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Rev. Robert Kevin White 1935 – 2024
Fr. Robert White died peacefully on February 5, 2024. Fr. White was born in San Francisco on July 16, 1935 to Robert Keane and Mary Virginia White. He is survived… Read More
Archdiocese of San Francisco announces new Superintendent of Catholic Schools
The Archdiocese of San Francisco is pleased to announce that Chris Fisher will be the next Superintendent of the Archdiocesan Department of Catholic Schools. Chris will assume the position of… Read More
Jesus and the Jewish roots of the Eucharist
It’s precisely their Jewish faith, tradition, practices and beliefs that lay the foundation for their belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
Atonement: The transforming power of suffering love
The theme of atonement takes us to the very heart of the mission of Jesus Christ. Revealing the love of God as a mortal man, while bearing the conditions of… Read More
A radical “yes”: Those embracing consecrated life represent a great gift to the Church
“To our dear consecrated religious, and especially those of you celebrating milestone anniversaries of your consecration this year, we express to you a resounding and emphatic thank you to match… Read More
Wedding Anniversary Mass honors witness of love in Sacrament of Matrimony
God’s design for marriage is to take two “opposite” people, opposite in the sense of equal and complementary, to unite them, and through their union and communion, their struggles and… Read More
Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2024
Lent is the season of grace in which the desert can become once more – in the words of the prophet Hosea – the place of our first love (cf. Hos 2:16-17). God… Read More
Call to serve: Consecrated men and women dedicate their lives to God’s people
The Office of Consecrated Life, based out of the pastoral center in San Francisco, is focused on serving and supporting professed religious and consecrated persons in the Archdiocese. This includes… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

“Repentance, Conversion, and Sharing the Love of Jesus with Others”
Tonight is the fruit of the living faith of so many who are seeking to know and spread the love of Jesus Christ.  Thank you!
“Orienting Our Lives Toward the Lord, in Order to Rise with Him”
Lent reminds us that there is hope, hope when the ashes represent, not our destruction at the end of our life, but the destruction of sin in our life so… Read More
“Orientándonos Hacia el Señor para Resucitar a la Vida con Él”
La Cuaresma nos recuerda que hay esperanza, esperanza cuando las cenizas representan, no nuestra destrucción al final de nuestra vida, sino la destrucción del pecado en nuestra vida para que… Read More
“Ama a tu prójimo como a ti mismo”. – Mateo 22:39
Como católicos, utilizamos nuestros dones y talentos para servir y demostrar nuestro amor por nuestro prójimo. De hecho, en lugar de preguntar quiénes son nuestros vecinos, los católicos preguntan: “¿Hay… Read More
“Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39
As Catholics, we use our gifts and talents to serve and demonstrate our love for our neighbors. Indeed, instead of asking who our neighbors are, Catholics ask, “Is there anyone… Read More
“God’s Plan for Marriage: The School in How to Find True Happiness”
On this occasion today when we celebrate your wedding anniversaries, and the beauty of God’s plan for marriage, I pray He may bless you with the grace and wisdom to… Read More
“Repeating the Life of Christ: The Gift of Consecrated Life in the Church”
The very presence of consecrated persons in the life of the Church is the greatest gift. It goes far beyond what they do for others, which is so great indeed,… Read More
Message to St. Augustine Parish
The St. Augustine parish community has been in my prayers this week as it recovers from the shooting on Tuesday. We thank the police and other first responders for their swift action… Read More

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

Feb 24
Archdiocesan Women’s Conference with Gloria Purvis
Join the Archdiocese of San Francisco, along with St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, for the 2024 Archdiocesan Women’s Conference Blessed Art Thou: Women of the Eucharist in the Modern World beginning with 9:00… Read More
Feb 24
Chinese New Year Eucharistic Celebration and Ancestor Veneration Ceremony
Join the Chinese Ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco for their Chinese New Year Eucharistic Celebration & Ceremonial Tribute to Ancestors on February 24, 2024. Archbishop Cordileone will be… Read More
Mar 02
Walk for Peace & Memorial Vigil Mass
Help carry a cross to remember 2023 Bay Area victims of violent crimes Saturday, March 2, 2024 St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 325 Marin View, Belmont, CA 94002 3:00 PM Walk… Read More
Mar 03
21st Century Eucharistic Miracles Presentation in Burlingame
The Eucharist is Jesus Christ “The Medicine of Immortality” SF Eucharistic Revival Faith & Fellowship Event & Complimentary Catered Lunch 21st Century Eucharistic Miracles discussion and Q&A hosted by Dr.… Read More
Mar 09
Catholic Men’s Conference 2024
CALLED TO LEAD San Francisco Bay Area Catholic Men’s Conference March 9, 2024 St Mark Church 325 Marine View St Belmont, CA 94002 (please note the new location) Come be… Read More
Mar 16
St. Patrick’s Seminary 3rd Annual Day of Giving
Join St. Patrick’s Seminary for their 3rd Annual Day of Giving! Saturday, March 16th, 2024 Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by joining our mission to form the priests of tomorrow! Help… Read More
Mar 22
Life-Giving Wounds Retreat
March 22-24, 2024       A Retreat For Adult Children of Divorced/Separated Parents Dealing with our parents’ divorce is not easy but confronting this wound with faith can allow… Read More
Mar 23
Visit incarcerated young people
Juvenile Justice Ministry Training Visit incarcerated young people 12 to 25 years old at San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center Attend a 2-day training: – Saturday, March 23 – Saturday, March… Read More

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The Transforming Power
of Suffering Love

With Dr. Margaret Turek

“In this way the love of God was revealed to us: …that he sent his Son as expiation for our sins” (1 Jn 4:9-10).

The theme of atonement takes us to the very heart of the mission of Jesus Christ. Atonement is the form that the love of God takes in his Son, Jesus Christ, under sin-wrought conditions – a love than which no greater can be conceived. It should be cause for concern, therefore, that a conspicuous characteristic of much of contemporary catechesis and theology is the absence of efforts to understand the Cross of Christ as a work of atonement.