We welcome those who would
Social Justice/Lectures/                                 parking is available across Bush Street in Stockton-   Church, 307 Willow Ave. South San Francisco.          share in this with us. For information, call Bob at
                                                         Sutter garage. Call (415) 397-0113.
Respect Life                                               Taize Sung Prayer: First Fridays, 8 p.m.: Mercy
                                                                                                                For more information call (650) 583-4131; second
                                                                                                                Sundays, 5:30 p.m. at St. Finn Barr Church, Edna
                                                                                                                                                                      (415) 897-0639.

  May 27 – 29: “24th annual Northern California          Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame with Mercy      St at Hearst in San Francisco. Call (415) 333-3627;
Catholic Charismatic Convention” at Santa Clara          Sister Suzanne Toolan. Call (650) 340-7452; young      third Sundays at Holy Name of Jesus Church 39th         Datebook is a free listing for parishes,
Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway,           adults are invited each first Friday of the month      Avenue at Lawton in San Francisco. Call (415)
Santa Clara. “Come expecting the power of a faith-       to attend a social at 6 p.m. prior to Taize at 8       664-8590 for time.                                      schools and non-profit groups. Please
ful God!” organizers said. Event theme is “Hearts        p.m. Tuesdays, 6 p.m.: Notre Dame Des Victoires                                                                include event name, time, date, place,
On Fire for Jesus.” Opening Mass May 27 at 8 p.m.
San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop William Justice
                                                         Church, 566 Bush at Stockton, San Francisco with
                                                         Rob Grant. Call (415) 397-0113. Third Fridays,
                                                                                                                Holy Cross Cemetery                                     address and an information phone number.
will preside. Praise begins at 7 p.m. Convention         8 p.m.: Dominican Sisters of MSJ Motherhouse             1500 Old Mission Rd. in Colma, (650) 756-2060         Listing must reach Catholic San Francisco
speakers include Father Chris Crotty, Richard Lane,      Chapel, 43326 Mission Boulevard, entrance is on          May 30, 11 a.m.: Memorial Day Mass in Holy
Martha Fernandez-Sardina, Msgr. James Tarantino.         Mission Tierra Place, between Ohlone College and       Cross Mausoleum. Archbishop George Niederauer
                                                                                                                                                                        at least two weeks before the Friday
Registration information is at or call    the Old Mission San Jose in Fremont. Call (510)        is principal celebrant.                                 publication date desired. Mail your
(925) 828-0944. Weekend is sponsored by Northern         449-7554. Third Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at the
California Renewal Coalition serving the dioceses        Dominican Sisters of MSJ motherhouse chapel,                                                                   notice to: Datebook, Catholic San
of Monterey, Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose,              43326 Mission Boulevard, entrance is on Mission        TV/Radio                                                Francisco, One Peter Yorke Way, S.F.
Santa Rosa and Stockton and the Archdiocese of           Tierra Place, in Fremont. Call (510) 449-7554. May       Fridays at 9 a.m.: The Archbishop’s Hour on
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                                                                                                                                                                        94109, or fax it to (415) 614-5633,
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                               9 Days 15 Meals: 7 Breakfasts 1 Lunch 7 Dinners                                                          Lyon, Annecy, Toulouse,
 Caesarea Nazareth Basilica of the Annunciation Cana Tiberias Capernaum Mount of
Beatitudes Sea of Galilee Transfiguration Church Tel Megiddo Jaffa Jerusalem Mount of                                                   Lourdes, Roven, Lisieux,
Olives Via Dolorosa Church of The Holy Sepulcher Wailing Wall Mount Zion Bethlehem                                                        Bayeux, Normandy
                             Church of the Nativity Daily Mass

         Oct 26th, 2011 - $1499 per person land only                                                                                        ITALY                              Basilica of
                                                                                                                                                                               St. Francis
                                                                                                                                   Jan. 6 – 17, 2012
        Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes with                                                                                          Departs San Francisco
                     Barcelona                                                                                                        12-Day Pilgrimage
Fatima      Aljustrel Valinhos
                               9 Days 14 Meals: 7 Breakfasts 1 Lunch 6 Dinners
                                              Nazare Alcobaca Monastery Cathedral of Burgos Lourdes                           with Fr.     Chris Crotty, C.P.M.
           Grotto of Massabielle              Holy Hill Carcassone Barcelona La Sagrada Familia
                  Oct 17th, 2011 = $1599 per person land only                                                                    only $ 2,699 per person
                                                                                                                                     ($2,799 after Sept. 28, 2011)

                                     Shrines of Italy                                                                          Visit: Rome, Assisi, Cascia, Manoppello, Lanciano, San Giovanni, Monte
                                                                                                                                         Sant'Angelo, Bari, Naples, Mugnano del Cardinale
                                     11 Days 15 Meals: 9 Breakfasts 6 Dinners
   Rome Vatican City Papal Audience* St. Peter’s Basilica St. Paul Outside the Walls
Christian Rome City Tour Saint Mary Major St. John in Lateran Madonna del Rosario Abbey
               of Santissima Trinita San Giovanni Rotondo Tomb of Padre Pio                                                      For a FREE brochure
                     Nov 1 , 2011 = $1849 per person land only                                                               on these pilgrimages contact:
       DOOR TO DOOR Airport Transportation w/air inclusive tours                                                            Catholic San Francisco (415) 614-5640
                                                                                                                           Please leave your name, mailing address and your phone number
           For a free brochure or information contact                                                                                                   California Registered Seller of Travel
                          B J Travel @                                                                                                                 Registration Number CST-2037190-40
                         (800) 897 5170                                                                                                                  (Registration as a Seller of Travel does not
                               California Sellers of Travel #                                                                                 constitute approval by the State of California)

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