Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

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A woman takes a closer look at the names of 11 people killed in a mass shooting written on crosses and displayed during a candlelight vigil in front of the City Hall in Monterey Park, California, on Jan. 24, 2023.

Pope Francis offers condolences for Monterey Park shooting

Jan 25, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope sent a telegram to L.A. Archbishop José Gomez on Jan. 25 expressing his sadness and assuring his spiritual... Read more

FBI agents arrive at a farm on Jan. 24, 2023, where a mass shooting occurred in Half Moon Bay, California, the day before. Seven people were killed at two separate farm locations that were only a few miles apart. The suspect, Chunli Zhao, was taken into custody a few hours later without incident.

‘Never take human life for granted,’ Archbishop Cordileone says after second mass shooting

Jan 24, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

In the wake of yet another mass shooting in California, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone released a statement Monday reminding people of... Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, following the final vote on the Respect for Marriage Act in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2022.

Pelosi reportedly arranged an ‘exorcism’ of her home. Can any Catholic priest do this?

Jan 23, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

After someone broke into her house and violently attacked her husband, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought the services of a... Read more

An estimated 10,000 people turned out for the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco  on Jan. 21, 2023, the second-largest pro-life demonstration in the U.S. after the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., which marked its 50th anniversary a day earlier.

Walk for Life West Coast and OneLife LA 2023 proclaim: ‘Life is good!’

Jan 23, 2023

By Jim Graves

San Francisco and Los Angeles events brought out droves of participants to witness to the humanity of the unborn and... Read more

Left to right: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Worth-South Bend, Indiana, and Auxiliary Bishop Robert P. Reed of the Archdiocese of Boston.

‘Everyone’s vulnerable to an accusation’: Bishops respond to priests’ fear of false abuse claims

Nov 25, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Eighty-two percent of priests responding to a survey conducted by The Catholic Project said they live in constant fear of... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco

Exclusive interview: 7 questions for Archbishop Cordileone 

Nov 20, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco sat down with CNA for an interview during a break at the U.S.... Read more

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron speaking April 25, 2019 at The Catholic University of America.

‘We weep with Jesus’: Catholic bishops lament pro-abortion ballot victories

Nov 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

As pro-abortion measures won on state ballots and pro-life measures faced defeat, Catholic bishops responded to election results with profound... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone to hold ‘Rosary for Peace’ on Election Day

Nov 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder

“As Americans participate in the electoral process and with political violence on the rise, we will pray for peace in... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi after Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2022.

Archbishop Gomez condemns violence, prays for Paul Pelosi after attack

Oct 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

“I am deeply grieved over this violence,” USCCB President José Gomez said late Friday. Read more

Pope Francis greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi in St. Peter's Basilica after Mass on June 29, 2022.

Nancy Pelosi reportedly receives Communion at papal Mass

Jun 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pelosi was banned from receiving Holy Communion in her home diocese, the Archdiocese of San Francisco, in May. Read more

Bishop Joseph V. Brennan of Fresno, California.

Archbishop Cordileone ‘stood up for what’s right’ in actions toward Pelosi, Fresno bishop says

Jun 8, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Joseph V. Brennan expressed his support for Cordileone's Communion ban in a June 6 letter to the diocese. Read more

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UPDATE: These Catholic bishops support Nancy Pelosi ban on Holy Communion

May 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

So far only a small minority of U.S. bishops have come out publicly in support of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s... Read more

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

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

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington takes possession of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa in Rome, Sept. 27, 2021

DC archdiocese mistakenly gives candid response on Pelosi Communion denial

May 23, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Washington’s communications office erroneously told a reporter Monday that media requests related to Nancy Pelosi’s denial of... 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 Samuel J. Aquila says Mass for the Transitional Deacon Ordination in 2020.

Denver archbishop: Cordileone 'made every attempt' to avoid barring Pelosi from Communion

May 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

“I support and commend my brother bishop for making this courageous, compassionate, and necessary decision,” Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila said. Read more

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol on May 19, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (l), and Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Joseph Cordileone at St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2013, in Vatican City, Vatican (r).

Archbishop Cordileone bars Nancy Pelosi from Communion until she ends abortion support

May 20, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Archbishop Cordileone said that the step was ‘purely pastoral, not political.’ Read more