Thursday, March 28, 2019, 12pm, The Family Club, 545 Powell Street, San Francisco
Father René Iturbe of the American Society of Mary will discuss his Detention ministry for the jails in San Bruno and San Francisco on behalf of the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco.
All members and other interested parties are welcome to attend! The cost of the luncheon is $55 for lawyers with 10+ years of practice; $45 for lawyers with <10 years of practice, and $25 for law students and clergy. Attendees can pay for their lunch at the event or online here.
Weekly Lenten Series
Tuesday, March 19, 2019; Tuesday March 26, 2019; April 2, 2019. Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney, 88 Kearney Street, 10th floor, San Francisco.
The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco thanks Don Carroll, who will once again lead our annual Lenten series. Mr. Carroll conducts insightful weekly discussions on the image of God that Jesus provides in the Scriptures. We enjoy and appreciate these discussions every Lent, and this year is no different!
Note: the Lenten series is free for all members. We ask that each member supplies his or her own lunch for this casual event.
Pope Francis Legal Clinic
The Pope Francis Legal Clinic now has a physical presence within the Oakland Diocese Chancery. The clinic’s space includes a dedicated office, complete with a separate entrance enabling the clinic to meet the needs of clients outside of normal business hours.
The clinic will provide legal advice and representation to residents of the East Bay. Currently, the clinic plans to offer legal advice and representation in the areas of immigration, landlord-tenant, and elder law. The clinic will also offer a dispute resolution service. Attorneys with experience in any practice area are encouraged to volunteer.
For those interested in volunteering with the legal clinic or to RSVP for our next meeting, please contact Nicomedes Herrera.
In February, our Society welcomed speaker Father John Coleman, a Jesuit Priest at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco and a widely published historian and commentator on social justice issues. Father Coleman spoke on the topic of “Christ vs. the Roman Empire – Who Won?” and provided a historical and spiritual perspective on Christianity’s role in the transformation of the Roman Empire.
The Society was honored to host Tricia Bolle, founder of the St. Francis Xavier Lay Missionary Society, as speaker for its January Luncheon. Ms. Bolle spoke of her organization’s missionary and mental health work throughout Asia.
The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco was joined by students of De Marillac Academy in San Francisco for our annual Christmas luncheon.
The St. Thomas More Society was pleased to host Hon. Denise Bauer, former U.S. ambassador to Belgium, who spoke of her time as ambassador and challenges facing current diplomats.
Theology on Tap
The Society thanks Father John Coleman of St. Ignatius Church for hosting our Fall 2018 Theology on Tap. Father Coleman led a discussion on “The Death Penalty and a Consistent Ethic of Life.”
The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco was honored to host Leonard Rubio and Phil Melendez of the Insight Prison Project, who shared with us their experiences in the criminal justice system and the mission of the Insight Prison Project.
Several members joined us at our annual April luncheon at De Marillac Academy in San Francisco. We enjoyed meeting with students and touring the school and extend a special thank you to Hon. David DeAlba, Chief Judge of the Sacramento County Superior Court, who spoke to us about his upbringing and career.
The Society welcomed Father Michael Hurley from St. Dominic’s Parish in San Francisco, who spoke on the topic of “silence” and its application to both faith and the practice of law.