Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

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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

Rep. Nancy Pelosi addresses constituents in San Francisco, 2017.

Pelosi says she attended Mass in San Francisco church, despite city health order

After San Francisco’s archbishop called on the city to reopen churches for indoor Masses, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said he... 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

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

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

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

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

After the toppling of a saint’s statue in San Francisco, the city’s archbishop said Saturday that important protests over racial... Read more

The dome of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington, DC.

Our Lady unites the divided into the faithful, Cordileone says

Mary unites all of God’s children, sparking conversions among those of different faiths, said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco on... Read more

Calif. bishop: Be society's conscience in face of campus abortion pill mandate

At a Mass marking Sunday's conclusion of a novena for the defeat of a California bill that would require public... Read more

Massimo Faggioli.

Villanova historian says Chaput, Cordileone, and Strickland are ‘devout schismatics’

A Church historian at Philadelphia’s Villanova University has said three U.S. bishops are “devout schismatics” who try to diminish the... Read more

Archbishop José Horacio Gomez of Los Angeles at a press briefing at the Holy See Press Office, Oct. 22, 2015.

California bishops praise death penalty moratorium

The imposition of a state moratorium on the use of the death penalty by Gov. Gavin Newsom was hailed as... Read more

Archbishop Cordileone says Mass for San Francisco's deceased homeless

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

The Benedict XVI Institute's schola with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and Father Cassian outside San Quentin State Prison, Aug. 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Benedict XVI Institute.

Benedict XVI Institute At San Quentin

When the Benedict XVI Institute in San Francisco formed a choir to teach Gregorian chant and sacred music to interested... Read more

Proposed Catholic hospital mega-merger assessed by Church officials

Catholic ethics and church law must be at the center of a merger of two major Catholic health care systems... Read more