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Boundless Faith:
Father Arturo Albano’s responsibilities as rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral seem as towering as the holy dwelling for which he was chosen caretaker.
Catechists honored at St. Pius X Dinner
Over 230 people gathered on Thursday, May 12 to celebrate those who selflessly give of their time, treasure and talent to form souls in faith formation programs in parishes across… Read More
Mary of Nazareth
Luke the Evangelist tells us that young Mary of Nazareth gave her fiat without reserve when she learned from an angelic messenger that God intended to favor her as the… Read More
ART & ARCHITECTURE
Cathedral architect Pietro Belluschi visualized his San Farncisco project as an all-encompassing work of faith, integrating the fine arts and architectural elements to achieve a unifying and uplifting structure of… Read More
History: From the ruins
Standing in the charred ruins of the church in which he had recently been installed as the fifth archbishop of San Francisco on the morning of Sept. 8, 1962, Joseph… Read More
History: Council Creation
Looking up into the modern “rafters” of St. Mary’s Cathedral 50 years after it was dedicated, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone marveled at the structure designed and constructed by… Read More
MARIAN SHRINES
Like many great cathedrals throughout the world, San Francisco’s was built to honor Mary’s unique role in God’s plan for human salvation. Her model of discipleship as expressed in Scripture… Read More
St. Mary’s turns 50
In the lifespan of an average person, 50 years would be well along life’s journey, but still well within what we call “middle age.” At this age, those who live… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

“The Path to the Father’s House Traced for Us by the Saints and Sages Through the Ages”
It was in the 1940’s that George Orwell wrote his dystopian and then-futuristic novel “1984.”  It used to be standard reading in the high school curriculum. 
“Translating God’s Mercy into Compassionate Love to Civilize, Heal and Save”
It was this Second Sunday of Easter twenty-two years ago that Pope St. John Paul II declared this Sunday to be “Divine Mercy Sunday”: “this Second Sunday of Easter …… Read More
“The Easter Journey from Darkness to Light”
“On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark”. All for Gospel accounts of the discovery… Read More
“The Easter Journey from Darkness to Light”
The liturgy of the Easter Vigil which we celebrate tonight is characterized by a journey from darkness to light – and rightfully so, for this is the essence of the… Read More
“Our Lord’s Synonymous Last Commandment and the Pathway to Heaven”
The world seems plagued by crises these days, and the Church, too: the devastating war in Ukraine causing horrendous and senseless suffering; the ongoing effects of the waning pandemic, which… Read More
Why I signed the open letter to Germany’s bishops
“The individual bishops as . . . member[s] of the episcopal college and legitimate successor[s] of the apostles, [are] obliged by Christ’s institution and command to be solicitous for the… Read More
A FRATERNAL OPEN LETTER TO OUR BROTHER BISHOPS IN GERMANY
In an age of rapid global communication, events in one nation inevitably impact ecclesial life elsewhere. Thus the “Synodal Path” process, as currently pursued by Catholics in Germany, has implications… Read More
“The Look of Jesus, the Conscience of the Disciple”
“Just as he was saying this, the cock crowed, and the Lord turned and looked at Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to… Read More

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

May 17
The Biblical Grounding of the Holy Father’s Thinking — Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti Classes
The Biblical Grounding of the Holy Father’s Thinking — Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti Classes 7:00pm – 12:00pm Thursday Nights at 07:00 pm beginning April 19, 2022 (Online) Course Information… Read More
May 20
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Experience
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Experience 7:00pm (05/20) – 4:00pm (05/22) Cost: 100 Worldwide Marriage Encounter has been helping couples renew and revitalize their marriages for over 50 years. This weekend… Read More
May 21
5th Annual Retreat for Women at St. Dominic Church, San Francisco
5th Annual Retreat for Women at St. Dominic Church, San Francisco 9:00am – 4:00pm Cost: $55.00 Register at https://stdominics.org/event?id=94272 below. Retreat Theme: Prayer: opening the heart wider still curbing distractions…praying… Read More
May 24
The Biblical Grounding of the Holy Father’s Thinking — Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti Classes
The Biblical Grounding of the Holy Father’s Thinking — Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti Classes 7:00pm – 12:00pm Thursday Nights at 07:00 pm beginning April 19, 2022 (Online) Course Information… Read More
May 28
Permanent Diaconate Ordinations
Permanent Diaconate Ordinations 10:00am The Archdiocese of San Francisco joyfully announces the ordination of David Arms, James DeWan, Ricardo Escobar, Thomas Kramer, Christopher Major, Chris Mariano, Guillermo Quant, Mark Scafidi,… Read More
Jun 05
Adult Confirmation – Pentecost
Adult Confirmation – Pentecost 11:00am Registration Deadline: May 27, 2022 The Archdiocese of San Francisco will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults on Pentecost Sunday. Adults who did… Read More
Jun 15
30 Day Program
30 Day Program 4:00pm (06/15) – 11:00am (07/19) Cost: 3950 The 30-Day silent retreat at the Jesuit Retreat Center offers the experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The… Read More
Jun 23
Sisters’ & Lay Women’s Healing Silent 8-day Retreat
Sisters’ & Lay Women’s Healing Silent 8-day Retreat 5:00pm (06/23) – 10:00am (06/30) The 8-day healing & silent retreat is opened for any Sisters and Lay Women who desire to… Read More

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