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A San Francisco police officer steps out of the mobile command unit in San Francisco, California.

Police arrest man accused of shooting into Catholic church in South San Francisco

Jan 31, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

St. Augustine Catholic Church closed its parish office and did not hold in-person services on Wednesday per the advice of... Read more

Sts. Peter and Paul Church in North Beach, California.

Assault at San Francisco Catholic church leads to police pursuit, reported pipe bomb

Oct 30, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The incident began after an individual received Communion but did not consume the host. Read more

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.

Archbishop Cordileone: Chapter 11 bankruptcy for San Francisco ‘very likely’

Aug 5, 2023

By Daniel Payne

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Friday revealed that it was “very likely” that the archdiocese would be filing for... Read more

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone after stabbing of Asian women: "we must stop hating one another"

May 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, called local Catholics to "engage in prayer, adoration and fasting for an... Read more

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone.

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics supporting abortion should not present themselves for Holy Communion

May 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone released on May 1, 2021 a pastoral letter about the worthiness required for... Read more

San Francisco archdiocese hosting webinar on future of the pro-life movement

Jan 21, 2021

As the United States undergoes a transition in leadership, the Archdiocese of San Francisco will host a webinar this week... Read more

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

Archbishop Cordileone: New COVID church closures violate right to worship

Nov 28, 2020

As surging COVID-19 cases lead to new restrictions in the San Francisco area, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said the treatment of... Read more

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

San Francisco archbishop calls on mayor to end 'excessive limits' on outdoor Mass

Aug 31, 2020

In a letter to San Francisco Mayor London Breed and other city officials, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Monday called on... Read more

Earl Gage Jr. in an undated photo from the San Francisco Independent newspaper. Photo courtesy of Blondell Chism via Catholic San Francisco.

San Francisco to name street after first Black firefighter, a Catholic convert

Jul 30, 2020

San Francisco’s first Black firefighter, a Catholic convert whose faith helped him endure years of racial abuse within the department,... Read more

Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.

Spanish mayor offers to take downed St. Junipero Serra statue

Jun 24, 2020

The mayor of Boadilla del Monte, a town just west of metro Madrid in central Spain, has offered to take... Read more

Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.

St. Junipero Serra statue torn down in San Francisco Park

Jun 20, 2020

A statue of Catholic missionary St. Junipero Serra was toppled in a San Francisco park Friday, along with statues of... Read more

Pro-life advocates gather in San Francisco for Walk for Life West Coast

Jan 25, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

The Walk for Life West Coast aims to gather thousands of pro-life advocates in San Francisco in the next days... Read more

In wealthy San Francisco, treatment of homeless draws UN condemnation

Nov 6, 2018

As San Francisco prepares to consider a ballot measure to boost taxes for services to aid the homeless, a U.N.... Read more

Marijuana leaf.

California bishops: Legalizing marijuana hurts kids, the poor

Oct 29, 2016

When it comes to legalizing marijuana in California, the risks to children, teens and the poor are just too great,... 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 at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov 13.

Catholics supporting Archbishop Cordileone on school identity feel silenced, pressured

Mar 12, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Amid a PR campaign and protests against Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s attempt to clarify Catholic teaching in the San Francisco schools,... Read more

Chevron's Richmond refinery fire.

Oil company hit man has Archbishop Cordileone in his sights

Feb 27, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Sam Singer’s public relations firm spun a Chevron oil refinery disaster in California and fought back a legal ruling in... Read more

Empty Classroom.

Controversial or consistent? San Fran archdiocese weighs in on teacher rules

Feb 4, 2015

The Archdiocese of San Francisco says that far from being condemnatory, the morality clauses in its new teacher handbook are... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

San Francisco's new archbishop seeks to rebuild God's house

Oct 4, 2012

At his installation Mass in San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone encouraged a renewal of the Church in the footsteps... Read more