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.

Since then, he has led the faithful of San Francisco with steadfast determination.

Latest from the Archbishop

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

Homily at the Mass for the Walk for Life WestcoastVotive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Temple of the Lord January 27, 2018 Readings: Rev 21:1-5a; Ps 84; Lk 1:26-38  Introduction As I’m… Read More
Imitating the Example of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Juan Diego
Homily – Archdiocesan Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe December 9, 2017 Readings: Rev 11:19; 12:1-6. 10; Lk 1:39-48 Introduction “Am I not here who am your Mother?” We know… Read More
Fatima: A Call to Spiritual Arms for the Salvation and Peace of the World
Homily for the Mass of Consecration of the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary Readings: Isa 9:1-5; Judith 13;… Read More
The Centrality of the Seminary to the Life of Heaven
Homily at the Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Patrick Seminary Celebrating the New Academic Year and the Oath of Fidelity of the New Rector Introduction In keeping with… Read More
Following Where Jesus Went First, So That His Joy in Us May Be Complete
Homily for Mass of Priestly Ordinations June 10, 2017, St. Mary’s Cathedral Readings: Jer 1:4-9; Heb 5:1-10; Jn 15:9-17  Introduction For every prophet we read about in Scripture, indeed, for anyone whom God … Read More

Letters and Statements from the Archbishop

Articles from the Archbishop

Memos from the Archbishop

Videos from the Archbishop

Homilies by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

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 “heart of a lion” from a literal translation of cor di leone.

The 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.” (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.

Support Archbishop Cordileone and his vision by funding special programs and initiatives

The Archbishop’s First Pastoral Letter

“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” (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.