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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

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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

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

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

Counter Pelosi's abortion stand with roses and rosaries, Archbishop Cordileone says

Sep 30, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

People should pray especially for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s change of heart on abortion, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco... Read more

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’

Sep 23, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Aug 13, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

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Archbishop Cordileone schedules monthly Traditional Latin Mass at cathedral

Aug 2, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

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

Jul 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Jun 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

May 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Mar 30, 2021

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

Feb 22, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

Feb 12, 2021

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

Jan 27, 2021

By Perry West

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

Oct 28, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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