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Jubilarian priests celebrate ordination anniversaries
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and fellow priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco gathered on August 10 to celebrate eleven Jubilarian priests celebrating 25, 50, 60 and 70-year anniversaries of ordination.… Read More
Giving back and paying it forward:
August is National Make a Will Month, and for Catholics it can also be a time to take stock of what is important — and to provide for those we… Read More
Father Aloysius Preston, SDB 1928-2022
Rev. Fr. Aloysius J. Pestun, SDB, Parochial Vicar at Corpus Christi Church then later in residence at the same parish, died after a brief illness at San Francisco General Hospital,… Read More
‘Faithful fans’ cheer Giants
“Are you guys Padres fans?” “We’re actual padres. We’re the real deal.”
Controversial bill’s hearing is Aug. 1
An amendment to a California abortion bill ensuring it would not protect cases of infanticide is just one of many possible amendments that would improve it, the California Catholic Conference… Read More
Clergy Assignments 2022-2023
At Archbishop Cordileone’s request, and with appreciation to the Priest Personnel Board, please see, below, the Clergy Announcement for fiscal year 2022-2023.
Feeding the birds with children
The first time I took my kids out to hand-feed wild birds, it didn’t go well.. I had hit upon the activity out of desperation at the beginning of spring… Read More
In praise of silence and solitude
What is a retreat? The dictionary defines the verb as “the act of going backward or of withdrawing.” The noun of retreat is “a quiet, private or secure place.” A… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

Archbishop Cordileone, U.S. bishops call for more action on gun violence
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone joined with three other Catholic bishops on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to condemn the July 4 mass shooting at Highland… Read More
Statement by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs Vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
“The Arc of history is long but it bends towards justice.”  Never have the words the Rev. Martin Luther King, the great prophet of human rights in the 20th century, rung… Read More
Our World Needs Men to Become Fathers to the Fatherless
This Father’s Day, we are still burying bodies and healing wounds from the latest round of mass slaughter of our schoolchildren in Uvalde, Texas. In a recent letter to Congress, I… Read More
“The Gift of the Real Presence of Christ in Its Fullness”
Imagine if you will what it must have been like for those first generations of Christians living in the pagan Roman Empire.  They were a new religion, a small sect… Read More
National Eucharistic Revival launches June 19
As members of the Body of Christ we belong to a universal Church, a worldwide Catholic family; this gives us the chance to reevaluate ourselves as a nation, as a… Read More
“The Priest’s Service of Obedience for the Sake of Peace and Unity in Christ”
We hear much talk these days about our polarized society, and the need for unity, with many public officials either promising to be forces of unity or decrying those who… Read More
SF Archbishop one of four bishop chairmen calling for Congressional action to address gun violence
WASHINGTON — After multiple mass shootings in recent weeks, four bishop chairmen joined in a letter to Congress expressing their grief over these incomprehensible tragedies. Their letter calls on members… Read More

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

Aug 25
Wisdom School: Three Centered Presence and Transformation of Consciousness (Centering Prayer)
Wisdom School: Three Centered Presence and Transformation of Consciousness (Centering Prayer) 6:00pm (08/25) – 12:00pm (08/30) Cost: $625 We are indeed in a time of global crisis and amidst a… Read More
Sep 03
First Saturday Mass
First Saturday Mass 11:00am – 12:00pm First Saturday Mass is offered for all those interred in our Catholic Cemeteries. Rev. Michael Liliedahl, Pastor of St. Stephen Parish, will be our… Read More
Sep 06
Escuela De Liderazgo Pastoral
Escuela De Liderazgo Pastoral 7:00pm (09/06) – 9:00pm (11/29) Cost: $75 La Arquidiócesis De San Francisco Te Invita A Las Clases De Formación De Estudio Y Crecimiento En La Fe.… Read More
Sep 06
Hispanic School Of Pastoral Leadership
Hispanic School Of Pastoral Leadership 7:00pm (09/06) – 9:00pm (11/29) Cost: $75 The Archdiocese of San Francisco invites you to study formation classes and growth in the faith. The registration… Read More
Sep 10
14th Annual Gala St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
14th Annual Gala St. Patrick’s Seminary & University 4:30pm – 8:30pm Cost: $500 The St. Patrick’s Seminary & University 14 Annual Gala honoring the Order of Malta Western Association will… Read More
Sep 16
Retrouvaille San Francisco
Retrouvaille San Francisco (09/16) – (09/18) ¿Estas sufriendo en tu Matrimonio?  ¿Estas pensando en el Divorcio? ¿Quiere sanar y renovar su matrimonio?  Retrouvaille es un ministerio matrimonial de parejas que… Read More
Sep 17
Holy Spirit Conference
Holy Spirit Conference 8:00am – 5:00pm Cost: $20 The Catholic Charismatic Renewal invites you to join our 25 Anniversary Holy Spirit Conference on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at St. Mary’s… Read More
Sep 25
One Church, Making Disciples of All Nations – St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Jubilee Multicultural Mass and Culinary Food & Dance Festival
One Church, Making Disciples of All Nations – St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Jubilee Multicultural Mass and Culinary Food & Dance Festival 12:00pm Join St. Mary’s Cathedral for their Jubilee Multicultural… Read More

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Next Upcoming Online Course:

“Sinners and Saints in Dante’s Divine Comedy”

By Dr Anthony Nussmeier
Associate Professor of Italian and Director of Italian at the University of Dallas


Join us for an exploration of literature’s greatest poem, Dante’s Divine Comedy. Initial lessons will introduce readers to the beauty of the epic poem, as well as to the fractious history of Dante’s Italy and his at-times contentious relationship with the institutional Church. Subsequent lessons will explore select canti from the three canticles (books) of the poem: Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. Students will consider the role of the saints in Dante’s epic – including, among others, St. Lucy, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Dominic, St. Bernard, and St. Francis of Assisi – as well as their counterparts, the sinners residing in Hell, the obverse of all that is saintly.