OUR ARCHBISHOP

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.

PERFECT CHARITY IN UNION WITH AND WITNESS TO CHRIST
Homily for Mass for Consecrated Life 4th Sunday of Easter, Year “B” April 26, 2015; St. Mary’s Cathedral Introduction We are all grateful to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for declaring… Read More
PERFECT CHARITY IN UNION WITH AND WITNESS TO CHRIST
Homily for Mass for Consecrated Life 4th Sunday of Easter, Year “B” April 26, 2015; St. Mary’s Cathedral Introduction We are all grateful to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for… Read More
The Easter Mystery: Healed at the Source to be Complete in Christ
Homily – Easter Vigil By Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco April 4, 2015 Introduction The celebration of Easter is certainly the high point of the year in… Read More
The Easter Mystery: Healed at the Source to be Complete in Christ
Homily – Easter Vigil By Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco April 4, 2015 Introduction The celebration of Easter is certainly the high point of the year in… Read More
Lowering Ourselves in Memory of Jesus
Homily – Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper By Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco April 2, 2015 Introduction In his Apostolic Letter on the Holy Rosary,… Read More
Lowering Ourselves in Memory of Jesus
Homily – Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper By Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco April 2, 2015 Introduction In his Apostolic Letter on the Holy Rosary,… Read More
The Lord’s Anointing for the Incorruptibility of the Church
Homily for Chrism MassBy Most Rev. Salvatore CordileoneArchbishop of San FranciscoMarch 26, 2015; St. Mary’s Cathedral IntroductionOur annual celebration of this Chrism Mass occurs as Holy Week is soon upon… Read More
Married Love and the Transformation of the Human by the Divine
Homily – Mass for Wedding Anniversaries By Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco St. Mary’s Cathedral; February 21, 2015 Introduction Until not that long ago, it was traditional… Read More
Season of Lent and Season of the New Year: God’s Gift of Grace to Us
Homily – Mass for Celebration of the Lunar New Year By Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco St. Mary’s Cathedral; February 21, 2015 Introduction This year the penitential… Read More
Married Love and the Transformation of the Human by the Divine
Homily – Mass for Wedding Anniversaries By Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco St. Mary’s Cathedral; February 21, 2015 Introduction Until not that long ago, it was traditional… Read More
Season of Lent and Season of the New Year: God’s Gift of Grace to Us
Homily – Mass for Celebration of the Lunar New Year By Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco St. Mary’s Cathedral; February 21, 2015 Introduction This year the penitential… 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.