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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

Archbishop Cordileone calls for end to violence against Asian Americans

The Archbishop of San Francisco on Tuesday urged an end to violence against Asian people in the city and across... Read more

A statue of St. Junipero Serra, which was defaced and torn down by protesters Oct. 12, at Mission San Rafael Arcangel in San Rafael, California. Courtesy photo.

Archbishop Cordileone commends prosecution of Serra statue vandals for working justice

Amid calls from California activists to drop vandalism charges against five assailants who destroyed a statue of St. Junipero Serra... Read more

Rome, Italy - June 28, 2013: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, of San Francisco, in Rome on June 28

San Francisco archbishop: State can't close churches, 'science' is on our side

Government officials cannot shut down religious services as “non-essential” during the pandemic—particularly when they are contradicting the “science” in doing... Read more

The Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 23, 2021. Credit: Walk for Life West Coast.

Walk for Life West Coast draws thousands to San Francisco march

Despite pandemic restrictions, thousands of pro-life advocates showed their support at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco... Read more

A statue of St. Junipero Serra, which was defaced and torn down by protesters Oct. 12, at Mission San Rafael Arcangel in San Rafael, Calif. Courtesy photo.

San Francisco archbishop asks DA to prosecute Serra statue vandalism

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has asked the Marin County district attorney to prosecute those arrested after an Oct.... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during an Oct. 3 rosary rally in San Francisco. Courtesy photo.

San Francisco archbishop urges ‘devotion and love’ for Eucharist as indoor Masses resume

At an outdoor rosary rally and Mass held Oct. 3, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone encouraged Catholics to renew their... Read more

A Eucharistic procession held in San Francisco urging permission for greater attendance at Mass, Sept. 20, 2020.

San Francisco to allow up to 100 people at indoor worship services

The office of San Francisco's mayor announced Tuesday that places of worship will be permitted to hold services indoors at... Read more

Catholics in San Francisco walk with the Eucharist in a Sept. 20 procession.

Justice Department says San Francisco worship restrictions 'draconian'

The U.S. Department of Justice on Sept. 25 warned San Francisco officials that its current restrictions on public worship in... Read more

Catholics worship at a Mass outside the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption on Sept. 20, 2020. Courtesy of the archdiocese of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone: San Francisco Mass restrictions ‘mocking God’

Catholics in San Francisco marched in Eucharistic processions across the city on Sunday to protest the city’s continued restrictions on... Read more

Rep. Nancy Pelosi addresses constituents in San Francisco, 2017.

Pelosi 'misspoke' on San Francisco Mass attendance, spokesman claims

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office told CNA Friday evening that she “misspoke” when she described  “recently” attending Mass in a San... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

San Francisco archbishop: Worshipers should be treated equally during the pandemic

The archbishop of San Francisco penned an op-ed in the Washington Post this week citing the First Amendment as he... Read more

San Francisco City Hall.

San Francisco Catholics plan Eucharistic processions to ‘Free the Mass’

The Archbishop of San Francisco has called Catholics to participate in Eucharistic processions across the city Sept. 20, which will... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

SF archbishop: City’s worship restrictions show ‘callous unconcern’ for spiritual needs

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said Friday that the city’s current restrictions on public worship— which prohibit indoor services... Read more

San Francisco ministry to share Catholic teaching on end-of-life

The Archdiocese of San Francisco is set to begin training volunteers who will help parishes support Catholics in making end-of-life... Read more

The Cathedral of Sain Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco, Calif.

San Francisco churches adapt to 12-person outdoor Mass limit

Parishes in San Francisco, including the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, have been holding concurrent outdoor Masses in... Read more

San Francisco City Hall.

San Francisco Catholic archdiocese 'surprised' by order to cease indoor, public Masses

The Archdiocese of San Francisco is pledging to comply with the city and county public health orders barring indoor public... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during a June 27 prayer service in Golden Gate Park.

After St. Junípero Serra statue torn down, Archbishop Cordileone offers exorcism prayers

After a mob tore down statues, including a figure of St. Junípero Serra statue, in a San Francisco park, Archbishop... Read more

Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.

After St. Junipero Serra statue is torn down, San Francisco archbishop says protests being ‘hijacked’ by violence

After the toppling of a saint’s statue in San Francisco, the city’s archbishop said Saturday that important protests over racial... Read more

Bishop Robert Christian, O.P., who died July 11, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

San Francisco auxiliary bishop, seminary rector, dies age 70

Bishop Robert Christian, O.P., an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and rector of St. Patrick Seminary in... Read more

Image courtesy of the Benedict XVI Institute

'Mass of the Americas' to premiere at San Francisco cathedral

The Mass of the Americas, a newly-commissioned Mass composed by Frank La Rocca, will premiere Saturday for the feast of... Read more