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Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington.

Nancy Pelosi's Communion ban will apply in Diocese of Arlington, bishop says

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone's direction "is not limited to just a geographical area,” Bishop Michael J. Burbidge of Arlington said. Read more

Nancy Pelosi (L) Whoopi Goldberg (R)

Spanish priest responds to Whoopi Goldberg on Nancy Pelosi and Communion

May 25, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Actress Whoopi Goldberg defended what she considers the right to Communion of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy... Read more

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” on May 24, 2022.

Nancy Pelosi doubles down on abortion support in response to Communion ban 

May 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

The House Speaker made her first public comments since being banned from receiving Communion in her home diocese because of... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone responds to criticism that he's 'politicizing the Eucharist'

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cordileone was interviewed May 23 by EWTN News' Erik Rosales. Read more

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 13, 2012.

Full text of Archbishop Cordileone letter to Nancy Pelosi banning her from Communion

May 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Here is the full text of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s notification to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, informing... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco in Rome, June 28, 2013.

Catholics respond to barring of Nancy Pelosi from Holy Communion

May 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Catholics are responding in a variety of ways to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's decision not to admit Nancy Pelosi to Communion,... Read more

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone attends the Mass and imposition of the pallium upon new metropolitan archbishops held by Pope Francis for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul at Vatican Basilica, June 29, 2013.

Here's what to know about Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

May 20, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is in the news for saying that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a... Read more

Nancy Pelosi.

What have popes and the Vatican said about Catholic politicians, abortion, and Holy Communion?

May 20, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco cited papal teaching when explaining why he had instructed that Nancy Pelosi not be... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone praying the rosary for Ukraine in his chapel on March 2, 2022.

Did a cyberattack disrupt Archbishop Cordileone's rosary for Ukraine?

Mar 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone's online "Rosary for Peace in Ukraine” Wednesday was disrupted by a suspected cyberattack, according to the... Read more

Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, says Mass in the London Oratory for the Sacra Liturgia conference, July 6, 2016.

Sacra Liturgia conference to be held in San Francisco this summer

Feb 18, 2022

By Kate Olivera

The Archdiocese of San Francisco will host an internationally-recognized liturgical conference this summer.  Read more

The Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 22, 2022.

Walk for Life West Coast brings 15,000+ to San Francisco

Jan 24, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone condemned abortion as the equivalent of a sacrament of a “new secular religion” in his homily at... Read more

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Christmas in prison? What it's like to celebrate behind bars

Dec 24, 2021

By Jonah McKeown, Kate Olivera

Prison is probably the last place people think of when they think about the holidays. Yet Christmas behind bars is... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone meets with people experiencing homeless at St. Anthony’s Dining Hall in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood on November 6, 2021.

After disclosing he hasn't received COVID-19 jab, Cordileone supports pastor who asked him to postpone visit

Dec 15, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Citing the concerns of parishioners, a San Francisco pastor asked Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who recently revealed that he has not... Read more

Hundreds of roses are piled up for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 12, 2021.

Pro-life Catholics gather 7,700 roses for Pelosi on Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast 

Dec 14, 2021

By Katie Yoder

A pro-life campaign led by the archbishop of San Francisco gathered thousands of roses for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)... Read more

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Cordileone to Catholic students after boycott of pro-life assembly: 'Do not be victims of the culture'

Nov 22, 2021

By Kate Olivera

The archbishop of San Francisco has encouraged students at a local Catholic high school to reject the lies of the... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone meets with people experiencing homeless at St. Anthony’s Dining Hall in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood on November 6, 2021.

PHOTOS: Archbishop Cordileone offers Requiem Mass for homeless

Nov 9, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Saturday, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone offered a Requiem Mass for the homeless at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Current... Read more

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Catholic school defends importance of pro-life assembly boycotted by students

Nov 3, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Students at a Catholic high school in San Francisco staged a walkout last month to protest an all-school assembly which... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

Archbishop Cordileone: Look deeper to see the 'spiritual reality' of the Eucharist, the unborn, and unhoused

As political issues, homelessness and abortion are treated as separate things. But with the Catholic sacramental sense we can see... Read more

Hundreds of people processed with the Eucharist around a Denver abortion clinic during a 40 Days for Life event on Oct. 3, 2021.

Archbishop Cordileone ties Eucharistic reverence to respect for life

Oct 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

In a new reflection, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone identifies a common thread linking abortion, homelessness, and the urgent... Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (center) with Pope Francis (right), during their Oct. 9 meeting at the Vatican.

San Francisco archbishop clarifies Pelosi's papal visit not an endorsement of her abortion views

Oct 14, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent meeting with Pope Francis does not signal a papal endorsement of her views on abortion,... Read more