Nuestro Arzobispo

Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop of San Francisco

Salvatore Cordileone was appointed the Archbishop of San Francisco on July 27, 2012, and was installed on October 4, 2012, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eSince then, he has led the faithful of San Francisco with steadfast determination.

Latest from the Archbishop

Read Archbishop’s latest homilies, op-eds, statements, memos, and more.

“The Gift of the Real Presence of Christ in Its Fullness”
Imagínense si quieren cómo debe haber sido para esas primeras generaciones de cristianos que vivían en el Imperio Romano pagano.
“The Priest’s Service of Obedience for the Sake of Peace and Unity in Christ”
Escuchamos mucho hablar en estos días sobre nuestra sociedad polarizada y la necesidad de unidad, con muchos funcionarios públicos que prometen ser fuerzas de unidad o critican a aquellos que… Read More
“The Easter Journey from Darkness to Light”
La liturgia de la Vigilia Pascual que celebramos esta noche se caracteriza por un camino de la oscuridad a la luz, y con razón, porque esta es la esencia del… 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
“ Ungido para la misión de tres partes de Cristo»
It has been said that oil is the lifeblood of our economy.  We certainly are feeling that quite acutely now, with the sharp increase in oil prices that is bringing… Read More
“Resumen de la Homilía para el Rito de la Elección”
It was announced recently that the state of California will soon lift the mask mandate for public gatherings.  We look around us and see that the masks are beginning to… Read More
“La verdadera sabiduría y el secreto para construir una cultura de la vida”
There is an old saying, a question really, that is a sort of a self-assessment of faith, a way of gauging where one is at in terms of walking with… Read More
“La profecía de una Iglesia mestiza”
Homilía para la Cruzada Guadalupana 4 de diciembre de 2021; Catedral de Santa María Introducción “Muchas naciones se unirán al Señor en aquel día; ellas también serán mi pueblo y… Read More

The coat of arms

The coat of arms of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrates the line of fishermen in his family. It presents a red crab against a silver background and a demi-lion with red claws holding a heart to honor the family name, Cordileone, which means u0022heart of a lion” from a literal translation of cor di leone.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eThe banner at the bottom includes his motto, “In Verbo Tuo,” translated, “At Your Word,” recalling the Gospel story of the apostles casting their nets at the Lord’s urging after fishing all night and catching nothing. Peter lets down the net on the strength of Christ’s command. “And Simon answered: ‘Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.u0022 (Luke 5:5)

Archbishop’s Circle

The Archbishop’s Circle consists of over eighty households representing about 110 individuals. Circle members support special programs identified by Archbishop Cordileone. Without the support of the Circle members, these initiatives would not be funded.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eSupport Archbishop Cordileone and his vision by funding special programs and initiatives

The Archbishop’s First Pastoral Letter

u003cemu003e“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you”u003c/emu003e (Jer 1:5). A young Jeremiah heard the Lord speak these words to him over 2500 years ago. In these times in which we are living, the scourge of abortion ignores the reality that humans are made in the image of God, known and beloved by God. This pastoral letter addresses all Catholics, but especially Catholics in public life, calling for deep reflection on the evil of abortion and on the meaning of receiving Holy Communion, the Bread of Life.u003cbru003e