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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

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

Sep 17, 2020

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’

Sep 14, 2020

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

Sep 4, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Sep 3, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Aug 19, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Jul 2, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Jun 29, 2020

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

Jun 20, 2020

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

Jul 15, 2019

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

Dec 5, 2018

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

Archbishop Cordileone says Mass for San Francisco's deceased homeless

Nov 13, 2018

Eight days after the feast of All Saints, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said a Mass of the Dead... Read more

Mary Ann Carr-Wilson greets the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa before the Teaching Children's Chant Camp Workshop in Menlo Park, Calif., held last week. Photo courtesy of the Benedict XVI Institute.

Workshop teaches how to teach Gregorian chant to children, teens

Aug 13, 2018

Parish music directors, teachers, priests, and religious sisters gathered near San Francisco last week for a workshop helping them learn... Read more

Teens participate in a chant camp in Benicia, Calif. Photo courtesy of the Benedict XVI Institute.

Bay area project expands Gregorian chant instruction to children, teens

Jul 27, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

An initiative in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to form the Catholic imagination through beauty will next month host a... Read more

Opening Mass for the synod of bishops on the family Oct. 8, 2015.

New San Francisco auxiliary bishop 'delighted' by appointment

Mar 28, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Fr. Robert F. Christian, O.P., a Dominican friar and a... Read more

Archbishop Emeritus George Niederauer of San Francisco, who died May 2, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Archbishop Niederauer remembered for his service to the Church

May 3, 2017

After battling lung disease, Archbishop Emeritus George H. Niederauer of San Francisco died May 2 at the age of 80... Read more

Immaculate Heart of Mary.

San Francisco archdiocese to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 28, 2017

In the centennial year of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco will consecrate his archdiocese... Read more

Archbishop Cordileone thankful for San Francisco teacher contract agreement

Aug 23, 2015

Efforts to promote Catholic culture in the San Francisco archdiocese’s high schools and to agree on a contract acceptable for... Read more

An impromptu memorial honoring Kate Steinle at Pier 14 in San Francisco.

Archbishop after death of Calif. woman: Immigrants are not all 'guilty by association'

Jul 23, 2015

The random killing of a 32 year-old California woman has reignited an intense debate about immigration reform, after the suspect... Read more

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

San Fran archdiocese praises Catholic school teachers, rejects 'inflammatory' reports

May 1, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

The Archdiocese of San Francisco has stressed its “greatest admiration and respect” for those working in Catholic education, pledging to... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov 13.

Anti-Cordileone ad misrepresents Catholicism, archdiocese says

Apr 17, 2015

By CNA Staff

A group of Catholics promoting a full-page advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone don’t represent San Francisco... Read more