San Francisco

Sunday, January 22, 2023
Walk for Life Mass features soaring, expressive music in honor of life, martyred saint

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone commissioned a special prolife Mass from composer Chris Mueller, believing it would bring notes of beauty and hope to the looming 50th anniversary of Roe v.… Read More

Sunday, September 11, 2022
Archbishop to first responders: “We thank you.”

Uniformed police, firefighters and sheriff’s deputies stood saluting in silent tribute of their comrades who had died, as the haunting notes of ‘Taps’ filled the Cathedral of St. Mary of… Read More

Friday, May 20, 2022
Cathedral’s multi-faceted choir program

Longtime director of music and cathedral choir director Christoph Tietze arranged a special Jubilee Concert April 3 to commemorate five decades of sacred music at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Called and gifted

Learning about different kinds of spiritual gifts and discerning which of them she might possess has been a complete revelation – and a relief – to Cecile Sabater.

Thursday, April 21, 2022
The Liturgy of the Eucharist

As we continue our series on the Mass, we provide the first of a two-part reflection on the Liturgy of the Eucharist. In order to understand more deeply the meaning… Read More

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is the principal Christian celebration. It can be easy to over sentimentalize.

Tuesday, April 05, 2022
Everyone Should Oppose These California Vaccine Mandate Bills

This is not a piece about the ethics of aborted-fetal-cell-derived vaccines. You’ve no doubt read enough of those. It’s not a piece about COVID-19 vaccines or vaccines in general. Again,… Read More

Friday, March 11, 2022
Archbishop: Urkraine holds a unique and pivotal place in the Christian world

BELMONT _  The annual Ecumenical Service of Salutations to the Holy Cross is frequently a joyous coming together of the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic communities of the San Francisco… Read More

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Masks no longer mandated for Mass

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in a memo to priests dated Feb. 15 said that masks are no longer mandated for church although signs recommending masks should be posted at the… Read More

Monday, January 24, 2022
Prayer essential in battle for life

On a beautiful Friday evening in January, while the city of San Francisco was abuzz with weekends beginning, groups of young Catholics and Walk for Life pilgrims joyfully headed to… Read More

Saturday, January 22, 2022
Walk for Life West Coast draws more than 15,000 pro-lifers

Focusing on the impending U.S. Supreme Court case which may finally overturn the notorious Roe v. Wade decision, an estimated 15,000-20,000 pro-lifers from as far away as Oregon, Idaho and… Read More