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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at her weekly Capitol press briefing, Sept. 23, 2021

Pelosi defends her support for legal abortion: ‘God has given us a free will’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday responded to her archbishop, who had said an abortion bill she is working... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone receiving the gifts during Mass in 2021.

Social media being weaponized against religious freedom, Archbishop Cordileone argues

The archbishop of San Francisco has warned of the use of social media to promote a “new kind of fundamentalism”... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone schedules monthly Traditional Latin Mass at cathedral

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has instituted a monthly Traditional Latin Mass at San Francisco’s Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption,... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone: Traditional Latin Mass will continue in San Francisco

As diocesan bishops consider how to implement Pope Francis’ motu proprio on the use of the Traditional Latin Mass, the... Read more

Archbishop Cordileone rebukes legislators' take on Communion debate

On June 23, 2021, First Things published Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s paragraph-by-paragraph response to “Statement of Principles,” a document developed by... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco gives a tour of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, May 24, 2021. Credit: Dennis Callahan/Catholic San Francisco.

San Francisco archbishop marks cathedral's 50th anniversary with tour for conservatory students

Marking the 50th anniversary of the blessing of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone led... Read more

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